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A Wizard’s guide to the Chestnut Hill Harry Potter Festival (with map and parking info)

The Harry Potter Festival will once again take over Chestnut Hill as the destination, located just outside of Center City in the Northwest section of Philadelphia, mystically morphs into Hogsmeade for the annual community fan festival. From Friday, October 20 to Saturday October 21, thousands of fans will flock to the destination for this free […]

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SCH football wins first Inter-Ac game in three years

by Jonathan Vander Lugt “It was grit, baby, grit,” said Springside Chestnut Hill coach Rick Knox. “It was resiliency.” It turns out that after three calendar years without an Inter-Ac win, that’s what it took to finally send the Blue Devils home with a conference victory. “It feels great. It really does,” Knox went on, […]

Youth shines as GFS boys’ soccer rolls over Phelps School

by Alec Kostival After a 7-3 victory against Abington Friends, the Tigers did not slow down their offensive attack Saturday as they soundly defeated Phelps School 8-0. It took about 10 minutes into the game for Germantown Friends School to take control for the rest of the match. The scoring started off in the 12th […]

SCH girls ride first-half goal to edge GA

by Tom Utescher On its home field last Tuesday, Springside Chestnut Hill was able to avenge an earlier Inter-Ac League loss to Germantown Academy in a hard-fought defensive battle. A header by sophomore Maddie Miebish at the end of the first half gave the host Blue Devils a 1-0 edge over visiting GA, but in […]

Mount runners repeat as number four in AACA

by Tom Utescher At the Athletic Association of Catholic Academies cross country championships last week, Mount St. Joseph Academy duplicated its fourth-place finish from 2016. Junior Megan Ciasullo was the first member of the Magic to finish, placing seventh overall in 20 minutes, 46 seconds at Tyler State Park in Bucks County. The other four […]

PC brothers are individual Inter-Ac golf champs

by Tom Utescher At the Inter-Ac League’s Bert Linton Individual Golf Championships last Thursday, it was a case of familial déjà vu for event host Penn Charter. On the Quakers’ home course at the Huntingdon Valley Country Club, freshman Patrick Isztwan won the 2017 league crown with a five-over-par score of 75 (37 out/38 in). […]

PC and SCH boys battle to soccer stalemate

by Tom Utescher After each team scored within the first 11 minutes of last Friday’s Inter-Ac soccer match, spectators from Springside Chestnut Hill Academy and visiting Penn Charter may have felt they were going to witness a high-scoring shoot-out. After that, though, the only numbers that changed on the electronic scoreboard were the ones on […]

Norwood soccer wins regular-season title

by Tom Utescher Last Wednesday on its home field at the Water Tower Recreation Center, Norwood Fontbonne Academy’s soccer team clinched the regular-season title in the Catholic Academies League. The outcome was a 0-0 tie against visiting league member Devon Prep, but that was enough to secure first place for the host Bears heading into […]

Mount tennis wins third straight league championship

Mount St. Joseph Academy tennis players celebrate while displaying the three league championship trophies the team has won in the last three seasons. Clinching the 2017 crown with one match still to play, the Magic followed through to finish 14-0 in the Athletic Association of Catholic Academies, while also winning a non-league contest against Souderton […]


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A Wizard’s guide to the Chestnut Hill Harry Potter Festival (with map and parking info)

The Harry Potter Festival will once again take over Chestnut Hill as the destination, located just outside of Center City in the Northwest section of Philadelphia, mystically morphs into Hogsmeade for the annual community fan festival. From Friday, October 20 to Saturday October 21, thousands of fans will flock to the destination for this free […]

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SCH football wins first Inter-Ac game in three years

by Jonathan Vander Lugt “It was grit, baby, grit,” said Springside Chestnut Hill coach Rick Knox. “It was resiliency.” It turns out that after three calendar years without an Inter-Ac win, that’s what it took to finally send the Blue Devils home with a conference victory. “It feels great. It really does,” Knox went on, […]

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OMC students raise funds for school programs

by Sue Ann Rybak Our Mother of Consolation elementary school students Eve Laurito, Abigail Leckrone, and sisters Taylor and Summer DelliCarpini know that even the smallest acts of kindness can make a difference. The girls took to heart Mother Teresa’s words, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the […]

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Kilian’s screen maker captures images in ‘time machine’

By Stacia Friedman Gary Reed has an “eye” that sees things most of us miss. More importantly, he has a camera that documents them. Take, for example, Reed’s haunting images of the interior of the abandoned Town Hall in Germantown. “I remember going to Town Hall when I was a child,” said Reed, 59. “It […]

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Flourtown mom and daughters turn back the musical clock

by Robin Lentz Worgan “Mom, look?” My daughter, Winnie, pointed to the open glove compartment of our new Volkswagen. “You have a CD player!” “That’s great, but we don’t have any CDs.” From the back seat Lila peeled off her earbuds and added, “We will have to get some!” I was on a road trip […]

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Artist, 75, wants her work to ‘save all living things’

  by Len Lear Geri Greinke-Mack is 75 years old, but like a modern day Georgia O’Keeffe, she keeps getting better with age. Geri, a resident of Cathedral Village in upper Roxborough, currently has an exhibit of her linoleum cut prints of animals, oil paintings of Morris Arboretum, animals, gardens, flowers, cats and whimsical images, […]

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