The Chestnut Hill Local has won four Keystone Press Awards presented by the Pennsylvania News Media Association in Division VI (weekly publications of 5,000 to 9,999 circulation).

Len Lear, Local Life editor at the Local, won both first- and second-place awards for Personality Profile for his story on Mt. Airy singer and bandleader Sharon Katz who had performed for Nelson Mandela, and for his profile of Dr. George L. Spaeth, a Chestnut Hill physician who is also a poet, fiction writer, pianist and organist, composer and award-winning gardener.

Sue Ann Rybak, associate editor of the Local, won a first-place award for Series for her series on Eva Moses Kor, a Holocaust survivor, and an honorable mention for Feature Story for her story on Kugno Shewo Lobsang Dhargye, of Glenside, who survived the Chinese oppression of Tibet.

The awards will be presented by the PNMA at the Pennsylvania Press Conference in State College on May 31.

  • franzicat

    Not too shabby for a newspaper that Board Member Richard Snowden referred to as a “content rat hole” and “a failure.”

    • deehood

      couldn’t agree more

      • Leslie Greene

        Exactly what I was thinking as I read the article. I imagine Snowden’s attitude is colored by the fact that the Local doesn’t pander to him and sometimes is critical of his tactics. Too bad!