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Police seek public’s help after surge of thefts from vehicles

by Sue Ann Rybak Police are seeking the public’s help in combating thefts from vehicles in Chestnut Hill. 14th Police District Captain Sekou Kinebrew told the Local on Wednesday, Feb. 10, that at least three thefts from vehicles occurred overnight in the area between Germantown Avenue and Navajo Street and in between W. Gravers Lane and W. Evergreen Avenue. He […]

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Germantown Academy’s Gabe Alter helped GA secure the Inter Ac Title for 2016 (Photo by Jonathan Vander Lugt)

GA wins Inter-Ac basketball title

by Jonathan Vander Lugt They say that good things come to those who wait. In 2013, they sat, mostly on the end of the varsity bench, as Julian Moore, Nick Lindner, and Greg Dotson led the team to a conference title. In 2014, the team belonged to junior Timmy Guers, and Devon Goodman got his […]

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Katie Convey (center) poses with her first-place trophy with Sister Mary Helen Beirne, SSJ, (right) Head of School, and Judy Riviezzo, eighth grade Language Arts teacher. (Photo courtesy of Kristen Hayes)

NFA students: Spelling their way to excellence

Over the past few weeks, Norwood-Fontbonne Academy students have been striving for excellence in spelling through their grade-level bee competitions. The winners from the first through the fourth grade were awarded medals and the finalists from the fifth through the eighth grade advanced to the School Spelling Bee held on February 1. Sixth grader Katherine […]

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Charismatic G’town dancer/actress/designer dies at 39

by Len Lear Anyone who used to attend performances at Allens Lane Arts Center, Sedgwick Theater and the old North by Northwest, all in Mt. Airy, will probably remember Melissa E. Forgione. Anyone who saw her perform could not easily forget her. An extraordinarily beautiful, charismatic and talented dancer, Melissa danced and costumed for […]

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It’s Valentine’s Day, but romance is just not her thing

by Roz Warren At some point in the relationship, every man I’ve ever gone out with has looked at me sadly and concluded, “You aren’t very romantic, are you?” I am not. I am loving and funny and loyal. But romance has never been my thing. Hearts and flowers? Strolling hand-in-hand? Candle-lit dinners for two? […]

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The third production of the 2015-2016 season at The Stagecrafters, 8130 Germantown Ave., Sidney Howard’s lively screwball comedy, “The Late Christopher Bean,” opened on Friday, Feb. 5, and will run through Feb. 21. The play is a hilarious madcap satire on greed and moral frailty. (Photo by Sara Stewart)

‘Bean’ a delicious theatrical morsel now at Stagecrafters

by Hugh Hunter Now running at Stagecrafters, “The Late Christopher Bean” directed by Barbara Mills, is the most delightful and satisfying comedy I have seen in some time. It is the story of an impoverished artist and the ironic way his life brings out the avarice of those in power. We never see Christopher Bean himself. He […]

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