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Members of the Mt. Airy – Nippon – Bryan – Cresheim Town Watch had a chance to meet and discuss issues with at-large City Council democratic candidates Derek Green and Helen Gym on Thursday, Oct. 1. From left front row: Monica Peters, Helen Gym, Helen Lambwendell and Steve Stroiman. From left second row: Josh Buchs and Derek Green. (Photo by Sue Ann Rybak)

Two democratic candidates for council-at-large urge residents to vote in November’s election

by Sue Ann Rybak Democratic candidates for Council-at-large — Derek Green, a former special council for Councilwoman Marian Tasco, and Helen Gym, a former Philadelphia public school teacher and education advocate — urged members of Mt. Airy-Nippon-Bryan-Cresheim Town Watch to not be complacent about the election in November. About 35 members of the town watch […]

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PC loses a roller-coaster game to Lawrenceville on late touchdown

by Jonathan Vander Lugt There were three different football teams on the field last Saturday afternoon at the South Philly Supersite. No, it wasn’t some kind of experimental future-football against more than one opponent. Nor was it that Penn Charter was playing Lawrenceville School with another team waiting for the field’s use. With those options […]

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OMC students the Bischoff brothers, Ben, Jake and Zach, show off their blue ribbons.

OMC named a Blue Ribbon School by U.S. Education Dept.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that Our Mother of Consolation Parish School (OMC) has been selected by the U.S. Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence for 2015 based on the school’s overall academic excellence. The school will be honored at a formal ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Nov. […]

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Social Voyeurs, Chestnut Hill faves in the 1980s — Mark Newman (from left), bass and vocals; Bob Sobel, lead vocals and keyboards; Bob Nolen, drums and vocals, and Keith Atkinson, guitar and vocals — are ready to rock the house in their reunion gig Sunday, Oct. 4, at Alma Mater in Mt. Airy.

Hill favorites, Social Voyeurs, are back for reunion concert

by Rich McIlhenny If you grew up in Chestnut Hill, Mt Airy or the surrounding suburbs in the mid 1980’s, chances are you spent some time at the famed Depot Restaurant, where Starbucks is currently located at 8515 Germantown Ave. On weekend nights, the downstairs bar was packed with locals being served by the best bartender there ever was, Billy Picarello. […]

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Philadelphia can have nice things if we let it

In the afterglow of the papal visit to Philadelphia, a lot of city residents are mostly congratulating themselves and the city for a job well done. But not everyone was impressed. There was a pretty steady beat of criticism of the city’s planning efforts leading up to the visit. In a widely read column in […]

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“Watership Down”

‘Watership Down’ next for Film Goup

“Tuesday Night at the Movies” continues on Oct. 13 with the 1978 landmark British animated film “Watership Down.” The film is an adaptation of Richard Adams’s classic allegory in which a band of rabbits seek to establish a new colony free of tyranny. Voice talents include John Hurt, Nigel Hawthorne and Zero Mostel. Although animated, […]

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