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Fired enviro center clinic director claims retaliation

by Sue Ann Rybak When Former Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education wildlife clinic director Rick Schubert was fired from his post on Jan. 22 – a post he had held for 13 years – all hell broke loose. First, volunteers at the center and other supporters protested with picket signs in the street in front […]

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GFS season ends with 55-46 loss to George School; stellar senior class graduates

by Jonathan Vander Lugt After Germantown Friends School upset Shipley at home last week, coach Shawn Werdt’s Tiger team had the closest thing to a fairytale ending it could hope for. GFS beat the then-first-place Gators 58-53, and figured that it was probably the last time they’d play on their home court. The team knew, […]

Honored by GA, Garner still going at St. Joe’s

by Tom Utescher Last Tuesday afternoon, Germantown Academy officially announced its 2008-2018 All-Decade Team, and on that list of elite Patriots players was guard Jaryn Garner. Four days later over on City Line, Garner was playing one of the final games of her college career for St. Joseph’s University. A reserve guard, Garner helped the […]

SCH climbs over Hill in Indy Schools opener

by Tom Utescher In their final home court appearance, the girls of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy advanced past the first round of the Pennsylvania Independent Schools tournament last Friday, topping 10th-seeded Hill School, 47-40. The seventh-seeded Blue Devils led by a single point after three quarters, then pulled away in the fourth period as Joelle […]

Powered up at takeoff, Charter glides to PAIS win

by Tom Utescher Back in late November, the Penn Charter girls came on strong in the fourth quarter to overcome the visiting Phoenix of Friends Central, 47-30. When the Quakers hosted FC again last Wednesday in an opening round game in the Pennsylvania Independent Schools tournament, it was a huge early surge that set Charter […]

GA girls go 12-0 in league, honor All-Decade Team

by Tom Utescher Over the first seven minutes of last Tuesday’s Inter-Ac League basketball team, visiting Episcopal Academy outscored Germantown Academy, 17-6. Over the last 25 minutes, the host Patriots outpointed the Churchwomen, 46-13. The abrupt turnaround and the resulting 52-30 victory allowed GA to finish the league schedule with a flawless 12-0 record, after […]

Solid showing at PAIS wrestling tourney

by Tom Utescher When the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Wrestling Tournament wrapped up last Saturday afternoon, the names at the very top of the team standings were familiar to everyone: Wyoming Seminary as champion, and Malvern Prep as runner-up. This year, the next three places belonged to area teams which each had nine grapplers secure one […]

Superb acting in riveting ‘50s drama now at Stagecrafters

by Hugh Hunter “Come Back, Little Sheba” (1949), now running at Stagecrafters, grips your attention. The classic William Inge play is about Lola and Doc, an early middle-aged couple. When young college girl Marie becomes their boarder, she stirs up memories and desires. Once set in motion, this rock will not stop rolling down the […]

Spiritual healing workshop this weekend at St. Paul’s

by Barbara Sherf Hosted by the Center for Contemporary Mysticism, two facilitators from the Sacred Garden Fellowship (SGF) will share their spiritual journey with Chestnut Hill area residents at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church this Saturday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m., and Sunday, 2 p.m. Don Gilbert, MSW, and Adriene Nicastro-Santos, MS, will share aspects of spiritual […]


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Traffic study set for dangerous Hill intersection

by Brendan Sample After another year of seeing increased car crashes, it appears that the intersection of West Evergreen Avenue and Navajo Street may finally be getting increased safety measures later this year. After visiting the intersection – which is really more of  a 90-degree turn — on Friday, Jan. 26, Eighth District City Councilwoman […]

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GFS season ends with 55-46 loss to George School; stellar senior class graduates

by Jonathan Vander Lugt After Germantown Friends School upset Shipley at home last week, coach Shawn Werdt’s Tiger team had the closest thing to a fairytale ending it could hope for. GFS beat the then-first-place Gators 58-53, and figured that it was probably the last time they’d play on their home court. The team knew, […]

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NFA Christmas Concert

NFA Christmas Concert Brings Music to the Ears Norwood-Fontbonne Academy Fourth grade students (from left), Gavin Gravener, Briel Janke, Chloe Helenski and Henry Blocker III,  play their recorders in the school’s annual Christmas Concert on Dec. 6.  Under the direction of  John Spagenberg, the school’s band director, the audience listened to the lively tunes of […]

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Spiritual healing workshop this weekend at St. Paul’s

by Barbara Sherf Hosted by the Center for Contemporary Mysticism, two facilitators from the Sacred Garden Fellowship (SGF) will share their spiritual journey with Chestnut Hill area residents at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church this Saturday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m., and Sunday, 2 p.m. Don Gilbert, MSW, and Adriene Nicastro-Santos, MS, will share aspects of spiritual […]

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City needs to take opioid response more seriously

by Jay A. McCalla A month or so ago, City Managing Director Mike DeBerardinis presented the results of The Task Force to Combat the Opioid Epidemic, which was empaneled to address our genuinely alarming opioid epidemic. Complete statistics aren’t available for all off 2017, but we know almost 1,000 Philadelphians died from opioid overdoses in […]

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Superb acting in riveting ‘50s drama now at Stagecrafters

by Hugh Hunter “Come Back, Little Sheba” (1949), now running at Stagecrafters, grips your attention. The classic William Inge play is about Lola and Doc, an early middle-aged couple. When young college girl Marie becomes their boarder, she stirs up memories and desires. Once set in motion, this rock will not stop rolling down the […]

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