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Jasper String Quartet next for Pastorius concert series

  by Carole Verona The Jasper String Quartet will perform at a free Pastorius Park concert on Wednesday, June 20, at 7:30 p.m. “Since this year’s series is our 70th anniversary season, we planned a Best of Pastorius, at least from the most recent years,” said Julie Byrne, who chairs the series. In addition to […]

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Wissahickon Friends seek help for habitat plan

by Barbara Sherf The Friends of the Wissahickon are seeking citizen scientists and data geeks to help botanists and ecologists at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University develop a Habitat Management Plan for Wissahickon Valley Park, looking at the entire watershed. That was the pitch to the 200 FOW members and attendees who […]

Interview: GHS Hall of Fame nominee Jim Duffin

By Margaret Fahringer On Thursday, June 21, Historic Germantown will celebrate three notable individuals from the German Township as it revives the Germantown Historical Society’s Hall of Fame. From 1994 to 2007, GHS honored locals whose impact on the quality of life in our communities of the northwest has been significant. From Maggie Kuhn, founder […]

New and returning board members to take seats with CHCA

The Chestnut Hill Community Association begins a new term in July with a slate of 9 new and returning members to its board of directors.  Although it typically holds elections for board seats, the number of nominees was equal to the number of open seats, thus negating the need for an election. New to the […]

Honored with Distinguished Alumni Award: Hill humanitarian improves life for African villagers

by Len Lear Last month Carolyn Tague, 55, who grew up in Chestnut Hill, was honored by Springside Chestnut Hill Academy with their Distinguished Alumni Award, and it is impossible to imagine a more deserving honoree. According to her brother, Doug, who still lives in Chestnut Hill, Carolyn (known by friends and family as “Crin”) […]

Summer almost here; learn to speak the language of sports

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Ex-social worker publishes first novel, ‘Lust…,’ at 73

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The closing of Hill’s Harry Potter Festival ends annual fundraiser at J.S. Jenks Academy

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Wissahickon Friends seek help for habitat plan

by Barbara Sherf The Friends of the Wissahickon are seeking citizen scientists and data geeks to help botanists and ecologists at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University develop a Habitat Management Plan for Wissahickon Valley Park, looking at the entire watershed. That was the pitch to the 200 FOW members and attendees who […]

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Philadelphia Youth Basketball set for third year at CHC

by Christina Grierson The end of the school year is just around the corner, which is the first indicator of the beginning of summer. Children and parents alike will soon be looking for ways to make use of their new-found free time and warm weather. Philadelphia Youth Basketball, a nonprofit organization geared towards enriching children […]

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SCH breaks ground on new McCausland Lower School & Commons

Last week, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCH) Board of Trustees, the SCH community, and local partners joined the McCausland family to break ground on a $34 million building project: the McCausland Lower School & Commons, a new building, outdoor green space and common area to serve SCH students in grades Pre-K-4th grade. The project is […]

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Honored with Distinguished Alumni Award: Hill humanitarian improves life for African villagers

by Len Lear Last month Carolyn Tague, 55, who grew up in Chestnut Hill, was honored by Springside Chestnut Hill Academy with their Distinguished Alumni Award, and it is impossible to imagine a more deserving honoree. According to her brother, Doug, who still lives in Chestnut Hill, Carolyn (known by friends and family as “Crin”) […]

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U.S. viewers shouldn’t skip World Cup

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Jasper String Quartet next for Pastorius concert series

  by Carole Verona The Jasper String Quartet will perform at a free Pastorius Park concert on Wednesday, June 20, at 7:30 p.m. “Since this year’s series is our 70th anniversary season, we planned a Best of Pastorius, at least from the most recent years,” said Julie Byrne, who chairs the series. In addition to […]

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