Vinylux spins old music into gold Just for the record, Hill resident tops the charts

Featured Post, Local Life June 9, 2011 1 Comment

Vinylux spins old music into gold Just for the record, Hill resident tops the charts

by Shawn Hart Vinylux…the very name evokes time cutting grooves back to the big-fin ‘50s, those DeSoto years when your ride was wide and your music meant everything. Vinylux…oh man…tuck-and-roll interiors, pushbutton shifting and AM radio around the clock. If lucky, you owned a portable record player — a turntable, amp and speaker in a […]
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Local Renaissance man gets a life’s work show

Featured Post, News June 8, 2011 0 Comments

Local Renaissance man gets a life’s work show

by Pete Mazzaccaro Last weekend, the Nichols Berg Gallery of Chestnut Hill, 8611 Germantown Ave., kicked off a different kind of show. It is not the work of an artist, per se. Not that of a painter, illustrator or a sculptor, but something different. The show features the collected work of Joel Levinson, an accomplished […]
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The Morgan Tract: A land deal that mobilized a community

Featured Post, News June 7, 2011 0 Comments

The Morgan Tract: A land deal that mobilized a community

by Lou Mancinelli By tracing the evolution of the former Morgan Tract at Willow Grove and Stenton Avenues from a Civil War hospital in the 1860s to high-rise condominiums and a commercial shopping center in the 1960s, one can discover an interesting slice of Chestnut Hill history and a lesson on politics behind closed doors. […]
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Next concert June 5 at Mt. Airy church After 50 years, CH Orchestra still making great music

Featured Post, Local Life June 3, 2011 0 Comments

Next concert June 5 at Mt. Airy church After 50 years, CH Orchestra still making great music

by Jim Harris The Philadelphia Orchestra is much in the news of late, but how many of you have ever heard of the Chestnut Hill Orchestra? They’ve been making music for almost 50 years, and they’d like you to know that they are still open for business. The Chestnut Hill Orchestra (CHO) was founded in […]
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A local civic leader among first to get new electric car

Featured Post, News June 2, 2011 0 Comments

A local civic leader among first to get new electric car

by Jennifer Katz When East Mt. Airy Neighbors President Dan Muroff decided to get a car that was both politically and environmentally aligned with his beliefs, he did his homework. He researched his options and eventually started to hear the buzz about a car Chevrolet was making, a first of its kind electric car: the […]
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A Rosey’s by any other name would taste just as sweet

Featured Post, Local Life May 27, 2011 0 Comments

A Rosey’s by any other name would taste just as sweet

by Len Lear I doubt if a restaurant would have much success if it was called Rosenthal’s Barbecue or Chung Lee’s Pizzeria or Kelly’s Kosher Bagels, but fortunately Chad Rosenthal’s nickname growing up near Ambler was Rosey, so it was not inappropriate to name his restaurant Rosey’s BBQ, which opened February, 2010, at 505 Old […]
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Hill’s sports club for youth marks 50th anniversary

Featured Post, News May 26, 2011 0 Comments

Hill’s sports club for youth marks 50th anniversary

by Lou Mancinelli Fifty years ago, a hard-working group of Mt. Airy fathers wanted a way for their sons to play baseball. These fathers were raised, after all, during the pre-World War II golden age of the game. They might not have been old enough to remember the 1920 purchase that brought Babe Ruth from […]
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Amended college IDD gets OK from City Planning Commission

Featured Post, News May 25, 2011 0 Comments

Amended college IDD gets OK from City Planning Commission

by Jennifer Katz Chestnut Hill College made history last week when its controversial Institutional Development District designation, as amended, passed the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, marking a first for the neighborhood and the city. At its May 17 hearing, the college introduced an extensive amendment to its IDD legislation (bill No. 110302), which restricts development […]
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Surgeon in Afghan War, Hurricane Katrina

Featured Post, Local Life May 19, 2011 0 Comments

Surgeon in Afghan War, Hurricane Katrina

by Lou Mancinelli Where do you go for an outlet when your job in the past has brought you to places like the front lines of America’s wars in the Middle East, where your responsibility is to keep severely wounded soldiers alive? For Jenkintown resident and general surgeon Jack Sariego, M.D., it’s the stage. It’s […]
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Near neighbors attack college plans; seek donations to support a lawsuit

Featured Post, News May 17, 2011 0 Comments

Near neighbors attack college plans; seek donations to support a lawsuit

by Jennifer Katz A couple of weeks ago, Sister Carol Jean Vale, president of Chestnut Hill College, sat in a college conference room surrounded by fellow administrative officers who have spent countless hours working on a master plan. Vale was friendly, courteous, upbeat, professional and cautiously open about the breakdown in negotiations with near neighbors. […]
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