Woman assaulted while walking along Cresheim trail

News September 29, 2014 5 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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Mount spikers show spunk against Villa

Sports September 29, 2014 0 Comments

by Tom Utescher Lady Luck was looking the other way last Thursday as host Mount St. Joseph Academy was preparing to face one of the toughest opponents on its volleyball schedule. Perennial Catholic Academies League and District 1 power Villa Maria had arrived in the Mount’s gymnasium, and during warm-ups MSJ senior Sarah Thomas aggravated […]
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Rocky Inter-Ac start for PC girls soccer

Sports September 29, 2014 2 Comments

by Tom Utescher For the time being, at least, the girls on the Penn Charter soccer team found that their world had turned upside down. Beiginning the defense of their 2013 Inter-Ac League title, the Quakers wound up in a 2-2 draw at Episcopal Academy in last Tuesday’s 2012 league opener. Worse news was to […]
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GFS booters overcome Irish, 2-1

Sports September 29, 2014 0 Comments

by Tom Utescher Senior Sophia Liguiti deposited a penalty kick to give the home team a 1-0 lead shortly after the second half got underway. The visitors tied the match with 16 minutes remaining, but it didn’t take long for Greta Meyer, another Tigers 12th-grader, to notch the winning goal and help her team improve […]
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A compelling tale of political intrigue now at Stagecrafters

Local Life September 26, 2014 0 Comments

by Hugh Hunter It comes as no surprise to see a drama that presents politics as corrupting. The strength of “Farragut North” (2008), now running at Stagecrafters, is that it manages to do so without being cynical. The play is all about the toxic effect of politics on the character of 25-year-old Stephen Bellamy (David […]
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‘JoyRide’ honors avid Hill cyclist who died too soon

Local Life September 26, 2014 0 Comments

by Len Lear The Waldorf School of Philadelphia (WSP), 7500 Germantown Ave. in Mt. Airy, has announced its second annual “Ode to JoyRide” that will take place on Sunday, Oct. 5, in honor of the late Lewis duPont Smith, a beloved former parent of the school and resident of Chestnut Hill. “Lewis, along with his […]
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Mari now teaching drawing for MALT – Even brain tumor can’t stop former Woodmere curator

Local Life September 26, 2014 0 Comments

by Len Lear Meri Adelman, 59, whose brain tumor forced her to leave the position of Curator of Education that she held at Woodmere Art Museum from 1992 to 2005, will be teaching a 6-session course on drawing for Mt. Airy Learning Tree starting Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Chestnut Hill United, 8812 Germantown Ave. This […]
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Police seek suspect in series of Hill burglaries

News September 26, 2014 0 Comments

Northwest Detective Division is looking to identify and locate the suspect for multiple burglaries in Chestnut Hill who was apparently captured by security cameras at one of the homes. According to the PPD’s YouTube channel: On Monday, September 15, between the hours of 1:00 am, and 4:00 am, an unknown male gained entry into several […]
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From Romania to Chestnut Hill: moving classical musical journey

Note-Worthy September 26, 2014 0 Comments

by Michael Caruso The Philadelphia Orchestra opens its 2014-15 season this weekend, Sept. 26-28, with a trio of concerts in the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall. Music director Yannick Nezet-Seguin will conduct a program that includes Richard Strauss’ “An Alpine Symphony” and Curtis Institute of Music alumnus Lang Lang as the soloist in Mozart’s “Piano Concerto […]
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