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by Si Saffron Mayor Michael Nutter is calling it “the largest event in the city of Philadelphia in modern history.” The World Meeting of Families claims it has “the potential to be one of the largest events ever held in the United States.” The World Meeting of Families and papal visit Sept. 25-30 will bring […]

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Mount crew races at historic Henley

by Tom Utescher Last month two dozen members of the Mount St. Joseph Academy crew mined the mother lode of rowing tradition, traveling to England to participate in the 2015 Henley Women’s Regatta. The annual event was staged in the fabled rowing centre of Henley-on-Thames on June 19-21. Mount St. Joe oarswomen have attended the […]

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One of Philadelphia’s first Montessori schools celebrates 45th anniversary

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy, a leader in early childhood education for 94 years, is proud to celebrate the 45th anniversary of its prestigious Montessori program. One of only six schools in Pennsylvania accredited by the American Montessori Society, NFA offers families the unique option of a Montessori program in addition to its primary program. The Montessori preschool […]

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Simone will be reading from the just-published “Waveland,” her fourth novel, at the Big Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Lane in Mt. Airy, on Wednesday, July 1, 7 p.m.

Mt. Airy professor/author making waves in ‘Waveland’

by Len Lear I have to ransack through the closet of my memory to recall a more interesting person than Simone Zelitch, 52, who has lived in Mt. Airy with her husband, Doug Buchholz, for 15 years. Simone is an Associate Professor of English and former Assistant Chair of Literature and Creative Writing at Community […]

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Phillies chair sees better years ahead

by Clark Groome David Montgomery is optimistic, not only that the cancer that sidelined him last year is history, but that the team over which he presided for 17 of the last 18 years is on the road to once again being a major contender. In a far-ranging interview at Citizens Bank Park, Wyndmoor resident […]

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Hot Club cools off for overflow crowd at Pastorius Park

by Michael Caruso The 67th annual season of free concerts in Chestnut Hill’s Pastorius Park got underway Wednesday, June 17, with a performance by the Hot Club of Philadelphia before an audience that filled the Park’s natural amphitheater to overflowing. Although the jazz band’s name includes the word “hot,” I found their style better described […]

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