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Book Release - A Second Chance Series

June 13, 2017 by Millicent Stephens Murray (Register to contact)

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Millicent Stephens, aka Missy Stephens, published her romance series titled, A Second Chance, which is a story about second chances at love.

Missy is an Overbrook alumna in the Class of '84.

She currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and children.

She is a lyricist and songwriter who has written several songs, one of which is titled Thinking of You and is currently on the Mystery of Love CD by J Wes Project Band. An avid reader herself, she put her talents to work in her first romance series.

Check out her website to see her literary works: http://www.*****/****.

Overbrook High School News From Around The Web

2 teenagers injured in double shooting in Overbrook

A double shooting near Overbrook High School sent two teenagers to the hospital.

Ex-Overbrook High track and gymnastics coach Jonas Harding has great memories  The Philadelphia Tribune

If you are a coaching legend like Jonas Harding who was a head coach in track and field and gymnastics at Overbrook High School, it's always nice to reflect on.

Overbrook High School Opens Renovated Digital Media Lab  CBS Philly

A new digital production lab at a Philadelphia high school is helping students build a foundation for the future.

Lockdown lifted at Overbrook High School

Overbrook High School was under lockdown Wednesday morning after a teacher reported hearing a gunshot inside the school.

Betty Garfield | Obituaries  MyEasternShoreMD

JUPITER, Fla. — Betty Garfield (née Brodsky) passed away on Oct. 31, 2018 in Jupiter, Fla. at the age of 98½. Born in the parlor of the Brodsky family home on ...

Overbrook High School's Class of 1967 celebrates 50th Reunion  The Philadelphia Tribune

Congratulations to Overbrook High School, (OHS) Class of 1967, who celebrated their 50th Reunion on Aug. 19. There was a great turnout with over ...

Tymir Jackson rushes into the Overbrook record book

The senior quarterback finished the season with 1190 rushing yards to surpass the old mark of 1051.

Overbrook High School's 50th Reunion  Philadelphia Sunday Sun

ABOVE PHOTO: The Overbrook High School 50th Reunion committee poses for a photo. (Photo: Robert Mendelsohn). Patricia Gilliam Clifford. By Patricia ...

- Paralysis sparked spiritual transformation: Mt. Airy superstar soul singer recalled in new film  Chestnut Hill Local

by Len Lear "Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don't Know Me,” which was screened Oct. 26 at the Ritz East and Philadelphia Film Center, 1412 Chestnut St., and.

Film director Benny Boom returns to Overbrook High  The Philadelphia Tribune

Benny Douglas, who goes by the name Benny Boom, returned to the Overbrook High School auditorium where he once sat as a student.

Reports: Stationing police in Philly schools costly, causes trauma for students of color : Education  WHYY

The Advancement Project and the Alliance for Educational Justice want police out of schools, according to their new report. The advocacy groups believe school ...

Local schools' selections for 2018 Best of the Class

For more than 30 years, 6abc has coordinated The Best of the Class Event - a free daylong celebration of academic achievement inviting high school ...

Overbrook High basketball great Kevin Washington inducted into Hall of Fame  The Philadelphia Tribune

Former Overbrook High standout Kevin Washington is a big part of the Panthers' basketball legacy going back to the early 1970s.

Overbrook High Alumni to host Hall of Fame banquet  The Philadelphia Tribune

It's going to be a big night for a number of Overbrook High alumni on Friday, May 8. The Overbrook High Alumni Association will hold its 24th annual Hall of.

Alumni helps give students a fresh start at Overbrook H.S.

Volunteers at a school in West Philadelphia hope a *fresh* coat of paint will give students a *fresh* start for the new school year.

Overbrook track star Deworski Odom to be inducted into the Overbrook High Hall of Fame  The Philadelphia Tribune

Overbrook High has produced a lot of track and field stars over the year. Deworski Odom is certainly one of them.

James L. Glover Jr., 59, auto mechanic and Overbrook grad  The Philadelphia Tribune

James L. Glover Jr., an auto mechanic, died on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. He was 59.

