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9th Ward results: Rabb wins 200th, voters favor Clinton, Kasich

Ninth Ward voters helped power an unexpected victory for Mt. Airy resident’ Chris Rabb who secured the Democratic nomination to run for the state’s 200th House seat in November. Rabb collected 47 percent of the vote in the district, beating incumbent Tonyelle Cook-Artis by 7 points.  His margin in the 9th Ward, however was far […]

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CHC softball feisty in final outing

by Tom Utescher In the first game of Sunday’s season-ending home doubleheader, the Chestnut Hill College softball squad was the victim of visiting pitcher Kaitlynn Nelson’s one-hitter and fell, 9-0. Surpassing that hit total in the first inning of their second game against the Setters of Pace University, the CHC Griffins earned an early 2-0 […]

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Springside Chestnut Hill fifth grade poets (from left) Asa Sacksteder, Hunter Rexford, Aubrey Carter, Wyatt LaMent and Isaac Okewole, delivered poems to Roots in Chestnut Hill. It was one of more than a dozen stops the boys made to deliver stacks of poems they wrote to be distributed as part of National Poem in Your Pocket Day, April 21.(Photo by Pete Mazzaccaro)

SCH fifth graders celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day

by Pete Mazzaccaro A group of fifth-grade students at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy were out on Germantown Avenue last Wednesday, April 21, distributing poems as part of Poem in Your Pocket Day. The group of boys, all students of SCH teacher Allison Thomas, had created packets of pocket-sized poems that could be distributed by shops […]

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Luke Sand, 25, a 2008 graduate of Germantown Friends School and a “class clown kind of guy,” is now a writers’ assistant for Saturday Night Live.

Grains of Sand getting into Saturday Night Live sketches

by Len Lear When Luke Sand, 25, was growing up in Laverock, “five minutes from Rita’s Water Ice on Willow Grove Avenue,” he expected to eventually pursue a career as a doctor or lawyer, but when he was a student at Germantown Friends School, he was a class clown kind of guy — “not in […]

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‘Purple Rain,’ ‘Fresh Air,’ and my blown chance of a lifetime

by Hugh Gilmore Once I did sometime worthy of being in the newspapers, so Terry Gross called me and invited me to be a guest on “Fresh Air.” What I’d done was chuck suburbia and go off to study wildlife in Africa. I lived in Wyndmoor then, was 30, chairman of Abington High School’s Humanities […]

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Good grief, another chance for us to chew on Peanuts!

by Hugh Hunter I do not know what our kids think of “The Peanuts Movie” (2015), but for those of us who grew up with cartoonist Charles Schulz’ “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” (1967), now running at Old Academy Players, it feels like an elementary school reunion. “Peanuts” is beloved by untold millions worldwide. In […]

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