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Holiday Parade returns Dec. 16

by Pete Mazzaccaro The fifth annual Chestnut Hill Holiday Parade will take place on Saturday, Dec 16, on Germantown Avenue from 9 a.m. until approximately 10 a.m. The hour-long procession will begin at Rex Avenue and end just below the Chestnut Hill Hotel, 8229 Germantown Ave. The parade’s organizer, former Chestnut Hill Community Association president […]

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Localite’s gripping new novel perfect for film adaptation

By Len Lear A secret molecular formula that can cure or kill, lost in the melee of 1940 war-torn Paris … Is it true that Mackenzie’s late chemist mother hid it in the secret tunnels under her Parisian finishing school? The hunt is on, and the U.S. and British governments must get to it before […]

Local music legend son of famed anti-Nazi artist

By Elizabeth Coady Marty Grosz sits on a bar stool in a darkened room in Chestnut Hill’s Mermaid Inn, his hands and eyes embracing his 1927 Gibson L5 acoustic guitar with possessive familiarity. He’s got white hair and wrinkles, but his eyes and wit are sharp. He’s here to play jazz standards of the 20th […]

Springfield residents tour new township building

by Barbara Sherf With a light snow falling this past Saturday, Springfield Township residents were out in force to tour the new township building, library and public works department lat 1501 Paper Mill Road. Assistant Township Supervisor Mike Taylor greeted residents and offered them full run of the space, which was more than a decade […]

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Lovett Library to reopen Dec. 16 after $9 million renovation project

by Sue Ann Rybak Lovett Memorial Library, 6945 Germantown Ave. in Mt. Airy, will celebrate its estimated $9 million renovation and expansion project with a grand reopening on Dec. 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The multi-million-dollar project was part of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s “Building Inspiration: 21st Century Libraries Initiative,” a pilot […]

At Hill church, not a ‘memory lane’ Christmas experience

by Michael Caruso Donald Nally will lead “The Crossing @ Christmas” in two performances this weekend. The first, under the auspices of the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, will take place Friday, Dec. 15, 8 p.m. in the Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity on Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia. The second will see the choir return […]

CLOSEUP: Vet memories

by Brian Rudnick Chestnut Hill resident and Philly sports fan Ed Driscoll laughs as he browses the humorous sports-themed T-shirt rack outside the Serendipity, 8506 Germantown Ave. One with a drawing of the since demolished Veterans Stadium and the words “The Vet – Pride, Pretzel, Prison – 1971 to 2003” recalls to him some good […]

Snow can’t stop Holiday House Tour

by Pete Mazzaccaro While day-long snow totals may have kept some from venturing from their homes on Saturday, organizers of the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Holiday House Tour on Dec. 9 said they were pleased with both the attendance and the event. “It was a fantastic tour,” said Holiday House Tour committee chair Helen Phillips. […]


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Springfield residents tour new township building

by Barbara Sherf With a light snow falling this past Saturday, Springfield Township residents were out in force to tour the new township building, library and public works department lat 1501 Paper Mill Road. Assistant Township Supervisor Mike Taylor greeted residents and offered them full run of the space, which was more than a decade […]

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Penn Charter will look to a deep bench in 2017-18

by Jonathan Vander Lugt After a rough 2016-17 season plagued with roster tinkering, inconsistent play and a 2-8 record in the Inter-Ac, Penn Charter head coach Jim Phillips is trying to take a different tack. “In years past, [us coaches] would try to micromanage every possession,” Phillips said. “We’d really try to run our set […]

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Hill couple AIM to find solution for dyslexia in kids

by Barbara Sherf Kim and Andy Sears moved to Chestnut Hill from Florida a year ago in September to enroll their twin daughters, both diagnosed with dyslexia, at AIM Academy in Conshohocken. Their journey is one of determination and victory in the face of a reading disorder that according to Wikipedia is characterized by trouble […]

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Localite’s gripping new novel perfect for film adaptation

By Len Lear A secret molecular formula that can cure or kill, lost in the melee of 1940 war-torn Paris … Is it true that Mackenzie’s late chemist mother hid it in the secret tunnels under her Parisian finishing school? The hunt is on, and the U.S. and British governments must get to it before […]

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Tax bill is highway robbery of working, middle class

Just in time for the season of giving, congressional Republicans appear to be on the verge of passing a tax bill that represents one of the most transparent money grabs for corporations and the wealthiest Americans, breaking a huge string of promises President Trump made on the campaign trail to “stick it to Wall Street” […]

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‘Fair Lady’ at Mt. Airy theater ‘rapturous from start to fin

by Hugh Hunter Holiday cheer arrives early with “My Fair Lady” by Lerner and Loewe, now in extended run at Quintessence Theatre in Mt. Airy. Based on “Pygmalion,” by George Bernard Shaw, street waif Eliza Doolittle and phonetics professor Henry Higgins carry on with their odd coupling. Under Director Alexander Burns, the show sparkles and […]

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