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Police warn residents about recent rash of car break-ins

by Sue Ann Rybak Spring is finally here, and the weather is perfect for walking, hiking, biking or running in the Wissahickon. Unfortunately, residents aren’t the only ones hitting the trail. Police are warning residents to be aware of a recent rash of car break-ins near or in the Wissahickon Park. Last month, there were […]

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Local crews medal at City Championships

by Tom Utescher Germantown Academy, Germantown Friends, Penn Charter, and Springside Chestnut Hill Academy all had crews medal at the Philadelphia City Championships last Sunday, and the first three schools struck gold. For the GA Patriots, it was two of the most experienced scullers in the program who did the best. Putting on a strong […]

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SCH student gets award for climate activism

by Mike McLeod Her eyes lit up and the smile she carried all day had grown wide as ever as Rekha Dhillon-Richardson received the Henry H. Meigs Leadership Award at the end of the first annual Girls Climate Summit at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy last Saturday. The award is given annually by the Schuylkill Center […]

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Owen Lee (left), who grew up in Chestnut Hill, is the co-owner of Park Plates along with Wyndmoor resident Locke Johnson. Both are graduates of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America.

Talented Hill duo creates food treasures at Park Plates

by Len Lear When Owen Lee, 59, was growing up on Springfield Avenue in Chestnut Hill, controversy was as much a part of his household as the kitchen. His father, Adrian Lee, was a highly conservative political columnist for the Evening Bulletin — and then the Daily News after the 135-year-old Bulletin went out of […]

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At the end of the marathon

by Dante Zappala  The pirouette I pulled off at the top of Heartbreak Hill was impressive on a few fronts. After 21 miles of straight-ahead pounding, I was surprised that I could actually move in a different direction. I managed to find my family among the masses and to say real words, words that I […]

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Eric Owens, of Mt. Airy, began his musical career at the Germantown Branch of Settlement Music School and Central High School. He is now one of the world’s leading opera singers, performing in all the principal opera houses, most notably New York’s Metropolitan Opera and London’s Royal Opera at Covent Garden. (Photo by Dario Acosta)

Mt. Airy native (of Met Opera fame) overcomes illness

by Michael Caruso Both Opera Philadelphia and the Academy of Vocal Arts Opera Theater opened productions this past weekend: the former with Verdi’s “Don Carlo” and the latter with Gounod’s “Faust.” While both operas deal with powerful people engaged in epic struggles, the two productions couldn’t have been more dissimilar in scale. AVA’s “Faust” premiered […]

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