During summer slowdown, some thoughts on how to fix sports

From the Sidelines July 17, 2014 0 Comments

by Clark Groome The events of the last few weeks – the World Cup, the baseball All Star Game, the NBA and NHL drafts – focused attention on what is great and what is flawed about these sports. The greatness speaks for itself, so let me make proposals about two changes that might remove some […]
Continue Reading

High drama at Germantown Friends theater camps

Schools July 17, 2014 0 Comments

There is high drama at Germantown Friends School this summer with the introduction of two new theater camps. On stage, third- through sixth-grade students are performing plays they have written, produced and directed themselves in an improv Acting Camp; backstage, high-school students are designing and building sets that will be used in a professional production […]
Continue Reading

Popular ‘Moonlight Movies’ return to Mt. Airy

News July 16, 2014 0 Comments

by Siobhan Gleason Thanks to a partnership between Mt. Airy USA, the Trolley Car Diner and the Free Library of Philadelphia, Moonlight Movies in Mt. Airy are in their third year, and they have been steadily growing in popularity. This year, movies are being shown on Fridays at Lovett Park and and on Saturdays at […]
Continue Reading

New life for an old bookstore

Opinion July 16, 2014 1 Comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro In this week’s issue, Sue Ann Rybak reports on Jake Sudderth, a Seattle native who has done the unthinkable and purchased a used-book store that he plans to move to Germantown Avenue in Mt. Airy. That bookstore, Walk a Crooked Mile Books, is a nearly 20-year-old neighborhood institution. Founding owner Greg Williams […]
Continue Reading

Running into the night

Out and Back July 16, 2014 0 Comments

by Dante Zappala The apocalypse had come and gone. The gale force winds had subsided. Light rain misted sideways, riding the roller coaster of lingering gusts that swept across the fields of Germantown Academy. Even as lightning still flashed in the distance, Ben Szuhaj wanted to race. He had come to the track meet this […]
Continue Reading

CHHS still concerned about possible home demolition

Opinion July 16, 2014 5 Comments

by Patricia Marion Cove The Chestnut Hill Historical Society continues to be concerned regarding the planned demolition and subdivision of 415 West Moreland Ave. The unique, inherent qualities within this community include its open space and historic architecture, which were two of the most important elements that qualified Chestnut Hill in becoming a National Historic […]
Continue Reading

John Byrne Band brings Celtic-folk to Pastorius

News July 16, 2014 0 Comments

by Kevin Callan The John Byrne Band brings its Celtic-folk music back to the Pastorius Park Concert Series for the second year in a row on Wednesday, July 16, at 7:30 p.m. The John Byrne Band has regularly toured the East Coast in recent years, performing often in the Philadelphia, New York and New Jersey […]
Continue Reading

‘Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art’ at Woodmere

News July 16, 2014 0 Comments

by William R. Valerio With Woodmere’s dedication to the artists of Philadelphia, the exhibition we open next week dedicated to Theresa Bernstein (1890-2002) is an important accomplishment. Yes, you read the artist’s birth and death dates correctly: Bernstein lived to be one hundred and twelve years old—and she was an active painter up through her […]
Continue Reading

Letters: July 16

Letters July 16, 2014 0 Comments

Charity Rip-off I received two calls this week asking me to donate money – one call from a charity for money for kids cancer drive and one call to raise money for homeless vets. I asked the first one what percentage goes to kids. They said 12 percent. I asked the other group what percent […]
Continue Reading

Crime Report: 7 thefts from vehicles and 1 stolen car

Crime Report July 16, 2014 0 Comments

The following crimes are from the week of July 6 to July 12, 2014. July 6. Valley Green Road and Springfield Avenue. Between 6 and 8 p.m., an unknown person bent the passenger side front door of complainant’s 1998 Honda CR-V and stole one wallet, one driver’s license and an ATM Wells Fargo card. July […]
Continue Reading