Mt. Airy man swims in Hudson River marathon

News July 9, 2014 0 Comments

by Sue Ann Rybak Charles Bender, 50, of Mt. Airy, recently participated in the 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim – a 120-mile, seven-day, seven-stage race in the Hudson River in New York. This year’s 8 Bridges Swim, the longest marathon swim in the world, was held from June 18 to June 25. “People often joke […]
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Hospital’s union workers reach agreement on 2-year contract

News July 9, 2014 1 Comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro Union workers at Chestnut Hill Hospital, who staged several demonstrations along Germantown Avenue in recent months, announced that they have voted to approve a contract. According to a statement by the workers’ union, Service Employees International Union Healthcare Pennsylvania, the two-year contract provides guaranteed annual wage increases and a one-time adjustment to […]
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Hill going to the dogs on Sunday

News, Pets July 8, 2014 1 Comment

by Kevin Callan The Chestnut Hill Business Improvement District will be hosting its inaugural Dog Days of Summer festival from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 13, with fun for families and pets who will find plenty of games and activities and a variety of booths for animal rescues and nonprofit pet organizations, as […]
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OMC students win grant for gardening club

News, Schools July 8, 2014 0 Comments

by Siobhan Gleason Our Mother of Consolation Parish School was recently awarded a Green Warrior Student Grant for $450 from the local organization Green in Chestnut Hill to start a gardening club for the upper grades after their success with the younger grades. The school’s gardening club was only available for students up to fourth […]
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SLIDESHOW: 4th of July

News July 7, 2014 0 Comments

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Deb Callahan Band next up at Pastorius Park

News July 2, 2014 0 Comments

by Kevin Callan The Deb Callahan Band will perform at the Pastorius Park Concert Series at7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 9. With a new album expected to appear later this year, the singer-songwriter Deb Callahan uses her soulful voice, bluesy guitar riffs and honky-tonk back beats to make for an incredibly original sound described by many […]
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4th of July events at the Water Tower

News July 2, 2014 0 Comments

Chestnut Hill’s Fourth of July festivities will once again begin at 9 a.m. at 118 East Hartwell Lane, headquarters of the Chestnut Hill Bocce Club. Fifty-yard dashes, sock races, face painting, a magic show, pony rides and a petting zoo will take place after the children’s bicycle procession from the club to the Water Tower. […]
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Minimally invasive surgical options for women

News July 2, 2014 0 Comments

by Lynda Thomas-Mabine Gynecological surgery has evolved rapidly in the past few years. New surgical and non-surgical options are emerging for a variety of gynecological conditions, with major emphasis on minimally invasive and non-invasive options. To support the needs of women in our community, Chestnut Hill Hospital’s Minimally Invasive Surgical Institute has become a leader […]
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Chestnut Hill cyclist honored

News July 2, 2014 0 Comments

[Left photo] Nicholas Casale (right), of Tampa, Fla., son of the late Gerard F. “Jerry” Casale Jr., proprietor of the Hill Cycle Shop and a former Pennsylvania State Track Cycling Champion, presents a silk cycling jersey worn by his father to Carola Gentilini, director of the Museo del Ciclismo in Magreglio, Italy. The Casale jersey […]
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Mt. Airy teenager named Youth Poet Laureate

News July 1, 2014 0 Comments

by Sue Ann Rybak Soledad Alfaro-Allah, 16, of Mt. Airy, vividly recalled sitting in her freshman drama class at Science Leadership Academy listening to Denice Frohman, the 2013 Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion, recite three poems. Matthew Kay, Alfaro-Allah’s ninth-grade drama teacher and the slam league coordinator at SLA, asked Frohman to speak […]
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