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Singer/songwriter Suzie Brown next for Pastorius

by Carole Verona Suzie Brown has it all. In addition to being a singer/songwriter, she is a practicing physician, wife, and mother of two. Accompanied by her husband Scot Sax on guitar and Phil D’Agostino on bass, Brown, described by Philadelphia Magazine as “bluesy, folksy, achy, rich” and “sweet-voiced,” will close out the Pastorius Park […]

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Local playwright recalls joys of shellfish childhood

By Elise Seyfried A lot (let’s be honest, most) of nature, I could take or leave alone. In my heart, I remain a girl from New York City, a decidedly un-natural place. Majestic rock formations? Towering sequoia trees? Ho hum! But time was, if you showed me a seashell, for some reason I was all […]

Henon bills promise reform, but are they too good to be true?

by Jay A. McCalla I’ve got to be honest with you. I’m feeling confused, frustrated and suspicious. You see, on the day before City Council adjourned for its almost 90-day summer vacation, Majority Leader Bobby Henon and others introduced bills that would make it easier for average citizens to challenge incumbent office holders because of […]

44 members of Chestnut Hill choir off to London Friday

by Michael Caruso Zachary Fritsch-Hemenway, 44 members of the choir of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill and 21 relatives and friends are set to depart for London Friday, July 21. They will spend the next 10 days singing and sight-seeing in one of the world’s greatest cathedrals located in one of the world’s […]

The Montreal mystery woman with the harp: A conclusion

by Hugh Gilmore Previously: While walking in Montreal’s Parc Lafontaine one night for the first time, I came under the spell of a trio of musicians – a guitarist, a drummer and a red-haired woman who played a Celtic harp. I sat enchanted. In the following ten years I must have visited the park 50 […]

Local scholar’s new book  explores “black dandy” style.

By Len Lear Political correctness aside, seeing a few Black teenage males walking towards you definitely makes some white folks (maybe most white folks) nervous, especially if they wear saggy pants, walk with a certain swagger, talk loudly, use profanity, etc. It might even cause some folks to walk across the street, just in case. […]

Sex ed teacher will have ‘that talk’ with you in Ambler

By Rita Charleston When he was just 13 and visiting a cousin in New York, Tony Braithwaite suddenly found himself on stage at The Improv telling jokes and doing impressions. “The club’s owner asked me if I wanted to come back and do it again. When I returned home, I asked my parents’ permission, and […]

Turning to readers to fund the news

  The great migration of attention span and dollars online – a migration that has been turbocharged by the advent of smartphones over the last 10 years – has done a great deal of harm to many business models and institutions. Retail stores, the record industry, the book publishing industry and many more have been […]

SCH class of ‘92 hosts run and walk to remember late classmate, Gerald Howard

On Saturday, July 15, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy hosted The Gerald Howard ’92 Memorial 5K Fun Run & Walk. More than 50 family and friends honored the memory of the Chestnut Hill Academy alumnus, and father of two current SCH students, by taking part in the run that cut through campus into the Wissahickon trail […]


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Singer/songwriter Suzie Brown next for Pastorius

by Carole Verona Suzie Brown has it all. In addition to being a singer/songwriter, she is a practicing physician, wife, and mother of two. Accompanied by her husband Scot Sax on guitar and Phil D’Agostino on bass, Brown, described by Philadelphia Magazine as “bluesy, folksy, achy, rich” and “sweet-voiced,” will close out the Pastorius Park […]

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Mount goes 1-1 in summer ball last week

by Tom Utescher Working the early shift in the summer hoops league at the SMG Sportsplex, Mount St. Joseph Academy won a 5:00 PM meeting with Harry S. Truman High School, 45-32, then succumbed 46-35 to Neshaminy High in the following time slot. With a large turnout for summer competition, the Mount has divided its […]

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SCH class of ‘92 hosts run and walk to remember late classmate, Gerald Howard

On Saturday, July 15, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy hosted The Gerald Howard ’92 Memorial 5K Fun Run & Walk. More than 50 family and friends honored the memory of the Chestnut Hill Academy alumnus, and father of two current SCH students, by taking part in the run that cut through campus into the Wissahickon trail […]

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Local playwright recalls joys of shellfish childhood

By Elise Seyfried A lot (let’s be honest, most) of nature, I could take or leave alone. In my heart, I remain a girl from New York City, a decidedly un-natural place. Majestic rock formations? Towering sequoia trees? Ho hum! But time was, if you showed me a seashell, for some reason I was all […]

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Henon bills promise reform, but are they too good to be true?

by Jay A. McCalla I’ve got to be honest with you. I’m feeling confused, frustrated and suspicious. You see, on the day before City Council adjourned for its almost 90-day summer vacation, Majority Leader Bobby Henon and others introduced bills that would make it easier for average citizens to challenge incumbent office holders because of […]

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Sex ed teacher will have ‘that talk’ with you in Ambler

By Rita Charleston When he was just 13 and visiting a cousin in New York, Tony Braithwaite suddenly found himself on stage at The Improv telling jokes and doing impressions. “The club’s owner asked me if I wanted to come back and do it again. When I returned home, I asked my parents’ permission, and […]

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