Pa. lawmakers want to reform school construction program, but funding remains a question  WHYY

“[Anything] that mentions microfiche is probably worth revisiting and looking to update,” said Pedro Rivera, Pennsylvania's secretary of education. Over the last ...

Will Smith mural nearly done  The Philadelphia Tribune

Tribune Staff Writer. If the weather cooperates, West Philadelphia will be home to an impressive new tourist attraction this week. Richard Wilson, a 44-year-old ...

Beverage tax monies to fund two new athletic fields in Philadelphia

The 'Rebound Philadelphia' project will create a neighborhood football field and a practice field. One on Parkside Avenue, the other behind the Mann Music ...

10 Students In Custody After Brawl At Overbrook High School; 3 Injured  KYW Newsradio

The incident was reported at about 10:15 a.m. in a third-floor hallway.

Irving H. Anderson Jr., 72, Army veteran  The Philadelphia Tribune

Irving H. Anderson Jr., a U.S. Army veteran and retired librarian, died on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, following an eight-year battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

How an Overbrook High grad went from jail time to a career in engineering  Billy Penn

Paul Johnson talks about his time in the PowerCorps program and the motivation to get his life back on track.

Vernon Sykes, 53, loved to work and grill  The Philadelphia Tribune

Services are set for Vernon Sykes, an Overbrook man who enjoyed basketball and grilling who died on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. He was 53.

Shoot for the Stars Basketball Camp at High School of the Future  The Philadelphia Tribune

High School of the Future to host hoops camp. It's the summer in Philadelphia. Basketball is the hottest sport in the city. For many youngsters looking to learn the ...

Police: West Philly triple shooting that killed girl, 17, was 'almost like a terror attack'

Two shooters - likely teenagers - "indiscriminately" opened fire on a group of teens Friday night in West Philadelphia, killing 17-year-old Sandrea Williams and ...

'I said, "Sandrea, Sandrea." She didn't reply': Mom recalls daughter's shooting in West Philly

The fatal shooting of the 17-year-old girl occurred just before 11 p.m. Friday in West Philadelphia. Police said she was one of three innocent bystanders hit.

Overbrook High School Gymnasium Gets A Facelift  CBS Local

The walls in the halls outside Overbrook's aging gymnasium have received a *fresh* coat of orange and black paint, supplies and manpower courtesy of a nearby ...

Two West Philadelphia Schools Placed On Lockdown Following Shooting Outside School  CBS Philly

Police say shots were fired outside Harambee Charter School at 68th and Media Streets on Wednesday.

Edward T. Love, 62, retired teacher  The Philadelphia Tribune

Edward T. Love, a retired teacher, died on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. He was 62.

Allentown SD selects new principal for William Allen High School  69News WFMZ-TV

The Allentown School District has selected a new principal for William Allen High School.

Report: Stationing police in schools is costly, causes trauma for students of color  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

A new report by the Advancement Project and the Alliance for Educational Justice says that police should not be stationed in schools. The two advocacy groups ...

2 Charged In Murder Of Overbrook High School Student  CBS Local

Two men have been charged in connection with the murder of Bernard Scott, a 17-year-old Overbrook High School student who was shot and killed in a ...

Watch: Philly-shot ‘Brotherly Love’ features Overbrook High School in first trailer

In October 2013, stars like Macy Gray, KeKe Palmer, and Quincy Brown descended upon West Philly's Overbrook High School to begin shooting the upcoming ...

Deaths in South Florida: 11/18  Sun Sentinel

See recent obituaries from around South Florida published in the Sun Sentinel.

Mistrial for man acting as his own lawyer in murder case retrial

Hassan Bennett, who is not a lawyer, was serving a life sentence for a 2006 murder when he began acting as his own attorney and won a new trial in 2017.

From Overbrook High to Baltimore's next mayor  The Philadelphia Tribune

Baltimore Mayor-elect Catherine Pugh has a vision for the Mid-Atlantic city known for its beautiful inner harbor, scrumptious crab cakes and closely built ...

Sonia Leon Gilbert, leader in American-Muslim relations, opera singer, and humanitarian

Sonia Leon Gilbert, 89, an opera singer and lifelong champion of multicultural understanding who was raised in a Jewish household and became a ...

