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Mt. Airy’s Broadway ‘Cinderella’ marries her real-life prince

By Len Lear Millions of little girls probably dream or being Cinderella one day and marrying a prince. Jessica Hershberg Fontana, 30, who grew up in Mt. Airy and graduated from Germantown Friends School, has done exactly that. In real life. In 2014 Jessica, who has a face on which emotion can play like a […]

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SCH football looking for another strong start in 2017 season

by Jonathan Vander Lugt If anybody knows the importance of depth on a high-school football team, it’s Rick Knox. The longtime coach of the Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Blue Devils has helmed a team that, for two years in a row, has started off the season 4-1. In each year, SCH showed plenty of firepower […]

Family ties bind together Mount stick squad

by Tom Utescher When Mount St. Joseph Academy field hockey coach Tina Reinprecht (mother of Mount grads and two-time Olympians Katie and Julia Reinprecht) stepped down from her job as the Magic’s mentor, it took the school awhile to fill the vacancy. In the end, it was more Mount mothers who came to the rescue. […]

Many veterans return for Mount cross country

by Tom Utescher After four consecutive years of finishing as either champion or runner-up in the Athletic Association of Catholic Academies, Mount St. Joseph placed fourth at the league’s cross country championship meet last fall. Since the Magic graduated only one out of the seven runners who appeared in the 2016 AACA varsity race, they […]

New leadership for Mount volleyball

by Tom Utescher The volleyball program at Mount St. Joseph Academy will be under new leadership this fall; after 10 seasons, George Trabosh has resigned his post. He’s an assistant coach down the street at Chestnut Hill College and is being joined on the Griffins’ staff by his daughter Regina, a Mount graduate who just […]

Another strong senior class for Mount soccer

by Tom Utescher As a new soccer season gets underway, Mount St. Joseph Academy is fortunate to have another large senior class coming in on the heels of the players who graduated this spring. A total of 11 players are gone from last year’s squad, including the team’s starting goalie and a pair of four-year […]

Mount tennis should be solid in singles play

by Tom Utescher Two-time defending Catholic Academies tennis champion Mount St. Joseph graduated six seniors from last year’s roster, but the Magic are still in good shape at the top of the team ladder. Current junior Stow Weiss has been playing first singles for the Magic since her freshman year. Her classmate, Elizabeth Christine, went […]

PA Girlchoir hires its first full-time music director

By Michael Caruso The Board of Directors of the Commonwealth Youthchoirs (CY) has chosen Melissa Keylock as the first full-time music director of the Pennsylvania Girlchoir (PG). The girls’ choir partners with the Keystone State Boychoir (KSB) to form the Commonwealth Youthchoirs. PG’s home base is the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill (PCCH). The church’s […]

Flourtown’s Katie Eagleson at Dino’s Backstage this weekend

  By Len Lear When I asked Katie Eagleson, a terrific singer from Flourtown who will beperforming at Dino’s Backstage in Glenside on Aug. 18 and19 with her band — Lenny Pierro, Madison Rast and Grant MacAvoy — what was her greatest achievement in life, I expected the answer to be about her musical accomplishments. […]


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Stained-glass murals installed in Lovett Library

by Sue Ann Rybak  As part of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Building Inspiration: 21st Century Libraries Initiative, a project financed by a $25-million grant from the William Penn Foundation, two new stained-glass works of art were installed in Lovett Memorial Library, 6945 Germantown Ave. in Mt. Airy, on Aug. 10. Lovett was one of […]

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SCH football looking for another strong start in 2017 season

by Jonathan Vander Lugt If anybody knows the importance of depth on a high-school football team, it’s Rick Knox. The longtime coach of the Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Blue Devils has helmed a team that, for two years in a row, has started off the season 4-1. In each year, SCH showed plenty of firepower […]

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OMC students raise funds for school programs

by Sue Ann Rybak Our Mother of Consolation elementary school students Eve Laurito, Abigail Leckrone, and sisters Taylor and Summer DelliCarpini know that even the smallest acts of kindness can make a difference. The girls took to heart Mother Teresa’s words, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the […]

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Mt. Airy’s Broadway ‘Cinderella’ marries her real-life prince

By Len Lear Millions of little girls probably dream or being Cinderella one day and marrying a prince. Jessica Hershberg Fontana, 30, who grew up in Mt. Airy and graduated from Germantown Friends School, has done exactly that. In real life. In 2014 Jessica, who has a face on which emotion can play like a […]

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Music for nothing? That’s called stealing

by Christopher Marsceill There is a great store up the street from my apartment called Mango. They sell this adorable “Philly Girl” shirt, one that can be bought elsewhere around the city, but locally it is a Mango exclusive. Imagine someone going into Mango and informing, not asking, but informing the staff that he or […]

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Flourtown’s Katie Eagleson at Dino’s Backstage this weekend

  By Len Lear When I asked Katie Eagleson, a terrific singer from Flourtown who will beperforming at Dino’s Backstage in Glenside on Aug. 18 and19 with her band — Lenny Pierro, Madison Rast and Grant MacAvoy — what was her greatest achievement in life, I expected the answer to be about her musical accomplishments. […]

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