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Hill mystery writer focuses on the Jersey shore

by Joseph Persichetti Some people know exactly what they want to do after college, but that wasn’t the case for local mystery author Jane Kelly. It took her some time after graduation to get started, and she now has multiple books under her belt, including a series. Kelly lived in West Oak Lane and Chestnut […]

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Seven golds for Mount at City Championships

by Tom Utescher When crew medals are up for grabs, Mount St. Joseph Academy rowers always seem to be in the vicinity. After continuing their annual custom of winning the overall sweep rowing trophy for the annual Manny Flick/Horvat series of “regular season” races in March and April, the Magic sent nine boats into the […]

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GFS marks 50 years of Community Scholars Program

Germantown Friends School held a gala at the National Constitution Center on Friday, April 15, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Community Scholars Program (CSP), which established GFS as a leader among independent schools in diversity. Back in the 1960s, amidst America’s civil rights struggles and following the tragic bombing of the 16th Street […]

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Ex-Hill hockey buff invents new religion, ‘Lumenignisism’

by Len Lear A young man who grew up playing ice hockey at the Wissahickon Skating Club in Chestnut Hill has invented a new religion called “Lumenignisism” for his senior thesis project at the University of the Arts. Alex Bard, 23, who will be graduating next month with a degree in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts with […]

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Mayors, rain outs and primary results

Ask the Mayor For the last two to three weeks, we’ve solicited our readers for questions that we’ll send to Mayor Jim Kenney, which he will then answer in a piece published in this paper mid-May. The goal is to send as many as 15 questions to the mayor for his consideration. The questions, however, […]

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From Ukraine to G’town, with love, for PA Ballet dancer

by Michael Caruso When the Pennsylvania Ballet presents a “Program of Firsts” May 12-15 in the Academy of Music, one of the dancers performing will be Germantown resident Oksana Maslova. Originally from Nikopol, Ukraine, she began her performing career as a rhythmic gymnast, which led to an intensive ballet program at six years old with […]

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