Anthony D. Penn, 53, Aria Hospital employee  The Philadelphia Tribune

Anthony D. Penn, an employee of Aria Hospital, died on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He was 53.

Philly couple shares secrets to happy marriage after 75 years

Valentine's Day is fast-approaching and if you're in need of some romantic inspiration, meet the Rudnicks, who celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary this ...

Lack of Black men pitched for school board raises concern  The Philadelphia Tribune

When the names of the 27 finalists being considered for the new Board of Education were revealed, Bilal Qayyum was not surprised to see only two Black men ...

Middletown beats Overbrook in state playoffs, gets No. 1 team in state as a reward  Middletown Press and Journal

For the second year in a row, the Middletown Blue Raiders used some last-second magic to pull out an exciting victory at Lancaster County's Garden Spot High ...

These Philly GED students got a bonus boost: a real deal prom  Billy Penn

The glam party is a "huge motivator" for JEVS E³ students.

Wilt Chamberlain's high school coach is still alive and has incredible stories  USA TODAY High School Sports Legendary NBA Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain has been dead for more than 17 years. His high ...

An early Christmas for Clarence 'Eggy' Tillman  The Philadelphia Tribune

Christmas came early for Clarence “Eggy” Tillman. On Tuesday, Tillman, who became a household name and a Philadelphia schoolboy legend in the 1970s as ...

Charles Frazier  Martha's Vineyard Times

Charles was born on August 23, 1931, to Ross Frazier Sr. and Clara Frazier. He was the sixth of eight children born to that union. Charlie was born in ...

Delphine Noble, 64, teacher in public and private school systems  The Philadelphia Tribune

Delphine Noble, an elementary school teacher, died on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. She was 64.

The Pa. schools with the worst SAT scores

They have common denominators - poverty and crime chief among them. The schools that posted the 50 worst SAT scores in Pennsylvania share among ...

New Allen High principal a familiar face  Allentown Morning Call

Shannon Mayfield, the popular Allen High principal who left after just one year in the position because of a fractured relationship with a former superintendent, ...

Women of Excellence  Philadelphia Sunday Sun

105.3 WDAS is honoring phenomenal women all over the Tri-State area at their Fourth Annual Women Of Excellence Luncheon presented by Gwynedd Mercy ...

Eloise Johnson, 96, retired teacher's aide  The Philadelphia Tribune

Eloise Johnson, a retired teacher's aide, died on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, after a brief illness. She was 96.

Martin Oree Hughes  Charleston Gazette-Mail

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CARIE Founder Bernice Soffer Dies at 91  Jewish Exponent

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WILT'S 75th II  Philadelphia Inquirer

In recognition of the 75th anniversary of Wilt Chamberlain's birth on Aug. 21, here's a look at what was perhaps the Dipper's most memorable high school game.

Local star returns to Sharon Sunday | News  Sharonherald

SHARON — Everyone has a life goal, and Bob Golub is within a heartbeat of accomplishing his.

Two schools: 15 miles and worlds apart  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

Upper Dublin High School in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, and Overbrook High School in Philadelphia are just 15 miles from each other. But they're worlds ...

Mike Gale humble in return to basketball roots  The Philadelphia Tribune

You didn't have to be an Overbrook High School alumnus to enjoy the 25th annual Hall of Fame banquet and ceremony. The school's alumni on Friday inducted ...

Book Review: Living with a Legend and Other '60s Tales  Jewish Exponent

Most teenagers would be rather miffed if their parents told them to vacate their bedroom and take up residence down the hall in the guest bedroom. But David ...

Shirley L. Butler, 78, St. Francis of Assisi Parish member  The Philadelphia Tribune

Shirley L. Butler, a member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, died on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. She was 78.

Teen rescues baby from burning home in Overbrook

A Philadelphia teen is being called a hero after rescuing a baby from inside a burning home in the city's Overbrook section.

Philly black male educators set to 'suit up' to welcome students  The Philadelphia Tribune

The Fellowship: Black Male Educators for Social Justice are ready to rally in front of nearly a dozen Philadelphia schools to welcome students. The September 5 ...

