Police release sketch of Fairmount Park assailant

News October 2, 2014 0 Comments

Philadelphia police have released this sketch of the man who attacked a women in Fairmount Park in the Cresheim Creek area near the McCallum Street bridge. The following is from the Philadelphia Police Blog: Northwest Detective Division is looking to identify and locate the suspect wanted for an attempted robbery/assault in Chestnut Hill. On Friday […]
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Machine gunner in Iraq will relate experiences locally

Local Life October 2, 2014 0 Comments

by Sue Ann Rybak Kevin Powers, author of this year’s “One Book, One Philadelphia” selection, will speak at Arcadia University, 450 S. Easton Rd. in Glenside, on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m. The event, free and open to the public, will be in the Kuch Center Alumni Gymnasium and will include a book signing. Powers’ […]
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Shaky search for romance in ‘Quake’

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by Hugh Hunter Over the years Allens Lane Theater has staged lots of edgy plays, and they are staying true to form with this season’s opener, “Quake” (2001), an 80-minute one-act play by Melanie Marnich. In its offbeat way, “Quake” is about the conflicted soul of modern women. Lucy (Jane Sorensen) is the main character, a young woman […]
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Nine-year old child on Hill contributed to war effort

Local Life October 2, 2014 0 Comments

by Meredith Sonderskov Seeing a photo in the Aug. 27 issue of the Local that showed Red Cross volunteers in a November, 1958, Chestnut Hill Herald issue reminded me of my first encounter with the ladies of the Red Cross office in Chestnut Hill. It was the fall of 1942, I was nine years old […]
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No need to hang up the shoes at 40

Out and Back October 2, 2014 0 Comments

by Dante Zappala After 20 years with the Yankees, in the last at bat of his last home game, Derek Jeter hit a game winning single. It was the perfect end to a career. This same type of story has been unfolding in the running world this year, except that none of the players seem […]
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Looking back at the 2014 baseball season

From the Sidelines October 2, 2014 0 Comments

by Clark Groome Baseball seasons have unique personalities. The season that ended Sunday was no exception. Teams expected to do well – Atlanta, for instance – didn’t live up to expectations. Others of which little was expected – the Kansas City Royals, for example – did better than predicted. Those unexpected twists and turns aren’t […]
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Authentic history and style at home in the Old German Township House Tour

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For the fifth consecutive year Historic Germantown and Mt. Airy Learning Tree are teaming up to open the doors of some of the area’s most historic and notable private homes. This year’s tour – “Authentic History and Unique Style” – features six pre-1926 homes from Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy and Germantown. Architects represented include George […]
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Women’s health event set for Saturday in Mt. Airy

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Chestnut Hill Hospital’s Alpha Kappa Alpha Rho Theta Omega Chapter and New Covenant Church of Philadelphia will present “Healthy Woman 2014,” a free wellness conference designed especially for women. The event will be held on the New Covenant Campus, at 7500 Germantown Ave. in Mt. Airy, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. […]
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Theologian to speak at Lutheran Seminary

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Dr. Larry L. Rasmussen, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor Emeritus of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary, will present the William Lazareth Lecture in Theology and Ethics at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP). A renowned theologian and advocate for the poor and for environmental issues, Rasmussen’s lecture is entitled […]
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Obituary: Martha M. Smith, Hill shop owner

Obituaries October 1, 2014 2 Comments

by Walter Fox Martha Moffett “Marty” Smith, 90, owner of a greeting card and gift shop in Chestnut Hill for 53 years, died Sept. 21 from complications of a stroke at her home on Ardleigh Street where she had been born in in 1924. Mrs. Smith closed her shop, Martha M. Smith Gifts at 184 […]
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