by Tom Utescher Last Wednesday’s basketball bout matching Penn Charter with visiting Germantown Academy was already charged with the energy generated by the traditional rivalry between the two schools, and as the Inter-Ac League season was getting underway, it was also one of the first contests in which bona fide… Read More >

by Herb Denenberg Ed. Note: The late Herb Denenberg (1929-2010) was probably best known by Philadelphia area residents for “Denenberg’s Dump,” where he would dispatch defective or useless products during his tenure as the consumer reporter for the Channel 10 news organization. Denenberg, one of the greatest consumer advocates this… Read More >

by Len Lear Of all the restaurants that we have been to in the past year, my recommendation for the best one to visit for a holiday repast is definitely Cibo Ristorante Italiano. Someone recently asked me if I have lived in Philadelphia for my whole life, and I answered,… Read More >

by Sue Ann Rybak Members of Philadelphia's 14th Police District were lauded for their good work at a community meeting held Dec. 9 at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy, 8891 Germantown Ave. Will Detweiler, president of the Chestnut Hill Community Association, was one of the about 35 attendees at the community meeting who… Read More >

by Kevin Dicciani Last week, students from Our Mother of Consolation Parish School joined millions of other students around the world to participate in the Hour of Code, a global project that aims to teach schoolchildren the basics of computer science and coding. The Hour of Code was initiated in… Read More >

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Naughty and nice, or Santa’s revenge

by Pete Mazzaccaro Santa Claus might be one of the best figures ever invented to keep children under control. Unlike the myriad fairy tales that have warned generations of children with dire consequences for not behaving well, Santa Claus is a kinder gentler stick for parents to use. If you land on the naughty list, it’s […]

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GA takes two at Make-A-Wish Showcase

by Tom Utescher In a holiday tradition that draws together fans, families, and alumni, Germantown Academy presented its 18th annual Make-A-Wish Basketball Showcase last Friday and Saturday. The girls of the host GA Patriots raised their record to 4-2 with a pair of victories, handling Lower Moreland High School, 59-29, on the first day of […]

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Fourth graders, (from left) Sam Otis, Maia Mocharnuk, Avery Holmes, and Christopher Convey participated in the recent Hour of Code during their technology classes. Students who complete their activity earn a certificate. (Photo courtesy of Terri Hutsell)

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy joins worldwide movement for computer coding

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy was part of a major worldwide learning event where over 70 million students around the globe completed an “Hour of Code” during the week of Dec. 8-14. Participating in the Hour of Code event was a perfect opportunity for students to see how easy and empowering it is to learn programming. Only 10 […]

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Message from Hill caregiver, 78: ‘Suppress the ego’

by Barbara Sherf As National Caregivers Month comes to a close, retired Temple University theater professor and Chestnut Hill resident David Hale, 78, who has been caring for his ill wife, Carolyn, for 35 years, recently shared his strategy for being a good caregiver. As a philosophy major, he read the book “Zen and the […]

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