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Hill Friends plan new meetinghouse

Having outgrown its 79-year-old meetinghouse on Mermaid Lane, the Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting is planning to build a new facility as a place “for people of all faiths to gather for contemplation, reflection, or quietly delighting in the beauty of a lovely Skyspace by distinguished artist James Turrell,” according to longtime Meeting member Signe Wilkinson.

At a July 8 gathering under a simple white tent on the nearly two-acre parcel of vacant land where the Meeting intends to build its new facility, Wilkinson described the Meeting’s plans for a new, artistically significant space on Mermaid Lane close to its current meetinghouse, which will be sold. The Meeting hopes to break ground in late 2011. 
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Americans for the Arts vice chairman Michael Verruto and architect James Bradberry at the site of the future Chestnut Hill Friends Meetinghouse. (Photo by Barbara Sherf)f
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Children’s races at Boathouse Row to benefit pediatric hospice

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C.H. Rotary Club’s Rebecca Anwar an angel to orphans

It has been 12 years since Rebecca Anwar, of Mt. Airy, first began volunteering at an orphanage in Guyana, South America, but after spending about six weeks there during each of those years, it is still just about having the chance to do something for others.
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It’s always a shotgun wedding

The dust has nearly settled at 10 E. Moreland Ave. But there are a few questions still hanging over the old brick building as it awaits its $2 million makeover into a state-of-the -art dialysis center.

As we reported last week, Fresenius Medical Care and Delaware Valley Nephrology, operators of a proposed dialysis center at the old Kurtz construction facility, won a zoning reversal by the City’s Zoning Board of Adjustment.
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Thomas W. Samph, son of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Samph of Chestnut Hill, graduated magna cum laude from Boston University with a B.S. in Journalism. This fall he will be teaching English in Orleans, France.
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Rowers brave heat at Philadelphia Youth Regatta

The directors of last Saturday’s Philadelphia Youth Regatta like to call the annual event “The world’s most laid-back regatta.” That may have been true for spectators sheltered from the sun in the Kelly Drive grandstand, but out on the water rowers were working as hard as ever while braving temperatures in the mid-90’s.
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Happy Birthday Morris Arboretum’s Out on a Limb celebrated its first birthday on Saturday, July 3, with 900 close friends.  You, too, can enjoy Out on a Limb daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekends ‘til 5 p.m. and summer Thursdays ‘til 8:30 p.m. (Photo by Jaime Perez)

 

 

 

 

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