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VIDEO: Chestnut Hill Hospital workers hold 1-day strike

by Pete Mazzaccaro Chestnut Hill Hospital workers began a one-day strike this morning in front of the hospital, 8835 Germantown Avenue. Approximately 100 employees were gathered at the hospital by 9 a.m., waving signs and chanting for better pay. The workers, who represent nursing assistants, transporters, secretaries and emergency department technicians employed directly by the hospital […]

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NCAA League reconvenes after July 4 break

by Tom Utescher The NCAA women’s summer hoops league went back into action last week following its holiday break, and while there was no change at the top of the team rankings, other ball clubs were shifting positions in the middle of the pack. Powerful Team Gold continued to sit atop the standings with a […]

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New head of school prepares for first year at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy

As summer edges toward a close, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy is welcoming a bold new change to its faculty in preparation for the 2016-17 school year, bringing global education to the core of the SCH curriculum. On September 16, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy will celebrate the induction of its new head of school, Dr. Stephen […]

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Multi-talented G’towner named Philly’s Poet Laureate

by Len Lear Yolanda Wisher, 40, who was born in Germantown and has lived there for the last 16 years after being raised in North Wales, is an accomplished poet, singer, musician and educator. In fact, she was named the first Poet Laureate of Montgomery County in 1999 when she was just 23. And on […]

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Again, we drove 100 km per hour to get to ‘Slowness Day’ in Montreal

by Hugh Gilmore Slowness Day in Montreal – La Journée de la Lenteur – takes place on the first day of the summer solstice. Its basic theme is that we should stop running around in our thoughtless daily tasks and slow down, for at least a day, and relax. There’s a kind of hippy-happy, first-streaks-o-gray-in […]

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Roxborough Orchestra playing Mozart and Brahms Saturday

by Michael Caruso Michael Ludwig will conduct the Roxborough Orchestra in concert Saturday, July 23, 8 p.m., in the Venice Island Performing Arts Center, 7 Lock Street in Manayunk. The program includes W.A. Mozart’s ‘“Prague’ Symphony No. 38 in D major” and Johannes Brahms’ “First Symphony in C minor.” Admission is free with no tickets […]

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