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Longtime Local staffer Regina Holmes murdered

by Pete Mazzaccaro On Monday morning, as we were busy preparing this issue of the paper, staffers here at the Local learned an awful truth: Regina Holmes, a longtime staffer at the paper, had been murdered in her East Mt. Airy home. We knew something was wrong when Homes failed to show up for her […]

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Mount crew races at historic Henley

by Tom Utescher Last month two dozen members of the Mount St. Joseph Academy crew mined the mother lode of rowing tradition, traveling to England to participate in the 2015 Henley Women’s Regatta. The annual event was staged in the fabled rowing centre of Henley-on-Thames on June 19-21. Mount St. Joe oarswomen have attended the […]

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One of Philadelphia’s first Montessori schools celebrates 45th anniversary

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy, a leader in early childhood education for 94 years, is proud to celebrate the 45th anniversary of its prestigious Montessori program. One of only six schools in Pennsylvania accredited by the American Montessori Society, NFA offers families the unique option of a Montessori program in addition to its primary program. The Montessori preschool […]

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Simone will be reading from the just-published “Waveland,” her fourth novel, at the Big Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Lane in Mt. Airy, on Wednesday, July 1, 7 p.m.

Mt. Airy professor/author making waves in ‘Waveland’

by Len Lear I have to ransack through the closet of my memory to recall a more interesting person than Simone Zelitch, 52, who has lived in Mt. Airy with her husband, Doug Buchholz, for 15 years. Simone is an Associate Professor of English and former Assistant Chair of Literature and Creative Writing at Community […]

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Flyers fans find something to root for in NHL finals

by Clark Groome The end of another hockey season, even though the Flyers weren’t a part of the playoffs, is still worth attention, primarily because this season’s playoffs, particularly the finals between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Tampa Bay Lightning, lived up to the NHL’s reputation of staging the best championships in sports. From the […]

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The Crossing at Longwood Gardens. (Photo courtesy Becky Oehlers Photography)

Hot Club cools off for overflow crowd at Pastorius Park

by Michael Caruso The 67th annual season of free concerts in Chestnut Hill’s Pastorius Park got underway Wednesday, June 17, with a performance by the Hot Club of Philadelphia before an audience that filled the Park’s natural amphitheater to overflowing. Although the jazz band’s name includes the word “hot,” I found their style better described […]

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