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Hill mystery writer focuses on the Jersey shore

by Joseph Persichetti Some people know exactly what they want to do after college, but that wasn’t the case for local mystery author Jane Kelly. It took her some time after graduation to get started, and she now has multiple books under her belt, including a series. Kelly lived in West Oak Lane and Chestnut […]

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Seven golds for Mount at City Championships

by Tom Utescher When crew medals are up for grabs, Mount St. Joseph Academy rowers always seem to be in the vicinity. After continuing their annual custom of winning the overall sweep rowing trophy for the annual Manny Flick/Horvat series of “regular season” races in March and April, the Magic sent nine boats into the […]

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GFS marks 50 years of Community Scholars Program

Germantown Friends School held a gala at the National Constitution Center on Friday, April 15, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Community Scholars Program (CSP), which established GFS as a leader among independent schools in diversity. Back in the 1960s, amidst America’s civil rights struggles and following the tragic bombing of the 16th Street […]

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Hill designer hopes to flood beach teens with ‘Pinkly’

by Len Lear Move over, Bill Blass, Ralph Lauren, Yves St. Laurent, etc.; make way for Chestnut Hill fashion designer, Maddy Sasso, who just launched her own fashion and accessories brand for juniors. Maddy, 27, graduated from Mount St. Joseph High School in Flourtown in 2007. (Her mom, Mori McGrath Sasso, was born in Chestnut Hill […]

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‘Me and Billy Paul (We Had a Good Thing Going on)’

by Len Lear When I read in the Inquirer on April 25 that singer Billy Paul had died the previous day in Blackwood, NJ, at the age of 81, my mind was immediately catapulted back to the day in 1972 when he was a worldwide sensation and I met him by accident. At the time […]

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A tuneful tale of two ensembles and two Hill venues

by Michael Caruso Tempesta di Mare, Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra, performed a program entitled “A Tale of Two Cities: Chamber Music from Venice and Naples” Sunday afternoon, May 24. The title is taken from the name of the famous 19th century novel by Charles Dickens, pairing London and Paris at the time of the late 18th […]

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