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Cresheim Valley Drive to close this Saturday

Cresheim Valley Drive between Lincoln Drive and Allens Lane will be closed temporarily on Saturday, October 29, Acting Streets Commissioner Michael A. Carroll, P.E. announced today. The following temporary full-closure is scheduled to be in effect from approximately 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday: Southbound Cresheim Valley Drive traffic will be blocked at Germantown Avenue. No […]

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Penn Charter’s Mike Hnatkowski handing off to Chris Tucker. (Photo by Jonathan Vander Lugt)

Penn Charter romps SCH

by Jonathan Vander Lugt For two quarters on Saturday afternoon, the game between Springside Chestnut Hill Academy and Penn Charter was shaping up to be a good one. The two went into halftime tied 21-21, after 24 minutes of excellent back-and-forth football. Each time one team punched, the other bounced right back. Then, when the […]

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Jim Maguire (left), of Wyndmoor, stands with Penn Charter Head of School Darryl J. Ford and Chris Maguire, Class of 1984, at the dedication of Maguire Field.

Maguire family honored for $1.5 million gift to Penn Charter athletics

On a glorious afternoon in East Falls, Penn Charter dedicated the Maguire Field. During halftime of the Inter-Ac league opener against Haverford School, Head of School Darryl J. Ford thanked the Maguire family for their generosity. “We want our students to live a life of consequence and make a difference in the world,” Ford said. […]

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Mt. Airy artist/author Kay Wood sketches by hand and adds color on the computer. Here she is adding color to sketches of planet Earth for “The Big Belch.” (Photo by Alicia M. Colombo)

‘A brutal year’ for Mt. Airy artist/author/radio host

by Len Lear Mt. Airy author, graphic artist and radio show host, Kay Wood, has had, in her words, “a brutal year… It was just so horrible in so many ways.” Wood’s husband and companion of 35 years, Michael Silverstein, a business writer and former senior editor at Bloomberg’s Market magazine, died on Sept. 27 […]

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Harry Potter fest is a Wizarding Woodstock

The Harry Potter Festival that took place this weekend is an obvious point of pride for Chestnut Hill. No event in the neighborhood has resonated outside the borders of 19118 quite like the weekend of wizardry. On Friday by lunchtime, Germantown Avenue was already beginning to crawl with would be wizards – mostly 20-somethings in […]

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Stunning concerts at both St. Paul’s and Presby churches

by Michael Caruso Tempesta di Mare, Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra, opened its 15th season with a program entitled “Fall: A Chill in the Air,” which was performed twice this past weekend. I caught the Sunday afternoon, Oct. 23, performance given in the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill and came away convinced that Tempesta is currently offering […]

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