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A Taste of Philly closes shop, will continue its business elsewhere on the Hill

by Kevin Dicciani A Taste of Philly, 8513 Germantown Ave., may be closing its actual doors today after serving the Chestnut Hill community for almost 11 years, but owner Mike Frendak said that doesn’t mean its disappearing from the neighborhood for good. The shop isn’t necessarily closing, Frendak said, but rather “moving for an opportunity […]

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Senior guard Maeve Connor directs the defense for Germantown Academy in the Patriots’ summer league swansong. (Photo by Tom Utescher)

GA finishes with 8-1 mark in summer hoops

by Tom Utescher Last Tuesday, the Germantown Academy girls went into their final game in the Gwynedd Mercy Summer League without some of their most talented and experienced guards, players who were attending major out-of-town tournaments. When a couple of the Patriots’ top post players got into foul trouble in Tuesday’s tilt against Boyertown High […]

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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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