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Home builder, preservationists at odds over Abolition Hall development in Whitemarsh

by Elizabeth Coady A zoning conflict between a developer and Whitemarsh Township residents eager to preserve Pennsylvania’s most renown Underground Railroad stop is provoking debate over how a community’s desire to retain its heritage should weigh against the rights of private property owners. K. Hovnanian Homes wants to build The Villages at Whitemarsh, a 67-townhouse […]

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Sex, serial murder, betrayal topics at Mt. Airy venue

by Len Lear Prolific Center City writer Frances Metzman will read from and sign copies of her latest book, “The Cha Cha Babes of Pelican Way,” at Big Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Lane in West Mt. Airy, on Thursday, July 19, 7 p.m. The novel deals with sex, serial murder, embezzlement, betrayal, etc. We […]

Mt. Airy multi-tasker does it all at high level: Journalist, singer, teacher, cellist and yoga instructor

by Len Lear Talk about your talented multi-tasker. West Mt. Airy resident Rachel Cama Nemer, 37, who will be offering free cello introductory workshops on July 26 and Aug. 23 for the Chestnut Hill Music Academy at St. Paul’s Church, has been a journalist, singer, teacher, cellist and yoga instructor, all at the professional level. […]

Mt. Airy native abuzz over new position as MALT director

by Christine Wolkin and Len Lear When the Mt. Airy Learning Tree (MALT) Board of Directors needed a new executive director, it needed to look no further than its beehives. “The organization and I have grown up here together,” said Stephanie Elsan Bruneau, who instructed MALT’s beekeeping course prior to her new position. The 40-year-old […]

Foodery to open on Ave. this week

by Brendan Sample After purchasing the former Towey’s Tavern back in October and working on extensive renovations, the Foodery is finally set to open its Chestnut Hill location on Friday, July 20. Foodery owner Jack Lee has wanted to bring the bottle shop to the Hill for the last several years, and this opening will […]

Letters, July 19: Unpopular opinions and looking out for older neighbors in the heat

Here’s to unpopular opinions Congratulations to David Banov regarding his letter “Trump Critics Miss His Accomplishments.” [July 5] It takes real courage to buck the very popular tide of rampant, almost hysterical, Trump bashing. Deriding Mr. Trump and his family and every single thing that they say and do has become very “in,”very cool. Hats […]

Crime Report: Two thefts from vehicles and three thefts

The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill from July 9 to July 15, 2018. July 9. Theft from vehicle on the 8700 block of Prospect Avenue. A man told police that he discovered his 2012 blue Mini Cooper had been rummaged through at approximately 4:30 a.m. The man told police he […]

Jefferson’s Team Black alone atop NCAA League

by Tom Utescher Team Black, the Jefferson University summer franchise that includes Mount St. Joe grad Caitlin Cunningham, was one of three teams in the NCAA League that came off the July 4 break with a 4-0 record. The summer Lady Rams ended last week as the lone undefeated team, first knocking off previously unbeaten […]

Germantown Friends School Wrestling Camp: ‘Main event’ for determined athletes of all ages

Wrestling is often described as a sport that tests both mental and physical toughness, demanding focus and determination on top of fitness and ability. This summer, dedicated and hardworking kids from second through eleventh grade are experiencing the challenge and pride of the sport during Germantown Friends School (GFS) Wrestling Camp. In the basement of […]


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Home builder, preservationists at odds over Abolition Hall development in Whitemarsh

by Elizabeth Coady A zoning conflict between a developer and Whitemarsh Township residents eager to preserve Pennsylvania’s most renown Underground Railroad stop is provoking debate over how a community’s desire to retain its heritage should weigh against the rights of private property owners. K. Hovnanian Homes wants to build The Villages at Whitemarsh, a 67-townhouse […]

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Jefferson’s Team Black alone atop NCAA League

by Tom Utescher Team Black, the Jefferson University summer franchise that includes Mount St. Joe grad Caitlin Cunningham, was one of three teams in the NCAA League that came off the July 4 break with a 4-0 record. The summer Lady Rams ended last week as the lone undefeated team, first knocking off previously unbeaten […]

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Germantown Friends School Wrestling Camp: ‘Main event’ for determined athletes of all ages

Wrestling is often described as a sport that tests both mental and physical toughness, demanding focus and determination on top of fitness and ability. This summer, dedicated and hardworking kids from second through eleventh grade are experiencing the challenge and pride of the sport during Germantown Friends School (GFS) Wrestling Camp. In the basement of […]

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Mt. Airy native abuzz over new position as MALT director

by Christine Wolkin and Len Lear When the Mt. Airy Learning Tree (MALT) Board of Directors needed a new executive director, it needed to look no further than its beehives. “The organization and I have grown up here together,” said Stephanie Elsan Bruneau, who instructed MALT’s beekeeping course prior to her new position. The 40-year-old […]

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No culture shock for an American student abroad in Taiwan

by Amelia Dogan I had reservations about traveling to Taiwan. Being abroad is not just about learning about a new culture, but also understanding my own American culture as well. And what of American influence and politics?. There are obvious things I expected: questions about China’s role in the world, being raised half Chinese, or […]

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Mt. Airy multi-tasker does it all at high level: Journalist, singer, teacher, cellist and yoga instructor

by Len Lear Talk about your talented multi-tasker. West Mt. Airy resident Rachel Cama Nemer, 37, who will be offering free cello introductory workshops on July 26 and Aug. 23 for the Chestnut Hill Music Academy at St. Paul’s Church, has been a journalist, singer, teacher, cellist and yoga instructor, all at the professional level. […]

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