by Sue Ann Rybak Members of Philadelphia's 14th Police District were lauded for their good work at a community meeting held Dec. 9 at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy, 8891 Germantown Ave. Will Detweiler, president of the Chestnut Hill Community Association, was one of the about 35 attendees at the community meeting who… Read More >

by Kevin Dicciani Last week, students from Our Mother of Consolation Parish School joined millions of other students around the world to participate in the Hour of Code, a global project that aims to teach schoolchildren the basics of computer science and coding. The Hour of Code was initiated in… Read More >

by Sue Ann Rybak The Christmas season In Chestnut Hill was officially kicked off on Saturday morning, Dec. 13, with the arrival of Santa Claus in the Hill's annual Holiday Parade. Seven-year-old Lisa Lavender, of Chestnut Hill, couldn't wait to see Santa Claus. Her father said she has been counting… Read More >

by Len Lear Last Saturday night the Rev. Kirk T. Berlenbach, a priest and rector at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 5720 Ridge Ave. in Roxborough, “mugged” customers at Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery in Lafayette Hill (formerly the General Lafayette Inn). Despite the “mugging,” the hoppy priest was not placed… Read More >

by Len Lear “As a young child I remember spending lazy summer afternoons lounging on the grass of our ample suburban lawn staring at the sky through the filtered frame of the tallest trees and their wavering limbs. My body physiologically remembers the feeling of peace, quiet and total calm… Read More >


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by Tom Utescher The scoreboard in Germantown Friends School’s Scattergood Gym went through some strange gyrations last Tuesday afternoon, when the Tigers’ girls basketball team hosted the Blue Devils of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. For the first five minutes, the two ball clubs only put up a combined total of one point. Visiting SCH eventually […]

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Fourth graders, (from left) Sam Otis, Maia Mocharnuk, Avery Holmes, and Christopher Convey participated in the recent Hour of Code during their technology classes. Students who complete their activity earn a certificate. (Photo courtesy of Terri Hutsell)

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy joins worldwide movement for computer coding

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy was part of a major worldwide learning event where over 70 million students around the globe completed an “Hour of Code” during the week of Dec. 8-14. Participating in the Hour of Code event was a perfect opportunity for students to see how easy and empowering it is to learn programming. Only 10 […]

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by Len Lear Last Saturday night the Rev. Kirk T. Berlenbach, a priest and rector at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 5720 Ridge Ave. in Roxborough, “mugged” customers at Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery in Lafayette Hill (formerly the General Lafayette Inn). Despite the “mugging,” the hoppy priest was not placed in handcuffs because this was […]

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