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Local windows win PHA awards
Two Chestnut Hill businesses were selected as winners for the 2010 Philadelphia International Flower Show’s 15th Annual Phlower Power Window Decorating Contest. Monkey Business (left), at the Top of the Hill by the French Bakery, was Voted Crowd Favorite. Ten Thousand Villages (below) won for Most Well Traveled. This was the third straight year for Monkey Business, a 56-year-old thrift store that benefits the Green Tree Community Health Foundation. A panel of judges selected 18 winners out of 90 shops throughout the city. Artista Gallery in Mt. Airy was named the Judges’ Choice. (Photos by Jennifer Katz)



Snowman time
Katie, Riley and James McGowan (clockwise from left), of Chestnut Hill, spent the extra days off from school building this snowman. (Photo submitted by Ann Marie Cullen).



Award winning writer Tracy Caroline Bank, of Chestnut Hill, was recently awarded first place in the Jane Austen Society of North America’s young writer’s workshop. Bank read her winning paper at the Society’s annual convention in Philadelphia.


Local business hosts political fundraiser Northwest Physical Therapy, Inc. sponsored a fundraiser for Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz who represents Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District, on Jan. 28. Congresswoman Schwartz spoke about issues currently before the House, especially those concerning the future of physical therapy, particularly the healthcare reform legislation under consideration. At the fundraiser were (from left) office manager, Andreea Cordoba, NWPT owner, John Lockard, Susan Duff, Schwartz; Michael Braun, Shawn Vogel and Joanne Fagerstrom.




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