Germantown Academy basketball finds itself in its first rebuild in a half-decade

Sports | January 8th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Jonathan Vander Lugt There’s no way around it: Germantown Academy basketball is finally rebuilding. Not retooling, as it has done on its way to at least a share of the past five Inter-Ac championships. Rather, long-time head coach Jim Fenerty and his cohorts have had to engage in a full-scale, only-one-player-returning-with-varsity-minutes-type rebuild. “I have […]

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Area basketball teams end 2017 on mixed notes

Sports | January 2nd, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Jonathan Vander Lugt In what has become a pattern, the holiday week was up and down for the area’s Inter-Ac squads. Penn Charter performed with the most aplomb, taking two of three to wrap up its non-league season at 10-4. Last Friday’s win over Friends Central saw Ryan Holmes’ 10-game double-digit scoring streak end, […]

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Jenks acts to ease issues with delivery ramp

News | December 20th, 2017 | Leave a comment

  by Brendan Sample In response to continued controversy over traffic on its new delivery ramp, the Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences announced several measures being taken to combat the issue. Eva Dorcus, president of the Jenks Home and School Association, recently outlined the school’s plans for improving the safety of the area, […]

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LUPZ hears requests for Woodward variances

News | December 13th, 2017 | 1 Comment

by Brendan Sample At the latest Land Use Planning and Zoning Committee meeting, two local projects made progress toward getting the variances needed for completion. The projects in question involve six properties owned by the George Woodward Company and individual homeowners on Prospect Avenue planning to make additions. While the Woodward firm is not seeking […]

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FoW meeting seeks solutions for unleashed dogs

News | December 13th, 2017 | 3 Comments

by Brendan Sample In response to increasing concerns regarding off-leash dogs in in Wissahickon Valley Park, Friends of the Wissahickon held a public dog safety meeting at the Valley Green Inn on Dec. 5. With representatives from both the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and police departments, residents on both sides of the issue were able […]

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Penn Charter will look to a deep bench in 2017-18

Sports | December 11th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Jonathan Vander Lugt After a rough 2016-17 season plagued with roster tinkering, inconsistent play and a 2-8 record in the Inter-Ac, Penn Charter head coach Jim Phillips is trying to take a different tack. “In years past, [us coaches] would try to micromanage every possession,” Phillips said. “We’d really try to run our set […]

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