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Bowman plans office expansion

Bowman Properties is looking to grow.

The Chestnut Hill developer on the southwest corner of Germantown and Southampton avenues recently purchased the property next door, at 8232 Germantown Ave., and plans to build a two-story addition to connect the rear portions of both properties and expand its office space.

According to an application Bowman properties manager Matthew Spector filled out for the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Development Review Committee – a clearinghouse for the association’s zoning and planning issues – Bowman’s plans are “an adaptive reuse of a contributing historic structure.” 
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Germantown Friends School 2nd graders in Susan Shechtman’s class put out a call for pennies to donate for Haiti relief work and were deluged with change from Lower School families.  More than $2,000 was raised in one week for Doctors Without Borders. Shechtman and her husband, Dan, had to use a wheelbarrow to carry the pennies to the bank for counting. Front row (from left): Jackson Kuhls, Katherine Benoliel, Maxwell Marlowe, True Lyons and  Meg Bigelow. Center (from left): Andrew Zaher Buckley, Eli Kushner, Henry Farnham and Dashiell Ward. Back row (from left): Jada Williams, Lola Culp Osborne, Justin Needles and Tsega Afessa.
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Inspired by mom’s battle with breast cancer
Local teens raise funds for life-saving treatments


When hard times beset us, an angel may come forward to wrap us with love. Cancer survivor Barbara Davis, 53, of Chestnut Hill, eventually came to host a flock of angels in her living room. But that’s getting ahead of the story.
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Carpetbaggers are us or them?

In the spring of 2007, the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s election was called into question when the Local learned that 65 last-minute memberships were purchased on the night of the election — giving the purchaser some 130 votes.

The purchase was not against the association’s rules, but the fact that more than half of the memberships were for people who lived outside Philadelphia, and many out-of-state, raised serious questions about how much influence on the association’s board was essentially for sale.
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With Hearts Full of Grace, Penn Charter Students Spend a Day Serving Others Stella Singer, a 3rd grader from Chestnut Hill, was one of several dozen students and parents who worked on the multi-step process to cut designs that they then printed as colorful notecards to raise funds for victims of the earthquake in Haiti.  At William Penn Charter School, teachers, students and parents gathered to do good, to engage the community in service, and to honor the message and tradition of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Projects ranged from an art project to benefit Haiti to a basketball tournament for area teens.
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PC shows promise, but falls to Inter-Ac’s top teams

A pair of recent league road games could be viewed as a litmus test for the status of the girls basketball team at Penn Charter. Every player from last year’s squad is back, but only one’s a senior, and the Quakers faced the two traditional powers in the Girls Inter-Ac in a four-day span last week. The results showed that the PC club is still a work in progress, and that there is progress.
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“The exhibit represents work by every student at the school from kindergarten through eighth grade. Most of the children have two pieces here. A few of them have up to four pieces I try to tie into the academic curriculum at Green Woods as much as I can. There’s a big environmental science curriculum. That’s the focus of our school. So, for first grade for instance, they studied the pond all year so a lot of work we do involves the pond, insects you might find around the pond, frogs… Siobhan is our eighth grader and her work is on the mailer and she did a primate. They were studying endangered species. Right now I have seventh graders who have been studying protozoa. They had to design their own protozoa for science but then they bring their designs into art and we turn them into 3-dimensional sculptures…Sixth graders are studying ancient Egypt and they designed canopic jars. They are mostly animal heads. They were used in ancient Egypt to hold the organs before mummification took place.” -- Barbara Mail, Green Woods Charter School Art Teacher at the Woodmere Art Museum reception for student exhibit, “Stewards of the Earth.”  Photo and interview by Brian Rudnick. http://closeup.brianrudnick.com

 

 

 

 

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