Randolph’s jewelry store to close

News September 16, 2014 0 Comments

by Kevin Dicciani Randolph’s Fine Jewelry, at 7902 Germantown Ave., will close its doors Sept. 20 after 18 years of business in Chestnut Hill. Owner Randolph Tartaglio said the closure is due to “circumstances beyond my control,” though his windows are papered with photocopies of a letter from his landlord stating that he must vacate […]
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Hectic early schedule for CHC spikers

Sports September 15, 2014 0 Comments

by Tom Utescher A young Chestnut Hill College volleyball squad showed its resilience in a home match last Friday night, initially going down a set, 17-25, then battling back to take the next three, 26-24, 25-16, and 25-20. The win over New Hampshire’s St. Anselm College was the second victory of the day for the […]
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Shipley slips by SCH tennis, 3-2

Sports September 15, 2014 0 Comments

by Tom Utescher More Springside Chestnut Hill Academy players enjoyed success in their tennis contests last Tuesday than those from visiting Shipley School, but Shipley actually won more matches. That’s because the four successful SCH athletes were paired up in doubles competition, while the visiting Gators were the winners in the three singles contests on […]
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SCH volleyball plugging key gaps

Sports September 15, 2014 0 Comments

by Tom Utescher Although the volleyball team at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy suffered some key losses from the 2013 line-up, the team will be able to build around a small group of returning veterans this fall. “We have some experience, but we have some big holes to fill from graduation,” underscored fifth–year head coach Heather […]
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One threatening idiot can’t ruin coast-to-coast bike ride

Local Life September 12, 2014 0 Comments

by Max Feldman – Part Three 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 third and final installment of Max’s record of the […]
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It was right after her husband’s suicide – The Thanksgiving I spent with generous Joan Rivers

Local Life September 12, 2014 0 Comments

by Jeffrey Charles Marder In November, 1987, I walked off-stage at Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club in Caesar’s Palace, Lake Tahoe. I had just closed a lightly attended show. It was early in the week, and historically those club performances are never crowded. Imagine, then, my surprise to see Joan Rivers and a few […]
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New owners of shop at Top of Hill have lots of Seoul

Local Life September 12, 2014 0 Comments

by Lou Mancinelli When she moved to Philadelphia in 1983 from South Korea, Denise Hellenbrand was 12 and did not know any English. Not the alphabet, not anything. Her uncle had moved from Seoul in 1976 and later opened a clothing manufacturing warehouse on Broad Street near Olney. Her parents were expert tailors who ran […]
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Joe Black: natural foods pioneer, ex-hippie, ‘manny’

Local Life September 12, 2014 0 Comments

by Lou Mancinelli In January of 1970 a young hippie who was against the Vietnam War enlisted in the Army because he was about to be drafted. There were three different jobs he could choose from, and with any luck Joe Black would not end up in combat in Vietnam. Now 44 years later, after […]
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Learn everything about Yeakel Cemetery at Flourtown site

Local Life September 12, 2014 0 Comments

The history of the Yeakel Cemetery, the final resting place of some of Chestnut Hill and Springfield Township’s earliest inhabitants, will be the subject of a program presented by the Springfield Township Historical Society on Thursday, Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Bethlehem Pike and East Mill Rd., Flourtown. The burial ground is […]
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Eden Foods controversy prompts co-op to hold special meeting for members

News September 11, 2014 0 Comments

by Sue Ann Rybak  Weavers Way Co-op is hosting a public forum at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Summit Church, 6757 Green St., to discuss the recent controversy regarding the Co-op’s decision to continue to purchase products from Eden Foods, an organic food company, despite the company’s attempts to be exempt from the […]
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