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Pond problems at Pastorius Park

by Kevin Dicciani Dead fish, algae blooms, inorganic sediment and stagnant water — these are a few of the issues the Friends of Pastorius Park say need to be resolved at the park’s pond for the betterment of its aquatic ecosystem and the health and wellbeing of its wildlife. “The murky and stagnant pond water […]

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Local rowers return to Henley Royal Regatta

by Tom Utescher For the second year in a row and the third time in the past six years, Hill native and 2004 Chestnut Hill Academy graduate Pete Seymour celebrated most of the long July 4 weekend in England. For anyone as devoted to the sport of rowing as Seymour, this made perfect sense, because […]

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New head of school prepares for first year at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy

As summer edges toward a close, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy is welcoming a bold new change to its faculty in preparation for the 2016-17 school year, bringing global education to the core of the SCH curriculum. On September 16, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy will celebrate the induction of its new head of school, Dr. Stephen […]

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Multi-talented G’towner named Philly’s Poet Laureate

by Len Lear Yolanda Wisher, 40, who was born in Germantown and has lived there for the last 16 years after being raised in North Wales, is an accomplished poet, singer, musician and educator. In fact, she was named the first Poet Laureate of Montgomery County in 1999 when she was just 23. And on […]

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Fear is not the answer

In March of 1933, facing the dire circumstances of the Great Depression, newly elected President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered one of the most often quoted phrases in American political discourse: “So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which […]

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Roxborough Orchestra playing Mozart and Brahms Saturday

by Michael Caruso Michael Ludwig will conduct the Roxborough Orchestra in concert Saturday, July 23, 8 p.m., in the Venice Island Performing Arts Center, 7 Lock Street in Manayunk. The program includes W.A. Mozart’s ‘“Prague’ Symphony No. 38 in D major” and Johannes Brahms’ “First Symphony in C minor.” Admission is free with no tickets […]

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