Book festival gets underway this week

Featured Post, News July 7, 2011 0 Comments

Book festival gets underway this week

By Ken Horner The idea of “firsts” is bound to permeate through the Third Annual Chestnut Hill Book Festival as it kicks of this weekend. For starters, “firsts” happens to be the theme of this year’s opening event: a First Person Story Slam to be held at 7:30 p.m., Friday, July 8  at the Venetian […]
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By George, he represented all military branches on July 4

Featured Post, Local Life July 1, 2011 0 Comments

By George, he represented all military branches on July 4

by Shawn Hart I’m not a joiner. With the notable exception of Little League and Boy Scouts — after all, a kid needs someone to smoke and slobber over Playboy centerfolds with — I’ve had no affiliation with a group of any kind. But I want to talk about George — a neighbor, a loner, […]
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Hill’s Fourth of July celebration has a long and varied history

Featured Post, News June 30, 2011 0 Comments

Hill’s Fourth of July celebration has a long and varied history

by Lou Mancinelli This summer marks the 95th anniversary of Chestnut Hill’s Fourth of July Celebration at the Water Tower. You’d have to go as far back as the third year of World War I, when the German army failed to defeat France at Verdun – the longest battle of the war – to find […]
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CHCA board OKs BigBelly compactors for the Avenue

Featured Post, News June 29, 2011 0 Comments

CHCA board OKs BigBelly compactors for the Avenue

by Wesley Ratko BigBelly solar compactors are coming to Chestnut Hill. The Chestnut Hill Community Association’s board of directors voted Thursday night to accept 15 solar compactors and seven recycle bins from the city for placement along Germantown Avenue. The vote was met by cheers and applause from members of the public in attendance to […]
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Depaul USA weaves tapestry of love for homeless men

Featured Post, Local Life June 24, 2011 0 Comments

Depaul USA weaves tapestry of love for homeless men

by Kelly McLaughlin Ever since Depaul USA opened its doors in 2009 in Germantown, a tapestry of love has been weaving hope into the lives of many Philadelphians who walk through their doors. Depaul House, Depaul USA’s transitional housing program, located at 5725 Sprague St., welcomes homeless men of all denominations. “People may think of […]
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Sabotaged by U.S. Supreme Court chief Ex-Hill attorney still fighting for Holocaust Hero

Featured Post, Local Life June 23, 2011 0 Comments

Sabotaged by U.S. Supreme Court chief Ex-Hill attorney still fighting for Holocaust Hero

By Sabina Clarke Editor’s Note: The following  is Part I of a  two part  series about renowned attorney Morris Wolff’s crusade to rescue his client  Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg from a Soviet gulag. Wolff lived on Mermaid Lane in Chestnut Hill from 1975 to 1985. His daughter, Lesley, graduated from Springside School in Chestnut Hill in 1993, where she […]
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Local fitness center hosts outdoor ‘impact challenge’

Featured Post, News June 22, 2011 0 Comments

Local fitness center hosts outdoor ‘impact challenge’

by Paula M. Riley If you were anywhere near the 100 block of East Highland Avenue last Saturday morning, you may have heard what sounded like an army training session. Then if you stepped out for a closer look, you would have found 40 men and women of all different ages and abilities flipping over […]
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Teen activist educating audiences about genocide in Sudan

Featured Post, Local Life June 19, 2011 0 Comments

Teen activist educating audiences about genocide in Sudan

by Jean-Bernard Hyppolite Sahar Dinar, 17, is a senior at Central High School. This time of year students her age would normally be more worried about what prom or college they’re going to attend. For Sahar, however, there’s a cause she’s been much more invested in since  she was 10 years old. Sahar is a […]
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Refugee family copes with a different life in Chestnut Hill

Featured Post, News June 15, 2011 0 Comments

Refugee family copes with a different life in Chestnut Hill

by Luke Harold On a rainy Wednesday night in March 2010, Narayan and Kulschekhar Subedi were walking along Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill, looking for a place to get an international calling card. But the two brothers had only been living in America for about a month and weren’t sure where they were going. They […]
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Want to relive your Water Tower youth? Forget it!

Featured Post, Local Life June 14, 2011 0 Comments

Want to relive your Water Tower youth? Forget it!

By Rich McIlhenny As I rounded third I heard the ball buzz past my right ear, after being thrown from Jesse, the third baseman, to the catcher. “This will be over his head or in the dirt, and I can score standing up, and this game will all be over,” I thought to myself as the crowd started to cheer at my […]
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