by Tom Utescher After going into the holiday break all even with a 2-2 record, Mount St. Joseph Academy swimmers chalked up their second win of the new year last Tuesday evening, when they paddled past visiting Merion Mercy Academy, 101-64. In its first meet of 2015, the Mount won… Read More >

by Sue Ann Rybak A fire on Friday morning, Jan. 23, damaged an apartment in a multi-unit building at 220 West Evergreen Ave. Caitlin Stevens, who lived in the apartment above the fire said she initially thought she heard the cat scratching but quickly realized that the popping and crackling… Read More >

by Len Lear While countless “reality shows” on TV such as “Duck Dynasty,” “Honey Boo Boo,” “The Kardashians” and many more appeal to the most abysmal qualities in human nature and essentially an audience of yahoos, all is not lost. A new reality show, “Natural Reboot,” created by a Philadelphia-based… Read More >

by Pete Mazzaccaro This week, I wrote a quick profile of new 4th District State Senator Art Haywood. The former Cheltenham commissioner has a full agenda, but his top priority is clearly public education. Haywood said he would like to pursue a fair funding formula for schools in a state… Read More >

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Roundball roundup: GA coach reaches milestone

by Mike McLeod Legendary Germantown Academy basketball coach Jim Fenerty picked up his 500th career win with the Patriots, as his team ran away with a 63-34 win last Friday at William Penn Charter. The milestone comes in his 26th season at the helm for the Patriots, and pushes his record at the school to […]

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Germantown Friends School first grader Paige Scriver (left), of East Falls, and kindergartner Alana Horne, of Germantown, decorate cupcakes for delivery to the Holsey Temple food ministry as part of GFS’s MLK Day of Service on Jan. 19, 2015. (Photo by Laura Jamieson)

GFS hosts 20th MLK Day of Service

On Monday, Jan. 19, Germantown Friends School participated in the 20th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, featuring more than 32 community service projects and the annual James and Dorothy Bristol Peace and Social Justice speaker Brian Jones, educator, writer, historian and community builder. “Social justice needs to become the norm and a […]

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Chestnut Hill residents Tim Alexander, 77, and Carina Fiorella, 7, “speak” to each other through sign language at the Chestnut Hill Library.  Alexander taught at the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf and shares his knowledge with anyone willing to learn. (Photo by Barbara Sherf) 

Hill parking lot monitor bears ‘sign’ of life well-lived

by Barbara Sherf By using his hands to communicate, longtime Chestnut Hill resident and Germantown native Tim Alexander (literally) took to heart a biblical saying his mother taught him as a young boy: “Idle hands are the devil’s workshop.” Alexander, 77, who worked in special education for 35 years and at the Pennsylvania School for […]

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