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Police seek public’s help after surge of thefts from vehicles

by Sue Ann Rybak Police are seeking the public’s help in combating thefts from vehicles in Chestnut Hill. 14th Police District Captain Sekou Kinebrew told the Local on Wednesday, Feb. 10, that at least three thefts from vehicles occurred overnight in the area between Germantown Avenue and Navajo Street and in between W. Gravers Lane and W. Evergreen Avenue. He […]

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Germantown Academy’s Gabe Alter helped GA secure the Inter Ac Title for 2016 (Photo by Jonathan Vander Lugt)

GA wins Inter-Ac basketball title

by Jonathan Vander Lugt They say that good things come to those who wait. In 2013, they sat, mostly on the end of the varsity bench, as Julian Moore, Nick Lindner, and Greg Dotson led the team to a conference title. In 2014, the team belonged to junior Timmy Guers, and Devon Goodman got his […]

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Katie Convey (center) poses with her first-place trophy with Sister Mary Helen Beirne, SSJ, (right) Head of School, and Judy Riviezzo, eighth grade Language Arts teacher. (Photo courtesy of Kristen Hayes)

NFA students: Spelling their way to excellence

Over the past few weeks, Norwood-Fontbonne Academy students have been striving for excellence in spelling through their grade-level bee competitions. The winners from the first through the fourth grade were awarded medals and the finalists from the fifth through the eighth grade advanced to the School Spelling Bee held on February 1. Sixth grader Katherine […]

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Sadeqa Johnson, author of the new novel "Love in a Carry-On Bag, due out March 2012.

Publishers fought over ‘Second House,’ by local writer

by Rita Charleston Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be able to drop everything and start a new life? Well, that’s exactly the question posed by Philadelphia native and author Sadeqa Johnson in her new novel, “Second House From the Corner” (St. Martin’s Press, publishing date Feb. 9, $25.99). Johnson’s book […]

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Jumping on the bones of my friend Ross, Oh my!

by Hugh Gilmore I worried all weekend that my friend Ross Katz got his head handed to him, and I didn’t like the way it was done. Ross is a former student of mine who has become my friend over the years since he graduated from Haverford High School in Havertown a generation ago. He […]

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The third production of the 2015-2016 season at The Stagecrafters, 8130 Germantown Ave., Sidney Howard’s lively screwball comedy, “The Late Christopher Bean,” opened on Friday, Feb. 5, and will run through Feb. 21. The play is a hilarious madcap satire on greed and moral frailty. (Photo by Sara Stewart)

‘Bean’ a delicious theatrical morsel now at Stagecrafters

by Hugh Hunter Now running at Stagecrafters, “The Late Christopher Bean” directed by Barbara Mills, is the most delightful and satisfying comedy I have seen in some time. It is the story of an impoverished artist and the ironic way his life brings out the avarice of those in power. We never see Christopher Bean himself. He […]

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