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Garden Festival 2018

Weather mostly held up for the annual Home and Garden Festival in Chestnut Hill, Sunday May 20. Chestnut Hill business District director Philip Dawson said tricky weather forecasting, including the postponement from the original date of May 6, made things “challenging”, but  he was pleased with the final result – attendance was good and the […]

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Memorial Day service, ceremony

The Chestnut Hill VFW Post 5205 will once again mark Memorial Day on Monday, May 28 with a service and ceremony. The day will begin at 9 a.m. with a Memorial Day mass at Our Mother of Consolation, 9 E. Chestnut Hill Avenue. He day will continue with a series of commemorations at each of […]

Hill firefighter remembered at Living Flame Memorial Service

by Sue Ann Rybak Capt. Kenneth W. Greene Sr., 60, of Mt. Airy, understood the meaning of the words Duty, Integrity and Self Sacrifice. The 23-year veteran of the Philadelphia Fire Department, who worked at Engine Company 37 in Chestnut Hill, exemplified these virtues in his personal and professional life every day before he died […]

Local college students return to Honduras for community service

by Brendan Sample As the summer begins for college students across the country, most will focus on summer jobs and generally enjoying their time away from classes. For Lila Sternberg-Sher and Yamit Netter-Sweet, graduates of Germantown Friends School and Penn Charter, respectively, they will be kicking off their summer by travelling to Honduras to help […]

Too many go hungry in our own city

A regular feature of this newspaper, for almost as long as it’s been published, are the stories of local people doing good deeds abroad. We routinely cover individual mission trips to Africa, home-building trips to Guatemala by Teenagers Inc. and local church food and clothing drives. This week we have just such a story on […]

Moved to action by photo of drowned child: Local campaigner on behalf of Syrian war refugees

by Elizabeth Coady She could not shake the image. A boy, three years old, washed up on shore like a dead dolphin or discarded plastic. Only this was A BOY. A toddler. Someone’s son. Looking like he was asleep with his tush jutting upward. The image of a lifeless Alan Kurdi, who drowned at sea […]

Mt. Airy to Iceland: a long trip to see a Penis Museum

by Constance Garcia-Barrio On a Thursday night at Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura, I joined other guests in pajamas and slippers for the 9 p.m. story hour. Juice, cookies, blankets and pillows lay ready for us in the dim auditorium before a professor of literature from the University of Iceland told stories of elves and trolls, […]

No good deed goes unpunished, even at a nearby library

by Janet Gilmore If Sharon, the dentist’s office manager, hadn’t dumped her boyfriend last Tuesday and then expected him to come back to her, I never would have had this problem. She did dump him, however, but he didn’t come back, and she was heartbroken, so she had to go home, eat chocolate and cry […]

No prescription needed for matzo ball soup: A new Jewish deli in former Mt. Airy pharmacy

by Christine Wolkin Lor Kats, head chef of the newly opened (April 26) Cooperman’s Deli in Mt. Airy, isn’t very fond of the title, “chef.” “The funny thing is I don’t call myself the chef. I actually prefer to be called the head grandma,” said Kats. “I like getting a rise out of customers when […]


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Memorial Day service, ceremony

The Chestnut Hill VFW Post 5205 will once again mark Memorial Day on Monday, May 28 with a service and ceremony. The day will begin at 9 a.m. with a Memorial Day mass at Our Mother of Consolation, 9 E. Chestnut Hill Avenue. He day will continue with a series of commemorations at each of […]

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GFS boys’ tennis wins Friends League Championship, remains undefeated as team

by Alec Kostival The boys’ tennis team of GFS moved to 14-0 as a team Tuesday, winning the Friends League Championship over the Shipley Gators. The championship matchup came just a week removed from the first meeting of these two teams. GFS just edged out Shipley three matches to two. The Tigers came in prepared […]

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Germantown Friends School investment team competed in global finals

A team of six students from Germantown Friends School (GFS) competed in the finals of The Knowledge@Wharton High School (KWHS) Investment Competition this past weekend, a global investment simulation for high schoolers. The student-led team, called Dollar Tiger$, was the only finalist from Pennsylvania and one of just six from the United States out of […]

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Moved to action by photo of drowned child: Local campaigner on behalf of Syrian war refugees

by Elizabeth Coady She could not shake the image. A boy, three years old, washed up on shore like a dead dolphin or discarded plastic. Only this was A BOY. A toddler. Someone’s son. Looking like he was asleep with his tush jutting upward. The image of a lifeless Alan Kurdi, who drowned at sea […]

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Too many go hungry in our own city

A regular feature of this newspaper, for almost as long as it’s been published, are the stories of local people doing good deeds abroad. We routinely cover individual mission trips to Africa, home-building trips to Guatemala by Teenagers Inc. and local church food and clothing drives. This week we have just such a story on […]

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‘Prince and Pauper’ ideal for children on stage in Mt. Airy

by Hugh Hunter Quintessence Theatre in Mt. Airy winds up its season with a family classic, “The Prince and the Pauper” by Mark Twain. Quintessence veteran Josh Carpenter puts on his writer/director hat. There have been many productions of the book, but his new adaptation is especially geared towards enchanting children. Two young actresses frolic […]

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