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Four Hill stores ‘Best of Philly’ winners

by Kevin Dicciani Four Chestnut Hill businesses – The Hill Company, Villavillekula, Isabella Sparrow, and Threadwell – are the winners of Philadelphia Magazine’s 2015 “Best of Philly” awards, an immense annual compilation of the very best offered by the city and the suburbs. The Hill Company, 8040 Germantown Avenue, won its second “Best of Philly” […]

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Locals through to NCAA League final four

by Tom Utescher Former Mount St. Joseph Academy hoops players squared off against one another in the NCAA summer league last week, when 2013 grad Kelsey Jones and her Philadelphia University-powered Team Black played back-to-back games against Team Neon Green, which includes 2014 MSJ products Alex Louin (Villanova) and Carly Monzo (Loyola). On Tuesday, in […]

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SCH student recognized as U.S. Green School Fellow

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy rising junior Rekha Dhillon-Richardson received recognition as a U.S. Green School Fellow by attending the weeklong 2015 Student Climate & Conservation Congress (Sc3) at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) from June 21 to June 27. Only students, faculty, and staff who have demonstrated outstanding leadership […]

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From Flourtown to Hollywood movies for director/actor

by Lou Mancinelli Growing up in Flourtown, Hollywood director, actor and writer Steve Kampmann, 68, wasn’t the type to dream of the big screen. He never imagined he’d end up doing what he eventually did, like landing a feature role beside Robin Williams in the movie “Club Paradise.” So in the mid-1980s, when he returned […]

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Disturbingly honest kid causes ruff start to vacation

by Mike Todd “Oh, no. Oh no oh no,” I whispered, stepping into the strangers’ living room to find a most unwelcome discovery in the center of the floor: a dead body. No, not really, but at that moment, I might have preferred one. Minutes earlier, I’d let our dog, Memphis, into the cottage, which […]

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Jazz/pop standards delight an audience that packed the park

by Michael Caruso  After two weeks in a row driven indoors by inclement weather, the summer series of concerts in Pastorius Park returned to its intended setting in the park’s natural amphitheater to hear local jazz songstress Michelle Lordi. Backed by a band comprised of several of Philadelphia’s finest jazz instrumentalists, Lordi sang a program […]

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