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Friends of the Wissahickon names new project manager

by Lucy Curtis Peg Shaw’s path to her new job as project manager for the Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) may not have been straightforward, but it has been interesting. “In a previous professional life I owned and managed a hair salon … for 10 years,” Shaw said. Though not a stylist herself, Shaw was […]

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Mount tennis prepared to defend league title

by Tom Utescher At the Mount St. Joseph Academy tennis courts, Joy Grafenstine is back for her second season as head coach after taking over for longtime Mount mentor Ron Mutchnik. As in 2015, Grafenstine will be assisted by Amy Christine, the mother of one former and one current Mountie. The Magic only graduated two […]

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OMC to start new year with new principal

by MegAnne Liebsch After the retirement of its long-standing principal, Bruce Hagy, Our Mother of Consolation Parish School has welcomed a new principal to lead its ranks. After working at OMC for only a month, Theresa Ponte already feels invested in the school and excitedly awaits the 2016-2017 semester. “I’m excited to get to know […]

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If you have been a customer at Kilian’s Hardware anytime in the last several years, you have most likely seen Linda Baldwin behind the counter, but you probably did not know that in addition to her duties as a cashier at Kilian’s, the Chestnut Hill resident is a superb violinist who plays regularly with orchestras and chamber music groups in the Philadelphia area. (Photo by Carole Verona)

Musician, 75, & ‘Jill of All Trades’ leaving Kilian’s

by Stacia Friedman At the end of August, Chestnut Hill resident Linda Baldwin, 75, will no longer be one of the friendly faces at Kilian’s Hardware. After over 11 years of working behind the counter part-time, Baldwin is retiring. “Many customers will be asking for Linda, who has worked with dedication as a cashier at […]

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Stressed for school

Over the next two weeks, students across the region will be going back to school. This is generally the time when the panic sets in. As the days of August drip away and school looms, we’re reminded that the summer is nearly over. As imperceptible as that is for adults (at least those of us […]

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Student from GFS, 15, already making mark as composer

by Michael Caruso The Germantown Branch of Settlement Music School, 6128 Germantown Ave., will host an Open House Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to noon. The event will offer interested locals the chance to experience the school’s ensembles and classes as well as hear performances by many of the groups that meet and are […]

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