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Councilman Domb talks school reform, taxes at CH college

by Pete Mazzaccaro With rumors swirling that he may be getting ready for a mayoral run next year, Philadelphia City Councilman-at-Large Allan Domb visited Chestnut Hill College on Wednesday, Feb. 6. for an hour-long talk on his background as a self-made businessman and the city issues that matter to him most. He was invited to […]

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After Inter-Ac finale, GA first, PC tied for second

by Tom Utescher In the first Inter-Ac League game between Penn Charter and Germantown Academy back on Jan. 30, host GA got out to a 27-11 lead by the end of the first quarter, and the Patriots proceeded to a 68-46 victory. In last Thursday’s rematch at PC, things seemed to be going much better […]

SCH basketball closes out season, celebrates seniors

by Tom Utescher Last Wednesday, a stretch of three basketball games in three days began for Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, which played its final home game of the 2018-19 campaign against visiting Episcopal Academy. The host Blue Devils led at the end of the first quarter, but by halftime EA had gained a three-point edge, […]

Werdt, GFS Tigers search for silver linings

by Jonathan Vander Lugt For the first time in his coaching tenure at Germantown Friends School, Shawn Werdt’s Tigers won’t be participating in meaningful postseason basketball. They finished in a three-way tie for last in the regular season standings (10-15, 1-8) and bowed out to Friends Select in the first round of the Friends Schools […]

Area grapplers gather for PIAS championships

by Tom Utescher With junior Chris Kim winning the 120-pound title and sophomore Christian Colman (126 lbs.) and junior Wyatt Hare (182 lbs.) also reaching the finals last weekend, Germantown Academy repeated as the third-place team at the Pa. Independent Schools wrestling tournament at Malvern Prep. Defending champion Wyoming Seminary (Wilkes Barre, Pa.) had its […]

Word Mavens reveal ‘Stuff Every Grandmother Should Know’

by Len Lear Joyce Eisenberg, 65, and Ellen Scolnic, 56, aka “The Word Mavens,” are area residents who have written three books, including one that was released Feb. 12, “Stuff Every Grandmother Should Know” (Quirk Press). They have also written many gently humorous, non-political essays about domestic slice-of-life events, sort of like the late syndicated […]

‘Dr. Ruth’ in Ambler much more than just a sex therapist

by Rita Charleston Before Karola Ruth Siegel went on to become Dr. Ruth, she fled the Nazis in Germany as a child on the Kindertransport, became a sniper in Jerusalem, married three times, had two children and eventually moved to America where she became one of America’s best known sex therapist. Written by Mark St. […]

Valentine’s Day celebration: A blessing or a curse?

by Roz Warren Valentine’s Day: the best day of the year, or the worst? The words “Valentine’s Day” evoke images of flowers, chocolate and romantic, candle-lit dinners. But when I asked my Facebook friends how they observe the day, I got a surprising variety of responses: The first, from a happily married pal, was unabashedly […]

Grant funding secured to restore intersection

by Maddie Clark On Monday, Feb. 4, Pennsylvania State Senator Art Haywood announced that funding has been approved regarding the improvement of historic streets in Philadelphia, and that at least some of that would be used to repair the intersection of Mermaid Lane and Winston Road in Chestnut Hill. “I am pleased to announce [that […]


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Grant funding secured to restore intersection

by Maddie Clark On Monday, Feb. 4, Pennsylvania State Senator Art Haywood announced that funding has been approved regarding the improvement of historic streets in Philadelphia, and that at least some of that would be used to repair the intersection of Mermaid Lane and Winston Road in Chestnut Hill. “I am pleased to announce [that […]

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After Inter-Ac finale, GA first, PC tied for second

by Tom Utescher In the first Inter-Ac League game between Penn Charter and Germantown Academy back on Jan. 30, host GA got out to a 27-11 lead by the end of the first quarter, and the Patriots proceeded to a 68-46 victory. In last Thursday’s rematch at PC, things seemed to be going much better […]

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Local students connect, discuss power of microlending

A group of high school students combined business and real-world experience at the William Penn Charter School Microfinance Inaugural Conference on Feb. 2, a learning opportunity that evolved from Penn Charter’s Microfinance Club. The two-year-old club has been exploring international and local microfinance, fundraising through school-wide activities and making loans to entrepreneurs through Kiva.org, an international nonprofit that provides financial […]

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Word Mavens reveal ‘Stuff Every Grandmother Should Know’

by Len Lear Joyce Eisenberg, 65, and Ellen Scolnic, 56, aka “The Word Mavens,” are area residents who have written three books, including one that was released Feb. 12, “Stuff Every Grandmother Should Know” (Quirk Press). They have also written many gently humorous, non-political essays about domestic slice-of-life events, sort of like the late syndicated […]

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State must move to improve mortality rates for black mothers

by Nina Ahmad, Ph.D. The timely, informative panel on maternal and infant mortality, “Why are Black Mothers & Babies Dying?” convened by Jovida Hill, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Commission for Women, drew a standing-room only crowd at the Lucien Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library on Dec. 15, 2018. The panel included such maternal care […]

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‘Dr. Ruth’ in Ambler much more than just a sex therapist

by Rita Charleston Before Karola Ruth Siegel went on to become Dr. Ruth, she fled the Nazis in Germany as a child on the Kindertransport, became a sniper in Jerusalem, married three times, had two children and eventually moved to America where she became one of America’s best known sex therapist. Written by Mark St. […]

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