Late goals lift Mount hockey to 2-0

Sports September 8, 2014 0 Comments

by Tom Utescher The time of possession, the penalty corner totals, and other statistics favored Mount St. Joseph Academy, but as the end of last Tuesday’s field hockey home opener approached, the scoreboard showed the host Magic trailing Neshaminy High School, 1-0. On a corner play that took place with no time left in regulation, […]
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GFS racquet women get past PC, 4-3

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by Tom Utescher The Penn Charter Quakers won the top two singles bouts, but the host Tigers of Germantown Friends School captured three doubles contests and took a 4-3 decision in a non-league tennis match last Friday. GFS also won at third singles and had the team victory wrapped up at 4-2 before Penn Charter […]
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SCH harriers host annual invitational

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by Tom Utescher Even on weekend days, schools rarely schedule sporting events to start as early as 8:00 AM. That was when Springside Chestnut Hill Academy launched its annual cross country invitational on September 6, and it spared the runners the worst of the weather conditions on this very hot, sticky Saturday. In the girls’ […]
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The eagle has landed in nearby Wissahickon Valley

Local Life September 5, 2014 0 Comments

by Brenda Malinics Sheepishly, my friend shared the news that she thought she had seen an eagle on her morning walk in the Wissahickon. “That’s not possible, is it?” she asked. It’s possible, I assured her; indeed, the eagle has landed in Philadelphia. The first bald eagle nest in Philadelphia in modern times was discovered […]
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Exhibit now at local gallery – Holocaust survivor, world-renowned Chestnut Hill artist

Local Life September 5, 2014 0 Comments

by Len Lear In 1998, after artist Monique Seyler moved to Chestnut Hill, where she later opened and operated an art gallery, Gallery Saint Martin, she met fellow artist Ursula Sternberg, who lived at the top of the Hill with her husband, classical music maestro Jonathan Sternberg. “Although we would know each other for only […]
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Was with Cirque du Soleil for 5 years – Fringe Festival show for Gtwn’s ‘Tonight Show’ juggler

Local Life September 5, 2014 0 Comments

by Lou Mancinelli Greg Kennedy may live modestly in Germantown, but the 43-year-old juggler has won a Gold medal at the International Jugglers’ Association Championships, appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, been featured on the cover of Juggler’s World and Juggle Magazines, received over two million views on his YouTube videos and performed on […]
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Local painters finding comfort in artistic fellowship

Local Life September 5, 2014 0 Comments

by Lou Mancinelli For the past 30 years a group of artists has met every Wednesday night at the home of a husband and wife in the group in Fort Washington. The artists are university professors, botany teachers, a NASA artist, portrait artists, etc. The meeting is a place of camaraderie and a place of […]
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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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‘Edgy,’ death-defying poetry performance in graveyard

Local Life September 5, 2014 0 Comments

by Constance Garcia-Barrio The adventurous 34th Street Poets will transform the gates of St. Peter’s Churchyard, 313 Pine St., Old City, into a portal between worlds this coming Saturday night. The poets will invite guests to enter the land of shades, or at least touch its boundaries, with “Graveyard Voices: a death-defying poetry performance with musings […]
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Why are so many drivers so angry at bike riders?

Local Life September 5, 2014 0 Comments

by Max Feldman – Part two  ED. NOTE: Max Feldman, 29, and his dad, Ken, 64, of Mt. Airy, rode their bicycles from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean, 3,756 miles in all, from June 24 to Aug. 15 of this year. This is the second installment of Max’s record of the extraordinary journey: […]
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