Chestnut Hill: A squash powerhouse

News July 23, 2014 0 Comments

by Garrison Xian Chestnut Hill is famous for its architecture, stone paved roads, boutique shops and flowers. The neighborhood, however, is also known for something that most Hillers are unaware of: Chestnut Hill is a squash powerhouse. No, not squash the vegetable, but the racket sport in a four-walled room in which players alternate hitting […]
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Down on the farm in Treunbrietzen

Out and Back July 23, 2014 1 Comment

by Dante Zappala Follow the road out of Berlin down towards Wittenberg. Just before you get to the town of Treunbrietzen, make a right. You’ll rumble over cobblestones and cross a one lane bridge. Hang a left. Take the first dirt road you see to the barn with the solar panels on the roof. It’s […]
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Columnist offers more fixes for professional sports

From the Sidelines July 23, 2014 0 Comments

by Clark Groome Last week we dealt with stopping stoppage time in soccer and eliminating the role of the Major League Baseball All-Star game as the determinant of which league has home-field advantage in the World Series. Here are a few more problems and solutions that shouldn’t be hard to implement, even though it’s not […]
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‘Aaron & The Spell’ to close Pastorius Park concert series

News July 23, 2014 0 Comments

Aaron & The Spell will conclude the 66th Pastorius Park Concert Series on July 30 at 7:30 p.m. with its eclectic blend of music consisting of the blues, folk, soul and indie rock. At the helm of Aaron & The Spell is Philadelphia-based artist Aaron Brown. As singer and songwriter of the band, Brown’s performances […]
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An ‘eye for an eye’ in everyday life

Opinion July 23, 2014 0 Comments

by Susan Karol Martel Nowhere is the truth of the phrase “an eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind” more apparent than it has been due to events over the last several weeks in the Middle East. On June 12, three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped and, days later, discovered in a crude grave. […]
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Letters: July 23

Letters July 23, 2014 0 Comments

A huge omission Last week’s article about my appointment as director of Chestnut Hill Meals on Wheels contained one huge omission. There was no mention of Lynne Mason who has been the heart and soul of our organization for the past five years. Lynne will thankfully remain with Meals, promoted to assistant director, and it […]
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Crime Report: Four thefts

Crime Report July 23, 2014 0 Comments

The following crimes are from the week of July 13 to July 19, 2014. July 18. 8000 block Seminole Street. Complainant states that at 7:30 a.m. she found driver’s door open and contents of vehicle in disarray. July 18. 200 block E. Willow Grove Avenue. Complainant states that an unknown person stole his black and […]
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Moselle to leave Mt. Airy USA

News July 22, 2014 0 Comments

Elizabeth Mosells

by Sue Ann Rybak Elizabeth Moselle, director of Commercial Corridor Revitalization and Business Development for Mt. Airy USA and director of the Business Association of Mt. Airy, will resign at the end of July to accept a position with the Fairmount Park Conservancy, a nonprofit, collaborative partner of Philadelphia’s Parks and Recreation Department. She also […]
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Torturous trip out of the country – Ballerina from war-torn Ukraine comes to teach in G’tn

Local Life July 18, 2014 0 Comments

by Mary Nearpass Several months ago, when she booked her tickets from Ukraine to the United States, Irina Komarenko thought her trip would be relatively routine. She would fly from Donetsk to Moscow, then to New York City and on to Philadelphia, where Komarenko, principal dancer for the Donetsk Ballet Company for over 22 years, […]
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Pastorius Park concerts: Rain, rain, go away (please)!

Note-Worthy July 18, 2014 1 Comment

by Michael Caruso For the third week in a row, the weather played a role in the summer season of concerts in Pastorius Park. The threat of rain, which never materialized, forced the moving of Mutlu’s June 25 concert from the park’s outdoor stage to the lower school auditorium of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. Considering […]
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