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NY Times columnist gives GFS students crash course in presidential politics

by Pete Mazzaccaro Award-winning New York Times columnist Thomas Edsall, a political writer with five books and a 25-year tour of duty as a national political reporter for the Washington Post to his credit, spoke to a packed auditorium at Germantown Friends School about the remarkable nature of this year’s Presidential election. As he introduced […]

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GA football on a tear

by Jonathan Vander Lugt Now three games into a season that opened with a drubbing against Father Judge High School, the Germantown Academy football Patriots seem to be getting better and better. Last week, they beat Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School handily. Quarterback Kyle McCloskey slung the ball around with ease, […]

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Chestnut Hill resident Noah Shoup, a senior at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, delivers a check for $2,000 from his non profit organization Compete for a Cure in August to Jenna Pugh, assistant director of Peer to Peer Fundraising at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. (Photo courtesy of Noah Shoup)

SCH student starts nonprofit to fund pediatric cancer study

by Sue Ann Rybak Two-year-old Lucy Ditzler has a contagious laugh. It’s hard to believe that when she was just 2 months old, she was diagnosed with leukemia. Thanks to the doctors at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and their cutting-edge research in pediatric cancer, she is in remission. It’s just one of the reasons […]

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Don Greenberg (left) and Ralph are seen in “The Barber of Seville” (Ralph played Figaro) by Rossini in October of 2006 at St. Nicholas Hall, South Philadelphia.

First time ever in Northwest: dinner & opera together

by Len Lear Want to go out to a fine Italian restaurant and then an opera? Get ready to pay some big bucks, not to mention traveling time, parking fees, etc. That is, unless you decide to go to Maria’s Ristorante, 8100 Ridge Ave. in upper Roxborough, on Wednesday, Sept. 28, starting at 6 p.m., […]

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How do you deal with a friend who’s voting for Trump?

by Linda C. Wisniewski “I want that wall,” she says, and my back arches like a cat’s. I know exactly what she is talking about, and it’s not a Pink Floyd album. A leading Presidential candidate wants to erect a wall to keep out immigrants, and my petite blonde massage therapist likes the idea. She […]

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One devil of a husband found on ‘Angel Street’ at Hill venue

by Hugh Hunter It is hard to find someone who is not familiar with the thriller “Angel Street” (aka “Gaslight”) from the 1944 movie with Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer, and the work loses none of its luster in the revival now running at Stagecrafters. Directed by Loretta Lucy Miller, once again we watch Jack […]

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