by Tom Utescher The women of Chestnut Hill College began their 2014-15 basketball season with three losses on the road, but for the ailing Griffins, the cure was as simple as coming home. Last Thursday evening in the friendly confines of Sorgenti Arena, CHC took down previously unbeaten Mercy College… Read More >

by Len Lear Chestnut Hill resident Steve Feistel, 45, currently works for an industrial wholesale rep firm as an office manager and sales support, but his passion is photography. Feistel was the winner of last Year's CHCA Calendar Contest; he added two Honorable Mentions in this year’s contest, and many… Read More >

by Lou Mancinelli It must be hard for most of us regular folks to imagine living out one's dream and then seeing it disappear, to go from musical superstar and fame to carpenter and a 9 to 5 job and just one more face in the crowd. But that has… Read More >

by Pete Mazzaccaro If you have been thinking about moving south – either temporarily or permanently – now might be a good time. Everyone remembers last winter pretty well. In Philadelphia, we set records for snowfall, with a five-season average of 40 inches, the most ever recorded. Temperatures were an average… Read More >

by Karen Plourde A display of T-shirts hung on crosses to remember those killed by illegal guns in Philadelphia in 2013 has made a stirring statement on the lawn of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church since it arrived there Nov. 9. This marks the first time the Memorial to the Lost,… Read More >


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A recent photo of Angelo DiPinto taken in his barbershop. (Photo by Pete Mazzaccaro)

Angelo DiPinto, barber, dies

by Pete Mazzaccaro Angelo DiPinto, 80, a lifelong barber who cut the hair of Chestnut Hillers for 60 years, died Nov. 18 of cancer at his home in Erdenheim. Mr. DiPinto opened his shop in Chestnut Hill in 1960. Two years later, however, he sold it it to Victor Pace, and it was called Victor’s […]

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CHC women roll in home hoops opener, 67-49

by Tom Utescher The women of Chestnut Hill College began their 2014-15 basketball season with three losses on the road, but for the ailing Griffins, the cure was as simple as coming home. Last Thursday evening in the friendly confines of Sorgenti Arena, CHC took down previously unbeaten Mercy College (3-1) in a decisive manner, […]

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Germantown Academy in Fort Washington has announced that Rich Schellhas (left), the current assistant head of school and head of Upper School, will replace Head of School James Connor (right), who will retire in June 2016. (Photo by Carla Zighelboim)

CH resident named new head of Germantown Academy

by Sue Ann Rybak Germantown Academy’s board of trustees has announced the appointment of Rich Schellhas, assistant head and head of Upper School at Germantown Academy in Fort Washington, to replace James W. Connor, who has served as the school’s head for 25 years. Schellhas, 45, who lives in Chestnut Hill, will become head-elect in […]

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“First Responders in Snow, Highland Avenue Fire House,” by Steve, was an honorable mention winner in the Chestnut Hill Community Association 2015 Calendar Contest. This photo is on the January page of the calendar.

Hall of Famer now taking award-winning photos of Hill

by Len Lear Chestnut Hill resident Steve Feistel, 45, currently works for an industrial wholesale rep firm as an office manager and sales support, but his passion is photography. Feistel was the winner of last Year’s CHCA Calendar Contest; he added two Honorable Mentions in this year’s contest, and many of his striking photos have […]

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