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Friends of the Wissahickon names new project manager

by Lucy Curtis Peg Shaw’s path to her new job as project manager for the Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) may not have been straightforward, but it has been interesting. “In a previous professional life I owned and managed a hair salon … for 10 years,” Shaw said. Though not a stylist herself, Shaw was […]

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Mount tennis prepared to defend league title

by Tom Utescher At the Mount St. Joseph Academy tennis courts, Joy Grafenstine is back for her second season as head coach after taking over for longtime Mount mentor Ron Mutchnik. As in 2015, Grafenstine will be assisted by Amy Christine, the mother of one former and one current Mountie. The Magic only graduated two […]

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OMC to start new year with new principal

by MegAnne Liebsch After the retirement of its long-standing principal, Bruce Hagy, Our Mother of Consolation Parish School has welcomed a new principal to lead its ranks. After working at OMC for only a month, Theresa Ponte already feels invested in the school and excitedly awaits the 2016-2017 semester. “I’m excited to get to know […]

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Mt. Airy teen number one in Jr. Olympics

by Carole Verona Andrew “AJ” Lofton Jr. had to lose before he could win. After shedding 60 lbs., AJ, 18, won first prize and captured the Hershey Youth National Title for 17-18 year old boys in race-walking, a USA Track and Field (USATF) event, on June 28 of this year. He accomplished it by race-walking […]

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Stressed for school

Over the next two weeks, students across the region will be going back to school. This is generally the time when the panic sets in. As the days of August drip away and school looms, we’re reminded that the summer is nearly over. As imperceptible as that is for adults (at least those of us […]

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Repertoire for St. Martin choir camp not ‘kiddie music’

by Michael Caruso The Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in Chestnut Hill is a beehive of musical activity in both the near and far future. Parish music director Erik Meyer explained that the church is the site of a choir camp running from Aug. 22 through 26. Slated for August of 2017 is the adult […]

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