Girl Scout Cadette serves food to the community

News August 19, 2014 1 Comment

by Kevin Dicciani Grace Fry, a 12-year-old Girl Scout from East Norriton, hosted the Summer Fiesta at St. Martin in the Fields Church on Aug. 13. The event, a supper with all contributions going to those in need, was the last project Grace needed to earn the Girl Scout Silver Award, which honors leaders who […]
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Watch Party for Dragons at SCH

News August 19, 2014 0 Comments

On Wednesday, Aug. 20, the Taney Dragons will face-off against Nevada in their third game of the Little League World Series. Three Dragons attend Springside Chestnut Hill Academy – Mo’ne Davis, Jahli Hendricks and Scott Bandura. SCH will be throwing their second Watch Party tomorrow to celebrate the team and its students. The festivities will begin […]
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Fans gather at SCH to watch the Taney Dragons

News, Schools August 16, 2014 0 Comments

by Kevin Dicciani Close to a hundred fans gathered in the courtyard at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy to watch and cheer the Taney Dragons in the first game of the Little League World Series. Hailing from South Philadelphia, The Dragons, in only their second year of Little League play, have snowballed into a local sensation after […]
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Return of the Straw Maze: The Bales of Cornwall

News August 14, 2014 0 Comments

The bales return! Join us at Woodmere on Friday, Sept. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. for the opening of our annual straw maze. Bring your children and grandchildren, invite friends from across the region, and join us for a pleasurable evening and refreshments on the Museum’s porch. Please also visit with the entire family […]
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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 9 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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