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Paul Meyer: four decades driving development at The Morris Arboretum

by Pete Mazzaccaro In 1990, Morris Arboretum’s board of directors had set out to replace its executive director, William Klein.  Klein had guided the arboretum from a run-down and neglected facility to an up-and-coming place of potential – one with a master plan and an ambition to become one of the great institutions in Philadelphia. […]

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CHC women off to encouraging start

by Tom Utescher In a tough early-season test outside of their conference, the women of Chestnut Hill College met another undefeated hoops squad last Monday evening at Sorgenti Arena, and it was the host Griffins who had to make an initial entry in their loss column. CHC fell to powerful East Stroudsburg University, 82-71, but […]

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SCH hosts forum for the intellectually curious

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy will co-host the Philadelphia-region Scholar Search Educational Forum this weekend, Saturday, November 19. The Scholar Search Educational Forum is a free educational event open to intellectually curious kids in grades 4–12 as well as their parents. During this all-day forum, attendees may choose from a range of topics, presentations, and interactive […]

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Great-looking Profiles for Chestnut Hill area artists

by Stacia Friedman Ask any Philadelphia artist whom they trust to make prints of their original work, and they will most likely say Profiles, run by Janine and Michael Zaikowski in Chestnut Hill. These artists include a Who’s Who of area painters and photographers, including Sara Steele, Howard Watson, Paul Rickert, Maryfran Cardamone,  Dane Tilghman, […]

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Flourtown resident Barbara L. Sherf is surrounded by her now-deceased parents, Barbara A. Sherf and Charles Sherf. The bride was 28 in this wedding photo taken by Lindelle Photographers 26 years ago.

Mom and dad missing from the Thanksgiving dinner table

by Barbara L. Sherf We just celebrated our first Thanksgiving without both mom and dad. My father would have been 89 on the Sunday after the holiday. Eighteen months ago our beloved mother passed away at 79. A two-time breast cancer survivor, Barbara A. Sherf succumbed to the sepsis infection after a pacemaker was placed […]

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“Clybourne Park,” a bracing examination of contemporary social tensions, is currently running through Dec. 11 at The Stagecrafters, 8130 Germantown Ave. Seen here are Mare MIkalic and Sara Osi Scott in a scene from “Clybourne Park.” (Photo by Sara Stewart)

On Hill, satire slams Trump-like real estate practices

by Hugh Hunter Now playing at Stagecrafters, “Clybourne Park” (2010) by Bruce Norris rides piggyback on “A Raisin in the Sun” (1959) by Lorraine Hansberry. It is a satire that proposes to tackle the interplay between racism and dicey real estate practices. In “Raisin,” Karl failed to dissuade the black Younger family from buying a […]

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