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Appellate court declines to reinstate Bah on ballot

by Sue Ann Rybak The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has denied the appeal of Tonya Bah, who was ordered off the ballot for the 8th District City Council primary for failing to file a statement of financial interest with the city’s department of records. “We are disappointed by the decision of the Appellate Court not […]

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Where some see deteriorating buildings, she sees beauty

by Len Lear When most of us look at an old, deteriorating building, we simply see a hulk that has outlived its usefulness. But Lara Cantu-Hertzler sees a potential work of art. I have called her the Philadelphia artistic maven of old, crumbling buildings since her artistic renderings of them have earned her numerous gallery […]

City’s new opera house is magical

by James Smart (Ed. Note: The Metropolitan Opera House is a historic opera house located at 858 North Broad St. It has been used for many different purposes over its history. Now known as the Met Philadelphia, the theater reopened in December, 2018, after a complete renovation as a concert venue.) The fuss that is […]

CHBA advances sustainability efforts through Green Business on the Hill

by Philip Dawson, Executive Director, Chestnut Hill Business District This Earth Day, the Chestnut Hill Business Association is making an unprecedented commitment to advancing sustainability with the launch of its first-ever green business certification program. Green Business on the Hill is a new initiative that recognizes merchants who take meaningful steps toward incorporating sustainability in […]

Schuylkill Center to host ‘Naturepalooza,’ free family festival

Celebrate Earth Day at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education’s eighth Naturepalooza festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. The festival offers fun for the whole family with fort-building, guided hikes, pond explorations, music curated by Kathy O’Connell of Kids’ Corner on WXPN, food trucks and face painting. Naturepalooza is in […]

Breaking down weight loss barriers

by Catherine M. Brzozowski Weight loss isn’t just about looking good – it’s about being your healthiest. Obesity is a common and very serious condition that is rapidly rising in the United States. Weight management is a complicated epidemic because it can contribute to many other serious medical conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type […]

NFA hosts ‘EdCamp’ for educators in region

This past Saturday, April 6, Norwood-Fontbonne Academy hosted its second annual EdCamp event. The event, which the academy refers to as an “unconference,” hosted 45 participants including teachers, school nurses, principals, college professors and librarians from Pennsylvania and New Jersey. EdCamp was originally started in 2010 in Philadelphia, and now takes place across the United […]

Help FOW get the park ready for spring

Friends of the Wissahickon seeks volunteers to help keep Wissahickon Valley Park clean and beautiful during its busiest time of year. Extra hands are always needed to remove the many fallen branches and other tree debris left by this winter’s storms, clear trash and recycling, trail work and planting. FOW Volunteer Service Days not only […]

Mount student organizes bra drive for Earth Day

by Barbara Sherf Ladies, it’s time to clean out the drawers and keep another bra out of a landfill to help a 15-year-old Mount Saint Joseph Academy student reach her goal of delivering a thousand brassieres to young women in Uganda this summer. It all began when Ambler resident and high school student Ilsa Maguire […]


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Appellate court declines to reinstate Bah on ballot

by Sue Ann Rybak The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has denied the appeal of Tonya Bah, who was ordered off the ballot for the 8th District City Council primary for failing to file a statement of financial interest with the city’s department of records. “We are disappointed by the decision of the Appellate Court not […]

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Penn Charter’s ‘field of dreams’ opens

The Penn Charter community turned out on April 6 to celebrate a milestone for the school: completion of the first of three projects in a campus transformation. PC’s Ralph F. Palaia Field and baseball facility officially opened on a picture-perfect spring day, and in front of a delighted crowd of students, parents, teachers, coaches, alumni, […]

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NFA hosts ‘EdCamp’ for educators in region

This past Saturday, April 6, Norwood-Fontbonne Academy hosted its second annual EdCamp event. The event, which the academy refers to as an “unconference,” hosted 45 participants including teachers, school nurses, principals, college professors and librarians from Pennsylvania and New Jersey. EdCamp was originally started in 2010 in Philadelphia, and now takes place across the United […]

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Soccer net is no hoot for owl captured in it

by Michele Wellard Imagine a large great horned owl with huge yellow eyes, perched in a tree in the moonlight. He spots his prey and takes off. The serrated edges of his wing feathers ensure that he flies silently through the night. His prey will never hear him coming. But suddenly, instead, the owl is […]

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Black hole photos mark a time to stop and wonder

For many kids of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, Disney’s 1979 film “The Black Hole” occupies a particularly nostalgic place. In kindergarten, I owned a tin lunchbox with the film’s art plastered on every side. And I wasn’t the only kid who loved the movie at the time. Last week’s scientific photo of a […]

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Where some see deteriorating buildings, she sees beauty

by Len Lear When most of us look at an old, deteriorating building, we simply see a hulk that has outlived its usefulness. But Lara Cantu-Hertzler sees a potential work of art. I have called her the Philadelphia artistic maven of old, crumbling buildings since her artistic renderings of them have earned her numerous gallery […]

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