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Holiday Parade returns Dec. 16

by Pete Mazzaccaro The fifth annual Chestnut Hill Holiday Parade will take place on Saturday, Dec 16, on Germantown Avenue from 9 a.m. until approximately 10 a.m. The hour-long procession will begin at Rex Avenue and end just below the Chestnut Hill Hotel, 8229 Germantown Ave. The parade’s organizer, former Chestnut Hill Community Association president […]

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SCH boys squash gets by Gators, 5-4

by Tom Utescher     The boys’ squash teams of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy and Shipley School haven’t had many close squash matches in recent years, but with SCH graduating a number of key players from last season and with the Gators returning a number of talented young racquetmen, last Monday’s encounter was decided by […]

Late trey gets Mount past Gwynedd in AACA opener

by Tom Utescher Catholic Academies rivals Mount St. Joseph and Gwynedd Mercy Academy seesawed through last Tuesday’s league basketball opener, host Gwynedd leading at the end of the first period, the Mount ahead at the end of the next two, and then Gwynedd moving in front by two points near the end of the fourth […]

Into the vortex: An unpleasant hospital stay, Part 3, Conclusion: Some lessons

  by Hugh Gilmore The day before Halloween I accompanied my wife, Janet, to a downtown hospital where a surgeon we’d met only once before operated on her hiatal hernia. (Her upper stomach was pushing through her diaphragm.) Shortly after the operation began, the tool used to move her liver aside caused it to bleed. […]

New, surprising take on ‘Christmas Carol’ at Hill venue

by Carole Verona In Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” Scrooge asks his deceased business partner Jacob Marley, who appears to him as a ghost wearing chains, “Who are you?” Marley responds, “Ask me who I was.” That line is the jumping off point for “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol,” to be performed at The Stagecrafters Theater […]

‘Polar Bear’ a warm experience for kids at local venue

by Rita Charleston Ambler’s Act II Playhouse is presenting the world premiere of “My Very Own Polar Bear,” a new holiday comedy for kids, on stage Dec. 16-31. Written by Bill D’Agostino, Act II’s communications and education director, and directed by Amanda Coffin, the story features Emma, an imaginative girl who likes to make inventions, […]

Localite’s gripping new novel perfect for film adaptation

By Len Lear A secret molecular formula that can cure or kill, lost in the melee of 1940 war-torn Paris … Is it true that Mackenzie’s late chemist mother hid it in the secret tunnels under her Parisian finishing school? The hunt is on, and the U.S. and British governments must get to it before […]

Local music legend son of famed anti-Nazi artist

By Elizabeth Coady Marty Grosz sits on a bar stool in a darkened room in Chestnut Hill’s Mermaid Inn, his hands and eyes embracing his 1927 Gibson L5 acoustic guitar with possessive familiarity. He’s got white hair and wrinkles, but his eyes and wit are sharp. He’s here to play jazz standards of the 20th […]

Springfield residents tour new township building

by Barbara Sherf With a light snow falling this past Saturday, Springfield Township residents were out in force to tour the new township building, library and public works department lat 1501 Paper Mill Road. Assistant Township Supervisor Mike Taylor greeted residents and offered them full run of the space, which was more than a decade […]


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Springfield residents tour new township building

by Barbara Sherf With a light snow falling this past Saturday, Springfield Township residents were out in force to tour the new township building, library and public works department lat 1501 Paper Mill Road. Assistant Township Supervisor Mike Taylor greeted residents and offered them full run of the space, which was more than a decade […]

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SCH boys squash gets by Gators, 5-4

by Tom Utescher     The boys’ squash teams of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy and Shipley School haven’t had many close squash matches in recent years, but with SCH graduating a number of key players from last season and with the Gators returning a number of talented young racquetmen, last Monday’s encounter was decided by […]

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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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Localite’s gripping new novel perfect for film adaptation

By Len Lear A secret molecular formula that can cure or kill, lost in the melee of 1940 war-torn Paris … Is it true that Mackenzie’s late chemist mother hid it in the secret tunnels under her Parisian finishing school? The hunt is on, and the U.S. and British governments must get to it before […]

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Tax bill is highway robbery of working, middle class

Just in time for the season of giving, congressional Republicans appear to be on the verge of passing a tax bill that represents one of the most transparent money grabs for corporations and the wealthiest Americans, breaking a huge string of promises President Trump made on the campaign trail to “stick it to Wall Street” […]

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New, surprising take on ‘Christmas Carol’ at Hill venue

by Carole Verona In Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” Scrooge asks his deceased business partner Jacob Marley, who appears to him as a ghost wearing chains, “Who are you?” Marley responds, “Ask me who I was.” That line is the jumping off point for “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol,” to be performed at The Stagecrafters Theater […]

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