Running into the night

Out and Back July 16, 2014 0 Comments

by Dante Zappala The apocalypse had come and gone. The gale force winds had subsided. Light rain misted sideways, riding the roller coaster of lingering gusts that swept across the fields of Germantown Academy. Even as lightning still flashed in the distance, Ben Szuhaj wanted to race. He had come to the track meet this […]
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CHHS still concerned about possible home demolition

Opinion July 16, 2014 5 Comments

by Patricia Marion Cove The Chestnut Hill Historical Society continues to be concerned regarding the planned demolition and subdivision of 415 West Moreland Ave. The unique, inherent qualities within this community include its open space and historic architecture, which were two of the most important elements that qualified Chestnut Hill in becoming a National Historic […]
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Hill choir off to England; Lawsuits lose to the rain

Note-Worthy July 11, 2014 2 Comments

by Michael Caruso The culmination of the 125th anniversary celebration of the founding of the Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Chestnut Hill, will be the tour to England taken by the parish’ s choir later this month. The tour will be led by the parish’s music director, Erik Meyer. He will mark the third anniversary […]
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Cosmetic surgery available from Dr. Quack in parking lot

Life So Far July 11, 2014 0 Comments

by Jim Harris Apropos of the old adage “Work to live, don’t live to work,” people are now working harder than ever to stay alive and vital for as long as humanly possible. It seems like health care is the most ubiquitous industry in America. Outpatient “wellness” facilities are literally everywhere, as are health care […]
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Prescription for disaster: leave car unlocked on Hill

From the Belfry July 11, 2014 0 Comments

by Janet Gilmore Long ago, in circumstances best forgotten, I side-swiped a basketball pole and crumpled the driver’s side door of my beloved 1980 Toyota Tercel. I couldn’t open the door without a loud metallic SQUAWK, and I couldn’t lock it at all from inside or out. Not a problem. I entered and exited on […]
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The rain that never came

Opinion July 9, 2014 0 Comments

by Pete Mazzaccaro As the Fourth of July approached, it looked as if the unthinkable might happen – it would rain on our parade. Early in the week, it was a tropical storm. As Friday approached, though, the storm was upgraded to hurricane status. Rain would spoil the entire holiday weekend. The Bocce Club of Chestnut […]
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Local runner strikes gold at U.S. Track and Field event

Out and Back July 9, 2014 0 Comments

by Dante Zappala We’ve gone 6 years without a championship in Philadelphia. Before that, it had been 25. My most formative years as a sports fan lies right in between that abyss of success. I haven’t been to therapy yet but when I get there, I think this is where we’ll find the root causes […]
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Springside/CHA concert by Mutlu masterfully performed

Note-Worthy July 3, 2014 2 Comments

by Michael Caruso The 66th season of concerts in Pastorius Park, presented by the Chestnut Hill Community Association and sponsored by Chestnut Hill Hospital, continued Wednesday, June 25, with singer-songwriter Mutlu and keyboard accompanist Jeremy Diamond. Unlike the previous Wednesday evening, when the weather cooperated for a lovely outdoor event, this time the threat of […]
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Rough roads ahead for Phillies and Sixers

From the Sidelines July 3, 2014 0 Comments

by Clark Groome The week just passed focused the Philadelphia sports fans’ attention on the Phillies’ and 76ers’ futures. The near-term outlook is pretty dreary. A Phillies five-game winning streak has been followed by what could only be described as a disastrous home stand. The back and forth conversations and reports about what the Phils […]
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Death threats were not wasted on Lynn Hoffman: His new book is terrific

Enemies of Reading July 3, 2014 0 Comments

by Hugh Gilmore Lynn Hoffman and I had been friends for about a year when he called me at the gym. I stopped pedaling the cardio machine and pressed my cell phone to my ear. He told me he’d just been diagnosed with stage IV cancer of the throat. “If I live, I may lose […]
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