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USDA center in Wyndmoor quietly expands knowledge of agriculture and nutrition

by Lucy Curtis Many of you likely drive by it every week. Tucked off to the east of Mermaid Lane in Wyndmoor, between Stenton and Cheltenham avenues, sits the unremarkable, rectangular office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In passing, you might mistake it for a mid-19th century high school. You might wonder, “What is […]

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Mount tennis prepared to defend league title

by Tom Utescher At the Mount St. Joseph Academy tennis courts, Joy Grafenstine is back for her second season as head coach after taking over for longtime Mount mentor Ron Mutchnik. As in 2015, Grafenstine will be assisted by Amy Christine, the mother of one former and one current Mountie. The Magic only graduated two […]

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OMC to start new year with new principal

by MegAnne Liebsch After the retirement of its long-standing principal, Bruce Hagy, Our Mother of Consolation Parish School has welcomed a new principal to lead its ranks. After working at OMC for only a month, Theresa Ponte already feels invested in the school and excitedly awaits the 2016-2017 semester. “I’m excited to get to know […]

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Mt. Airy teen number one in Jr. Olympics

by Carole Verona Andrew “AJ” Lofton Jr. had to lose before he could win. After shedding 60 lbs., AJ, 18, won first prize and captured the Hershey Youth National Title for 17-18 year old boys in race-walking, a USA Track and Field (USATF) event, on June 28 of this year. He accomplished it by race-walking […]

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Rizzo statue removal would be a historical white wash

Protestors last week in Philadelphia tuned their attentions to a new target – the statue of former Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo that stands in front of the city’s Municipal Service Building at Broad and Arch streets. Rizzo, a popular mayor and police commissioner, was the most powerful political figure in the city from 1968 to […]

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Repertoire for St. Martin choir camp not ‘kiddie music’

by Michael Caruso The Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in Chestnut Hill is a beehive of musical activity in both the near and far future. Parish music director Erik Meyer explained that the church is the site of a choir camp running from Aug. 22 through 26. Slated for August of 2017 is the adult […]

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