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A big hit

Fox Chase Elementary teacher Grace Kelly receives a surprise pep rally to honor her as the Phillies Teacher of the Year.

Documentary about Insectarium heist crawling to fall release

It was a case of 7,000 missing insects, but where they went – and who took them – was never the question. When the vast majority of creatures living at the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly...

Mayfair students hang birdhouses in memory of late classroom assistant

Marsha Dougherty was a beloved faculty member at Ethan Allen School -- so much so that she was called the “child whisperer” for her ability to connect with students with special needs. Dougherty, who served...

Red Tiger Taekwon-Do students, coach go global

Red Tiger Taekwon-Do center in Bustleton sent eight of its students to compete in an international championship.

Frankford High School teacher to be recognized as a “hero” by museum

On a recent Monday afternoon, a group of Frankford High School students broke into teams and began making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. “Take pride in your work,” teacher Kristen Degregorio told her students. “Make...

Friends, fellow teachers remember Florence Fay

Florence R. Kelly Fay, 85, a beloved teacher who spent more than four decades at Archbishop Ryan High School, died April 14. Fay, of Chalfont, Bucks County, influenced generations of students after joining Ryan’s English...

Jumping for joy

Autism Solace, a new nonprofit that creates sensory-friendly events for kids on the autism spectrum, held its first ever event at Sky Zone.

Bernstein keeping dad proud

Mike Bernstein will always remember the last time he spoke to his father. It wasn’t unusual. In fact, it was a typical conversation he and his father of the same name would have just about...

Finding his shot

Northeast Philadelphia native Jack Swiker won an Emmy for his work on Entertainment Tonight and will have his short film screened at Cannes Film Festival.

Trash to treasure

The Philadelphia prison system’s composting program was awarded for composting over 44,000 tons of food and saving taxpayers approximately $28,000 in 2017.
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