A compelling, suspenseful drama, ‘Race,’ on Hill stage

Arts | June 20th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Hugh Hunter When it comes to the question of race, our 200-year national theater has gone full circle. After a long history of ignoring the role race plays in American life, modern day theater is now preoccupied with its importance. In “Race” (2009), now running at Stagecrafters, playwright David Mamet tosses his penny into […]

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Sex, guilt and race all factors in thriller on Hill stage

Arts | June 20th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Rita Charleston “Race,” a provocative tale of sex, guilt and wild-eyed allegations, is the final production of the season at Stagecrafters, 8130 Germantown Ave., running through June 30. The thriller by multi-award winning playwright David Mamet focuses on two partners in a law firm known for getting their clients off the hook. In this […]

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Wissahickon Friends seek help for habitat plan

News | June 15th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Barbara Sherf The Friends of the Wissahickon are seeking citizen scientists and data geeks to help botanists and ecologists at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University develop a Habitat Management Plan for Wissahickon Valley Park, looking at the entire watershed. That was the pitch to the 200 FOW members and attendees who […]

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Interview: GHS Hall of Fame nominee Jim Duffin

News | June 15th, 2018 | Leave a comment

By Margaret Fahringer On Thursday, June 21, Historic Germantown will celebrate three notable individuals from the German Township as it revives the Germantown Historical Society’s Hall of Fame. From 1994 to 2007, GHS honored locals whose impact on the quality of life in our communities of the northwest has been significant. From Maggie Kuhn, founder […]

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Vinson J. Brock, Jr.

Death Notices | June 14th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Vinson J. Brock, Jr., “Skeeter” age 72, on June 12, 2018 of Pennsburg formerly of Chestnut Hill and Oreland. Survived by his wife Sandy (nee Lapworth), daughter Tina Azeff (Marc) and son Vinson “Vinny” III, grandchildren Cory and Brock Azeff and Vinny IV and Myranda Brock. Relatives and friends may call at Our Mother of […]

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Sallie Blake Loughran

Death Notices | June 14th, 2018 | Leave a comment

On Sunday, May 27th, Sallie Blake Loughran died peacefully with her family at her side at her residence at the Hill at Whitemarsh. She was predeceased by her parents; Sidney Stillman and Alice (Ellzey) Blake and a brother; Sidney Stillman Blake Jr.; and husbands; T. Lewis Thomas II, William H. L. Sullivan, and David P. Loughran. […]

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