by Mary Nearpass When Mt. Airy's Julie Greenberg, 57, was in her mid-20s, studying to be a rabbi and living in a feminist world of non-traditional relationships, she wondered how she would create a family. As a single woman engaged in passionate activism, Greenberg had always planned on becoming a… Read More >

by Lou Mancinelli and Len Lear Pat J. Devlin, 64, grew up in Flourtown on West Wissahickon Avenue and spent as much time as she could in and around Wissahickon Creek. In addition, her family lived just down the road from Erdenheim Farm, and she loved to walk just outside… Read More >

by Pete Mazzaccaro It must be a sign of old age really getting me. I'm just not that excited about Halloween anymore. I don't have a complaint about Halloween. If anything, it may be our best holiday. Get dressed up. Go door to door for free candy. When I was a… Read More >

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by Tom Utescher In the last cross country competition they’d see before this week’s Friends Schools League Championship Meet, the boys’ team from Germantown Friends capped off the 2014 dual meet season in the league last Tuesday in their customary dominant fashion. Sophomore Nick Dahl cruised around the Belmont Plateau… Read More >


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Avenida announces closure

Cantina Avenida, the Latin restaurant that opened up at the former Cresheim Cottage Cafe less than five years ago announced on its Facebook page that the restaurant is now closed. The restaurant, owned by Chef Ken Alvarez and his wife, Kim, underwent a complete renovation, including a new menu, in May of this year. The […]

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A lone Friends Central athlete (third from left) finds himself in the middle of a pack of Germantown Friends runners during last Tuesday’s regular-season swansong. (Photo by Tom Utescher)

GFS boys roll through final dual meet

by Tom Utescher In the last cross country competition they’d see before this week’s Friends Schools League Championship Meet, the boys’ team from Germantown Friends capped off the 2014 dual meet season in the league last Tuesday in their customary dominant fashion. Sophomore Nick Dahl cruised around the Belmont Plateau course in 18 minutes and […]

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Mass. State Senator and GFS alumnus speaks at the school

At a recent Germantown Friends School assembly, Massachusetts State Senator and GFS alumnus Dan Wolf gave every Upper- and Middle-school student a homework assignment: Do an Internet search and find Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream speech” delivered on Aug. 28, 1963. For Wolf, that speech represents what he feels is the “failed […]

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Go for a spin at all-new Chestnut Hill Cycle Fitness

by Sue Ann Rybak If you love “spinning” but don’t want to commit to a long-term gym membership, or if the idea of taking a spinning class seems intimidating, then Chestnut Hill Cycle Fitness, 8624 Germantown Ave., may be the ideal place for you to take a test ride. Chestnut Hill resident Allison (“Alli”) Bradley, […]

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