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SCH wins national award for sustainability efforts

by Brendan Sample Adding to an extensive list of awards won for its environmental efforts, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy has received the highest international honor possible in the National Wildlife Federation’s Green Flag competition. During an assembly at SCH on Nov. 7, Holly Shields, the regional education manager for the NWF’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Center, was […]

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Two championship teams for Norwood-Fontbonne Academy’s fall athletic season

For the second year in a row, the Norwood-Fontbonne Academy JV field hockey and varsity boys’ soccer teams have won the Catholic Academy League titles. The soccer team is pictured above with the Catholic League trophy. Back row (L-R): Kevin Doerzbacher, Raymond “Red” Boles, Joseph Jackson, Ava Rossi, Mali-Vinn Renz, Quinn Egan, Michael Malloy, Emily Reithmiller, […]

Three SCH athletes sign to colleges

Three senior athletes from Springside Chestnut Hill Academy are honored for officially committing to play at the NCAA Division I level next year. The students pictured are Mac McLaughlin (Navy), Emily McNesby (University of Maryland) and CJ Sweitzer (Bryant University). McLaughlin and Sweitzer will be playing lacrosse, while McNesby will be competing in soccer. Standing in […]

SCH boys add PAIS jewel to Inter-Ac crown

by Tom Utescher Springside Chestnut Hill Academy is commonly known by the initials SCH, but this fall those letters could stand for Soccer Central on the Hill. In the Pennsylvania Independent Schools championship game last Wednesday evening at Immaculata University, the Blue Devil boys pulled off an impressive kind of double-double. With their 2-0 victory […]

This time, SCH girls get their PAIS title

by Tom Utescher Last week, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy’s second straight appearance in the Pennsylvania Independent Schools girls’ soccer championship game ended in another 1-0 decision. Unlike in 2016, this time the Blue Devils came out on top. They’d already beaten the team that defeated them last year, Westtown, in the semifinals of this year’s […]

Mt. Airy artist/author explores solutions to world poverty

By Len Lear Many idealistic young people with a strong moral spine have dreams of eventually changing the world for the better. A Mt. Airy resident for the past 31 years, Betsy Platkin Teutsch, may actually be doing just that. A native of Fargo, North Dakota, where Jews are about as common as Bengal tigers, […]

Area storytellers’ tall tales at St. Martin’s Saturday

By Barbara Sherf If you like to hear or tell a good tale around the kitchen table, then you will want to come to this year’s Tellabration storytelling celebration on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2 p.m., at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church with the theme being “Transformation — Stories of Magic, Change and Renewal.” It’s one thing […]

‘FEZtival of Trees & Lights’ this weekend for charity

by Barbara Sherf Volunteers with the Lu Lu Shriners of Plymouth Meeting are holding a second weekend of The FEZtival of Trees & Lights at their Shrine Center, 5140 Butler Pike, this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Three-dozen businesses and non-profits donated and decorated trees that reflect the values, colors and theme of the organization. Shriners […]

Wyndmoor artist brings to life victim of gun violence

By Barbara Sherf Every day it seems we hear of lives lost to gun violence. The statistics mount, and we build up immunity to the headlines and broadcast reports. But the folks who organized the 2017 Festival of Music and Arts held recently at The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill (PCCH) decided a year ago […]


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Chestnut Hill Business District welcomes new executive director

by Brendan Sample The Chestnut Hill Business District started a new chapter on Nov. 1 with Philip Dawson officially assuming the role of executive director. This comes after former Director Martha Sharkey stepped down from the position after four years, a decision she announced earlier this year. Dawson, of West Mt. Airy, is a lifelong […]

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Two championship teams for Norwood-Fontbonne Academy’s fall athletic season

For the second year in a row, the Norwood-Fontbonne Academy JV field hockey and varsity boys’ soccer teams have won the Catholic Academy League titles. The soccer team is pictured above with the Catholic League trophy. Back row (L-R): Kevin Doerzbacher, Raymond “Red” Boles, Joseph Jackson, Ava Rossi, Mali-Vinn Renz, Quinn Egan, Michael Malloy, Emily Reithmiller, […]

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SCH wins national award for sustainability efforts

by Brendan Sample Adding to an extensive list of awards won for its environmental efforts, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy has received the highest international honor possible in the National Wildlife Federation’s Green Flag competition. During an assembly at SCH on Nov. 7, Holly Shields, the regional education manager for the NWF’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Center, was […]

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Mt. Airy artist/author explores solutions to world poverty

By Len Lear Many idealistic young people with a strong moral spine have dreams of eventually changing the world for the better. A Mt. Airy resident for the past 31 years, Betsy Platkin Teutsch, may actually be doing just that. A native of Fargo, North Dakota, where Jews are about as common as Bengal tigers, […]

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Winds of change are seldom welcome

  In 1960, conservative UK prime minister Harold Macmillan gave a speech to the parliament of South Africa, then an independent British commonwealth, in which he coined the term “winds of change.” “The wind of change is blowing through this continent. Whether we like it or not, this growth of national consciousness is a political […]

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Shakespeare’s ‘Tale’ now in G’town

By Hugh Hunter If you like Shakespeare, you do not want to miss “The Winter’s Tale,” now running at The Drama Group. This prime example of late Shakespeare offers a bit of everything, including an exit line “exit, pursued by a bear” and a statue that comes to life, “Tis time; descend; be stone no […]

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