New GFS coach ready to take the helm

Sports July 14, 2014 0 Comments

by Tom Utescher In two seasons under head coach Adrian Cox, the girls varsity soccer team at Germantown Friends turned in winning records, finished second in the Friends Schools League playoffs in 2012 and 2013, and participated in the Pa. Independent Schools tournament. However, at the end of the 2013 campaign Cox regretfully told the […]
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Survived ovarian cancer, now running marathons – Chestnut Hill optometrist, hockey player and much more

Local Life July 11, 2014 0 Comments

by Len Lear Gwenn Amos, 51, a Renaissance woman who lives in Ambler, somehow finds enough time in the same 24-hour day we all have to cram in numerous passions and skills. Amos, a Doctor of Optometry who works for The Eye Institute in Chestnut Hill, is also an assistant professor at the Pennsylvania College […]
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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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New fitness club on Hill is open ‘Anytime’ you want it

Local Life July 11, 2014 1 Comment

by Carole Verona Too busy to exercise? Well, you’re just going to have to find another excuse. Anytime Fitness, a gym that is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, opened for business June 21 at 7719 Crittenden St. in the Market Square shopping center. “This is a club […]
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Cookbook author, 77, a volunteer ‘straight out of heaven’

Local Life July 11, 2014 0 Comments

by Emily Brooks For 77-year-old Margaret Guthrie of Mt. Airy, who has published eight cookbooks, the key to success and longevity is all about perspective. “I still think I’m 18,” she says, laughing. “I wake up and look in the mirror, and I say, ‘Who the hell is that old hag?’ But I stay interested. […]
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Began writing as ‘therapy’ after divorce – Adam and Eve get new treatment, thanks to Hill author

Local Life July 11, 2014 0 Comments

by Lou Mancinelli When published poet and founder of the Montgomery Count Poet Laureate Program (MCPL) Joanne Leva started writing 24 years ago, she had no plans to make a career as a writer. She was in an unhappy marriage, and she just started to write and shared some of her feelings with a friend. […]
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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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Hiller has a most daunting task — prevent youth violence

Local Life July 10, 2014 0 Comments

by Len Lear I’m not sure anyone could have a more daunting job than Chestnut Hill resident Richard Greenwald. Since March of 2013 Richard, 49, has been executive director and assistant to the mayor for youth violence prevention. Anyone who watches the 11 o’clock news knows how many young people in the inner city are […]
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Angelic harpist, from the Tonight Show to Chestnut Hill

Local Life July 10, 2014 0 Comments

by Len Lear Most young people who want to play a musical instrument choose the guitar or the piano. Last on their list, if it makes the list at all, is probably the harp, but if they listened to the angelic sounds of Mindy Cutcher, they might move the harp to the top of their […]
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