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4th District Democratic candidates mostly agree on key issues at Springfield forum

by Barbara Sherf Nearly 400 citizens settled into the auditorium at Springfield High School on Saturday, April 21, for a two-hour Candidates’ Forum with three Democratic candidates representing Montgomery County’s newly drawn Fourth Congressional District: Joe Hoeffel, Madeleine Dean and Shira Goldman. There was more agreement than debate on the host of issues: environmental, gun […]

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Engineer turning on the power for ghost on Chestnut Hill stage

by Rita Charleston “Blithe Spirit,” Noel Coward’s 1941 comedy about the socialite and novelist Charles Condomine, who invites the eccentric and clairvoyant Madame Arcati to his house to conduct a séance, continues at Stagecrafters, 8130 Germantown Ave., through April 29. Joe Herman directs the play that backfires on Condomine, who is hoping to gather material […]

Film chronicles family overcoming fire, guns, racism

by Constance Garcia-Barrio If the kids on Judson Street hadn’t been skilled roof jumpers, Christopher Rainey, a.k.a. Quest, would not have lived to marry, raise children and have his tale told in a documentary that premiered at last year’s Sundance Film Festival. “It was 1970, and I was two years old when my folks’ house […]

Mt. Airy jazz legend playing Rotary Club benefit Sunday

by Len Lear He may not be a household name to most of us, but to jazz aficionados, Kurt Rosenwinkel, 47, who grew up on Wellesley Road in Mt. Airy, is the Rolls Royce of jazz guitarists. If you check out his discography on the internet, you will find that he has been the lead […]

Re-imagining Germantown as Philadelphia’s Colonial Williamsburg

by John O’Connell Life is full of what-might-have-beens. That is true for each of us in our secret selves, for families, for nations. Right now, I am fixated on the wasted fortunes of a part of our city important to all in my readership, and that is Germantown. Each time I am out and about […]

Crime Report: One aggravated assault, three thefts from vehicles and one theft

The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill from April 16 to April 22, 2018. April 17. Theft on the 7700 block of Germantown Avenue at approximately 12:55 p.m. Manager at the CVS observed an unknown male take eight bottles of Dove body wash off the shelf and place them in his […]

SCH baseball is weathering up-and-down conference play

by Jonathan Vander Lugt There is nothing usual about this year’s Inter-Ac baseball season. Through two weeks of conference play all six teams are 2-2, with tiebreaker scenarios about as convoluted as you would expect. The league is right back where it started, and, after losing a pair this week, Springside Chestnut Hill head coach […]

Area girls churn out victories in final Flick

by Tom Utescher Last weekend on the Schuylkill the fifth and final race in the Manny Flick/Horvat regatta was held, and it was also the third Sunday of the gender division in the race schedule. All of the girls’ events came in the morning and at midday, and many area boats excelled. In some highly […]

Weather smiles on area boys in fifth Flick

by Tom Utescher Supporters of area rowers suffered through nasty weather in the first four Manny Flick/Horvat regattas on the Schuylkill, but their fortunes finally changed last Sunday for the fifth and final Flick of 2018. On this clear, bright day the boys’ and girls’ races were divided into two sections on the schedule, and […]


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4th District Democratic candidates mostly agree on key issues at Springfield forum

by Barbara Sherf Nearly 400 citizens settled into the auditorium at Springfield High School on Saturday, April 21, for a two-hour Candidates’ Forum with three Democratic candidates representing Montgomery County’s newly drawn Fourth Congressional District: Joe Hoeffel, Madeleine Dean and Shira Goldman. There was more agreement than debate on the host of issues: environmental, gun […]

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SCH baseball is weathering up-and-down conference play

by Jonathan Vander Lugt There is nothing usual about this year’s Inter-Ac baseball season. Through two weeks of conference play all six teams are 2-2, with tiebreaker scenarios about as convoluted as you would expect. The league is right back where it started, and, after losing a pair this week, Springside Chestnut Hill head coach […]

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SCH eighth grader sets school record in math competition

by Brendan Sample For most eighth graders, spring represents a time of looking back on their time in grade school as they begin to look ahead to the start of their high school career. One eighth grader at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, however, has needed to keep his focus on his 11th grade-level classes and […]

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Famed Germantown author/musician: ‘Work twice as hard’

by Robert Zigmund James McBride, who moved with his mother to Germantown from Brooklyn as a child, must have a really big room to hold all of his awards. “Philadelphia is full of wonderful, wonderful musicians,” he told us recently, “and it’s where I really learned to play jazz.” A saxophonist and acclaimed composer, McBride […]

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Re-imagining Germantown as Philadelphia’s Colonial Williamsburg

by John O’Connell Life is full of what-might-have-beens. That is true for each of us in our secret selves, for families, for nations. Right now, I am fixated on the wasted fortunes of a part of our city important to all in my readership, and that is Germantown. Each time I am out and about […]

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Engineer turning on the power for ghost on Chestnut Hill stage

by Rita Charleston “Blithe Spirit,” Noel Coward’s 1941 comedy about the socialite and novelist Charles Condomine, who invites the eccentric and clairvoyant Madame Arcati to his house to conduct a séance, continues at Stagecrafters, 8130 Germantown Ave., through April 29. Joe Herman directs the play that backfires on Condomine, who is hoping to gather material […]

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