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Last week's basketball action in the College summer league set the stage for the playoff quarterfinals. more
In a return to summer basketball league action, Germantown Academy had little trouble winning back-to-back games last Monday. more
Recent discussions about Chestnut Hill College’s ambitious plans for their expanded SugarLoaf Campus have led Our Town to look back at the history of that tract of land and its houses. more
The last week of college summer league play before the July 4 break brought one major shake-up on Thursday, when the USciences alumni squad, Team Heather Maroon, suffered its first loss. more
After meeting a degree of resistance from Bensalem High School in the first of its summer league basketball games last week, Germantown Academy took control of its second contest very quickly. more
Area graduates brimmed with optimism and gratitude to parents and teachers, though they addressed issues such as COVID, social unrest and war. more
In the summer basketball league it is hosting, Germantown Academy saw its own team climb to a 4-0 mark in the second week of competition. more
In college summer league play last week both Team Red (Chestnut Hill College) and Team Black (Jefferson University) went 1-1, and Black won 48-39 when the teams met head-to-head on Thursday evening. more
Summer league basketball action got underway on Monday, June 13, with the Germantown Academy Patriots playing host to a number of Suburban One League girls' teams, as well as St. Hubert's. more
At the June 6 workshop meeting, Springfield Township manager Michael Taylor outlined updated strategies implemented by township police in response to the mass shooting last month at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.  more
When we make decisions, as the School District of Philadelphia recently did to force children, starting May 23rd, to once again cover their faces for entire school days for weeks on end, we need to consider two things. more
Almost a year and a half after announcing his departure, Head of School Stephen L. Druggan is stepping down from Springside Chestnut Hill Academy to become the Superintendent of the American School of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.  more
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy celebrated the 10th anniversary of its distinctive program for teaching entrepreneurship this year with the announcement of a $3 million gift from former board chair Dick Hayne. more
On Friday, May 20, The Inquirer published an article on mask mandates being reinstated in Philly public schools. Who made that decision? more
Norman Aaron Newberg, a Mt. Airy resident, author, and University of Pennsylvania professor who trained a generation of educators, died in his sleep on May 8 at age 87. more
Even before pandemic shutdowns, historic house museums were having a rough time. But our local house museums are working hard to buck that trend, including those in Historic Germantown. more
Chestnut Hill College’s Annual Reunion Weekend, June 1-4, 2022 will celebrate the retirement of College President Sister Carol Jean Vale, SSJ, PhD., after thirty years of service, with a special beer brewed in her honor. more
The Blue Devils of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy scored a run in the second inning and made it stand up the rest of the way to win the title. more
The girls' lacrosse teams from Penn Charter and Springside Chestnut Hill Academy split in their home/away series during the Inter-Ac League's regular season this spring. more
A member of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Sister Roseann is retiring this month after 50 years as a Montessori teacher in Catholic schools, the last 38 of those years as a beloved first, second and third grade teacher at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy. more
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