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Chestnut Hill Historical Society announces nominees for its Hall of Fame

Vote Here. In recognition of the extraordinary architectural legacy of Chestnut Hill, the Chestnut Hill Historical Society announced in August the creation of the “Architectural Hall of Fame” to honor our most treasured buildings. We asked members of the community to nominate buildings that: • Rrepresent groundbreaking approaches to planning and design, or • Are […]

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GA volleyball defeats defending champs

by Tom Utescher When the Notre Dame volleyball team filed into Germantown Academy’s gym last Tuesday, it was the first time the host Patriots had encountered the Irish since the teams met on a neutral court last winter in the finals of the Pennsylvania Independent Schools tournament. That was the first trip to the championship […]

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GFS eighth graders come together at Chestnut Hill Meetinghouse

Eighth graders at Germantown Friends School enjoyed a full-day retreat, known as MOSAIC (Moving On Social and Individual Concerns), at the Chestnut Hill Friends Meetinghouse on Friday, Sept. 18. This Class of 2020 participated in a Meeting for Worship, played team-building games, found their “true colors” with a personality test/art project, and bonded as a […]

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Social Voyeurs, Chestnut Hill faves in the 1980s — Mark Newman (from left), bass and vocals; Bob Sobel, lead vocals and keyboards; Bob Nolen, drums and vocals, and Keith Atkinson, guitar and vocals — are ready to rock the house in their reunion gig Sunday, Oct. 4, at Alma Mater in Mt. Airy.

Hill favorites, Social Voyeurs, are back for reunion concert

by Rich McIlhenny If you grew up in Chestnut Hill, Mt Airy or the surrounding suburbs in the mid 1980’s, chances are you spent some time at the famed Depot Restaurant, where Starbucks is currently located at 8515 Germantown Ave. On weekend nights, the downstairs bar was packed with locals being served by the best bartender there ever was, Billy Picarello. […]

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First computer date: Sam the poker player (without wine)

by Stacia Friedman I swore I would never do it. But during Labor Day Weekend, I snuck away from my long-married cousins and their charcoal-grilled burgers and icy Heinekens long enough to join an online dating site. Again. Dating is awkward enough when you’re in your 20s or 30s. After 50? It offers the same […]

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Allens Lane Theater in West Mt. Airy is currently staging “Proof,” written by David Auburn and directed by Sarah Mitteldorf (seen here), through Oct. 11. “Proof” is about Catherine, who has to deal with her own volatile emotions after the death of her unstable father, a famous
mathematician. Patrons are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner and BYOB.

Gender-bending cast Proof of creativity at Allens Lane

by Hugh Hunter Allens Lane Theater is currently running “Proof,” written by David Auburn and directed by Sarah Mitteldorf. “Proof” is a non-linear play that shifts back and forth between past and present. Auburn won the Pulitzer Prize for this play in 2001. I have seen it many times, but I have never seen a production with […]

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