Overbrook places four on All-Public baseball teams  The Philadelphia Tribune

It's been a big year for many Public League baseball teams this season. Of course, Frankford captured the Public League and city championships. Obviously ...

Drinking water at 40 Philly schools being retested for lead concentrations

The School District of Philadelphia is retesting drinking water outlets for lead concentration levels at 40 schools across the city to ensure they meet federal and ...

Lionel F. Rubin, 84, pioneer in veterinary ophthalmology and University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine professor

Lionel Freedman Rubin, 84, a former professor at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine who was a pioneer in the field of veterinary ...

Philly had a link with Ali  The Philadelphia Tribune

Growing up in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia, lovingly referred to by its inhabitants as the Hill Top, there's a certain aura of pride, especially in the 6200 ...

Vince Miller to be honored at legends banquet  The Philadelphia Tribune

The Philadelphia Association of Black Sports and Culture (PABSC) regularly honor some very deserving people every year. The PABSC will recognize a real ...

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“Old Images of Philadelphia” is a treasure trove of historic pics. It just hit 200,000 likes. More great old Philly pics from this wildly popular Facebook page.

Fight for your school, not at your school

Cheltenham High once was a jewel of a school. The recent in-school brawls need to be called out.

Vera Moore Walker, 94, singer for famed Black opera troupe  The Philadelphia Tribune

Vera Moore Walker, an opera singer, died on Thursday, May 10, 2018. She was 94.

Jean Parker, 90, retired classroom aide  The Philadelphia Tribune

Jean Parker, a former nurse and retired classroom aide, died on Monday, July 30, 2018. She was 90.

Deliverance Evangelistic Church's Music Minister Alex Ingram Life after retirement!  Philadelphia Sunday Sun

ABOVE PHOTO: Alex Ingram at the piano during the “Wawa Welcome America” celebration at Independence Mall. (Photo courtesy: Alex Ingram). By Arlene ...

SJ Wrestling Hall of Fame to induct 2018 Class on Nov. 3  Cherry Hill Courier Post

The South Jersey Wrestling Hall of Fame will hold induction ceremonies for its Class of 2018 on Nov. 3 at Masso's Crystal Manor in Glassboro. Tickets are $40 ...

What High Schools Have Graduated the Most NBA Players?  Bleacher Report

The preps to pros era is over, so the connection of high school basketball programs to the NBA organization is not as discussed as it was 10 years ago...

After a broken wrist, this rising St. Joe's star is ready to chase his NBA dreams  Billy Penn

No way is Charlie Brown dropping his goal of going pro, despite being sidelined all last season.

Philly's Will Smith just won the 'In My Feelings Challenge'  The Philadelphia Tribune

Philadelphia native Will Smith took the Drake “In My Feelings Challenge" to another level. The Overbrook High School alum posted his rendition of the popular ...

Ernest Jones, 98-year-old dad of ex-Sixer star Wali, knows Philly sports history  The Philadelphia Tribune

Ernest Jones is a man who has been around a long time. At 98-years-old, Jones has a great deal of knowledge, energy and enthusiasm. He has lived through ...

Stephen M. Goodman remembered for "mentoring generations of Philadelphians"  Philadelphia Business Journal

UPDATE: The Goodman family has announced a public memorial *service* will be held April 8 between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Lincoln Hall at the Union League, ...

Offer from Temple spurs Overbrook's DeShields

Marques DeShields broke more than tackles this past football season. He also shattered the perception of the Overbrook High School football program.

Celebrity Yearbook Pictures: See Cindy Crawford, Halle Berry, and More!  Closer Weekly

It's that time of the year again! To celebrate the back-to-school season, helped us round up some of our favorite celebrity yearboook pics.

New images released of 2 teens charged in murder of dog walker

Police have released new photos of the two 15-year-old charged with the murder of James Stuhlman, who was shot and killed while walking his dog in ...

One 15-Year-Old Arrested, Another Wanted for Murder of Dog-Walking Overbrook Man  Philadelphia Magazine

On Thursday morning, we reported that police had two teens in custody for the shooting death of 51-year-old Overbrook man Jim Stuhlman and that the arrest of ...

