by Sue Ann Rybak J.S. Jenks School parent Jeff Templeton, co-founder of S.P.E.A.K. (Staying Positive Equals Amazing Kids), a nonprofit organization that encourages kids to stand up against peer pressure and for positive change within their community, is one of Philadelphia’s unsung heroes. Whether it’s talking to kids and parents about drugs, rewarding a student’s […]


If the Phillies’ opening game put you in the mood for a tailgate party, Chestnut Hill Meals on Wheels (CHMOW) has one you should not miss. On Thursday, April 25, CHMOW will host its 3rd Annual Tailgate Party, an informal evening for adults to enjoy at the Flourtown Country Club. The event’s theme, “Fighting Hunger […]


by Tom Utescher For the second year in a row, the Germantown Academy girls ended their basketball season playing against Shipley School in the Pa. Independent Schools Girls Championships. In 2011, GA defeated the Gators in the championship game, but this time around, Shipley knocked the Patriots out in the semifinal round, winning last Friday’s […]


by Tom Utescher Germantown Academy began to participate in the Pa. Independent School Basketball Championships in 2009, and last week the Patriots extended their perfect record in the event, winning their third straight title on Saturday afternoon at Penn State University’s Abington campus. There were strong showings for departing seniors Monica Schacker (23 points with […]


by Clark Groome A legendary football executive, a historic team and perhaps the most respected NHL referee in the sport’s history are the subjects of three terrific sports books – all with significant local connections. Avid sports fans should consider these books, as either presents for sports-loving friends or as a bit of well-deserved self-indulgence. […]


by Pete Mazzaccaro It was about this time last year that Chestnut Hill College business administration professor Tom Costello knew he had to do something about the socks situation. That’s right. Socks. Costello, despite an admitted reluctance to volunteer his time at St.Vincent de Paul’s Face to Face dining room in Germantown, he and his […]