by Sue Ann Rybak Mt Airy resident Luke Klein's life changed dramatically when he was visiting Senegal, West Africa, in 2003 after an encounter with two little boys living in squalor on the streets of Dakar, the nation’s capital. “I have a clear memory of that moment that is captured… Read More >

by Jeremy Jones Are you a “B”? “For some reason we are drawn to items with “B” monograms,” says Cynthia Brumback in her book, “The Art of the Monogram.” Monograms first appeared on Greek and Roman coins as early as 350 BC, to identify a region’s ruler. Since that time,… Read More >

Just when it looked like Philadelphia was going to get buried in the icy throes of Winter Storm Juno, the area managed to escape the blizzard with a few inches of snow. However, by that point, Hillers were already huddled in their homes waiting for the impending ice age the… Read More >

by Tom Utescher After going into the holiday break all even with a 2-2 record, Mount St. Joseph Academy swimmers chalked up their second win of the new year last Tuesday evening, when they paddled past visiting Merion Mercy Academy, 101-64. In its first meet of 2015, the Mount won… Read More >

by Sue Ann Rybak A fire on Friday morning, Jan. 23, damaged an apartment in a multi-unit building at 220 West Evergreen Ave. Caitlin Stevens, who lived in the apartment above the fire said she initially thought she heard the cat scratching but quickly realized that the popping and crackling… Read More >


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Children in Senegal tend to remain cheerful, although their country is one of the poorest in the world. (Photos by Luke Klein)

Mt. Airy activist helping save kids’ lives in Africa

by Sue Ann Rybak Mt Airy resident Luke Klein’s life changed dramatically when he was visiting Senegal, West Africa, in 2003 after an encounter with two little boys living in squalor on the streets of Dakar, the nation’s capital. “I have a clear memory of that moment that is captured in this photograph of the […]

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