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Séamus Egan to return to Pastorius June 28

by Carole Verona Although Séamus Egan performed with his Irish band Solas at Pastorius Park several times during the past decade, he actually played here for the first time “years and years and years ago when I was a teenager,” he recalled. After 21 years with Solas, Egan will perform with a newly formed group […]

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‘World-class free spirit,’ celebrated poet, dies at 61

by Len Lear “True wisdom can only come from suffering.” –Aeschylus, ancient Greek tragedian “Leidy is here. Her spirit is all around us, and she would have loved this place,” said retired English teacher Kathleen Anne Sheeder Bonanno in September of 2011 when she opened Musehouse: A Center for the Literary Arts at 7924 Germantown […]

Letters June 29: Dog park issues, Vision Zero and wasting AC

Friends of Pastorius prefer alternative to dog enclosure Regarding the concept of introducing a fenced dog area in Pastorius Park, FoPP, as stewards of the park completely support and hold true to the original vision and design of the park that has endured for nearly a century: a passive green space, made possible by the […]

Crime Report June 29: One aggravated assault and five thefts

  The following crime report is for crimes in Chestnut Hill from June 18 to June 24, 2017. June 18. Aggravated Assault on unit block of Gravers Lane. A man told police that he left Fiesta Pizza at approximately 11:15 p.m. on June 17, when he was approached by five men who began to punch […]

Fresh Market vandal to pay for damage, apologize to store

  by Brendan Sample The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office confirmed that a settlement has been reached in the Fresh Market graffiti case from November of last year. Evan Brown was initially arrested in December for spray painting “F— Trump” and other anti-trump slogans on the wall of the Fresh Market grocery store at 8208 Germantown […]

CHCA highlights $200,000 tree grant at annual meeting

by Brendan Sample With dozens of members gathered together, the Chestnut Hill Community Association held its 69th Annual Membership Meeting on Sunday. Held at the Wissahickon Inn at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, the CHCA met to discuss the state of the Association, Chestnut Hill Local and Community Fund, both reflecting on accomplishments from the past […]

NCAA League starts hitting its stride

by Tom Utescher Games in the women’s NCAA league last Thursday ran the gamut from nailbiters to yawners as the league capped off its second week. One of the early contests pitted 2016 Mount St. Joseph grad Caitlyn Cunningham and her Philadelphia University Team Black buddies against an Electric Green Team with players from a […]

GA summer squad overcomes Crusaders

by Tom Utescher Without mustering quite the same number of players it had on hand the previous week for the Gwynedd Mercy Academy Summer League, Germantown Academy was still able to post a 35-25 victory over Lansdale Catholic High School last Tuesday night. Penn Charter also competes in this league, but the Quakers had no […]

Young Mount hoopsters make summer debut

by Tom Utescher After several years of not participating in a formal summer basketball league, the Mount St. Joseph Academy Magic jumped back into warm weather competition last Wednesday evening, opening night for a large league based at the SMG Sportsplex in Warminster. A relatively young and inexperienced Mount squad that was missing some veterans […]


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‘World-class free spirit,’ celebrated poet, dies at 61

by Len Lear “True wisdom can only come from suffering.” –Aeschylus, ancient Greek tragedian “Leidy is here. Her spirit is all around us, and she would have loved this place,” said retired English teacher Kathleen Anne Sheeder Bonanno in September of 2011 when she opened Musehouse: A Center for the Literary Arts at 7924 Germantown […]

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NCAA League starts hitting its stride

by Tom Utescher Games in the women’s NCAA league last Thursday ran the gamut from nailbiters to yawners as the league capped off its second week. One of the early contests pitted 2016 Mount St. Joseph grad Caitlyn Cunningham and her Philadelphia University Team Black buddies against an Electric Green Team with players from a […]

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SCH House Tour on Friday

Learn more about “one of the Top Ten Great Neighborhoods,” as recognized by Forbes.com on the Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Community House Tour and Boutique on April 21, 2017. The tour will offer guests special access to eight lovely and historic homes in and around Chestnut Hill while also weaving in significant local landmarks. Funds […]

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Mt. Airy horseback riding coach helps African American trio make history

By Barbara Sherf Mt. Airy resident and horseback riding coach Lezlie Hiner was basking in the spotlight as three of her students captured the U.S. Polo Association National Interscholastic championship in 2011 and 2012. Two of the three boys competing are brothers: Kareem and Daymar Rosser. Joined by Brandon Rease, the trio made up the […]

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Shirley Hanson: A cornerstone of Chestnut Hill history

by Frank Niepold In 1966, the nation’s interest in historic preservation had begun to surge – culminating that year in the creation of the National Register of Historic Places and in many individual efforts across the nation, including Chestnut Hill. That same year, the local chapter of the VFW wished to reduce the size of […]

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Local son of refugees from Nazis stages ‘Roses in June’

By Rita Charleston Although Timothy Kolman says his play, “The Roses in June,” currently being staged at Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place in Center City, through July 1, is not strictly autobiographical, it does deal with undeniable similarities to his own family history. Kolman was born and raised in London. His parents were […]

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