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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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GFS’ Wright to compete in World Rowing Junior Championships

Germantown Friends’ James Wright was a force to be reckoned with on the Schuylkill this spring, spending his junior season in a varsity single and winning gold medals at the City Championships and the SRAA National Regatta. Earlier this month he was selected to row in a quad for the U.S. Junior National Team at […]

Mount summer hoopsters edge Council Rock

by Tom Utescher In a close contest in the high school summer league at SMG Sportsplex, Mount St. Joseph Academy prevailed over Council Rock North High School last Wednesday evening, 43-41. The two ball clubs were never separated by more than seven points, and that only occurred once, early in the second half. In the […]

PC’s Fox returns to NCAA League action

by Tom Utescher In NCAA League action last Thursday evening, there was a variety of outcomes for three teams with players from the area on their rosters. One was involved in a blow-out, another in a 12-point decision, and the third in a nail-biter in which the losing team had a chance to win in […]

GA, PC summer squads win close contests

by Tom Utescher The summer hoops squads from Germantown Academy and Penn Charter both saw double-digit leads disappear in their games last Tuesday in the Gwynedd Mercy League, but each squad managed to hang on for a victory. GA needed a three-point field goal by junior guard Shannon Topley to overcome Boyertown High School in […]

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 […]


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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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GFS’ Wright to compete in World Rowing Junior Championships

Germantown Friends’ James Wright was a force to be reckoned with on the Schuylkill this spring, spending his junior season in a varsity single and winning gold medals at the City Championships and the SRAA National Regatta. Earlier this month he was selected to row in a quad for the U.S. Junior National Team at […]

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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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