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This ladder play-off event gave Springside Chestnut Hill Academy a chance to extend its season, but as it turned out, the Blue Devils would only get in one more game. more
Five of the 16 new businesses that have opened in Chestnut Hill since the pandemic began are Black-owned and in Mt. Airy, a similar corps of new enterprises have also set up shop.  more
In the wake of last week’s article about checks going missing from USPS mailboxes and then later being forged for various amounts of money, several more residents and businesses say they’ve also been the victims of this kind of crime - including this newspaper. more
Oscar Johnson  and his family are celebrating his 100th birthday with a dinner for 12, surrounded by the festive Christmas decorations that he loves. Photo by Kristin Holmes more
The building has been vacant since the city closed the high school back in 2013. more
With the victory, Jefferson avenged an 84-79 loss at CHC in mid-January, and the Rams also clinched the regular-season championship in the South division of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference for the third season in a row. more
Game host Jefferson University had won eight in a row, while visiting Chestnut Hill College had previously had a win streak ended at 13 games with a February 9 loss in overtime at Dominican College in Orangeburg, N.Y. more
The two AACA squads were arrayed against one another a third time in the first round of the PIAA District 1 Class 5A tournament last Friday. more
Due to medical reasons, SCH would have to play without its regular number one and number two players, sisters Whitney (a senior) and Nathalie (a junior) Taylor. more
Ruth Pfeffer, who has been leading bird walks for 50 years and just celebrated her 80th birthday, will be leading a series of events at the Mount Airy Learning Tree this month. more
Mt. Airy resident Mary Kalyna, a Ukrainian American activist, worries for her many friends and family members who are living in Ukraine. more
“I had never even met many of these families,” Buck, 89, said last week during an interview in his living room, “but they bring me fabulous meals and want to stay and talk. It was a real shock, and I am so appreciative of what they are doing that I wanted a wider audience to know how caring this small community is.” more
The westward facing windows were “so large that they started to bow on their own weight,” Meyer said. “The crumbling glazing and deteriorating mullions (wood pieces in panes of glass) let in harsh amounts of air and noise. Besides, it was clear that these windows were much too large to try to repair in place.” more
The Catholic school run by the Sisters of St. Joseph, located at the top of Chestnut Hill on Germantown Avenue, 30 percent of the 1,074 undergraduate students now enrolled identify as Black or African American. more
The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy for the two-week period from Jan. 31 to Feb. 13. (This report includes last week’s incidents, as that report was … more
I wish to wholeheartedly thank Councilmember Cindy Bass for introducing legislation to temporarily halt demolition in the 8th district.  I hope that during the six months’ moratorium City … more
Dratman was an internationally-renowned research scientist, former professor at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and the Medical College of Pennsylvania, as well as a sought-after lecturer throughout the U.S., Europe, Africa and Asia. more
A crowd of community activists, faith leaders, residents and government officials gathered in West Mt. Airy Monday to celebrate the renaming of Allens Lane and the Allen Lane Train Station in honor … more
I had spent days preparing, gathering items I knew would be appreciated in Bududa, including secondhand clothes, inexpensive reading glasses, shoes, fabric for the girls in the tailoring class, first-aid supplies, used phones and a few precious second hand laptops. Most importantly, I needed a visa and a negative PCR test. more
College president Sister Carol Jean Vale opened the meeting with a heartfelt apology for the way neighbors had been informed about the blasting.  more
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