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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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SCH girls survive late GA rally to prevail, 11-10

by Tom Utescher This spring, as in recent seasons, girls’ lacrosse teams from the Main Line are holding down the top three spots in the Inter-Ac League standings, while Germantown Academy, Penn Charter and Springside Chestnut Hill Academy battle one another other for the middle ground. The first go-round in this triangular tussle wrapped up […]

Norwood softball overcomes Quakers of Penn Charter

by Tom Utescher It was a blustery, chilly day that made it feel like the calendar had been flipped back a month, but softball players from Norwood Fontbonne Academy and host Penn Charter took to the diamond last Monday for a middle school contest. After the first inning ended with a 1-1 tally, the visiting […]

SCH tennis shows progress with 4-3 win over PC

by Tom Utescher It’s not a formal title, but the tennis team at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy can claim to be the Inter-Ac champions of the eastern side of the Schuylkill River. The Blue Devils had defeated Germantown Academy back on April 9, so with last Tuesday’s 4-3 victory over visiting Penn Charter, SCH had […]

Mount stickwomen cage Panthers for 8-3 mark at Easter break

by Tom Utescher Members of Mount St. Joseph Academy’s lacrosse team dispersed for the Easter weekend on a high note, rolling to a 17-2 victory over visiting St. Basil Academy on Wednesday afternoon. St. Basil is one of several schools in the league which have very few players who entered high school with any lacrosse […]

CHC men’s lacrosse skins Wilmington Wildcats, 14-5

by Tom Utescher A pleasant afternoon turned into a chilly evening last Wednesday at Chestnut Hill College’s Victory Field, but the Griffin stickmen never cooled off as they rolled past visiting Wilmington University, 14-5. A sophomore from the far side of the continent, British Columbia’s Carson Rees led the attack with five goals and one […]

Mt. Airy senior baseball to hold tryouts

The Mt. Airy Senior American Legion baseball team will hold continued tryouts over the next two weekends. The Senior Legion team is open to players ages 16-19 (birth years 2000-2003) and competes in the Lower Montco American Legion League. The baseball is highly competitive, and the team has enjoyed a good deal of success in […]

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 […]


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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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SCH girls survive late GA rally to prevail, 11-10

by Tom Utescher This spring, as in recent seasons, girls’ lacrosse teams from the Main Line are holding down the top three spots in the Inter-Ac League standings, while Germantown Academy, Penn Charter and Springside Chestnut Hill Academy battle one another other for the middle ground. The first go-round in this triangular tussle wrapped up […]

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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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