Mount soccer looks strong in scrimmage

Sports September 2, 2014 0 Comments

by Tom Utescher Mount St. Joseph Academy soccer fans got the first look at their 2014 team last Monday in a home field appearance against Ridley High School. In this game-format scrimmage (the starting date for official games would be Friday, August 29), the host Magic amassed a 6-1 halftime lead and cruised to a […]
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SCH boys soccer building around veterans

Sports September 2, 2014 0 Comments

by Tom Utescher A full slate of pre-season scrimmages has been lined up for the boys’ soccer team at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, and that will be very useful since the squad has undergone significant changes since last fall. Two weekends ago, the team engaged in multi-team invitational events on Friday and Saturday, and last […]
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Trial run for GFS & PC girls soccer

Sports September 2, 2014 0 Comments

by Tom Utescher Penn Charter soccer players ambled down School House Lane last Wednesday to scrimmage against the girls of Germantown Friends School, and although the teams were fairly far apart on the scoreboard at the end of the encounter, it was a valuable exercise for both sides. A talented but youthful Penn Charter team […]
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Many veterans back for SCH field hockey

Sports September 2, 2014 0 Comments

by Tom Utescher Springside Chestnut Hill Academy fans turning out for the start of the 2014 field hockey seasons will see a lot of familiar faces. Coaches Meg Cipolloni and Katie Mersky are back for the Blue Devils, and so are most of the varsity players from 2013. Two seniors from last year’s squad have […]
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Hill resident has PhD from Harvard U. – Inspirational performances combine music and activism

Local Life August 29, 2014 0 Comments

by Constance Garcia-Barrio In the hushed archives of Harvard University, mistress of whimsy April Walker, PhD., found a playground of sorts. April was working toward her doctorate in historical musicology, taking a course called “Manuscript Sources” when the professor “pulled stuff off the shelves for the class.” Those manuscripts included Acts II and III of “Trionfo […]
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Hill author’s ‘Tender … Brisket’ is very well done

Local Life August 29, 2014 0 Comments

by Yona Zeldis McDonough Chestnut Hill-based humorist and freelance writer Stacia Freedman has a knack for one-liners, and her snappy new novel, “Tender is the Brisket,” is peppered with them. The recession must have ended while I was on the crosstown bus, reflects one character. “Adorable” was the term Katya used to describe things that […]
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Leaping Lizards (or how to babysit ‘Bearded Dragons’)

Local Life August 29, 2014 0 Comments

by Barbara Sherf What did I do on my summer vacation? Well, this past week I spent more time that I care to admit on an array of Great Bearded Dragon websites preparing for and getting through my first (and perhaps last) lizard-sitting ordeal that started out just fine. But by Sunday evening I was […]
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You’ve heard of a ‘shaggy dog story;’ – well, here is a ‘shaggy raccoon’ story

From the Belfry August 29, 2014 0 Comments

by Janet Gilmore I’m a city girl. Because there weren’t any woodland creatures where I grew up, I assumed that most animals were either animated, like Bambi and Thumper, or stuffed, like the ones in the dusty dioramas at the Academy of Natural Sciences. So I was surprised as a grown-up when I looked out […]
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Abandonment, from the cat’s point of view – ‘I was dumped on the streets, and I’m about to be killed’

Pets August 29, 2014 0 Comments

by Betsy (aka Gina DeNofa) My name is Betsy. And I needed to be loved. I was brought into the ACCT Philly animal control shelter as a stray. For unknown reasons, my family had dumped me on the streets. Being in the shelter was better than outside, but I was not far from danger. The […]
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Local author weaves ‘Thread’ of fitness, pain reduction

Local Life August 28, 2014 0 Comments

by Len Lear In May of this year we wrote about Stephen Segal of Mt. Airy, an athletic 67-year-old who has played tennis two or three times a week at the Germantown Cricket Club for the past three decades in addition to assorted tournaments and league play. Segal, who is chairman of eReadia LLC, a […]
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