VIDEO: Unionized hospital workers rally for better wages

News April 17, 2014 2 Comments

Video & Text by Pete Mazzaccaro Unionized Chestnut Hill Hospital employees rallied at the hospital Wednesday afternoon to draw attention to what they said is a need to increase wages for service workers who have been negotiating a contract with management for 8 months. The rally was organized by the workers’ union, The Service Employees […]
Continue Reading

Updated: Chestnut Hill College student found dead in dorm

News April 16, 2014 0 Comments

A 22-year old Chestnut Hill College student was found dead in his dorm room this morning, according to Lisa Mixon, a spokeswoman at Chestnut Hill College. “The Chestnut Hill community mourns the loss of senior business major Bradley David Amerman on Wednesday, April 16,” Mixon said. ”The College is refraining from offering details of the incident […]
Continue Reading

Philadelphia author Lorene Cary discusses memoir with GFS students

News April 16, 2014 0 Comments

Philadelphia author Lorene Cary visited a Germantown Friends School English class on Friday, April 11, to discuss her memoir “Black Ice.” The course, “Testifying and Recanting”– about memoir and autobiographical writing – is part of the GFS Essentially English program, which offers eight-week course electives to students in grades 10-12 (as well as parents and […]
Continue Reading

Hideaway marks Record Store Day

News April 16, 2014 0 Comments

Hideaway Music in Chestnut Hill will celebrate Record Store Day on Saturday, April 19, with special releases and an in-store radio show. Record Store Day is an internationally celebrated day observed the third Saturday of April each year. Its purpose is to celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store. To mark the event, […]
Continue Reading

Noted piper to perform at Irish Center

News April 16, 2014 0 Comments

Paddy Keenan, the legendary Irish piper who was one of the founders of the Bothy Band, will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Irish Center (Commodore Barry Club), 6815 Emlen St. in Mt. Airy, in a concert sponsored by the Philadelphia Ceili Group. Keenan, who began to play the uilleann pipes at […]
Continue Reading

Rector spurs Bible reading by challenging parishioners

News April 15, 2014 0 Comments

by Alyssa J. Wynne The Rev. Marek Zabriskie, rector of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Whitemarsh, enjoyed the warmth emitting from a lit fireplace and the leisure of reading periodicals and journals on the table before him, when the idea of what would later become the “The Bible Challenge” sparked in his mind. In a newsletter […]
Continue Reading

Mt. Airy man to make litter into a public art project

News April 15, 2014 0 Comments

by Emily Vanneman As Northwest Philly recovers from a vicious winter, residents are venturing back out onto local trails and streets. Unfortunately, what they see may leave much to be desired. Littering has become an increasingly dire issue over the past 10 years, but Bradley Maule, of Mt. Airy, editor of Hidden City Philadelphia, has […]
Continue Reading