by Fred P. Gusoff When you’re walking or driving along the 7000 block of Germantown Avenue, don’t blink or you’ll likely miss one of the best-kept secrets in Northwest Philadelphia. Off to the side of the road, in a nondescript building that once housed the old Mt. Airy Post Office… Read More >

by Pete Mazzaccaro It's that time of year again for the Philadelphia Flower Show, which runs from Feb. 28 through March 8 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. It's a the biggest gathering of flower and plant purveyors and their fans in the country, held annually by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.… Read More >

by Jeremy Jones My visit to The Philadelphia Print Shop put me in such a state of awe, I had to go back three times to get my notes straight and attempt to maintain a journalist’s objectivity. It would take a five-part series to do the shop justice, so I… Read More >

by Tom Utescher The Mount St. Joseph Magic had their slowest week since the holiday break, with last Saturday’s snowstorm causing the postponement of all of the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA quarterfinal contests. Third-seeded MSJ reached that round of the tourney in its lone game of the week, a… Read More >

by Len Lear The name Lucinda Duncalfe, 51, of Fort Washington, may not be as well known as that of a pro athlete or pop music star, but in the world of entrepreneurship, she is definitely an all-star. She has a history of hitting one home run after another. Among… Read More >


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One-day, indoor yard sale to benefit Community Fund Drive

On Saturday, March 7, the community will host a one-day, indoor yard sale from noon – 5 p.m. at 7928 Germantown Ave. in the store space formerly used by Chestnut Hill Trading Company. All proceeds benefiting the Chestnut Hill Community Fund Drive. There are many things to choose from at the yard sale. One option […]

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PC finishes in Indy Schools semifinals

by Tom Utescher With a similar cast of characters to that of its 2013-14 ballclub, Penn Charter finished this winter’s basketball season with a similar outcome. As they did a year ago, the Quaker girls ended their season in the semifinal round of the Pennsylvania Independent Schools tournament. Last year eventual champion Shipley School ended […]

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Norwood-Fontbonne honors staff at Blue Ribbon Gala

by Paula M. Riley The snow and ice on Saturday night didn’t stop Norwood-Fontbonne Academy (NFA) parents, alumni and supporters from attending a Blue Ribbon Gala at the Philadelphia Cricket Club in Chestnut Hill to celebrate the school’s designation by the U.S. Department of Education as a 2014 Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Five members […]

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Kevin Feeney, who worked in the financial services industry for 23 years, and his wife Robin, a trial lawyer for the last 22 years, also created
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Kevin’s on the Hill dresses your salads like princesses

by Len Lear If you shop for groceries at Weavers Way in Chestnut Hill, you just might notice the colorful bottles of Kevin’s Fresh Salad Dressings, but you might overlook them because the name is not exactly a household word. On the other hand, you would be missing a truly fresh, healthful product made from […]

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by Hugh Gilmore The rain was coming down so hard I fought myself awake worrying that my house had slipped under the sea. It had not. It was just raining in that deluge-like way that makes you not want to get out of bed. I got up anyway and grabbed a coffee and went to […]

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Hiller’s unique ‘City Series’ on cutting edge of success

by Fred P. Gusoff When you’re walking or driving along the 7000 block of Germantown Avenue, don’t blink or you’ll likely miss one of the best-kept secrets in Northwest Philadelphia. Off to the side of the road, in a nondescript building that once housed the old Mt. Airy Post Office sits the playhouse of a […]

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