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Police warn residents about recent rash of car break-ins

by Sue Ann Rybak Spring is finally here, and the weather is perfect for walking, hiking, biking or running in the Wissahickon. Unfortunately, residents aren’t the only ones hitting the trail. Police are warning residents to be aware of a recent rash of car break-ins near or in the Wissahickon Park. Last month, there were […]

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PC softball alone atop Inter-Ac

by Tom Utescher It came less than halfway through the Inter-Ac League softball schedule, but last Tuesday’s tilt at Episcopal Academy was a major waypoint on the road to the 2015 championship. Current titleholder EA and the visiting Penn Charter Quakers both brought 4-0 records to the fray, and it was PC that remained unbeaten, […]

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SCH student gets award for climate activism

by Mike McLeod Her eyes lit up and the smile she carried all day had grown wide as ever as Rekha Dhillon-Richardson received the Henry H. Meigs Leadership Award at the end of the first annual Girls Climate Summit at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy last Saturday. The award is given annually by the Schuylkill Center […]

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Owen Lee (left), who grew up in Chestnut Hill, is the co-owner of Park Plates along with Wyndmoor resident Locke Johnson. Both are graduates of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America.

Talented Hill duo creates food treasures at Park Plates

by Len Lear When Owen Lee, 59, was growing up on Springfield Avenue in Chestnut Hill, controversy was as much a part of his household as the kitchen. His father, Adrian Lee, was a highly conservative political columnist for the Evening Bulletin — and then the Daily News after the 135-year-old Bulletin went out of […]

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What’s a Phillies fan to do this summer?

by Clark Groome OK, gentle reader, it’s time to face the truth. The Phillies aren’t very good. The current season looks at best to be a long slog for team and fans alike. Oh! You already knew that. To bring you up to date: after this past weekend’s series with the Atlanta Braves, the Phillies […]

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Eric Owens, of Mt. Airy, began his musical career at the Germantown Branch of Settlement Music School and Central High School. He is now one of the world’s leading opera singers, performing in all the principal opera houses, most notably New York’s Metropolitan Opera and London’s Royal Opera at Covent Garden. (Photo by Dario Acosta)

Mt. Airy native (of Met Opera fame) overcomes illness

by Michael Caruso Both Opera Philadelphia and the Academy of Vocal Arts Opera Theater opened productions this past weekend: the former with Verdi’s “Don Carlo” and the latter with Gounod’s “Faust.” While both operas deal with powerful people engaged in epic struggles, the two productions couldn’t have been more dissimilar in scale. AVA’s “Faust” premiered […]

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