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Sara Goldschneider

Youth band concert to aid cancer respite group

by Kevin Dicciani On Saturday afternoon, May 30, at the Unitarian Society of Germantown, Bart Miltenberger, of Glenside, will host a special concert – “An Act of Sara”– to honor the memory of his late wife, Sara Goldschneider, who died from leukemia this past January at the age of 40. The concert will feature five […]

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Crews cross to Camden for SRAA Regatta

by Tom Utescher For area crews, winning a gold medal at last weekend’s Scholastic Rowing Association of America National Championships Regatta proved to be a singular experience. Among the five local schools who sent their athletes out on suburban Camden’s Cooper River in the annual two-day event, there was just one first-place finish, and it […]

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Germantown Friends School seniors Oliver Mitchell-Boyask and Marielle Issa in a scene they adapted from Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants” for the Poley Festival – an annual theater showcase in which ninth- through twelfth-grade students write, direct, design, produce and star in dramatic productions of their choice.

GFS students take center stage in annual drama festival

At Germantown Friends School’s recent Poley Festival, students had the leading role in dramatic productions – both on the stage and behind the scenes – having dedicated a quarter of the school year to works they selected, wrote, acted in, designed and produced. “The most exciting aspect of Poley Festival is that it is student […]

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The 69-year-old Chestnut Hill dancing whiz is seen here at the Thursday Night Contra Dance at the Commodore Barry Club in Mt. Airy on May 7.
His partner is Rose. (“I don’t know her last name,” he said.)

Hill retiree, 69, dances to the beat of many drummers

by Stacia Friedman Going from woman to woman usually gives a guy a bad reputation. But it works just fine for Steve Blum, 69, a Chestnut Hill resident for almost 11 years, as he navigates his way around the dance floor. On a recent night at Holy Savior Annex in Norristown, the retired computer programmer […]

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Deflating footballs is still cheating

by Clark Groome Deflategate. What’s all the fuss about? So Tom Brady liked his footballs a tad softer than the rules allowed. So what? He’s a great quarterback for a tremendously successful New England Patriots team. Shouldn’t he be able to maximize his effectiveness even if it isn’t within the exact strictures of NFL rules? […]

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Author Daniel Torday

Two local novelists to read at June 4 event

The Chestnut Hill Book Festival and Speaker Series presents a meet and greet and wine and cheese night on Thursday, June 4 at 7:00 p.m. with two award-winning novelists, Daniel Torday and Ken Kalfus, at the Bombay Room of the Chestnut Hill Hotel, 8200 Germantown Ave. These two distinguished authors will read from their current […]

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