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Residents raise questions about Lovett Library Park

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by Sue Ann Rybak More than 50 residents packed the Lovett Library Meeting Room on Saturday, Dec. 8, to voice their opinions about the proposed plan to transform Lovett Library Park, the grassy area adjacent to the library at 6945 Germantown Ave., into a vibrant community area. The meeting was sponsored by Mt. Airy USA […]

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Kiosk critics seek relief; parking blamed for business decline

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by Pete Mazzaccaro Barbara Kaplan, of Antiques Gallery at 8523 Germantown Ave, said business is worse today than it has been in the 26 years she and owner Gerry Schultz have been in business in Chestnut Hill. But it’s not the economy that’s to blame, according to Kaplan. It’s the new kiosk system at Chestnut […]

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Opinion

Only in the echoes of my mind: Rediscovered books (Part 1)

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by Hugh Gilmore  Everyone is invited to suggest books for our annual roundup of reader recommendations of books “Most Enjoyed” this year. Your “enjoyed” books can be, but do not have to be, published recently. In fact the older and more “rediscovered” the better. This is not a “best of” competition. It is an opportunity […]

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Obituaries

Hope K. Rawls, teacher and sportswoman

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Hope Knowles Rawls, 93, formerly of Chestnut Hill, a teacher and a national squash champion, died Dec. 2, at the home of her son John T. Rawls in Virginia Beach, Va. Mrs. Rawls was a member of the doubles team that won the National Squash Doubles Championship in 1941 and 1950. She also was a […]

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Eleanor M. Davis, educator

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Eleanor Matlack Davis, 108, formerly of Mt. Airy and Wyndmoor, a retired teacher and school administrator, died Dec. 1 at Mather House at the Hill at Whitemarsh, Lafayette Hill. Mrs. Davis had been director of the lower school at what was then Springside School for 13 years until her retirement in 1968. Earlier she had […]

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The Professor’s House: Another Bookman’s Adventure (Conclusion)

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by HUGH GILMORE Today’s column, the third and final installment of a three-part series, is meant to be both an adventure story and a cautionary tale. For dramatic purposes, I’ll begin at the end. Eugene Okamoto and I agreed on the phone the other day that our used-book businesses would run a lot easier if […]

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The Professor’s House: Another Bookman’s Adventure (Part 2)

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by HUGH GILMORE Catch-up from last week: I had been invited by Roberta and Terrence Foss, of Mt. Airy, to come to his mother’s house to buy “thousands of old books.” Once I arrived I learned that Terry’s father, Ernest Foss Jr., had been killed in World War II three months before Terry was born. […]

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‘There’s nothing like our Wissahickon Valley’

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Hill author has branched out with books about trees by J.B. Hyppolite Prolific Chestnut Hill author and tree expert Edward S. “Ned” Barnard, 76, has branched out, you might say, with his book, “New York City Trees: A Field Guide for the Metropolitan Area,” the most detailed book of its kind. Barnard is currently co-authoring […]

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Chronicles history of ‘American Obsession’

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Mt. Airy lawyer-turned-writer an Ivy League good sport by Lou Mancinelli It turns out that fans owe the tradition of hot wings and Super Bowls to the Ivy League, where the rules of modern football, from yardage markers to the number of players on the field, were developed. The Heisman Trophy, college football’s most prestigious […]

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Hill author pens another treasure with ‘Main Street’

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by Len Lear Miles Orvell, a resident of Chestnut Hill for the past 23 years, is a brilliant professor and scholar. He earned an undergraduate degree from Columbia University (1964) and a Ph.D. from Harvard University in English and American Literature in 1970, and he came to Temple University for his first job out of […]

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