A Dozen Voices On Education In The Heart Of Wolf, Wagner Country  WPSU

When Craig Murphy walks into the headquarters of the Red Lion School District just southeast of the city of York, the receptionist greets him with a.

Nathaniel Davenport, 62, jazz musician  The Philadelphia Tribune

Nathaniel Davenport, a jazz musician, died on Saturday, June 30, 2018 of cardiovascular disease. He was 62.

Trailblazers exhibit features notable African-Americans in Pa. history

The original exhibit, according to the Department of General Services, debuted in 2005. Last year, it was given a new home in the East Wing of the Capitol.

Katrina evacuees in Philly still feel pain 12 years later  The Philadelphia Tribune

When you live through a hurricane as devastating as Katrina, the memories are easily triggered.

The 100th class of Germantown High School celebrates their 50th reunion  Philadelphia Sunday Sun

ABOVE PHOTO: Attendees of the Germantown H.S. 50th reunion in the Ballroom at the Hilton. (Photo courtesy: Michael E. Dutton). By Nancy Randolph.

Comcast NBCUniversal Awards $74,000 In Scholarships To 65 Greater Philadelphia Area High School Seniors  PR Newswire

TREVOSE, Pa., May 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast NBCUniversal today announced that it has awarded approximately $74,000 in scholarships for the ...

Quiet guy, Mike Gale, finally gets his due  The Philadelphia Tribune

On Friday, Overbrook High School will pay homage to arguably one of its greatest and most overlooked basketball players.

New donation platform launched for Philly's public schools  The Philadelphia Tribune

The Overbrook Education Center would like a safe play area for its visually impaired and blind students, Luis Munoz-Marin Elementary needs calculators to ...

Stephen M. Goodman, 77, Philly champion of start-ups, lawyer and jazz pianist

Stephen M. Goodman, 77, a Philadelphia lawyer who recognized very early the importance of start-ups and became their adviser and champion as the ...

Philly's 2017 Lindback Award winners

60 Philadelphia School District elementary, middle and high school teachers are being honored as 2017 Lindback Award winners.

Will Smith swings through West Philly for a cheesesteak

International superstardom is not enough to keep Will Smith from returning to West Philadelphia for a cheesesteak. The Wynnefield native and Overbrook High ...

Prince Artis Gilliard Jr., 87, entrepreneur and police investigator  The Philadelphia Tribune

tribune staff writer. Prince Artis Gilliard Jr., a former investigator with the Philadelphia Police Department and an entrepreneur who owned several businesses, ...

Honoring Our Veterans Photo Gallery | Honoring Our Veterans  Press of Atlantic City

Military *service* is among the most meaningful duties. Generations of men and women form a core part of this nation's identity: personal sacrifice to uphold the ...

Philly native uses basketball as invention springboard  The Philadelphia Tribune

Want to know what makes former Overbrook High School legend and UCLA great Andre McCarter cringe? Just sit with him as he watches a basketball game.

School Reform Commission releases evaluation of superintendent  The Philadelphia Tribune

The Student Reform Commission released its evaluation of School District of Philadelphia Superintendent William R. Hite for the 2015-16 academic school year.

City announces Rebuild project will bring a soccer and football field to West Philly

Philadelphia officials announced a Rebuild project that will bring a soccer and football practice field to a park in West Philly. Funding for the project's second ...

'Veterans Smile Day' offers dental services for those who served  Press of Atlantic City

For the seventh year, hundreds of volunteer dentists, assistants and hygienists will treat veterans for one day next month during “Veterans Smile Day.” On Nov.

Ethel Hendricks Taylor, 90 retired federal worker

FAMILY MEMBERS say that had she been born in a different time there would have been no limits to what Ethel Marie Hendricks Taylor might have ...

New School Progress Report rates district, charter schools on more than just test scores | Philadelphia Daily News

Rating schools on more than test scores. ED HILLE / Staff Photographer. Maj. Ken Roberts speaks to his Junior ROTC class at the Philadelphia Military Academy ...

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