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Ten years ago, while walking down Germantown Avenue, Corinne Scioli stopped for a moment to admire the beautiful playground at the Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences. Looking up at the almost 100-year old school building, she paused in admiration and whispered to the universe, “I would love to be the principal of this school someday.” more
This summer, the Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences, located on Germantown Avenue, will say goodbye to a legend. more
The smell of mulch is in the air and sprung has spring in Chestnut Hill! On Saturday, April 10, the community came together to help with the Jenks Playground cleanup, which was part of the city-wide Philly Spring Cleanup day. more
At the 2021 George Washington Carver Science Fair, Jenks students Eleanor Palmer, Clarissa Lanzas, and Sofia Bartoli-Wright (8th grade) earned the honor of 1st Place for their project. more
What is your favorite idiom? Or has the cat got your tongue? That was one of the questions asked during Literacy Week at Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences, which kicked off National Reading Month on March 1. more
When the Philadelphia School District and the Robotics Coalition announced plans to compete in the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Challenge this Spring, Bob Kenyon, coach of the Robotics Team at the Jenks Academy of the Arts and Sciences, knew his team would not be ready unless they upgraded their equipment. more
Recently, two classes at Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences had a virtual visit from local author and illustrator Brian Biggs about his most recent collaboration with Mical Ostow, “Sullivan, Who is Always Too Loud.” more
As a young family, we were lucky to have chosen Chestnut Hill to begin our lives together. It also had a wonderful playground at the center of town that became our destination more times than I can count and continues to be now that our children attend Jenks Academy.  more
Walker, a singer/songwriter/instrumentalist who graduated from Our Mother of Consolation elementary school and Springfield Township High School, had a career that was soaring, but the pandemic made … more
The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble will perform at Woodmere as part of an Afrocentric jazz and fashion show on Aug. 29. by William Valerio At Woodmere, we think of our exhibitions as a platform for telling … more
Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Marcus Mariota joined Subway sandwiches' fan club with a bust made out of their food products by local food sculptors Marie Pelton and Jim Victor. (Photo courtesy Jim … more
Ensemble Novo, which will perform live this Sunday, Aug. 23, 6:30 p.m., consists of (from left) Ryan McNeely, guitar; Jim Hamilton, percussion; Tom Moon, flute and tenor saxophone; Mark Przybylowski, … more
Woodmere guests can enjoy a dinner from Mica, one of Chestnut Hill’s finest restaurants, on the museum’s magnificent front porch. By William Valerio Forging a path out of the pandemic will … more
Chestnut Hill artist Talia Greene was selected to create a huge mural, “Charting a Path to Resistance,” for The Philadelphia City Archives, which contain countless thousands of city records … more
Hoenig and her friend, Theresa Maebori, are seen at a vigil in support of the Black Lives Matter movement on Mermaid Lane in front of Chestnut Hill Meeting on June 7. by Len Lear Rebecca Hoenig, 61, … more
The Woodmere opened to the public again on July 25. By William Valerio On July 25, Woodmere opened its doors again, and it has been very satisfying to welcome visitors back. We are grateful to every … more
Hill native Caeli Smith was inspired to launch an online music school, Music Ally, that will match purchased class time with free lessons for less fortunate music students. by Pete Mazzaccaro As … more
Germantown residents Boz Heinley, Buck Buchanan, Kim Empson, Charlie Cooper and Wain Ballard make up the Humbleman Band, which has played for years at Northwest Philly venues. Cooper is recovering … more
Bethany DiLello, local graphic web designer, helps to make self-published books, like the title on the right, look professional. by Len Lear Over the years I have had occasion to write about many … more
Sara McCorriston, who attended Mount St. Joseph Academy in Flourtown and Chestnut Hill College, is co-owner of Paradigm Gallery + Studio, a center city art gallery touted in a Philadelphia Magazine … more
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