Targeting teachers continues to miss the mark

News, Opinion | October 22nd, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro Targeting teachers continues to miLast Thursday, thousands of Philadelphia School District teachers and their supporters staged a demonstration on North Broad Street to protest the recent cancellation of teacher contracts by the Philadelphia School Reform Commission. The SRC canceled the contracts a week before because, its members said, it planned on reworking […]

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Rave Reviews for Black & White Gala

Opinion | October 22nd, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Laura Lucas, B&W Chair and Celeste Hardester, Community Manager Oh, what a night! We’re still hearing rave reviews about the Black & White Gala & Auction. More than 200 people attended this fundraiser for the Chestnut Hill Community Association and Chestnut Hill Community Fund. Those who attended had much to coo over – from […]

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Period instruments at two Hill churches this weekend

Local Life, Note-Worthy | October 17th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso Chestnut Hill will be alive with the sounds of period instruments this weekend. Romanian-born Valentin Radu will conduct the Camerata Ama Deus in “Sempre Vivaldi” (Forever Vivaldi) Friday, Oct. 17, 8 p.m., in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill. Then on the following evening, Saturday, Oct. 18, Piffaro, the Renaissance Band, will present […]

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Halloween: Great for kids – not me!

News, Opinion | October 15th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro It must be a sign of old age really getting me. I’m just not that excited about Halloween anymore. I don’t have a complaint about Halloween. If anything, it may be our best holiday. Get dressed up. Go door to door for free candy. When I was a kid, I’d plan my costume […]

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Bill Campbell: More than just a broadcaster

From the Sidelines | October 15th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Clark Groome Right after college I worked with Bill Campbell. Sort of. Let me explain. Bill Campbell – the legendary voice of the Phillies, Eagles, Warriors and 76ers – died last week at age 91. Many remember his biggest broadcast moments: the last few seconds of the Eagles’ 1960 NFL Championship game at Franklin […]

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Running with the head and the heart

Out and Back | October 15th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Dante Zappala “Believe. Believe. Believe.” Fifty years ago, Billy Mills could be heard telling himself this as he pounded out mile after mile. This mantra was his antidote to doubt. As he trained for the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, he wrote this passage in his training log and visualized one of the biggest upsets […]

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First of ‘Five Fridays’ brings Beethoven to St. Paul’s

Local Life, Note-Worthy | October 9th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, hosted the first in its “Five Fridays” series of chamber music recitals Friday, Oct. 3. The series devotes all its proceeds to Northwest Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network and Face-to-Face Germantown, two charitable organizations that help people in need make the transition from homeless shelters to housing […]

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