by Debra Malinics Many years ago, I rode at Monastery Stables off Kitchen’s Lane in Fairmount Park (West Mt. Airy). Whenever possible, I would take our dog, Mugsy, a beagle-basset mix I adopted in 1984 from Morris Animal Shelter in center city, to the stable with me. He, and my… Read More >

by Sue Ann Rybak While mother nature may be a bit slow to warm things up this spring, the Chestnut Hill Rotary's Fifth Annual Chili Festival had no trouble turning up the heat on Sunday, March 22. More than 400 people attended this year's festival to answer that burning question… Read More >

  If you're on the fence about letting your teen drive the family car, you won't be when you see the results of a recent study by AAA. The study, detailed on here, found that teens are too distracted to drive. Giving a teenager keys to a car is… Read More >

by Jeremy Jones What do a spunky Chestnut Hill shopkeeper and an erudite Greek philosopher have in common? They both speak the same language. Hillary O’Carroll interprets what Aristotle meant when he said, “The artist gives us knowledge of nature’s unrealized ends.” O’Carroll conceived, owns and operates Isabella Sparrow at… Read More >

by Tom Utescher Back in the 1980’s, a car belonging to a massive Philadelphia Eagles lineman sported a vanity license plate that read ‘2much4U’. In the girls’ track Inter-Ac League debut for Germantown Academy and Springside Chestnut Hill last week, the visiting SCH Blue Devils simply had far too much… Read More >

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DAILY DOSE: Abraham leads mayoral pack according to Abraham

Former Philadelphia District Attorney Lynn Abraham’s campaign released a poll yesterday that puts her in a comfortable lead with about six weeks to go before the Democratic primary in May. According to her poll, she is favored by 30 percent of voters compared with Jim Kenney and Anthony Williams, who each have 14 percent. The poll […]

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SCH girls lacrosse excited to get outdoors

by Tom Utescher Late-winter weather problems have disrupted the plans of many schools that are trying to get their spring sports underway, and the girls lacrosse team at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy is no exception. After a few postponements and cancellations, the Blue Devils finally got to play against outside competition in a scrimmage at […]

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Sands to step down as SCH president

Longtime Springside Head of School Dr. Priscilla Sands recently announced her decision to step down as president of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy at the end of the 2014-2015 academic year. She will assume leadership of the Marlborough School in Los Angeles, Calif., an independent school for girls in grades 7 to 12. SCH thrived under […]

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In the 19th century, Henry’s family started Henry Disston & Sons, which at one point was the largest manufacturer of saws in the world.

Proud Hill family: from making saws to science fairs

by Lou Mancinelli Chances are, if you went to middle school or high school in the tri-state area between the mid-‘80s and now and did a science fair project, lifelong Chestnut Hill resident, Henry Disston Jr., was involved. Each year the Delaware Valley Science Fairs (DVSF) serves as the parent organization that oversees the science […]

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Kobe Bryant a great basketball player, but he’s a jerk

by Bob Ingram When he was a senior at Lower Merion High School, I remember watching Kobe Bryant and his point guard working out at the Kaiser Jewish Community Center in Wynnewood. Alley-oop pass after alley-oop pass, Kobe soared for slam after slam. He led Lower Merion to the state title, a man playing against […]

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‘Gallipoli’ to screen March 31

Next up for Chestnut Hill Film Group’s ongoing series, “Tuesday Nights at the Movies,” is the 1981 war film “Gallipoli.” In 1915, an up-and-coming sprinter has his Olympic dreams postponed when Australia enters World War I. He, along with a fellow sprinter, enlist in the army, as they feel it is the patriotic thing to […]

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