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Mt. Airy restaurant closed after shooting that injures 4

  by Walter Fox The 7165 restaurant, formerly Alma Mater, at 7165 Germantown Ave. in Mt. Airy, has been closed by Philadelphia’s Department of Licenses and Inspections following a shooting outside the restaurant on March 3 in which four people were injured. The restaurant was cited by L&I for failing to have a special assembly […]

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Mount grad Ukogu named Female Athlete of the Year

Former Mount St. Joseph Academy rower Chierika Ukogu (’10) was recently named 2016 Female Athlete of the Year by the Schuylkill Navy, the primary organization for amateur rowing in the Philadelphia area and the oldest amateur athletic governing body in the United States. Ukogu, who was a member of the crew at Stanford University, rowed […]

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GFS choir kicks off tour to Italy with local concert

by Meg Cohen Ragas Every three years, the Germantown Friends School Choir goes on a spring tour, sharing its impressive and accomplished repertoire with people in different parts of the country—and around the world. This year, the 40-student choral ensemble, selected by audition from grades 10-12, will travel to Italy for a week of concerts […]

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‘The Last Apprentice’ as colorful as his stained glass

by Leslie Feldman and Len Lear “My glass is my message. If there is a God, she will certainly see it.” In the world of stained glass artistry, West Mt. Airy resident Charles Ziegler Lawrence is a giant.  Lawrence, 82, has devoted much of his adult life to the craft of stained glass window making. […]

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Help make sure the Chestnut Hill show goes on

by Ryan Rosenbaum Bit by bit, putting it together… Piece by piece, only way to make a work of art. Every moment makes a contribution. Every little detail plays a part. Having just the vision’s no solution. Everything depends on execution. Putting it together. That’s what counts. -Stephen Sondheim It’s been my honor to serve […]

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Newly commissioned works at Hill Presbyterian Church

by Michael Caruso Lyric Fest, the vocal/instrumental ensemble directed by mezzo Suzanne DuPlantis of East Falls and pianist Laura Ward of Chestnut Hill, is set to present “It’s Elementary” Friday, March 31, in the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill at 7:30 p.m. The program, which includes two newly commissioned song cycles, brings together the ancient […]

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