by Lou Mancinelli At the recently opened Liberty Veterinary Clinic, near Bells Mill Road and Ridge Avenue in upper Roxborough, your cats and dogs will receive the finest care from a veterinarian who became one because life as a neuroscience Ph.D student, doing research in the lab at the University… Read More >

by Carole Verona Things change. And they change often. But at the Chestnut Hill branch of the Free Library, one thing has been constant for at least a generation: Margaret Brunton has been the branch's head librarian for 21 years. Nothing is forever, however. On Friday, March 14, Brunton will… Read More >

by Sue Ann Rybak The Germantown YWCA, at 5820 Germantown Ave., is only a shell of its former self. The once majestic Georgian Revival style red-brick building, designed by Louis H. Rush in 1914 as a haven for women, sits vacant and cluttered with debris. It's hard to imagine how… Read More >

by Tom Utescher This year, Mount St. Joseph Academy played more home games in the PIAA District 1 tournament than the team ever had before, but that did not translate to a successful outcome for the Magic, who began as the third seed in Class AAAA. They actually would’ve made… Read More >

by Len Lear One of the country's most popular country & western music bands, Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel, founded by two Chestnut Hill area musicians, is returning to Philadelphia next Monday, March 2, 8 p.m., at World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St., to perform selections from their… Read More >


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A snow storm … at last

  The season’s first significant snow storm waited for March to hit the Philadelphia area with what could amount to almost a foot of snow by the time it ends this evening. Local photographer Steve Feistel was out on a walk and captured these pictures of the Hill this morning.   Created with flickr slideshow. […]

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Tigers terminate CHC men’s season

by Tom Utescher In a number of their losses this season, the men of Chestnut Hill College have come from a long way behind to make the contest a lot closer by the end. Last Tuesday’s season finale was not one of those games. After visiting Holy Family University sprinted to a 17-5 lead out […]

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Oscar-Nominated GFS alum Nathaniel Kahn filmmaker inspires students

Nathaniel Kahn delved into his father’s past in his 2003 Academy Award-nominated documentary “My Architect,” and stepped into his own past last week by visiting Germantown Friends School. “My journey toward making films began here,” he told the Media Studies students in Meg Goldner Rabinowitz’s class on Monday, Feb. 23. Kahn is a GFS “lifer” […]

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Acclaimed area art classes for blind students need funds

by Christine Cayer An exquisitely detailed mermaid. An imposing castle. An ornate bowl. A voluptuous woman. All of these works of art are sculpted by blind and vision-impaired adults in the Vision Thru Art class at the Allens Lane Art Center in Mt. Airy, a class of 12 with a wait list. The class, now […]

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A priest, a nun, and a rabbi – also a chef, a shoe salesman, a go-go dancer, a poet, a toastmaster and a barbecue grill salesman – walked into a bar…

by Hugh Gilmore Well, not exactly a bar. Right next to the bar, the Bombay Room of the Chestnut Hill hotel, last Friday night. And this was to quench their thirst for knowledge by getting a seat close to the free wine and cheese the Chestnut Grill had set out for literature lovers and other […]

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Mt. Airy carpenter carves out career on local stages

by Rita Charleston “Bus Stop” by William Inge is the next production from Old Academy Players in East Falls. Directed by Paul Muscarella and running on weekends starting March 6 through March 22, it is the story of Cherie, a girl from the Ozarks, who sings at a seedy nightclub in Kansas City where she […]

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