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High Point serves more than just a cup of joe

There are so many clichés when it comes to describing a coffee shop. Whether it’s the perks of working behind the “bar,” serving shots of espresso to sleepy caffeine deprived customers or greeting throngs of eager patrons, the images associated with the modern day café are plentiful.

At the High Point Café’s two locations in W. Mt. Airy, the clichés have given way to an honest and earnest community-driven enterprise that is reaping its own rewards for its owners, employees and customers.

 


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he team behind Weavers Way – General Manager Glenn Bergman (left) and Communications Director Jon McGoran – are bringing their food store know-how to the former Caruso’s market in Chestnut Hill. (Photo by Erin Vertreace)
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Other News…
Park advocates mobilize to maintain budget

Local editor retains his position despite an 11th-hour motion

 
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‘Center city food at neighborhood prices’
Cafette: an embarrassment of riches for 16 sweet years

Operating a successful neighborhood restaurant for 16 years is as difficult as finding a Japanese man named Biff, but Jan Wilson has been doing just that for 16 years at Cafette, 8136 Ardleigh St. And it’s the only Chestnut Hill restaurant not on a major road; in fact, it’s on a residential street that otherwise has only single-family homes.


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Groundhog Day

In the classic film Groundhog Day, weatherman Phil Connors — played by Bill Murray — wakes up every morning at 6 a.m. to discover that it is still Feb. 2, Groundhog Day.

As Murray is forced to relive Feb. 2 every day, he sinks further and further into depression and depravity. He drinks, fights, steals and frequently tries to kill himself. In one scene he kidnaps Punxsutawney Phil (the groundhog) and, with the local police in hot pursuit, drives off a cliff. The car, with Murray and groundhog inside, explodes in a terrific ball of steel and fire. (Did I mention this is a comedy?)


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Lawrence Little to lecture at Chestnut Hill College

Dr. Lawrence Little, Ph.D., associate professor of African American history at Villanova University will speak on The Quest for Black Citizenship and the Future of America on Tuesday, Feb. 17,at 7 p.m. in the Social Room of Fournier Hall. The lecture is sponsored by the History Department at Chestnut Hill College and Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society for history.

 


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CHA gets past PC for first league wrestling match victory

Going into last Friday’s Inter-Ac wrestling meet at Penn Charter, both the host Quakers and the Chestnut Hill Academy Blue Devils owned 0-3 records in league competition.

In the next-to-last match of the day, sophomore Matt Rubin recorded a pin at 152-lbs., sealing a 41-33 victory for the visitors. CHA’s overall record in dual meets rose to 4-6, while Charter’s mark slipped to 7-9-1.


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GREEN HOUSES RISING Two LEED-certified twin houses at Germantown and Springfield avenues will be ready to rent by the end of the month, according to Tansy Foster, president of George Woodward Co. Deposits have been accepted for two of the homes, and there is a wait list for the other two. Pending approval, the houses could be the first in Philadelphia to receive platinum LEED certification, the highest caliber of environmentally friendly design. (Photo by Erin Vertreace)


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