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

News October 2, 2014 0 Comments

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

News October 2, 2014 0 Comments

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

News October 2, 2014 0 Comments

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 1 Comment

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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The enemies of writing: No escape from bugging out

Enemies of Reading October 1, 2014 0 Comments

by Hugh Gilmore I’ll be offering a workshop titled “The Enemies of Writing” for Musehouse next week, so I’ve been collecting “enemies” whenever I notice them. This one-and-done meet-up will happen on Thursday, Oct. 9. (Go to Musehouse.com for details, or call them. They’re on Germantown Avenue near Willow Grove Avenue.) All through the summer […]
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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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GFS Celebrates Late Music Teacher Don Kawash

Schools October 1, 2014 0 Comments

Germantown Friends School hosted a Tribute Concert in honor of beloved former GFS music and history teacher and nationally acclaimed Ragtime pianist Don Kawash. Performers will include: Obie Award winner Michael Friedman ’93 (formerly of Chestnut Hill), David Buffum ’88 (formerly of Chestnut Hill), Larry Hoenig (Mount Airy), Keisha Hutchins ’93 (formerly of Mount Airy), […]
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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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