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DAILY DOSE: Record Store Day hangs on to indie shop relevance

There was a time when, as a kid, I would walk a few blocks from my grandmother’s house in Bristol, Conn. to the local record store and peruse the racks of alt rock and rap tapes that lined half the available wall space in the small shop. In those days before Pitchfork and Spotify, information about what was […]

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The players pictured here accounted for 20 goals in last Tuesday’s Inter-Ac League match. From left are Penn Charter freshman Greer Guyer, SCH senior Maddy Aslansan (six goals), PC junior Hannah Fox (three goals), and PC senior Avery Shoemaker (11 goals). (Photo by Tom Utescher)

PC girls top SCH in league lax shootout

by Tom Utescher The outcome of Penn Charter’s first two official girls lacrosse matches this spring had each been decided by a single point, and when the Quakers opened their Inter-Ac League campaign last Tuesday against visiting Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, fans would be on the edge of their seats once more. It would be […]

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SCH sophomore Rekha Dhillon-Richardson organized a climate change summit for girls at her school.

SCH Academy student to host girls climate summit

On Saturday April 25, SCH Academy will host a global climate summit for middle and high school-aged girls, which was organized by SCH sophomore Rekha Dhillon-Richardson as part of SCH Academy’s Venture Incubator program. The summit begins at 9 a.m. and will run to 3:15 p.m. The summit will focus on the immediate impacts of […]

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If you look closely, you might see Len Lear dancing with a girl in a Catholic school dress on “American Bandstand” at 46th and Market Streets in 1957, when Lear did manage to make the most acerbic comments in the history of American Bandstand’s “Record Review” feature. Good training for a future editor.

Anniversary of death sparks memories of meeting TV icon

by Len Lear This week is the fourth anniversary of the death of Dick Clark on April 18, 2012, at the age of 82. When I noticed at item about this anniversary in a music publication, I could not help but recall the three times I danced on “American Bandstand” in 1957 and, even more […]

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Like many women, Elise Seyfried has always been obsessed with her weight. "At my wedding reception in 1977 (seen here), I didn't eat a bite," she said.

Local church lady weighs in with some sensible advice

by Elise Seyfried I’m heading to my former home city, Atlanta, for a youth ministry conference in just a few weeks. It would be cool if I used the interim to read up on spiritual matters (or even to reacquaint myself with Atlanta’s scary expressway system, which I will have to traverse in a rental […]

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‘Golden Coach’ running on all cylinders at Hill theater

by Hugh Hunter “The Golden Coach” now running at Stagecrafters is a breath of fresh air. Though set in the 18th century at the royal court of Lima, Peru, this delightful comedy also has universal appeal. The two central characters are real historical figures. Micaela Villegas was the great Peruvian actress of her day. Often […]

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