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Séamus Egan to return to Pastorius June 28

by Carole Verona Although Séamus Egan performed with his Irish band Solas at Pastorius Park several times during the past decade, he actually played here for the first time “years and years and years ago when I was a teenager,” he recalled. After 21 years with Solas, Egan will perform with a newly formed group […]

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NCAA League starts hitting its stride

by Tom Utescher Games in the women’s NCAA league last Thursday ran the gamut from nailbiters to yawners as the league capped off its second week. One of the early contests pitted 2016 Mount St. Joseph grad Caitlyn Cunningham and her Philadelphia University Team Black buddies against an Electric Green Team with players from a […]

GA summer squad overcomes Crusaders

by Tom Utescher Without mustering quite the same number of players it had on hand the previous week for the Gwynedd Mercy Academy Summer League, Germantown Academy was still able to post a 35-25 victory over Lansdale Catholic High School last Tuesday night. Penn Charter also competes in this league, but the Quakers had no […]

Young Mount hoopsters make summer debut

by Tom Utescher After several years of not participating in a formal summer basketball league, the Mount St. Joseph Academy Magic jumped back into warm weather competition last Wednesday evening, opening night for a large league based at the SMG Sportsplex in Warminster. A relatively young and inexperienced Mount squad that was missing some veterans […]

Shirley Hanson: A cornerstone of Chestnut Hill history

by Frank Niepold In 1966, the nation’s interest in historic preservation had begun to surge – culminating that year in the creation of the National Register of Historic Places and in many individual efforts across the nation, including Chestnut Hill. That same year, the local chapter of the VFW wished to reduce the size of […]

Mt. Airy horseback riding coach helps African American trio make history

By Barbara Sherf Mt. Airy resident and horseback riding coach Lezlie Hiner was basking in the spotlight as three of her students captured the U.S. Polo Association National Interscholastic championship in 2011 and 2012. Two of the three boys competing are brothers: Kareem and Daymar Rosser. Joined by Brandon Rease, the trio made up the […]

Local son of refugees from Nazis stages ‘Roses in June’

By Rita Charleston Although Timothy Kolman says his play, “The Roses in June,” currently being staged at Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place in Center City, through July 1, is not strictly autobiographical, it does deal with undeniable similarities to his own family history. Kolman was born and raised in London. His parents were […]

Mt. Airy illustrator is helping surgeons to save lives

by Len Lear If you’ve ever needed surgery that required a specific, likely unpronounceable operation, chances are the surgeon who performed the precise task learned what that area of the body looked like under the skin and bone because of a medical illustration. Just as much a part of a medical education as white lab […]

From Honduras to Philadelphia Nearly killed, immigrant walked 7,500 miles to survive

  By Len Lear Luis Canales’ story should be in Time magazine, the New York Times and on “60 Minutes.” It is that compelling and probably unique. After all, how many people have walked 7,500 miles in one pair of shoes to escape murderers? Canales, 29, now lives in the city’s Nicetown section — not […]


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Séamus Egan to return to Pastorius June 28

by Carole Verona Although Séamus Egan performed with his Irish band Solas at Pastorius Park several times during the past decade, he actually played here for the first time “years and years and years ago when I was a teenager,” he recalled. After 21 years with Solas, Egan will perform with a newly formed group […]

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NCAA League starts hitting its stride

by Tom Utescher Games in the women’s NCAA league last Thursday ran the gamut from nailbiters to yawners as the league capped off its second week. One of the early contests pitted 2016 Mount St. Joseph grad Caitlyn Cunningham and her Philadelphia University Team Black buddies against an Electric Green Team with players from a […]

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SCH House Tour on Friday

Learn more about “one of the Top Ten Great Neighborhoods,” as recognized by Forbes.com on the Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Community House Tour and Boutique on April 21, 2017. The tour will offer guests special access to eight lovely and historic homes in and around Chestnut Hill while also weaving in significant local landmarks. Funds […]

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Mt. Airy horseback riding coach helps African American trio make history

By Barbara Sherf Mt. Airy resident and horseback riding coach Lezlie Hiner was basking in the spotlight as three of her students captured the U.S. Polo Association National Interscholastic championship in 2011 and 2012. Two of the three boys competing are brothers: Kareem and Daymar Rosser. Joined by Brandon Rease, the trio made up the […]

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Shirley Hanson: A cornerstone of Chestnut Hill history

by Frank Niepold In 1966, the nation’s interest in historic preservation had begun to surge – culminating that year in the creation of the National Register of Historic Places and in many individual efforts across the nation, including Chestnut Hill. That same year, the local chapter of the VFW wished to reduce the size of […]

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Local son of refugees from Nazis stages ‘Roses in June’

By Rita Charleston Although Timothy Kolman says his play, “The Roses in June,” currently being staged at Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place in Center City, through July 1, is not strictly autobiographical, it does deal with undeniable similarities to his own family history. Kolman was born and raised in London. His parents were […]

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