Teens’ Guatemala trip cements a long-term relationship

News August 13, 2014 0 Comments

by Pete Mazzaccaro Early in the pre-dawn hours of July 3, 23 Teenagers Inc. members packed themselves and 45 suitcases of supplies destined for Guatemala on a bus bound for Newark Airport. It was the sixth trip the Chestnut Hill-based group was making to the Central American nation for a rendezvous with an agency that […]
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Hillers help school for impoverished Phila. children

News August 13, 2014 0 Comments

by Sue Ann Rybak It’s the middle of July but school is still in session at St. James School, an Episcopal middle school in the Allegheny West section of North Philadelphia that provides students with a tuition-free private education. Josiah Cotten, who will be in seventh grade in September, said he likes being here because […]
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Hobby Lobby decision sparks controversy at Weavers Way

News August 13, 2014 8 Comments

by Sue Ann Rybak The Supreme Court’s recent decision in the Hobby Lobby case, which said that “closely-held” corporations could opt out of insurance payments for some forms of birth control to which they object for religious reasons, has generated a controversy at Weavers Way Co-op. The controversy has arisen over one of the co-op’s […]
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Jenks to reopen with a new name

News, Schools August 13, 2014 3 Comments

by Kevin Dicciani When the school year begins in September, the John Story Jenks School will officially be known as Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences. The change was two years in the making, Principal Mary Lynskey said. She said the school had to draft a resolution, explain the reasoning behind the change, and […]
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Amid fiscal crisis, Mt. Airy’s Irish Center contemplates uncertain future

News August 13, 2014 0 Comments

by Kevin Dicciani The Irish Center, situated in the Commodore Barry Club at 6815 Emlen St., was not immune to the financial difficulties brought on by the City of Philadelphia’s 2013 property tax reassessment. The center saw its real estate and Use and Occupancy tax bills jump from a total of $7,000 to $60,000, a […]
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Local Spanish teacher aids city’s immigrants

News August 13, 2014 0 Comments

Teaching Norwood-Fontbonne Academy’s signature Spanish curriculum to sixth through eighth graders is just one of the many ways Elizabeth Wood lives out her passion for the Spanish language and culture. As a Norwood-Fontbonne Academy (NFA) alumnus, Wood is right at home in her grade school alma mater where she graduated in 1999 before heading to […]
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Mt. Airy parishes to hold joint food drive

News August 7, 2014 0 Comments

Volunteers from two Mt. Airy Catholic parishes, Holy Cross and St. Michael the Archangel, will hold their second Saturday Food Drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Acme Food Market, Germantown Avenue and Sedgwick Street. Customers entering the store will be offered a shopping list of non-perishable groceries that they […]
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Despite suffering debilitating strokes, Hiller starts ‘Fran’s Attic’ for homeless

News August 6, 2014 2 Comments

by Frances Duffy with Sue Ann Rybak If my life had gone according to plan, I would probably be retiring at the end of this school year after a long and fulfilling career as a teacher. Instead, I am starting a project that hopefully will help women who have been chronically homeless with their transition […]
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‘Mindfulness’ center to open in Flourtown this month

News August 6, 2014 0 Comments

by Emily Brooks In a society so focused on instant gratification, on being the best and always getting ahead, it is easy to forget how to live in the moment. Reports of anxiety and stress are rapidly increasing and not just in adults. Both children and teens are feeling the negative effects of our fast-paced […]
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Recognizing our Police, Firefighters, and Postal Workers

News August 6, 2014 0 Comments

by Will Detweiler, CHCA President Faced with changing times, the Chestnut Hill Community Association is exploring a more appropriate and meaningful way of expressing the community’s appreciation to our police, firefighters, and postal workers. A community picnic for them and their families before a Pastorius Park concert has been the tradition. In recent years, because […]
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