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Garden Festival 2008

Weather mostly held up for the annual Home and Garden Festival in Chestnut Hill, Sunday May 20. (Photos by Brian Rudnick)

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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 […]

GFS girls’ lacrosse holds on to win Friends League Championship over Shipley

by Alec Kostival The Tigers of Germantown Friends powered though near 90-degree heat on Tuesday to win their first Friends League Championship since 2015. Both GFS and Shipley battled neck-and-neck through two grueling 25-minute halves. The game started out strong for the GFS Tigers. Through the first 15 minutes, GFS controlled the ball on offense […]

Hanley, Penn Charter find success in .500 league record

by Jonathan Vander Lugt Lately, the expectation for Penn Charter baseball has been “Inter-Ac championship or bust.” In 2014, they tied for the league crown with Malvern Prep before back-to-back 5-5 seasons – each a disappointment amidst high expectations. Last year, the Quakers actualized and rolled to a 9-1 league record as perhaps the best […]

GA baseball searches for silver linings after sputtering to 3-7 league record

by Jonathan Vander Lugt Three weeks ago, Germantown Academy baseball ended the third week of Inter-Ac games playing .500 baseball. The Patriots were coming off a resounding 8-2 win over archrival Penn Charter, and had beaten Malvern Prep for the first time in almost a decade a week and a half prior. Only one game […]

All five Mount eights medal at Stotesbury Regatta

by Tom Utescher Accustomed to trailering their boats every time they compete, the Mount St. Joseph Academy crew wasn’t bothered last weekend when the Stotesbury Cup Regatta was relocated to Camden’s Cooper River course. It was only the second time in the long history of the prestigious Stotesbury that it was moved off of the […]

In PAIS opener, SCH stickwomen avenge losses to PC

by Tom Utescher “It’s tough for one team to beat another three times in a row,” said junior Savannah Sweitzer a few days before her Springside Chestnut Hill Academy lacrosse team had its third go-round this season with the Quakers of Penn Charter. The truth in the old adage was borne out by Sweitzer and […]

Scullers reach finals, win medals at Stotesbury

by Tom Utescher It was a weird, wet Stotesbury Cup Regatta. None of the iconic landmarks usually taken in by visiting crews at the world’s largest high school regatta were anywhere to be seen last weekend. Reacting to rain that arrived on Tuesday and just wouldn’t leave, the organizers decided that the high swift waters […]

SCH outlasts GA in girls’ lacrosse, 13-8

by Tom Utescher A regular 50-minute lacrosse match turned into a two-day affair for the girls of host Springside Chestnut Hill Academy and visiting Germantown Academy in the middle of last week. The first round of last week’s heavy weather caused the contest to be discontinued about six minutes into the second half on Tuesday […]


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Rabb wins close race in 200th district

by Brendan Sample After a close race across the 200th Legislative District of Pennsylvania, local Democratic voters once again chose Chris Rabb as their candidate in the May 15 primary election. Rabb’s 7,855 votes (52.14 percent) beat that of his challenger, Melissa Scott, who garnered 7,208 votes (47.84 percent). With no Republican candidate vying for […]

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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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Hill father and son know how to prevent Lyme disease

by Len Lear You mat not be aware of it, but May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month in the U.S. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Pennsylvania had 8,988 confirmed cases of Lyme disease in 2016, the most recent year for which statistics are available on the CDC website. This total […]

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On tax abatement, city seeks balance between Amazon HQ and new schools

As planning for the city’s budget wrapped up last week, the age-old question of how to address rising costs and developing needs with insufficient tax revenues was asked yet again. Central to the questions around tax revenue is the city’s long-standing tax break for new construction: The 10-years of property tax abatement for all qualifying […]

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From neuroscience to regal life on Ambler stage

by Rita Charleston “Camelot,” one of the theater’s most beloved musicals, has been extended through June 24 at Ambler’s Act II. Featuring Lerner and Loewe’s memorable songs, “Camelot” brings the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table to life with a story that poignantly dramatizes the human conflict in this classic […]

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