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Chestnut Hill Local debate rescheduled

The Chestnut Hill Local sponsored debate for candidates running for the office of District Attorney of Philadelphia has been rescheduled for March 23. Details remain the same as those first announced on Feb. 2. The event will begin at 7 p.m. at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. It will be co-sponsored by WHYY. Dave Davies, a […]

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Tigers end campaign with loss

by Jonathan Vander Lugt Germantown Friends’ Mike Buckmire knew that last Tuesday afternoon’s game against the Episcopal Academy had the chance to be the last time he donned a Tiger uniform. He might have, in the back of his head, known that it was likely. The Churchmen were recently crowned co-Inter-Ac champs, and the Tigers—though […]

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NFA wins grant for sustainability

by Mary Ann Boyer, Boyer Sudduth Environmental Consultants, LLC Norwood-Fontbonne Academy received a grant from the Philadelphia Area Independent Schools Business Officers Association to address environmental sustainability and foster collaboration between the school and neighboring institutions. NFA teamed up with its Parents Association, Chestnut Hill College, Morris Arboretum, and Boyer Sudduth Environmental Consultants to create […]

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A Mt. Airy publisher movie-bound with black superheroes

by Len Lear Maurice Robert Mander, 47, a native of Trenton, NJ, who has lived in Mt. Airy for the past 17 years, is the publisher of “Surian Seed,” the first action comic whose heroes were all educated at historically black colleges and universities. (Sur is a fictional planet, and some characters in the book […]

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Chronic sitting may be as deadly as smoking

by Cathy Brzozowski It’s the start of a new year, and millions of people across the country will join – or rejoin – gyms and health clubs during the first two weeks of January. Unfortunately, there will be an estimated 80 percent drop off in gym attendance before the end of February. But don’t despair […]

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Famed klezmer music composer returns to Mt. Airy roots

by Len Lear When Hankus Netsky, now 61, was growing up in Mt. Airy (first at 6933 Ardleigh St. and after age 12 at 625 Burnham Rd., near Hortter Street), no one could possibly have predicted that he would eventually become a nationally renowned multi-instrumentalist, composer and ethnomusicologist who has collaborated musically with such giants […]

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