March 11, 2010

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PABLO DESERVES A HOME: Pablo is very lucky to be alive today. Seen over the past few months in Fairmount Park, Pablo was rescued last Thursday by Janice Strawder of Stray Animal Rescue. He is presently in the care of Mt. Airy Animal Hospital, where he is being treated for infections, a severe leg injury and malnourishment. He is very sweet, despite the horrific abuse he has suffered. As soon as Pablo is well enough to leave the hospital, Stray Animal Rescue will place him in a foster home, and eventually put him up for adoption. If you are interested in fostering Pablo, call 267-974-0887.

It’s an ergathon! There’s still time to help both the Chestnut Hill Business Association and the CHASS Rowing Association by supporting the recent ergathon held this past Saturday, March 6. Student rowers from both Chestnut Hill Academy and Springside School participated in a five-hour ergathon in the former Magarity Ford Showroom to help raise funds for new rowing equipment, with a portion of the proceeds also benefitting the CHBA.  Student representatives from both teams “erging” are (front, left to right) Taylor Apostolico ’11 and Brendan Spearing ’10, (middle ground) Graham Masker ’11 and Ethan Wang ’10, and (back) Jenn Arcidiacono ’10.  The ergathon is over but your chance to support both the CHBA and the crew teams’ effort is not.  Go online to and pledge your support. (Photo by Jamie Stewart)

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy fifth grade student and Ambler resident, Joseph Gerngross, recently received notice that he has qualified to represent NFA and participate in the state-level competition for the National Geographic Bee. Initially, Joe was named winner of NFA’s school-wide geography bee after correctly answering an array of questions posed to the 10 finalists from grades 4-8. He also was the winner of the NFA bee last year when he was in fourth grade.  Completion of a written exam was the next step for Joe, which occurred this past January.  Based on those results, he was invited to compete on the state level on Friday, April 9, at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.   One winner from each state or territory will advance to the national competition that will be held in May at the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C


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