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Dance number performed on Morris Arboretum’s ‘Out on a Limb’

by Lucy Curtis Fifty feet above the ground, on the Morris Arboretum’s “Out on a Limb” structure, three dancers performed “In the Quiet,” a piece choreographed by Jenny Roe Sawyer, founder and artistic director of From the Earth Dance Project. “In the Quiet” began with the three dancers moving around the netting which sagged below […]

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Area aquamen head to Olympic Swim Trials

by Tom Utescher After excelling at the Inter-Ac League meet and the Eastern Interscholastic Championships at the end of the winter swimming season, a few area athletes have continued on to pursue even loftier goals. Ryan Torie, who has just graduated from Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, and Reece Whitley, a rising junior at Penn Charter, […]

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SCH is the first school in the state to attain a 3-star rating from the Green Restaurant Association, having implemented over 100 environmental steps to achieve this status. SCH students Hannah Lebowitz-Lockard and Samira Baird identify two of the initiatives that helped SCH gain status as a 3-Star Certified Green Restaurant along with Porter Bush, district operating manager at CulinArts, and Managing Chef Robert Wagner (with certificate). The school’s “Ugly Mug” drive for hot drinks, use of reusable plastic beverage glasses, and other measures have allowed it to replace all disposables in the cafeterias.

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy earns more ‘green’ titles

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCH) already boasts a number of significant and enduring initiatives that have earned the school distinction in environmental sustainability. This spring, the school added two new titles to the list: the school’s cafeterias were upgraded to 3-star certified Green Restaurant status by the Green Restaurant Association (GRA), and SCH was named […]

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It’s impawsible to reject this Good Neighbor’s off-fur

by Len Lear My wife and I have had dogs for 50 years, and although we loved them all very much, we were not the best dog trainers in Mt. Airy. Our last dog, Angel, a Maltese who died on 9/11 last year at the age of 17 years, one month, was the hardest to […]

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Let’s remember the heroes beneath our feet

by Stacia Friedman On Independence Day, Philadelphians and tourists will flock to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, to gaze in awe at fireworks and to attend Wawa’s Welcome America celebration, the largest free concert in the country. But few, if any, will realize that the true heroes of the American Revolution lie right under […]

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The Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in Chestnut Hill.

St. Martin’s ‘Requiem’ honors victims of mass murders

by Michael Caruso When Erik Meyer and Parker Kitterman decided to perform the latter’s musical setting of the “Requiem” on the one-year anniversary of the killing of nine churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, they intended to include in the memorial service the names of those 20 children and six adults killed in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, […]

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