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Hill Company awarded ‘Best of Philly’ for outdoor furniture

Philadelphia Magazine’s “Best of Philly” issue has just announced for the second time that the Hill Company, 8040 Germantown Ave., has won in the Outdoor Furniture category. The Hill Company has been in business since 1949, specializing in fine outdoor furniture and home and garden accessories. Current owner Linda Moran purchased the business in 2006. […]

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Senior guard Maeve Connor directs the defense for Germantown Academy in the Patriots’ summer league swansong. (Photo by Tom Utescher)

GA finishes with 8-1 mark in summer hoops

by Tom Utescher Last Tuesday, the Germantown Academy girls went into their final game in the Gwynedd Mercy Summer League without some of their most talented and experienced guards, players who were attending major out-of-town tournaments. When a couple of the Patriots’ top post players got into foul trouble in Tuesday’s tilt against Boyertown High […]

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SCH student recognized as U.S. Green School Fellow

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy rising junior Rekha Dhillon-Richardson received recognition as a U.S. Green School Fellow by attending the weeklong 2015 Student Climate & Conservation Congress (Sc3) at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) from June 21 to June 27. Only students, faculty, and staff who have demonstrated outstanding leadership […]

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Local physician is now providing therapeutic poetry

by Len Lear Margaret H. Hager, M.D., 70, who is board-certified in Family Medicine through the American Academy of Family Practice, practiced as a family physician in Roxborough from 1988 until 2008. The reason for her early retirement was complications of knee replacements, requiring three successive operations to restore her to functionality. Margaret attended the […]

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For the woman who has everything: a gynecology gift card

by Janet Gilmore Oh, man! Traffic was bumper-to-bumper on the Schuylkill Expressway and no way around it. We might still arrive on time, but I doubted it. And we definitely couldn’t make a U-turn on the Betsy Ross Bridge and drive back home. “Well, it’s important to go. Suppose you have some stalactites or stalagmites […]

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‘Stella and Lou’ shines brightly at People’s Light

by Clark Groome The press release People’s Light and Theatre wrote for its current production of local playwright Bruce Graham’s “Stella and Lou” says that this is a “deeply romantic play about people we rarely see on stage.” The operative word is “people.” What distinguishes Graham’s work — and I’ve seen about 20 of his […]

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