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GFS grad named co-anchor of ‘Weekend Today’

by Len Lear NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker, 43, who graduated from Germantown Friends School in 1994, became co-anchor of the Weekend Today show last weekend. The news came shortly after co-anchor Sheinelle Jones’ announcement that she will be stepping away from the show to spend more time with her family. Jones co-anchored […]

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Screening of “Walk in My Shoes” at Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields on Jan. 22

by Sue Ann Rybak Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields will hold a screening of the Theater of Witness film “Walk in My Shoes,” which shares the life stories of four police officers and three community members of color in their own words. The screening begins at 7:30 p.m. at the church, 8000 St. Martin’s Lane on […]

Chestnut Hill on Ice: A celebration of winter – live ice sculptures, ice skating and hot chocolate

by Sue Ann Rybak Old man winter must be getting pretty frail because he hasn’t mustered up enough energy this winter to give us enough snow to break out the sled. Not to worry though. Chestnut Hill’s winter festival, Chestnut Hill on Ice, on January 31 and February 1 transforms Philadelphia’s Garden District into a […]

Charming high comedy and time capsule at Allens Lane

by Hugh Hunter Check out the witty charm of “The Philadelphia Story” (1939), now on full display in director Noel Hanley’s revival at Allens Lane Theater. Complete with elegant set and lush costuming by Morgan McCoy, “Philadelphia” is all about the vivacious socialite, Tracy Lord, whose character was based on Helen Hope Montgomery Scott (1904 […]

Hill jazz pianist performing at the legendary Birdland

By Len Lear Virtually every great jazz performer in the U.S. over the last 71 years has performed at Birdland, which opened in December of 1949 at 1678 Broadway in Manhattan, closed in June of 1964 after a bankruptcy and reopened in 1985 at 2745 Broadway in the heart of the New York theater district. […]

‘Revolutionary Road’ explores lives of quiet, suburban desperation and faded dreams

by Bill Wine Each week, veteran film critic Bill Wine will look back at an important film that is worth watching, either for the first time or again. The chasm between “should be happy” and actually being happy was explored with smarts and finesse in the 2008 scenes-from-a-marriage drama, “Revolutionary Road.” What’s on display is […]

Tree Talk: At the beech in winter

by Ned Barnard & Pauline Gray Take a winter walk in the Wissahickon woods. Among the bare tree trunks and branches you are likely to spot a few trees, often smaller ones, with papery dried leaves still clinging to their twigs. You will probably recognize them as beech trees by their smooth gray trunks. Often […]

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Joe Dworetzky practiced law in Philadelphia for 35 years, first as a partner at Drinker Biddle and later at Hangley Aronchick. He served as City Solicitor under Mayor Ed Rendell, and for four years was a member of the School Reform Commission. He moved to San Francisco in 2011 and began a second career as […]

In Springfield, volunteers create a hoagie assembly line for Martin Luther King Day of Service

by April Lisante Six years ago, Beth Bauer decided she wanted her church to do more for the community. So as a member of Flourtown’s First Presbyterian Church of Springfield, she vowed to make the church more known in the community. “We were known as the big church on the corner next to the Acme,” […]


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Chestnut Hill on Ice: A celebration of winter – live ice sculptures, ice skating and hot chocolate

by Sue Ann Rybak Old man winter must be getting pretty frail because he hasn’t mustered up enough energy this winter to give us enough snow to break out the sled. Not to worry though. Chestnut Hill’s winter festival, Chestnut Hill on Ice, on January 31 and February 1 transforms Philadelphia’s Garden District into a […]

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Joe Dworetzky practiced law in Philadelphia for 35 years, first as a partner at Drinker Biddle and later at Hangley Aronchick. He served as City Solicitor under Mayor Ed Rendell, and for four years was a member of the School Reform Commission. He moved to San Francisco in 2011 and began a second career as […]

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Local volunteer opportunities abound for MLK Day of service

By Sue Ann Rybak Todd Bernstein, founder and director of 25th Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service, said in a statement that “a national record of more than 150,000 volunteers are expected to participate in more 1,800 community service projects throughout the region” on Monday, Jan. 20, the National King Day of […]

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For SCH, dominant shooting display by junior guard bright spot in close loss to Episcopal

by Ed Morrone Bobby Markey heard the jeers cascade down from the boisterous student section inside Episcopal Academy’s gymnasium on Friday night. Road basketball crowds in the Inter-Ac League can be unrelenting, and Markey’s floppy, disheveled red hair made him an easy target. Every time the junior guard touched the ball, the packed section in […]

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Screening of “Walk in My Shoes” at Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields on Jan. 22

by Sue Ann Rybak Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields will hold a screening of the Theater of Witness film “Walk in My Shoes,” which shares the life stories of four police officers and three community members of color in their own words. The screening begins at 7:30 p.m. at the church, 8000 St. Martin’s Lane on […]

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Award winning PR firm thrives in Chestnut Hill Kismet cowork space

By Pete Mazzaccaro In 2008, when the economy went into a deep recession, lifelong public relations man Tony DeFazio found himself at a crossroads. Several years prior, he was working for Gregory FCA, one of the largest PR firms in Philadelphia, and had built the PR department for a large real estate company. He was […]

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