Letters

Letters August 20, 2014 0 Comments

Fighting over canned food Yet another splendid opportunity for right-minded people to squabble over the ever-diminishing parcels of ideological turf that we feel compelled to occupy and defend to the death. Why sell meat if vegans and vegetarians do not favor it? Why sell chocolate whose origins are in countries whose major exports otherwise seem […]
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Crime Report

Crime Report August 20, 2014 0 Comments

The following crimes are from the week of August 10 to August 16, 2014. Aug. 13. 8600 block Germantown Avenue. Complainant states that in line at store an unknown person picked his pocket of a cell phone. Aug. 14. Unit block E. Chestnut Hill Avenue. An unknown person stole a 26′ copper drain pipe from […]
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Girl Scout Cadette serves food to the community

News August 19, 2014 1 Comment

by Kevin Dicciani Grace Fry, a 12-year-old Girl Scout from East Norriton, hosted the Summer Fiesta at St. Martin in the Fields Church on Aug. 13. The event, a supper with all contributions going to those in need, was the last project Grace needed to earn the Girl Scout Silver Award, which honors leaders who […]
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President’s Corner: On “The Avenue”

Opinion August 19, 2014 0 Comments

by Will Detweiler Beyond the summer beauty of the hanging flower baskets and planters – thanks to the efforts of tireless Dotty Shefield, Emily Daeschler and Bob Mackowski – and the glitz and glamour of the Philadelphia Mounted Police, exciting things are happening on Germantown Avenue. Starting at Chestnut Hill College with their newly enhanced […]
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Watch Party for Dragons at SCH

News August 19, 2014 0 Comments

On Wednesday, Aug. 20, the Taney Dragons will face-off against Nevada in their third game of the Little League World Series. Three Dragons attend Springside Chestnut Hill Academy – Mo’ne Davis, Jahli Hendricks and Scott Bandura. SCH will be throwing their second Watch Party tomorrow to celebrate the team and its students. The festivities will begin […]
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Mount golf launches season, hosts charity event

Sports August 18, 2014 0 Comments

by Tom Utescher Long in the planning stages, a fundraiser presented by the golf team at Mount St. Joseph Academy came to fruition in a very timely manner last Friday at the St. Martin’s Course of the Philadelphia Cricket Club. Called Par Is Your Partner For Suicide Prevention and benefitting the American Foundation for Suicide […]
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SCH grads second in NCAA League

Sports August 18, 2014 0 Comments

by Tom Utescher Part of Team Maroon in the Philadelphia/Suburban Women’s NCAA Summer Basketball League, 2012 Springside Chestnut Hill Academy graduates Michelle Boggs (now playing for East Stroudsburg University) and Elana Roadcloud (Ursinus College) made it through the playoff semifinals and into the championship game last week. On Tuesday, sixth-seeded Maroon staged a 48-42 semifinal […]
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Familiar new coach for Mount field hockey

Sports August 18, 2014 0 Comments

by Tom Utescher As Mount St. Joseph Academy began field hockey practice last week, an interim coach was in charge of the proceedings. After heading the program for the last three seasons, Christina Post (MSJ ’97) is away on maternity leave. The MSJ program isn’t likely to miss a beat, though, since few teams are […]
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Hill church choir performs in 700-year-old cathedral

Note-Worthy August 15, 2014 0 Comments

by Michael Caruso Chestnut Hill’s Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields celebrated the 125th anniversary of its founding with a trip by its choir to England. Led by parish music director Erik Meyer, the choir sang at Exeter Cathedral and its namesake parish, St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London. Back home from the adventure, Meyer first put the […]
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Don’t give this Hill writer a left-handed compliment

Local Life August 15, 2014 0 Comments

by Rita Charleston It’s often been observed that while the great dancer Fred Astaire received most of the attention and fanfare for his amazing routines, his partner Ginger Rogers was doing everything he was doing — only she was doing it all backwards and in high heels! Now, it’s not that I consider myself a […]
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