by Sue Ann Rybak The Germantown YWCA, at 5820 Germantown Ave., is only a shell of its former self. The once majestic Georgian Revival style red-brick building, designed by Louis H. Rush in 1914 as a haven for women, sits vacant and cluttered with debris. It's hard to imagine how… Read More >

by Tom Utescher This year, Mount St. Joseph Academy played more home games in the PIAA District 1 tournament than the team ever had before, but that did not translate to a successful outcome for the Magic, who began as the third seed in Class AAAA. They actually would’ve made… Read More >

by Len Lear One of the country's most popular country & western music bands, Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel, founded by two Chestnut Hill area musicians, is returning to Philadelphia next Monday, March 2, 8 p.m., at World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St., to perform selections from their… Read More >

by Fred P. Gusoff When you’re walking or driving along the 7000 block of Germantown Avenue, don’t blink or you’ll likely miss one of the best-kept secrets in Northwest Philadelphia. Off to the side of the road, in a nondescript building that once housed the old Mt. Airy Post Office… Read More >

by Pete Mazzaccaro It's that time of year again for the Philadelphia Flower Show, which runs from Feb. 28 through March 8 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. It's a the biggest gathering of flower and plant purveyors and their fans in the country, held annually by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.… Read More >


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by Len Lear My wife, who is now retired, was a guidance counselor for years at Olney High School, whose huge student population of about 3,000 is made up almost entirely of low-income, inner-city minority teenagers. One of the jobs of a guidance counselor is to help students with college applications and to explore the […]

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Asleep at the Wheel, which will perform Monday, March 2, 8 p.m., at World Café Live, was founded by Ray Benson, a native of Wyndmoor, and Springfield resident Ruben “Lucky” Oceans in 1970. The band has  recorded more than 30 albums. "I spent a lot of time in the Wissahickon as a kid," said Benson. "My friends and I would pretend we were Davy Crockett.”

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by Len Lear One of the country’s most popular country & western music bands, Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel, founded by two Chestnut Hill area musicians, is returning to Philadelphia next Monday, March 2, 8 p.m., at World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St., to perform selections from their Bob Wills tribute album, “Still […]

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