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SLIDESHOW: 4th of July Parade

All Photos by Pete Mazzaccaro     This past Saturday families came out in droves for the 99th Annual Chestnut Hill Bocce Club 4th of July Parade and Celebration. Hosted outside of the Bocce Club on Devon Street and Hartwell Lane, the celebration featured a children’s parade down to the Water Tower Recreation Center, where kids […]

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In the Father/Daughter Double event at the Independence Day Regatta, Chestnut Hillers Paul and Kate Horvat won a silver medal for Vesper Rowing Club. Kate is a Germantown Academy graduate who has just completed her freshman year at Yale University. (Photo by Tom Utescher)

Area rowers race at Independence Day Regatta

by Tom Utescher A number of area rowers are looking to hone their skills over the summer, and around two dozen of them raced alongside Kelly Drive last weekend at the Independence Day Regatta, which traces its origins back to the 1880’s. Once the middle of June rolls around, members of high school teams disperse, […]

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One of Philadelphia’s first Montessori schools celebrates 45th anniversary

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy, a leader in early childhood education for 94 years, is proud to celebrate the 45th anniversary of its prestigious Montessori program. One of only six schools in Pennsylvania accredited by the American Montessori Society, NFA offers families the unique option of a Montessori program in addition to its primary program. The Montessori preschool […]

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Jenna Clay, 29, a Mt. Airy resident and criminal justice major at Chestnut Hill College, works two jobs while also maintaining good grades at CHC. (Photo by Len Lear)

CHC student works non-stop for better life

by Len Lear I have always thought that restaurant servers, especially those in lower- and mid-level chains, are among the most underappreciated workers in society. They have to put up with just about everything that customers (who are “always right”) dish out to them, not to mention managers who are also under extreme pressure to […]

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Amanda wanted to join the children but “was too busy watching Flossie’s rectum for signs she was about to blow.”

Special needs kids’ field trip not a barrel of laughs

by Amanda Parry My daughter’s special needs preschool class just had its second and final field trip of the year. Like a big fat sucker, I offered to chaperone. It’s not easy taking special needs kids out in a group, probably because each of them has (Duh!) special needs. Loud noises, strong smells, even a […]

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The Lawsuits performing at Pastorius Park. (Photo by Megan Clinefelter)

Chestnut Hill outdoor ‘courtroom’ thrilled by Lawsuits

by Michael Caruso The 67th annual festival of concerts in Chestnut Hill’s Pastorius Park continued Wednesday, June 24, with a sterling performance by The Lawsuits. Despite bouts of horrific weather before and after last Wednesday evening, the concert and its audience were the beneficiaries of Mother Nature’s good wishes with surprisingly pleasant weather. The band efficaciously offered […]

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