The effects – good and bad – of a media frenzy

Out and Back August 27, 2014 0 Comments

by Dante Zappala The wooden chairs in the courtrooms at City Hall are harder than cement. I fruitlessly tried to find some comfort in one. My legs were pretty well shot. I had just strung together a set of runs to mimic the stress of the marathon – 10 quality miles one day and then […]
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Up in Maine: A mystery concert and a change of heart

Enemies of Reading August 27, 2014 0 Comments

by Hugh Gilmore A guy who couldn’t sing worth a damn floated into hearing range on the pond last night and though he annoyed me at first, I wound up envying him so much I wanted to holler him ashore and make his acquaintance. What annoyed me is that I was out on the screened […]
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Ft. Washington Historical Society presents Civil War talk

News August 27, 2014 0 Comments

The Historical Society of Fort Washington is sponsoring a lecture on African Americans during the Civil War by Paula Gidjunis, instructor at the Civil War Institute at Manor College. The lecture will be at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 16, at Clifton House, 473 S. Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington. She will share her research on some of […]
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Tasty result for ex-Hiller’s 10-year effort – ‘Chefs’ tears’ flow into book about kitchen magician

News August 27, 2014 0 Comments

by Len Lear “The chef, all billowy in white, navigated his dining room like a ship under sail, greeting the few customers. When he arrived at our table, he docked himself in the extra chair and let out a great sigh. ‘One snowflake falls, everyone stays home. No customers. No delivery trucks.’ “Months after my […]
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Letters: August 27

Letters August 27, 2014 0 Comments

An America divided I have fallen out of the letter writing habit in recent years, but current events in Ferguson, have re-inspired me to let my voice be heard. As a child, I lived in Palmyra, Mo., for a number of years. We had exactly two African-American kids in our school, and I was given […]
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Crime Report

Crime Report August 27, 2014 0 Comments

The following crimes are from the week of August 17 to August 23, 2014. Aug. 19. Unit block E. Springfield Avenue. Complainant states that when they arrived home at 10 p.m. they noticed dining room patio door open. Police did a walk through and found kitchen screen window cut and smear marks on window. Taken […]
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Sex trafficking victims in Pa. treated as criminals

News August 26, 2014 0 Comments

by Sue Ann Rybak – The second in a series of articles It’s probably hard for many people to believe that sex trafficking could be taking place in Mt. Airy. But just last week, East Mt. Airy resident Rahim McIntyre, a.k.a King Kobra, was sentenced on Aug. 18 by U.S. District Court Judge Harvey R. […]
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SCH follows U.S. trends for int’l students

News August 26, 2014 0 Comments

by Garrison Xian The United States has long been a destination for international students seeking degrees from this country’s most prestigious universities. The same is true of U.S. prep and independent schools where international enrollment has boomed in the last 10 years. In research conducted by the Institute of International Education, the U.S. international student […]
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Mount harriers start seeking third AACA title

Sports August 25, 2014 0 Comments

by Tom Utescher If Mount St. Joseph wins a third straight Catholic Academies title this fall, it’s likely to be in a race that has a lot more in common with last year’s championship meet than with the 2012 event. Two years ago, the Magic scorched their AACA rivals to win by a whopping 46 […]
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Mount volleyball filling graduation gaps

Sports August 25, 2014 0 Comments

by Tom Utescher This fall Mount St. Joseph Academy’s volleyball opponents will be seeing a number of new faces on the other side of the net. There are a total of half-a-dozen seniors and juniors, but there are also seven sophomores hoping to make an impact in the 2014 campaign. Mount St. Joe won the […]
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