by Sue Ann Rybak A fire on Friday morning, Jan. 25, 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 >

by Len Lear While countless “reality shows” on TV such as “Duck Dynasty,” “Honey Boo Boo,” “The Kardashians” and many more appeal to the most abysmal qualities in human nature and essentially an audience of yahoos, all is not lost. A new reality show, “Natural Reboot,” created by a Philadelphia-based… Read More >

by Pete Mazzaccaro This week, I wrote a quick profile of new 4th District State Senator Art Haywood. The former Cheltenham commissioner has a full agenda, but his top priority is clearly public education. Haywood said he would like to pursue a fair funding formula for schools in a state… Read More >

by Sue Ann Rybak More than a hundred volunteers gathered in the auditorium of C.W. Henry Elementary School, 601 Carpenter Lane in Mt. Airy, to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by participating in the 20th Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service on Monday,… Read More >

by Tom Utescher Prior to Monday’s holiday, the Germantown Academy and Penn Charter basketball teams were at work last Sunday, appearing in the 9th Annual Blue Star Elite Invitational Tournament. Staged at Radnor’s Cabrini College, the gathering was not a tournament featuring a progressive bracket, but a prescheduled showcase that… Read More >


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A firefighter removes broken glass and other debris from the damaged apartment.

Fire damages Hill apartment

by Sue Ann Rybak A fire on Friday morning, Jan. 25, 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 sound she heard was caused […]

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Senior Hannah Safford secured the number two match for Germantown Friends in last Wednesday’s win over Lawrenceville School. (Photo by Tom Utescher)

GFS racquetwomen turn back Big Red

by Tom Utescher After opening the new year by splitting a pair of squash matches against Inter-Ac League rivals, the Germantown Friends School girls moved over to the Mid-Atlantic Prep League to find their next opponent. Last Thursday at the Germantown Cricket Club, the Tigers won six of the top seven matches to post a […]

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Germantown Friends School first grader Paige Scriver (left), of East Falls, and kindergartner Alana Horne, of Germantown, decorate cupcakes for delivery to the Holsey Temple food ministry as part of GFS’s MLK Day of Service on Jan. 19, 2015. (Photo by Laura Jamieson)

GFS hosts 20th MLK Day of Service

On Monday, Jan. 19, Germantown Friends School participated in the 20th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, featuring more than 32 community service projects and the annual James and Dorothy Bristol Peace and Social Justice speaker Brian Jones, educator, writer, historian and community builder. “Social justice needs to become the norm and a […]

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Chestnut Hill residents Tim Alexander, 77, and Carina Fiorella, 7, “speak” to each other through sign language at the Chestnut Hill Library.  Alexander taught at the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf and shares his knowledge with anyone willing to learn. (Photo by Barbara Sherf) 

Hill parking lot monitor bears ‘sign’ of life well-lived

by Barbara Sherf By using his hands to communicate, longtime Chestnut Hill resident and Germantown native Tim Alexander (literally) took to heart a biblical saying his mother taught him as a young boy: “Idle hands are the devil’s workshop.” Alexander, 77, who worked in special education for 35 years and at the Pennsylvania School for […]

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