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Popular Hill tavern to close after six decades

by Elizabeth Coady After serving up draft and bottled brews and mixed drinks for six decades, the owners of Towey’s Tavern are announcing a “last call” to the Chestnut Hill neighborhood as the old-school bar closes at 2 a.m. Oct. 29 for the final time. Beset by changing drinking habits and the craft brew craze, […]

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GA Patriots host fifth Inter-Ac golf outing

by Tom Utescher The fifth of the Inter-Ac League’s six regular-season tournament-style golf outings occurred last Wednesday afternoon at Bluestone Country Club, which is located in Blue Bell and was known as Meadowlands Country Club until 2016. Located nearby, Germantown Academy was the host school for this event, but it was teams from the other […]

Edelson’s stick sends SCH past PC, 3-0

by Tom Utescher In an Inter-Ac League field hockey game late last week, the team that came out on the short end could claim it had suffered a bad luck loss due to the fact that it was Friday the 13th. When the contest at Penn Charter was over, you could suggest that the visiting […]

Mount volleyball hangs in with league leader

by Tom Utescher In a gritty Catholic Academies volleyball battle in which the loser in each set scored no fewer than 20 points, host Mount St. Joseph Academy eventually succumbed to AACA leader Merion Mercy by a 3-1 count last Thursday evening. After Merion took an early lead, the Magic tied the bout at 1-1, […]

PC boys get past SCH in cross country

by Tom Utescher The boys’ cross country teams from visiting Penn Charter and host Springside Chestnut Hill Academy were both looking for their first Inter-Ac League dual meet victory when they met last Tuesday afternoon. With each team’s five scorers placing among the top 10 finishers overall, the Quakers won a close one over the […]

Mount golf wins AACA and District 1 titles

by Tom Utescher For the fifth year in a row, the Mount St. Joseph Academy golf team will be heading to the PIAA State tournament as the District 1 team champion in the Class AAA (large school) grouping. With a team score of 248, the Magic topped Downingtown East High School (257) and Downingtown West […]

SCH volleyball overcomes Cougars, 3-2

by Tom Utescher Springside Chestnut Hill Academy was eager to welcome George School to the Vare Field House for last Tuesday’s volleyball match. In the middle of September, the SCH Blue Devils had logged their first victory of the 2017 campaign when they visited George’s Cougars and claimed a 3-1 win. It took the locals […]

CHCA to honor 3 with community awards at Black and White Gala

by Pete Mazzaccaro When the Chestnut Hill Community Association holds its annual Black and White Gala this Saturday, Oct. 14, the organization will recognize three local notables with community awards. The awards, which had in the past been given during presentations at the organization’s annual meeting, were moved to the gala to raise the profile […]

A VAST improvement for disabled high school students

by Sue Ann Rybak University of Pennsylvania’s Vocational Academic Social Skills Training Life Skills Independence Functional Experiences (or VAST LIFE program) has been life-changing for high school students with moderate to severe disabilities like Joselito “Josie” Torres, 19, who attends Olney Charter High School, 100 W. Duncannon Ave. in Olney. The VAST LIFE program pairs […]


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CHCA to honor 3 with community awards at Black and White Gala

by Pete Mazzaccaro When the Chestnut Hill Community Association holds its annual Black and White Gala this Saturday, Oct. 14, the organization will recognize three local notables with community awards. The awards, which had in the past been given during presentations at the organization’s annual meeting, were moved to the gala to raise the profile […]

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GA Patriots host fifth Inter-Ac golf outing

by Tom Utescher The fifth of the Inter-Ac League’s six regular-season tournament-style golf outings occurred last Wednesday afternoon at Bluestone Country Club, which is located in Blue Bell and was known as Meadowlands Country Club until 2016. Located nearby, Germantown Academy was the host school for this event, but it was teams from the other […]

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OMC students raise funds for school programs

by Sue Ann Rybak Our Mother of Consolation elementary school students Eve Laurito, Abigail Leckrone, and sisters Taylor and Summer DelliCarpini know that even the smallest acts of kindness can make a difference. The girls took to heart Mother Teresa’s words, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the […]

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A VAST improvement for disabled high school students

by Sue Ann Rybak University of Pennsylvania’s Vocational Academic Social Skills Training Life Skills Independence Functional Experiences (or VAST LIFE program) has been life-changing for high school students with moderate to severe disabilities like Joselito “Josie” Torres, 19, who attends Olney Charter High School, 100 W. Duncannon Ave. in Olney. The VAST LIFE program pairs […]

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Despite proposed bill, blighted properties will remain in poor neighborhoods

by Jay A. McCalla For me, a very long and serious mystery was recently solved in the form of a bill that was introduced at City Council. In the years leading up to the administration of Mayor John F. Street, the city government spent roughly $30 million annually to demolish blighted or dangerous properties that […]

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Feminist/socialist defied society’s conventions: Mt. Airy visionary and pioneer’s works now at Woodmere

by Stacia Friedman Through contemporary eyes, it may be difficult to fully appreciate the radicalism inherent in “A Grand Vision: Violet Oakley and the American Renaissance” at Woodmere Art Museum through Jan. 21, 2018. But if you look closely, you will see that every mural, painting, portrait and stained glass window reflects the artist’s passion […]

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