Comcast volunteers to clean area sites

News April 24, 2014 0 Comments

by Emily Vanneman On Saturday, April 26, local Comcast employees and their families, friends and community partners will come together as volunteers to improve their communities, as part of Comcast’s 13th Comcast Cares Day. This year’s effort will include three area projects. Comcast volunteers will clean, maintain and beautify the Water Tower Recreation Center, historic […]
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Why authenticity matters at Woodmere Art Museum

News April 24, 2014 0 Comments

by William R. Valerio When I was at Weavers Way recently, I bumped into a friend who asked me a question about this column: “Do you write the articles in the Local yourself or do you work with a PR firm who writes them for you?” My friends can be cynical, and I laughed because […]
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Valley Green among top 100 smaller banks

News April 24, 2014 0 Comments

by Emily Vanneman Valley Green Bank has been named one of SNL Financial’s top 100 best-performing community banks of 2013. For banks under $500 million in assets, Philadelphia-based Valley Green Bank was ranked 8 out of 4,057 banks nationally eligible for the category. Valley Green was the only bank in the category from Pennsylvania to […]
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Phanatic opens CHYSC baseball season

News April 23, 2014 0 Comments

by Paula M. Riley In sunny 65 degrees weather, with immaculate baseball fields, with 300+ kids in new uniforms, free pretzels, free water ice and a visit from Philly’s beloved mascot, the Chestnut Hill Youth Sports Club (CHYSC) Baseball Opening Day 2014 was a success. Boys and girls from Chestnut Hill and surrounding communities were […]
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Three neighbors, one institution to be honored at CHCA meeting

News April 23, 2014 0 Comments

by Pete Mazzaccaro The Chestnut Hill Community Association will recognize three Hill residents and one institution for their support of Chestnut Hill. The awards, which will be presented at the CHCA’s Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 24, were determined this year by the CHCA’s Awards Committee. Hill resident and current Chestnut Hill Community Fund trustee […]
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History of Ivy League basketball detailed in book by former GA player

News April 23, 2014 0 Comments

by Kevin Dicciani Paul A. Hutter, formerly of Mt. Airy, has authored a book, “The Golden Age of Ivy League Basketball: From Bill Bradley to Penn’s Final Four (1964-1979),” which details the rich history of Ivy League basketball and its prominence in the Philadelphia area. Born in Pittsburgh, Hutter and his parents, Joseph and Nancy, […]
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Report from the rathole (rat-hole? rat hole?)

Enemies of Reading April 23, 2014 0 Comments

by Hugh Gilmore It seems like only yesterday, but it’s been three weeks since a prominent local citizen called this newspaper a “rathole.” Correction: a “content rathole.” An infelicitous phrase, to say the least. A flurry of support for the newspaper followed, including many letters to the editor. Some of the writers demanded a retraction. […]
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