Hill author teaches others ‘a writing strategy’

Uncategorized | May 10th, 2012 | 1 Comment

by Grant Moser Looking back at her 20 years in writing, Susan Gregory Thomas, 43, has learned one lesson: writing “is not a glamour career. If you’re going to be durable in this kind of business, it behooves you to have a strategy going into every medium and situation.” This lesson of having a plan […]

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Local fashion designer in bloom on TV’s ‘Project Runway’

Uncategorized | August 18th, 2011 | Leave a comment

by Vivienne McCarthy In an industry that trades in a currency of cool, it comes as a welcome surprise that one of its hottest young designers is more of a gardener than a bon vivant. When at home, Germantown fashion designer Kristin Haskins Simms loves shopping at the garden sections of Home Depot as much as  […]

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Penn Charter senior wins both Presidential and Gates honors

Uncategorized | May 19th, 2011 | Leave a comment

Joya Ahsan Ahmad, a William Penn Charter School Senior from Mt. Airy, has been honored as both a 2011 U.S. Presidential Scholar and a Gates Millennium Scholar. “This is a wonderful accomplishment for Joya,” said Penn Charter Head of School Darryl J. Ford. “The level of this achievement is only matched by the level of […]

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St. Martin’s announces new rector

Uncategorized | November 19th, 2010 | Leave a comment

St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church named a new rector this week, W. Jarrett Kerbel. The 44 year-old is currently the executive director of the Crisis Ministry of Princeton and Trenton. His first sunday at the church will be on February 6, 2011. “I could not be more excited and grateful for the opportunity to serve St. […]

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Hiller oversees acclaimed garden nurtured by the blind

Uncategorized | November 18th, 2010 | Leave a comment

by KELLY McLAUGHLIN Anne Frank once speculated that nature was the source of all goodness in the world; nature was for her, and still remains for many people, a constant reminder of a higher power. Within her diary she often questioned how something as horrific as World War II could co-exist with the awesome magnificence […]

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‘Excellence – no excuses” is local educator’s motto

Uncategorized | November 17th, 2010 | Leave a comment

by Lou Mancinelli Don’t sweat the small stuff. It’s a cliché sometimes offered as advice for overcoming a difficult situation. But for Chestnut Hill resident Scott Gordon, CEO and founder of Germantown’s The Mastery School – perhaps more familiar as the man whose institution was granted $1 million this September on the Oprah Winfrey show […]

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