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Economic impact study results presented to Hill leaders

by Brendan Sample During a gathering at Kismet Cowork, the Chestnut Hill Institutional Leaders – a consortium of the 10 largest Hill institutions — presented the results of its Economic Impact Study Event, on Thursday, Nov. 30. The CHIL commissioned an independent, local research firm, Econsult Solutions, to conduct the study beginning late last year. […]

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Crime Report: One burglary and one recovered stolen vehicle

The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill from Dec. 3 to Dec. 9. Dec. 8. Burglary on the 7700 block of Crittenden Street at approximately 8:03 a.m. A witness told police he saw Elbert Wilson break into the above apartment from which he was evicted from since Nov. 21, 2017. The […]

Caroling at the Crèche once more at Top of the Hill

By Ruth R. Russell Caroling at the Crèche in Chestnut Hill will return on the Monday evening before Christmas at the Top of the Hill in front of the Nativity scene set up at Santander Bank. Janine Dwyer, conductor of the music for many years, hopes that everyone will mark their calendars for Monday, December […]

Penn Charter will look to a deep bench in 2017-18

by Jonathan Vander Lugt After a rough 2016-17 season plagued with roster tinkering, inconsistent play and a 2-8 record in the Inter-Ac, Penn Charter head coach Jim Phillips is trying to take a different tack. “In years past, [us coaches] would try to micromanage every possession,” Phillips said. “We’d really try to run our set […]

CHC men lead at half, Jefferson Rams rally

by Tom Utescher Chestnut Hill College owned a 34-24 halftime lead in last Tuesday’s Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference men’s basketball bout at Jefferson University, which was known as Philadelphia University until recently. In the second period the lead began to slip away from the visiting Griffins, as Jefferson (still the “Rams”) took the lead for […]

GFS girls split in Germantown Community Tournament

by Tom Utescher The girls of Germantown Friends came away with a split on their home court last weekend as the school hosted its 28th annual Germantown Community Tournament. In the semifinal round on Friday the Tigers cruised past Parkway Northwest High School for Peace & Social Justice, 34-20, then in Saturday’s championship game GFS […]

Mount grad’s career night fells CHC in overtime

by Tom Utescher The women of Chestnut Hill College went up by 10 points early in the second half of last Tuesday’s conference road game, but it was a player who played high school hoops right down the street from CHC that helped host Jefferson University rally to an 81-71 overtime victory. Guard Caitlyn Cunningham […]

Quakers win boys’ squash square-off at GCC

by Tom Utescher Visiting Penn Charter arrived for last Thursday’s squash match without one member of its regular line-up, but host Germantown Friends was missing two men for the contest at the Germantown Cricket Club. PC was still able to fill the top three positions with experienced seniors, and the Quakers prevailed against the Tigers, […]

Penn Charter girls’ squash climbs to 3-0

by Tom Utescher In girls’ squash, Penn Charter began the new month the same way it ended the old one, winning a non-league match over a Main Line opponent. On Monday the Quakers hopped the Schuylkill to arrive at the Cynwyd Club, where they overcame the combo team from Harriton and Lower Merion high schools […]


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Caroling at the Crèche once more at Top of the Hill

By Ruth R. Russell Caroling at the Crèche in Chestnut Hill will return on the Monday evening before Christmas at the Top of the Hill in front of the Nativity scene set up at Santander Bank. Janine Dwyer, conductor of the music for many years, hopes that everyone will mark their calendars for Monday, December […]

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Penn Charter will look to a deep bench in 2017-18

by Jonathan Vander Lugt After a rough 2016-17 season plagued with roster tinkering, inconsistent play and a 2-8 record in the Inter-Ac, Penn Charter head coach Jim Phillips is trying to take a different tack. “In years past, [us coaches] would try to micromanage every possession,” Phillips said. “We’d really try to run our set […]

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Hill couple AIM to find solution for dyslexia in kids

by Barbara Sherf Kim and Andy Sears moved to Chestnut Hill from Florida a year ago in September to enroll their twin daughters, both diagnosed with dyslexia, at AIM Academy in Conshohocken. Their journey is one of determination and victory in the face of a reading disorder that according to Wikipedia is characterized by trouble […]

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Talk about your rabid Eagles’ fans; her grandfather owned the team!

  by Len Lear Philadelphia Eagles fans are going berserk this season since their team unexpectedly has the best won-loss record in the NFL and appears to be a legitimate contender for the Super Bowl. But Marnie Schneider and Susan T. Spencer are immersed in the Philadelphia Eagles in a way few others ever could […]

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Bass’ no-plexiglass bill could stir racial tensions

  Jay A. McCalla It’s comforting to know my physician, like all physicians, took the Hippocratic Oath upon commencing his medical career. The initial promise under that oath – primum non nocere – “first, do no harm,” makes a lot of sense to me. Don’t make things worse. Watch out for unintended consequences. Whatever you […]

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‘Fair Lady’ at Mt. Airy theater ‘rapturous from start to fin

by Hugh Hunter Holiday cheer arrives early with “My Fair Lady” by Lerner and Loewe, now in extended run at Quintessence Theatre in Mt. Airy. Based on “Pygmalion,” by George Bernard Shaw, street waif Eliza Doolittle and phonetics professor Henry Higgins carry on with their odd coupling. Under Director Alexander Burns, the show sparkles and […]

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