SEPTA’s Mobile Museum takes students’ art around the city

News, Schools June 17, 2014 2 Comments

Mobile Museum

by Kevin Dicciani The Fresh Artists Mobile Museum of Mini-Masterpieces – a SEPTA bus covered inside and out with the artwork of 33 local students – took to the road and visited the public schools of the students whose artwork is featured on the first-ever “rolling art museum.” The bus was made possible by an […]
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No decision after 4-hour meeting on Tecce Tract

News June 16, 2014 1 Comment

by Kevin Dicciani At a four-hour public meeting that continued past midnight, the Springfield Township Board of Commissioners listened to arguments for and against the rezoning of a 7.11-acres section of a 42-acre piece of land known as the Tecce Tract at 9303 Ridge Pike. The rezoning would change those 7.11 acres from residential to […]
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Epilepsy Foundation Summer Stroll fundraiser on June 21

News June 12, 2014 0 Comments

Team members of Andrea’s Army walked in Summer Stroll 2013, in memory of their daughter, sister and friend, Andrea “Andy” Keehn. From left: Paul (holding Farnsworth) and Abby Keehn, of Ambler, Jim Griffin, of Wyndmoor, Madge Keehn, of Erdenheim, Gloria and Walter Keehn, of Lafayette Hill. More than 1,000 children, families, doctors and even a […]
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Bermuda Day: Mt. Airy style to raise money for CHHS

News June 12, 2014 0 Comments

by Barbara Olsen In Bermuda, May 24 is the official day that men hang up their long trousers and don their beloved bermuda shorts. That is reason to celebrate, and Liz and Larry Richardson did just that Saturday evening, May 24 for 40 appreciative guests, many who were born and bred Bermudians, several who own […]
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Police arrest 3 in theft from auto sting near Valley Green Inn

News June 11, 2014 0 Comments

by Sue Ann Rybak Police arrested three alleged thieves involved in a vehicle break-in during an undercover surveillance operation at a parking lot off Forbidden Drive on June 4. According to Officer Julian Russell, a spokeswoman for the Philadelphia Police Department, at approximately 6:25 p.m., two plainclothes 14th district officers observed the defendants arrive in […]
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Where is Chestnut Hill’s Bike Patrol?

News June 11, 2014 0 Comments

by Sue Ann Rybak “Where are the bike patrols?” That was the question of several residents at last month’s Police Sector Area ( PSA) 4 meeting held May 21 at Roller’s Flying Fish Restaurant, 8142 Germantown Ave. It’s a question other Hill residents and business owners who have noticed Chestnut Hill’s bike patrol, a visible […]
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Hezekiah Jones kicks off Pastorius concert series

News June 11, 2014 0 Comments

by Kevin Callan Hezekiah Jones, a key element of the Philly-Folk scene, starts off the Pastorius Park Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at the park at Roanoke and Abington avenues. Describing its sound as “New Weird American,” Hezekiah Jones is led by singer songwriter Raphael Cutrufello, who employs a group of constantly-changing, […]
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A clearer image of your health: Coronary calcium scoring and lung cancer screening

News June 11, 2014 0 Comments

by David Udis, M.D., Radiology, Chestnut Hill Hospital Each week during the Pastorius Park Concert series, a doctor from Chestnut Hill Hospital will be present to discuss health concerns with the public. Dr. David Urdis will be at the park for the Hezekiah Jones concert on Wednesday, June 18. Medical imaging studies produce visual representations […]
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How homeowners can fight EAB

News June 10, 2014 0 Comments

by William Hengst – The second in a series on the emerald ash borer, a destructive ash tree parasite It is estimated that there are 300 million ash trees in Pennsylvania, all of which are at risk due to the spread of the emerald ash borer (EAB), a tiny Asian insect that began destroying ash […]
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Harry Groome’s new novel: A ‘wilderness thriller’

News June 5, 2014 0 Comments

by Kevin Dicciani Harry Groome was flying in a single-engine plane over the Wrangell-St. Elias area of Alaska when he spotted a log cabin buried among boundless black and white spruces miles away from civilization. The pilot said the man who lives there, a hermit, goes to Anchorage every summer to talk a young woman […]
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