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Fired enviro center clinic director claims retaliation

by Sue Ann Rybak When Former Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education wildlife clinic director Rick Schubert was fired from his post on Jan. 22 – a post he had held for 13 years – all hell broke loose. First, volunteers at the center and other supporters protested with picket signs in the street in front […]

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Superb acting in riveting ‘50s drama now at Stagecrafters

by Hugh Hunter “Come Back, Little Sheba” (1949), now running at Stagecrafters, grips your attention. The classic William Inge play is about Lola and Doc, an early middle-aged couple. When young college girl Marie becomes their boarder, she stirs up memories and desires. Once set in motion, this rock will not stop rolling down the […]

Spiritual healing workshop this weekend at St. Paul’s

by Barbara Sherf Hosted by the Center for Contemporary Mysticism, two facilitators from the Sacred Garden Fellowship (SGF) will share their spiritual journey with Chestnut Hill area residents at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church this Saturday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m., and Sunday, 2 p.m. Don Gilbert, MSW, and Adriene Nicastro-Santos, MS, will share aspects of spiritual […]

Bringing 69 years of wisdom, skill, to Mt. Airy stage

by Rita Charleston Quintessence Theatre Group continues its eighth season with Samuel Beckett’s existentialist, absurdist play, “Waiting for Godot.” The classic work, first performed in Paris in 1953, features two local favorites and Barrymore Award winners, Frank X and long-time Mt. Airy resident Johnnie Hobbs Jr. The play runs through Feb. 18. In this work, […]

City needs to take opioid response more seriously

by Jay A. McCalla A month or so ago, City Managing Director Mike DeBerardinis presented the results of The Task Force to Combat the Opioid Epidemic, which was empaneled to address our genuinely alarming opioid epidemic. Complete statistics aren’t available for all off 2017, but we know almost 1,000 Philadelphians died from opioid overdoses in […]

Learning to accept the sexuality of your gay child

by Edna Berry-Berg Ed. note: Last week Edna Berry-Berg, a long-time resident of Mt. Airy, wrote about her difficulty in getting used to the idea that her daughter, Alex, now 30, “the little girl who wore pink dresses and princess crowns around the house growing up,” has come out as gay. Here is more of […]

‘Mt. Airy Rembrandt’ exhibits landscapes at major gallery

by Len Lear Paul DuSold, 54, who has been called “The Rembrandt of Mt. Airy,” a Mt. Airy resident for 25 years and instructor at Woodmere Art Museum for 20 years, currently has an exhibit of his works through Feb. 24 at the prestigious Gross McCleaf Gallery, 127 S. 16th St. Edmund Bacon, the late […]

Mt. Airy author overcame eating disorder, near-suicide; Bi-racial childhood the subject of her 20th book!

by Len Lear “As a bi-racial child, I had three options,” Mt. Airy author and yoga instructor Daralyse Lyons told us last week. “I could identify as black, white or mixed. My mother taught me to embrace my multi-racial heritage. I wrote this book (‘I’m Mixed!’), hoping that it would help other multi-ethnic children to […]

Traffic study set for dangerous Hill intersection

by Brendan Sample After another year of seeing increased car crashes, it appears that the intersection of West Evergreen Avenue and Navajo Street may finally be getting increased safety measures later this year. After visiting the intersection – which is really more of  a 90-degree turn — on Friday, Jan. 26, Eighth District City Councilwoman […]


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Traffic study set for dangerous Hill intersection

by Brendan Sample After another year of seeing increased car crashes, it appears that the intersection of West Evergreen Avenue and Navajo Street may finally be getting increased safety measures later this year. After visiting the intersection – which is really more of  a 90-degree turn — on Friday, Jan. 26, Eighth District City Councilwoman […]

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Young trio helps Germantown Academy end the season strong; Penn Charter falters

by Jonathan Vander Lugt After a season of disarray, Germantown Academy head coach Jim Fenerty seems to have finally righted the ship. Two weeks ago, the Pats were 0-7 in the conference and barreling toward disaster. The average margin of loss was nearly 15 points, and GA was in very real danger of its first […]

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NFA Christmas Concert

NFA Christmas Concert Brings Music to the Ears Norwood-Fontbonne Academy Fourth grade students (from left), Gavin Gravener, Briel Janke, Chloe Helenski and Henry Blocker III,  play their recorders in the school’s annual Christmas Concert on Dec. 6.  Under the direction of  John Spagenberg, the school’s band director, the audience listened to the lively tunes of […]

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Spiritual healing workshop this weekend at St. Paul’s

by Barbara Sherf Hosted by the Center for Contemporary Mysticism, two facilitators from the Sacred Garden Fellowship (SGF) will share their spiritual journey with Chestnut Hill area residents at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church this Saturday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m., and Sunday, 2 p.m. Don Gilbert, MSW, and Adriene Nicastro-Santos, MS, will share aspects of spiritual […]

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City needs to take opioid response more seriously

by Jay A. McCalla A month or so ago, City Managing Director Mike DeBerardinis presented the results of The Task Force to Combat the Opioid Epidemic, which was empaneled to address our genuinely alarming opioid epidemic. Complete statistics aren’t available for all off 2017, but we know almost 1,000 Philadelphians died from opioid overdoses in […]

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Superb acting in riveting ‘50s drama now at Stagecrafters

by Hugh Hunter “Come Back, Little Sheba” (1949), now running at Stagecrafters, grips your attention. The classic William Inge play is about Lola and Doc, an early middle-aged couple. When young college girl Marie becomes their boarder, she stirs up memories and desires. Once set in motion, this rock will not stop rolling down the […]

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