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Philly prison social worker heads to Syria to help refugees

by Len Lear Nick Roush, 66, a Germantown resident for the last 38 years, admits he spent 35 years in Philadelphia prisons, although the only thing he was guilty of was trying to rehabilitate the lives of countless inmates. A 1979 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a master’s degree in social work, Nick […]

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GFS cross country wins George School Invitational

On Saturday, September 16, Germantown Friends Varsity Boys Cross Country decisively won the 65th Annual George School Invitational for the third year in a row. The Tigers were led by seniors Zach Goldberg (second place, 16:41.17), Colin Riley (third place, 16:49.18), Tim Peterson (fifth place, 17:07.53) and Alexander Blaylock (14th place, 17:36.47). Junior, Miles Gomez-Younkin […]

La Salle football continues strong start with victory against Archbishop Carroll

by Jonathan Vander Lugt When La Salle’s Isaiah Jones went down with a knee injury three games ago, coach John Steinmetz gave the ball to backup Danny Solecki, a fellow senior. Jones went down mid-game against McDonogh School, one of the top prep programs in Maryland, and the Explorers couldn’t muster much against the Eagles […]

SCH football still searching for starting QB after win over Roman Catholic

by Jonathan Vander Lugt Three weeks into a neck-and-neck battle for the starting quarterback position at Springside Chestnut Hill, coach Rick Knox still doesn’t know who is going to be taking full-time snaps under center come Inter-Ac play. “I was naïve going into the season,” Knox said. “I wanted to have it decided by the […]

Mount tennis continues to roll through AACA

by Tom Utescher On Monday of last week Mount St. Joseph Academy’s tennis team completed a home-away sweep of Athletic Association of Catholic Academies rival Gwynedd Mercy Academy. As in their first encounter, the Magic posted a 4-1 victory, although this time Gwynedd’s lone win came at first singles, whereas the Monarchs had gotten their […]

GA runs past SCH in league cross country debut

by Tom Utescher Germantown Academy’s cross country program graduated four-time Inter-Ac League champion Abbe Goldstein (now at Harvard), but the Patriots still pack plenty of punch, as visiting Springside Chestnut Hill Academy learned first-hand last Tuesday. Three scorers and two other runners from the GA squad that rolled to the 2016 Inter-Ac team championship are […]

Tense ending for Mount soccer at Merion

by Tom Utescher Last Saturday Mount St. Joseph Academy received a vivid reminder that every soccer opponent in the Athletic Association of Catholic Academies needs to be taken seriously, no matter how late in a game. Things appeared to be going swimmingly for the visiting Magic as they expanded a one-goal halftime advantage into a […]

GA volleyball heads into Inter-Ac at 4-0

by Tom Utescher In their last volleyball match before the start of Inter-Ac League play, the Germantown Academy Patriots hosted another team with a 3-0 record, Archbishop Wood. The Vikings are customarily a solid program; in 2015 they won the PIAA District XII championship and reached the quarterfinals of the state tournament. When last Thursday’s […]

Mount edged in X-C meet by Villa Maria

by Tom Utescher After seeing early interscholastic action in a multi-team scrimmage and at an invitational up near Allentown, Mount St. Joseph Academy launched its league season in cross country with a dual-meet at home last Wednesday afternoon. The Magic found themselves quite evenly matched with the visiting Hurricanes of Villa Maria, as both teams […]


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9th Annual Oktoberfest to raise money for refugees, hurricane relief

  St Paul’s Lutheran Church, 120 N. Easton Rd., Glenside, will use its annual Oktoberfest celebration to mark its partnership with next-door neighbor congregation St Luke Catholic Church on refugee resettlement. The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 12 to 6 p.m. Over the past year, both congregations have worked to settle […]

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GFS cross country wins George School Invitational

On Saturday, September 16, Germantown Friends Varsity Boys Cross Country decisively won the 65th Annual George School Invitational for the third year in a row. The Tigers were led by seniors Zach Goldberg (second place, 16:41.17), Colin Riley (third place, 16:49.18), Tim Peterson (fifth place, 17:07.53) and Alexander Blaylock (14th place, 17:36.47). Junior, Miles Gomez-Younkin […]

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OMC students raise funds for school programs

by Sue Ann Rybak Our Mother of Consolation elementary school students Eve Laurito, Abigail Leckrone, and sisters Taylor and Summer DelliCarpini know that even the smallest acts of kindness can make a difference. The girls took to heart Mother Teresa’s words, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the […]

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Hill native had Wright stuff in World War II service

by Sue Ann Rybak Chestnut Hill native Minturn Wright, 90, who now lives at the Hill in Whitemarsh, was just 17 years old when he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served as a radio operator in the 106th infantry division and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. “I tried to enlist in the […]

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Losing our immune response to assaults on civility

by Jay A. McCalla A long time ago, I learned that cilia (microscopic, hair-like extensions) work to keep dust and dirt particles from entering our lungs. Cilia are critically located in our breathing system and do their job by creating a cough that repels gritty filth when we ingest it. It’s a natural, important feature […]

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Acting for med students  and on stage in Mt. Airy

By Rita Charleston Quintessence Theatre Group kicks off its eighth season with a new family series, beginning with a world premiere of a modern adaptation of “Aesop’s Fables” by Quintessence Company member Lee Cortopassi, who also directs the show. The play runs through Sept. 17 at The Sedgwick Theatre, 7137 Germantown Ave. in Mt. Airy, […]

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