Will a local school board make a difference?

Opinion | November 9th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Jay A. McCalla “Rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic” is one of those rare, neat phrases that requires neither explanation nor context. It’s a pithy warning about certain futility and probable doom. With that in mind, let’s turn our attention to Mayor Jim Kenney and his announcement that Philadelphia will – by June […]

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Letters, Nov. 9: Climate change a challenge to education

Letters | November 8th, 2017 | 5 Comments

Climate change calls for more education As a concerned citizen, it is frustrating that the debate surrounding climate change continues to rage, even though the overwhelming majority of scientists agree that the human-caused release of greenhouse gasses is causing changes to our climate. The data is in, the results have been calculated, and we need […]

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CHERYL H. OSBORNE, financial advisor

Death Notices | November 8th, 2017 | Leave a comment

Cheryl has begun her next journey, as she passed away peacefully from this earth on September 22nd, after a courageous battle with cancer, at her home in Chestnut Hill. Born in Long Branch, NJ, on November 2, 1946, Cheryl graduated from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Philadelphia in 1967.  She married Jim the following […]

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Jane W. Schoeniger, teacher and community volunteer

Obituaries | November 8th, 2017 | 1 Comment

Jane Williamson Schoeniger, 82, formerly of Chestnut Hill and Erdenheim, a teacher and a longtime community volunteer, died Oct. 30 at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson, Md., where she had been living for the past year. Mrs. Schoeniger was an accomplished piano teacher who had taught hundreds of students in the Philadelphia area for more than […]

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‘Hamilton’ comes back to life to raise funds for OMC

Schools | November 3rd, 2017 | 1 Comment

by Barbara Sherf While most folks were focused on everything Harry Potter on Oct. 21, two dozen supporters of Our Mother of Consolation School in Chestnut Hill were participating in an authentic Colonial Dinner at a private home in Mount Airy. Mary Grogan Strain, and her husband, Liam, have two boys enrolled at the school. […]

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From a career in politics to a career on another stage

Arts | November 3rd, 2017 | Leave a comment

By Rita Charleston Three love stories, plus a murder mystery and a nuclear espionage plot, form the basis of Philadelphia playwright Michael Hollinger’s noir comedy,”Red Herring,” now at Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Ave. in Ambler, through Nov. 19. David Bradley directs six actors who play 18 roles, although most of the action centers […]

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Extractive economy at the root of a myriad of problems

Opinion | November 3rd, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Colette Pichon Battle It’s hard to listen to the news each day without hearing another story of extreme weather. Hurricane Harvey caught our attention in August when it hit Houston, one of this nation’s largest cities. Then Hurricane Irma hit the Caribbean and Florida hard, followed by Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico and the […]

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