Corbett budget and sale of PGW are topics at town hall meeting

News April 2, 2014 0 Comments

by Sue Ann Rybak Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget and the proposed sale of Philadelphia Gas Works were the hot-button topics discussed at the March 27 town hall meeting hosted by State Rep. Cherelle L. Parker (D-Phila.) at United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia, 102 East Mermaid Lane. Sharon Ward, director of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy […]
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Lutheran Theological Seminary celebrates 150 years

News April 2, 2014 0 Comments

by Sue Ann Rybak – The second of a two part series The Rev. Dr. Katie Day, director of the urban concentration and the Charles A. Schieren Professor of Church and Society at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia in Mt. Airy, said that prior to the arrival in 1985 of the Rev. John Vannorsdall, […]
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Hill Rotary Club to hold 4th annual Chili Cookoff

News April 2, 2014 0 Comments

Chili lovers will be casting their votes and cheering on their favorite chefs to see if they can keep Chef Pete Kaiser of McMenamin’s, Weaver’s Way (executive chef Bonnie Schuman), and newcomer Javelin Caterers (Joe Di Roma from Pottstown) from repeating their victories in the categories of best chilis at the Chestnut Hill Rotary’s 4th […]
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A new construction company bets on artistic sensibilities and technology

News April 1, 2014 0 Comments

by Pete Mazzaccaro When Michael Sebright was forced to close his young architectural and building firm, Stimulant Design, in 2008, he was starting to feel pretty disillusioned with the construction business. A 2002 graduate of Temple University’s undergraduate architecture program, Sebright had spent the last four years working for Philadelphia design and build firms, in […]
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Local staff garners four Keystone Press Awards

News April 1, 2014 3 Comments

The Chestnut Hill Local has won four Keystone Press Awards presented by the Pennsylvania News Media Association in Division VI (weekly publications of 5,000 to 9,999 circulation). Len Lear, Local Life editor at the Local, won both first- and second-place awards for Personality Profile for his story on Mt. Airy singer and bandleader Sharon Katz […]
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“Murphy’s War” screening April 1

News March 31, 2014 0 Comments

The 1971 film “Murphy’s War” will screen April 1 as part of Chestnut Hill Film Group’s ‘Tuesday Nights at the Movies.’ In the closing days of World War II, a German U-boat sinks a merchant ship and kills all but one man. The sole survivor makes it ashore to a missionary settlement and begins obsessively […]
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As Obamacare deadline approaches, officials urge residents to ‘get on the bandwagon’

News March 29, 2014 1 Comment

by Sue Ann Rybak The clock is ticking on Obamacare. At a press conference held on March 27 at Chestnut Hill Hospital, 8835 Germantown Ave, State Rep. Cherelle Parker said “from today you have five days, 20 hours, 7200 minutes and 43,200 seconds” to enroll in the health insurance marketplace. Organizing for Action (OFA), a […]
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