IBEW demonstrates at Trolley Car Diner

News April 8, 2014 4 Comments

by Sue Ann Rybak The rat is back, courtesy of two members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 98. If you didn’t see the 15-foot inflatable rat camped along the avenue on Thursday, April 3, in front of the Trolley Car Diner and Deli, don’t worry he will probably be back. One protester […]
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Bootery to close after six decades

News April 8, 2014 0 Comments

by Sue Ann Rybak For almost 60 years, the Chestnut Hill Bootery at 8511 Germantown Ave. has been a fixture on the Avenue, but Bruce Freedman, who has owned the women’s shoe store for almost 25 years, said the Internet and decreased foot traffic are just two of the reasons the store is closing. “People […]
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SLIDESHOW: Chestnut Hill Rotary’s 4th Annual Chili Cookoff

News April 8, 2014 0 Comments

Winners 1st place traditional (meat) chili: Fatty’s Bar & Grill, Wyndmoor, chef/owner Jeff Gamburg 1st place vegetarian/vegan: Trolley Car Diner, Mt. Airy 1st place exotic: Keystone Hospice, Glenside, chef Zack Ftough Firefighters Favorite Award (Best Overall Chili): Fatty’s Bar & Grill, Wyndmoor, chef/owner Jeff Gamburg People’s Choice Award: 1st place – McMenamin’s Tavern, Mt. Airy, chef Pete Kaiser 2nd place […]
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Area players in All-Star Hoops Classic

Sports April 7, 2014 0 Comments

by Tom Utescher Two senior guards, Alex Louin of Mount St. Joseph Academy and Julia Schumacher of Springside Chestnut Hill, took their final bow as high school basketball players last Sunday at Northeast High School, where they took part in the girls’ game at the 27th annual All-Star Labor Classic. Sponsored by Philadelphia’s organized labor […]
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SCH and GFS dodge rain for tennis tussle

Sports April 7, 2014 0 Comments

by Tom Utescher With rain clearing out of the area just after lunchtime last Wednesday, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy and Germantown Friends could’ve played their scheduled boys’ tennis match that afternoon. Instead, it was moved back a day, and fortunately the two teams were able to finish up before the next round of rain arrived early […]
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SCH sticksters surge past PC girls

Sports April 7, 2014 0 Comments

by Tom Utescher Springside Chestnut Hill Academy’s Sinéad Brierley and Penn Charter’s Avery Shoemaker, both juniors, scored five goals apiece in last Tuesday’s Inter-Ac League lacrosse match, but host SCH generated a lot more offense overall and the Blue Devils notched a 19-10 victory. SCH, which led 11-3 at the half, had sophomores Natalie Schwartz […]
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Area runners breeze through SCH Relays

Sports April 7, 2014 0 Comments

by Tom Utescher Four of the six boys track teams from the Inter-Ac League were joined by three other squads last Saturday morning at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, where the Blue Devils hosted their 13th annual SCH Relays. SCH, Penn Charter, Germantown Academy, and Episcopal Academy represented the Inter-Ac, Suburban One League member Springfield High […]
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