Will Taney’s success attract city kids to baseball?

Opinion September 10, 2014 0 Comments

by Clark Groome There have probably been a billion words written about the great kids who made up Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons and Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West, the two Little League teams that captured the country’s imagination and heart as they played in the Little League World Series last month. While all of what was written […]
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Promising year begins at MLK High School

Opinion September 10, 2014 0 Comments

by Shelly Yanoff At the end of August , the school was quiet, the office was receiving admission requests, the cheerleaders and sports-related folk were coming in after practice. They greeted this stranger heartily. Some members of the faculty were coming in to get ready for school. The promise of a new year was palpable. […]
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Working to save 415 W. Moreland

Opinion September 10, 2014 4 Comments

Shirley Hanson, Founding Director, Chestnut Hill Historical Society.* The Chestnut Hill Historical Society has been trying for the past several months to work towards a solution that would save 415 W. Moreland Ave. We are not alone. At this time more than 925 individuals have signed a petition to oppose the demolition of this property. […]
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Hill resident now heads Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia

Note-Worthy September 5, 2014 3 Comments

by Michael Caruso The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia recently announced the appointment of Janelle McCoy as its new executive director. Originally from rural North Carolina, the Chestnut Hill resident leaves a similar post at the Mendelssohn Club, one of America’s oldest choruses, and assumes her new position as the Chamber Orchestra begins the celebration of […]
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Do-it-yourself miracle from our self-proclaimed hero

Over the Top September 5, 2014 0 Comments

by Mike Todd “We are family now, you and I,” I said, watching the blood drip from my finger, forming an unbreakable bond with my silent compatriot. “What are you doing?” my wife Kara asked from the doorway behind me. “Just having a moment with the laundry machine,” I replied. I’d never felt closer to […]
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Sit by Wissahickon Creek or report on homemade pickles?

Opinion September 5, 2014 0 Comments

by Lou Mancinelli There were two young teenagers sitting just beyond the banks of the Wissahickon Creek where the creek should be before it went under the bridge and the road, but the water was too shallow to cover the rocks. It was Monday afternoon, around two o’clock. It was July, and it was muggy […]
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When parents need to ‘let go’

Opinion September 4, 2014 0 Comments

by Pete Mazzaccaro Much in the national conversation in the last month that did not concern Islamic militants or leaked celebrity photos turned to how protective we are in supervising our children. One of the catalysts of this conversation was the story of South Carolina mother Debra Harrell who was arrested for having allowed her 9-year-old […]
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How my girlfriend saved my life

Enemies of Reading September 4, 2014 0 Comments

by Hugh Gilmore With the change of seasons and the return to school days, I always think of the unlikely coincidences that led to my going to college. The biggest influence came from my high school girlfriend, Connie (not her real name). And it came in both a direct and an indirect way. My girlfriend, […]
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Haunted by the ghosts of marathons past

Out and Back September 4, 2014 0 Comments

by Dante Zappala I’m running through the woods, and it appears I am winning the marathon. I’m surprised by this, but I go with it. The pace is solid, I feel great. Everything is going as expected. But suddenly, I get lost. The course opens into an empty field and it’s not clear which way […]
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Just when you think it can’t happen to you

Opinion September 4, 2014 0 Comments

by Carolyn Tileston Not then; not ever. The recent series on sex trafficking in the Local brings forward memories best forgotten, but too important to forget. Years back, in a casual conversation with an old school friend, he said, “Did you know that my sister had had a teenage daughter? One day, after school, the […]
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