Springside Chestnut Hill Academy wins grant for restoring historic library

Schools October 1, 2014 0 Comments

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy recently received a grant from the William B. Dietrich Foundation, which is primarily dedicated to funding architectural and historic preservation in the Philadelphia area. The school has used the grant — one of the largest foundation gifts given to the school in support of facilities — to renovate and restore the […]
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GFS students bond at annual activity fair

Schools October 1, 2014 0 Comments

On a recent crisp fall morning, Upper Schoolers at Germantown Friends School gathered on the campus Commons to promote almost 60 student-led clubs available to students. The Community Jams Club performed, the Earthquake student-newspaper staff displayed their new website, the Theater Tech Club erected a huge archway that they built for a professional production, the […]
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Bike Fundraiser nets $50K for Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center

News October 1, 2014 0 Comments

The Breakthrough Bike Challenge (BBC) announced last week that it had raised $50,228 for two groups of researchers housed at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center. BBC foundation members presented half the proceeds from its inaugural bike ride to Drs. Arati Desai and Timothy Lucas, who specialize in the treatment of brain cancer, and the other […]
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‘Suddenly’ to screen Oct. 7

News October 1, 2014 0 Comments

The 1954 film “Suddenly” will screen Oct. 7 as part of Chestnut Hill Film Group’s ongoing series, “Tuesday Nights at the Movies.” The President of the United States is traveling by train to the small, quiet town of Suddenly, California. Three assassins posing as FBI agents arrive in the town and take a family hostage […]
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Chestnut Hill Radio Station? A real possibility

Opinion October 1, 2014 0 Comments

by Will Detweiler, CHCA President Imagine walking down the Avenue hearing Coltrane or Chopin, or Kilian’s Russ Goudy sharing tips for fixing a leaky shower, or a live interview with a horticulturist, a preservationist, or local politician. Imagine too, listening to all of this in your home or car. That’s the promise of an idea […]
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Letters: October 1

Letters October 1, 2014 0 Comments

Worth a discussion I want to respond to David Banov’s letter about my article in the Local on September 18, “That’s My Partner! Don’t Shoot!” First, I want to thank the Local for printing it. I appreciate Mr. Banov’s response since it might open up a dialogue. To have that dialogue, it would help to […]
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Crime Report

Crime Report October 1, 2014 0 Comments

The following crimes are from the week of Sept. 21 to Sept. 27, 2014. Sept. 21. 500 block W. Willow Grove Avenue. Theft from vehicle. Sept. 21. 900 block Roumfort Road. Theft from vehicle. Sept. 26. 8100 block Stenton Avenue. Theft. Summary – Three crimes for week: two thefts from vehicles and one other theft. […]
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Albert Greenfield: The man who remade Philadelphia

News September 30, 2014 0 Comments

by Pete Mazzaccaro As European immigrants reshaped American cities like New York and Chicago in the late 19th century, Philadelphia remained largely untouched – happily in the control of a wealthy, Protestant political system in no hurry to see itself displaced by newcomers. The ethnic Democratic machines that were taking power in these other cities […]
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Woman assaulted while walking along Cresheim trail

News September 29, 2014 8 Comments

by Sue Ann Rybak A 51-year-old woman was assaulted during an attempted robbery on Sept. 26 while walking on a trail along Cresheim Creek, which passes under the McCallum Street Bridge, just off of 600 block of Gatehouse Lane. According to the police report, at approximately 4:30 p.m. the woman observed a man walking towards […]
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SCH starts well, but GA booters finish better

Sports September 29, 2014 0 Comments

by Tom Utescher Less than 15 minutes into their soccer match at Springside Chestnut Hill last Tuesday, things had taken a surprising turn for the girls of Germantown Academy. The Patriots found themselves down a goal, thanks to a quick strike by SCH ninth-grader Emily McNesby, and they were also down a player, since their […]
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