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9th Ward powers underdog win in 200th State House primary

by Brendan Sample Ninth Ward voters helped power an unexpected victory for Mt. Airy resident’ Chris Rabb who secured the Democratic nomination to run for the state’s 200th  District House seat in November. Rabb collected 47 percent of the vote in the district, beating incumbent Tonyelle Cook-Artis by 7 points. His margin in the 9th Ward, […]

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Seven golds for Mount at City Championships

by Tom Utescher When crew medals are up for grabs, Mount St. Joseph Academy rowers always seem to be in the vicinity. After continuing their annual custom of winning the overall sweep rowing trophy for the annual Manny Flick/Horvat series of “regular season” races in March and April, the Magic sent nine boats into the […]

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Springside Chestnut Hill fifth grade poets (from left) Asa Sacksteder, Hunter Rexford, Aubrey Carter, Wyatt LaMent and Isaac Okewole, delivered poems to Roots in Chestnut Hill. It was one of more than a dozen stops the boys made to deliver stacks of poems they wrote to be distributed as part of National Poem in Your Pocket Day, April 21.(Photo by Pete Mazzaccaro)

SCH fifth graders celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day

by Pete Mazzaccaro A group of fifth-grade students at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy were out on Germantown Avenue last Wednesday, April 21, distributing poems as part of Poem in Your Pocket Day. The group of boys, all students of SCH teacher Allison Thomas, had created packets of pocket-sized poems that could be distributed by shops […]

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Ex-Hill hockey buff invents new religion, ‘Lumenignisism’

by Len Lear A young man who grew up playing ice hockey at the Wissahickon Skating Club in Chestnut Hill has invented a new religion called “Lumenignisism” for his senior thesis project at the University of the Arts. Alex Bard, 23, who will be graduating next month with a degree in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts with […]

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‘Purple Rain,’ ‘Fresh Air,’ and my blown chance of a lifetime

by Hugh Gilmore Once I did sometime worthy of being in the newspapers, so Terry Gross called me and invited me to be a guest on “Fresh Air.” What I’d done was chuck suburbia and go off to study wildlife in Africa. I lived in Wyndmoor then, was 30, chairman of Abington High School’s Humanities […]

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Soloist Oksana Maslova and other Pennsylvania Ballet dancers are seen here in "Don Quixote."  (Photo by Alexander Iziliaev)

From Ukraine to G’town, with love, for PA Ballet dancer

by Michael Caruso When the Pennsylvania Ballet presents a “Program of Firsts” May 12-15 in the Academy of Music, one of the dancers performing will be Germantown resident Oksana Maslova. Originally from Nikopol, Ukraine, she began her performing career as a rhythmic gymnast, which led to an intensive ballet program at six years old with […]

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