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Brewing up sudsy new pizza business in Chestnut Hill

by Louise E. Wright At Chestnut Hill Brewing Company, Nick Gunderson, 36, makes beer. His wife and business partner, Lindsey Pete Gunderson, 31, does “everything else.” At least, that’s what her business card reads. Quick to note the exaggeration, Lindsey credits Nick with almost single-handedly transforming an empty space in Market at the Fareway (behind […]

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Policeman pleads guilty to loving the sound of applause

by Rita Charleston “Men Are Dogs,” written by Joe Simonelli and directed by Terri Bateman, is the latest offering at  Old Academy Players, 3540-44 Indian Queen Lane in East Falls. Performances run Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., April 28 through May 6. “Men Are Dogs” revolves around six women, […]

‘I have no clue what happened last week’ After brain injury, using technology to recover memories

by Sue Ann Rybak Thomas A. Dixon, Jr., 32, a Central High School alumnus, will never forget the day his life changed permanently — Nov. 22, 2010. While on a run, he was hit by a car and suffered a common type of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), a Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAI). According to Dixon, […]

“Men are Dogs” an entertaining tale-wagger in East Falls

by Hugh Hunter The cheeky title “Men are Dogs” is enough to let you know that you are in for a frolic. Now running at Old Academy Players in East Falls, this fun-loving play by Joe Simonelli, long on naughty jokes and physical humor, keeps you in a happy mood. The set-up: Young women meet […]

All-female choir sparkles at CH Presbyterian Church

by Michael Caruso The Pennsylvania Girlchoir, based at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, presented the Lorelei Ensemble in concert Saturday, April 22, at the church. One of the few all-female professional choirs in America, the Lorelei Ensemble sang a program that ranged from late Medieval Spain to scores composed within the past few years. […]

Little-known ‘Colored Girls Museum’ open in Germantown

by Constance Garcia-Barrio Consider what America acknowledges with Mount Rushmore’s huge portraits of Washington, Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Lincoln. Then think about what those 60-foot granite images leave unsaid: that the Founding Fathers might have governed with wrinkled clothes, dirty drawers and untended children if black women — sometimes enslaved — hadn’t worked in their […]

‘False images of Arabs and other Muslims’ New book: Lesbian/feminist lived in Arab world for 16 years

by Len Lear ”I have been reading your beautiful, sad and deeply moving story, learning a lot of disturbing history about something I thought I knew about but never saw in such depth or personal detail. This is an important memoir that needs to be read and can have a powerful impact. It’s timely, original […]

Hiller weaved career as a seamstress here for 60 years

by Kevin Kulesza “You really have to like your job because if you don’t, it doesn’t turn out right.” This piece of wisdom is what 86-year-old Chestnut Hill resident Maria Chiodo had to say about her own career of 60 years. Chiodo was born in Dec. 1930, in the small Italian village of Cilavegna, about […]

GFS grad’s new book reveals nasty side of U.S. ‘father’

By Bob Fles Ed. Note: The much-anticipated Museum of the American Revolution opened to the public on April 19 at 101 S. 3rd St. in Old City. Shakespeare conjures up three eerie witches in “Macbeth.” These “unholy sisters” make a revolting potion of used body parts, dead animals, poisonous plants and more. Macbeth himself gulps […]


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Reenactors bring lost American Revolution history of Overmountain Men to Wyndmoor

by Brendan Sample As the war that won our independence, the American Revolution is one of the most well-known and important events in our country’s history. Despite the iconic imagery of the Declaration of Independence, Washington crossing the Delaware and the Liberty Bell, however, there are still many people and stories from the Revolution that […]

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With GA win, SCH softball now 4-0 in Inter-Ac

by Tom Utescher Getting an early jump on visiting Germantown Academy last Thursday, the softball squad at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy had already satisfied the mercy rule standard by the end of the first inning, as the Blue Devils scored 11 times in their first turn at bat. In addition to one team having a […]

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SCH House Tour on Friday

Learn more about “one of the Top Ten Great Neighborhoods,” as recognized by Forbes.com on the Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Community House Tour and Boutique on April 21, 2017. The tour will offer guests special access to eight lovely and historic homes in and around Chestnut Hill while also weaving in significant local landmarks. Funds […]

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Policeman pleads guilty to loving the sound of applause

by Rita Charleston “Men Are Dogs,” written by Joe Simonelli and directed by Terri Bateman, is the latest offering at  Old Academy Players, 3540-44 Indian Queen Lane in East Falls. Performances run Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., April 28 through May 6. “Men Are Dogs” revolves around six women, […]

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When change can’t be avoided

Things change. And as much as Chestnut Hill is a neighborhood that is committed to preserving the best parts of its past, it’s not immune to social and economic changes that can, at times, drastically affect its institutions. The announced closing of the Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment is just the most recent example. Opened […]

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“Men are Dogs” an entertaining tale-wagger in East Falls

by Hugh Hunter The cheeky title “Men are Dogs” is enough to let you know that you are in for a frolic. Now running at Old Academy Players in East Falls, this fun-loving play by Joe Simonelli, long on naughty jokes and physical humor, keeps you in a happy mood. The set-up: Young women meet […]

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