Mount golf launches season, hosts charity event

Sports August 18, 2014 0 Comments

by Tom Utescher Long in the planning stages, a fundraiser presented by the golf team at Mount St. Joseph Academy came to fruition in a very timely manner last Friday at the St. Martin’s Course of the Philadelphia Cricket Club. Called Par Is Your Partner For Suicide Prevention and benefitting the American Foundation for Suicide […]
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SCH grads second in NCAA League

Sports August 18, 2014 0 Comments

by Tom Utescher Part of Team Maroon in the Philadelphia/Suburban Women’s NCAA Summer Basketball League, 2012 Springside Chestnut Hill Academy graduates Michelle Boggs (now playing for East Stroudsburg University) and Elana Roadcloud (Ursinus College) made it through the playoff semifinals and into the championship game last week. On Tuesday, sixth-seeded Maroon staged a 48-42 semifinal […]
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Familiar new coach for Mount field hockey

Sports August 18, 2014 0 Comments

by Tom Utescher As Mount St. Joseph Academy began field hockey practice last week, an interim coach was in charge of the proceedings. After heading the program for the last three seasons, Christina Post (MSJ ’97) is away on maternity leave. The MSJ program isn’t likely to miss a beat, though, since few teams are […]
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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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As a child, he ‘saved Lou Gehrig’s life’ – Milt Jacobson, 84, is a funny, youthful treasure chest

Local Life August 15, 2014 0 Comments

by Barbara Sherf – First of two parts Question: What is the most interesting store in Glenside with the most uninteresting name? Answer: The Glenside Store at 251 Keswick Ave. That’s one of dozens of handwritten signs made and posted by Dr. Milton Jacobson, 84, a retired psychologist, advertising man, teacher, journalist, widower, father, grandfather, minor […]
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Hill church choir performs in 700-year-old cathedral

Note-Worthy August 15, 2014 0 Comments

by Michael Caruso Chestnut Hill’s Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields celebrated the 125th anniversary of its founding with a trip by its choir to England. Led by parish music director Erik Meyer, the choir sang at Exeter Cathedral and its namesake parish, St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London. Back home from the adventure, Meyer first put the […]
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Don’t give this Hill writer a left-handed compliment

Local Life August 15, 2014 0 Comments

by Rita Charleston It’s often been observed that while the great dancer Fred Astaire received most of the attention and fanfare for his amazing routines, his partner Ginger Rogers was doing everything he was doing — only she was doing it all backwards and in high heels! Now, it’s not that I consider myself a […]
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Sports columnist covers a lot more than fun and games

Local Life August 15, 2014 0 Comments

by John Colgan-Davis I don’t regularly write about sports in these columns. It just doesn’t seem quite appropriate most of the time. I do not normally talk to most folks about sports. My wife and family and I have discussions about the disappointment of the Phillies this year and the apparent re-awakening of the Eagles, […]
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Farms just a few miles from ‘pour house’: Get hopped up at fresh Iron Hill/Weavers Way dinners

Table Hopping August 14, 2014 0 Comments

by Len Lear “Farm to table” has become a virtual mantra among many Philadelphia area restaurants in recent years, stressing the claim that they use fresh ingredients from local vendors and farmers instead of relying on processed foods, canned and boxed foods, etc. Well, unless the food is grown in the restaurant’s backyard, it doesn’t […]
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Chronicles Folk Festival for posterity – Wyndmoor car repairman brings high octane to photos

Local Life August 14, 2014 0 Comments

by Nathan Lerner Now in its 53rd year, the Philadelphia Folk Festival will kick off Thursday, Aug. 14, and extend through the weekend. Once again, the annual musical extravaganza will take place on the Old Poole Farm outside Schwenksville in Montgomery County. The diverse musical line-up includes Old Crow Medicine Show, Jason Isbell (of the […]
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