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CH Hospital plans to break ground for $40 million project

Chestnut Hill Hospital will break ground later this month for a $40 million expansion that will include reconstruction of its emergency department and intensive care unit, according to hospital CEO Brooks Turkel.

Speaking to 40 residents and hospital employees at a June 28 meeting to discuss the project, Turkel said construction plans include an expanded surgical floor with larger suites designed to accommodate state-of-the-art equipment.
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Robert and Alexander Day joined hundreds of other local kids for the Chestnut Hill Bocce Club’s annual 4th of July bike parade. After the parade, during which judges awarded prizes for the best decorations, kids enjoyed a series of races, entertainment and free hot dogs and ice cream. f
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Weavers Way Co-Op: How a buying club became a $13 million operation


Young chess expert to showcase skills at book festival

4th of July slideshow


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Buffalo Soldier,’ 88, keeps combat heroism alive

It was pure happenstance that the one of us who attends theater (while the other watches Turner Classic Movies) was at Stagecrafters’ recent production of “A Soldier’s Play” on the same night that Staff Sergeant George Washington Howe (retired) was in the audience.
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Who reads anymore?

It’s a question that haunts many people in this and other corners of the publishing business. As we toil away, producing news stories, essays, books, magazines and poems, we all wonder a bit just how much longer we’ll really be employed. After all, is reading going to be around much longer?

In the news biz, we’ve been grappling with changing means of digesting information. As news readers drift online, news stories are shrinking to fit ever smaller attention spans and mobile devices. There’s a lot that gets lost in the new diet news, but arguably, people are still digesting information.
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Dougher-Urban Wedding
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dougher announce the marriage of their daughter, Lauren Denise, to Luke Joachim Urban.  The ceremony took place on October 3, 2009 at The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul followed by a reception at The Union League of Philadelphia. Luke is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Urban of Chestnut Hill and the grandson of Mr. Luke Marano, Sr. and the late Yolanda Marano, formerly of Chestnut Hill.
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Local rowers race at Independence Day Regatta

Area rowers were back out on the Kelly Drive course last weekend, participating the annual Indepedence Day Regatta. Here, school team names are dropped and athletes race for a variety of rowing clubs, often in unusual combinations. A number of crews excelled, even as temperatures jumped from the low 80’s on Friday to the high 90’s by Sunday afternoon.
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Susan Taylor-Conner, Quinn (dog), Nathaniel Taylor and Eliza Taylor brought Chinese takeout for a pre-concert meal at the Hot Club of Philadelphia’s performance, June 30. (Photos by Jaime Perez)

 

 

 

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