Will Friends’ new meetinghouse be a Hill attraction?

News, Uncategorized November 22, 2011 0 Comments

Will Friends’ new meetinghouse be a Hill attraction?

by Barbara Sherf The architect overseeing the new Chestnut Hill Friends meetinghouse gave a walking tour of the 1.8-acre site on East Mermaid Lane to several journalists this weekend and spoke of the impact the new art installation will have on the area. James Bradberry, founder of the 20-year-old firm James Bradberry Architects, of Bryn […]
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Valley Green Bank: best in Northwest on deposits

News, Uncategorized November 8, 2011 0 Comments

An image of Valley Green Bank

by Pete Mazzaccaro A new report from the FDIC revealed that Valley Green Bank leads all other banks in deposits in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy. According to the report, Valley Green Bank increased its deposit from $115 million in June of 2010 to $180 million in June 2011. That total put it ahead of […]
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FOUND: dog found on W. Allens Lane

Uncategorized October 7, 2011 0 Comments

Attention Readers: This dog was found this afternoon on W. Allens’s Lane. If you own the dog or know someone who does, email the finder at vnoonan@gmail.com. Thanks. Want to support the Local? Join the Chestnut Hill Community Association. Membership helps fund what we do. Join today.
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Same-sex marriage explored in ‘Spandex’

Local Life, Uncategorized July 7, 2011 0 Comments

By Nathan Lerner Few social issues have proven more controversial than same-sex marriage. The matter has inspired a heated debate, replete with political implications. As part of this year’s QFest, the evocatively-titled “Married in Spandex” addresses the volatile issue. Rather than attempting a comprehensive overview, the documentary focuses on a specific pair of lesbians, Amanda […]
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Grandmom’s lessons learned by Mt. Airy sports masseur

Local Life, Uncategorized July 7, 2011 0 Comments

By Constance Garcia-Barrio During a rehearsal of the Nutcracker Ballet in 2003, some Pennsylvania Ballet dancers stretched, others did “pliés,” and still others beelined to the massage table of Mt. Airy resident Paul Millwood.   “There’s a short time between acts, so you have to work fast,” said Millwood, 51, a member of the American […]
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Mount varsity hoopsters clean up in summer ball

Uncategorized July 5, 2011 0 Comments

by Tom Utescher Playing on back-to-back nights with only five players available for the first game and six for the next, Mount St. Joseph Academy still was able to engineer one easy victory and one unqualified rout as the Hatboro Horsham Summer League came to a close for 2011. Staged at Germantown Academy for many […]
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Who runs this household in Mount Airy, people or pets?

Uncategorized May 5, 2011 0 Comments

Who runs this household in Mount Airy, people or pets?

by Maggie Wollman I say our two cats are our children who won’t give us back-talk nor grow up and leave. Leave? Hardly. They are underfoot much of the time and try to be helpful. When I work in the yard, they are observing me as if learning what to do. However, when I run […]
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Taking power peacefully

Opinion, Uncategorized February 16, 2011 0 Comments

Taking power peacefully

If only we could have seen this coming. Last week, a mostly peaceful demonstration by the citizens of Egypt removed from power a political system that had strangled real democratic rule in the country for 30 years. Without troops on the ground and with minimal violence – supporters of ousted President Hosni Mubarak did enter […]
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GFS A Cappella Fest 2011: An Evening of Rock and Soul

News, Uncategorized February 10, 2011 0 Comments

By Madeleine Wattenbarger Over the course of a school year, the stage of Germantown Friend School’s Loeb Performing Arts Center bears the weight of many a musician. Yet no event is so highly anticipated as A Cappella Fest, the annual showcase of close-harmony groups from around the area, headed by the school’s own GFS A […]
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Catching up with a couple Penn Charter water athletes: Bonus and Merlo

Uncategorized January 10, 2011 0 Comments

Catching up with a couple Penn Charter water athletes: Bonus and Merlo

by Herm Rogul Kyle Bonus, a 5’8” senior from Lafayette Hill, is a diver, a swimmer and the top scorer in the thriving William Penn Charter School girls water polo team. “I’m averaging four goals a game and we average nine goals,” she said. “Our team is doing very well. Water polo is physical, there […]
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