Crime Report: Four thefts

Crime Report July 9, 2014 0 Comments

The following crimes are from the week of June 29 to July 5, 2014. July 1. 7700 block Stenton Avenue. Complainant states that between 3 a.m. and 8 a.m., an unknown person stole a Global Positioning System, assorted groceries, party paper and plastic goods from a blue Honda. July 2. Unit block W. Willow Grove […]
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Hill going to the dogs on Sunday

News, Pets July 8, 2014 1 Comment

by Kevin Callan The Chestnut Hill Business Improvement District will be hosting its inaugural Dog Days of Summer festival from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 13, with fun for families and pets who will find plenty of games and activities and a variety of booths for animal rescues and nonprofit pet organizations, as […]
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OMC students win grant for gardening club

News, Schools July 8, 2014 0 Comments

by Siobhan Gleason Our Mother of Consolation Parish School was recently awarded a Green Warrior Student Grant for $450 from the local organization Green in Chestnut Hill to start a gardening club for the upper grades after their success with the younger grades. The school’s gardening club was only available for students up to fourth […]
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SLIDESHOW: 4th of July

News July 7, 2014 0 Comments

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Mount scorers awaken in second half

Sports July 7, 2014 0 Comments

by Tom Utescher Summertime, and the living was easy for the scoreboard that was being used to keep track of a summer basketball bout in the Lou Cappiella League last Monday. With halftime just 30 seconds away, the electronic device had only been called on to record a total of nine points for Mount St. […]
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NCAA women play back-to-back in short week

Sports July 7, 2014 0 Comments

by Tom Utescher The approach of the July 4 holiday weekend caused the NCAA women’s summer basketball league to go with a Tuesday/Wednesday schedule last week instead of the usual Tuesday/Thursday arrangement. It was the last week of an NCAA prohibition which prevented many veteran Division I players from participating, and a number of teams […]
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CH Hospital doctors learn to ‘see’ better at Woodmere

Local Life July 4, 2014 0 Comments

by Carole Verona On a recent Friday afternoon, two attending physicians, six medical residents and a faculty member from Chestnut Hill Hospital Family Practice took time from their busy schedules to spend an afternoon at Woodmere Art Museum to study the paintings of three local artists. The goal of the program, “The Art of Observation,” […]
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Germantown’s multi-talented Wisher made history as poet

Local Life July 4, 2014 1 Comment

by Len Lear Yolanda Wisher, 38, who was born in Germantown and has lived there for the last 14 years after being raised in North Wales, is an accomplished poet, singer, musician and educator. In fact, she was named the first Poet Laureate of Montgomery County in 1999 when she was just 23. According to […]
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Lost 50 pounds due to bulimia, anorexia – Severe eating disorders a legacy of horrific abuse

Local Life July 4, 2014 1 Comment

by Lou Mancinelli Former Abington Hospital administrator, yoga teacher, freelance writer and local resident Mary Nearpass is a role model for resilience, for overcoming the most traumatic knockout punches that life can deliver. In the summer of 1975, before she entered college, her older brother died, and her parents were separated. In the following year, […]
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Penny turns out to be priceless for Chestnut Hiller

Local Life July 4, 2014 0 Comments

by Janet Gilmore My pal Jane got me into novelist Louise Penny’s books over lunch one day. I read the first one and then binge-read the next 10. Then I re-read them. I’m a tad obsessive. Penny’s detective is Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Canadian Police. He has the allure of a happily married […]
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