by Kevin Dicciani El Poquito, a Mexican cantina and bar, is coming to Chestnut Hill. Owner George Atterbury said the restaurant is set to open this fall at the former location of Chestnut 7, 8201 Germantown Ave. Atterbury, the former director of operations of the Garces Group, a restaurant company… Read More >

by Mary Nearpass When Mt. Airy's Julie Greenberg, 57, was in her mid-20s, studying to be a rabbi and living in a feminist world of non-traditional relationships, she wondered how she would create a family. As a single woman engaged in passionate activism, Greenberg had always planned on becoming a… Read More >

by Lou Mancinelli and Len Lear Pat J. Devlin, 64, grew up in Flourtown on West Wissahickon Avenue and spent as much time as she could in and around Wissahickon Creek. In addition, her family lived just down the road from Erdenheim Farm, and she loved to walk just outside… Read More >

by Pete Mazzaccaro It must be a sign of old age really getting me. I'm just not that excited about Halloween anymore. I don't have a complaint about Halloween. If anything, it may be our best holiday. Get dressed up. Go door to door for free candy. When I was a… Read More >


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Members of the Friends of the Wissohickon's 90th anniversary gala committee prepare for the event (from left) back row: Martha Kennedy, Anne Standish, Shirley Gracie, Christopher Bentley , Ruffian Tittmann, Aime Cafiero and Janet Lippincott. Front row: Maura McCarthy, Emily Daeschler, Christine Bamberger, Sarah Sanz and Ellen Hass.

FOW to mark 90th year at fall gala

Friends of the Wissahickon’s signature 90th anniversary celebration will take place on Saturday, Oct. 25 at its fall gala at the Valley Green Inn. Christine Bamberger and Christopher Bentley are co-chairs of the 90th anniversary gala. The two Mt. Airy residents have been working along with a 45-member gala committee over the last months to […]

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Germantown Academy players gather together to celebrate after securing match point in last Friday’s five-set volleyball battle with Agnes Irwin. (Photo by Tom Utescher)

GA volleyball outlasts Agnes Irwin, 3-2

by Tom Utescher Coming into last Friday’s home court volleyball match, all of the victories in Germantown Academy’s 11-2 overall record had come in three straight games. This would be a different kind of contest altogether. At the end of September, GA had claimed a 3-0 road victory over Inter-Ac League rival Agnes Irwin, but […]

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Mass. State Senator and GFS alumnus speaks at the school

At a recent Germantown Friends School assembly, Massachusetts State Senator and GFS alumnus Dan Wolf gave every Upper- and Middle-school student a homework assignment: Do an Internet search and find Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream speech” delivered on Aug. 28, 1963. For Wolf, that speech represents what he feels is the “failed […]

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Go for a spin at all-new Chestnut Hill Cycle Fitness

by Sue Ann Rybak If you love “spinning” but don’t want to commit to a long-term gym membership, or if the idea of taking a spinning class seems intimidating, then Chestnut Hill Cycle Fitness, 8624 Germantown Ave., may be the ideal place for you to take a test ride. Chestnut Hill resident Allison (“Alli”) Bradley, […]

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