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[VIDEO] DA candidates tackle, corruption, asset forfeiture and more at Local debate

by Brendan Sample With the Democratic primary coming up in May, the eight candidates for Philadelphia District Attorney, seven of whom are Democrats, came together last Thursday for a debate at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. The Chestnut Hill Local co-sponsored the debate with WHYY, and Local editor Pete Mazzaccaro and WHYY’s Dave Davies served as […]

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GA, GFS, Mount, PC, SCH make crew debut

by Tom Utescher The snowfall that arrived in Philadelphia in the middle of March caused the cancellation of the spring crew season’s first Manny Flick/Horvat Series regatta on the 19th, and it wasn’t until last Sunday that area rowers were able to compete on the Kelly Drive course for the first time in 2017. Mount […]

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Local teenagers capture silver at Philadelphia’s Flower Show

by Sue Ann Rybak W.B. Saul High School for Agricultural Sciences in Roxborough, the largest agricultural school in the U.S., won two awards at this year’s PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, “Holland: Flowering the World,” which ran March 10 through 19 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The school’s exhibit, “Flowing in the Wind,” won the American […]

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‘The Last Apprentice’ as colorful as his stained glass

by Leslie Feldman and Len Lear “My glass is my message. If there is a God, she will certainly see it.” In the world of stained glass artistry, West Mt. Airy resident Charles Ziegler Lawrence is a giant.  Lawrence, 82, has devoted much of his adult life to the craft of stained glass window making. […]

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There are many great reasons to become a doctor

by John Scanlon As Chestnut Hill Hospital’s chief medical officer, I’m often asked to speak to students who are interested in – or on a path to – a career in medicine. With the celebration of National Doctor’s Day on March 30, I’m reminded how critical is this role of mentor, educator and cheerleader for […]

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Newly commissioned works at Hill Presbyterian Church

by Michael Caruso Lyric Fest, the vocal/instrumental ensemble directed by mezzo Suzanne DuPlantis of East Falls and pianist Laura Ward of Chestnut Hill, is set to present “It’s Elementary” Friday, March 31, in the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill at 7:30 p.m. The program, which includes two newly commissioned song cycles, brings together the ancient […]

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