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Police seek public’s help in identifying burglar

by Sue Ann Rybak Police have released surveillance video of an unknown male who they said burglarized the Trolley Car Diner, 7619 Germantown Ave. in Mt. Airy. According to police, on Aug. 22, at 2 a.m., an unknown male gained entry to the Trolley Car Diner by kicking in a side glass door. Once inside, […]

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SCH tennis singles line-up returns intact

by Tom Utescher In challenge matches at the top of the tennis ladder for Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, it’s a case of déjà vu. Closely-matched classmates Aakanksha Sharma and Federica Cristofanilli battled back and forth for the number one singles spot as juniors in 2014, and they’re at it again as they move into the […]

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SCH student recognized as U.S. Green School Fellow

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy rising junior Rekha Dhillon-Richardson received recognition as a U.S. Green School Fellow by attending the weeklong 2015 Student Climate & Conservation Congress (Sc3) at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) from June 21 to June 27. Only students, faculty, and staff who have demonstrated outstanding leadership […]

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Germantown native Bilal (birth name Bilal Sayeed Oliver) earned a flunking grade for his non-replies to the Local’s questions, but he has been earning high marks from music writers for his music, which has been called a blend of jazz, hip-hop, electronic, rock, soul and blues.

G’tn singer hard to reach but gaining national following

by Len Lear Not that people want to hear about your problems, but every job or profession has its pluses and minuses. Some obviously have more pluses, like being a movie star, and some obviously have more minuses, like being a coal miner. When it comes to being a reporter, there are lots of pluses, […]

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S’more pain, no gain, with your kids in the ‘outdoors’

by Mike Todd Until the moment when our five-year-old son Evan wailed that he’d accidentally killed our dog, the camping expedition had been a great success. Our original intention had been to go camping at a public campground about 20 minutes from our house, because our lives were not difficult enough already. Our youngest son, […]

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GA grad/Broadway vet stars with wife in ‘Marriages’

by Lou Mancinelli and Len Lear Jarrod Spector, 34, who grew up in Meadowbrook and attended Germantown Academy before moving to New York City halfway through college and chasing his dream of being an actor, has certainly seen his dreams come true. Spector’s latest starring role on Broadway was in the mega-hit, “Beautiful: The Carole […]

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