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Voting open for CHHS Architectural Hall of Fame

In recognition of the extraordinary architectural legacy of Chestnut Hill, the Chestnut Hill Historical Society created the “Architectural Hall of Fame” to honor the community’s most treasured places. The society’s Preservation Committee developed the following list of 10 nominees – several nominated by the public! These are buildings, structures and landscapes that: • Represent groundbreaking […]

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GA football on a tear

by Jonathan Vander Lugt Now three games into a season that opened with a drubbing against Father Judge High School, the Germantown Academy football Patriots seem to be getting better and better. Last week, they beat Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School handily. Quarterback Kyle McCloskey slung the ball around with ease, […]

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Some of the grant money was used for teachers, Liz Wood (right) and Marianne Canuso to attend a Responsive Classroom workshop. They are pictured sharing their knowledge from this workshop with NFA staff.

NFA $2,500 grant from Chestnut Hill Community Fund

Norwood Fontbonne Academy was recently awarded a $2,500 Grant from Chestnut Hill Community Fund to enhance the school’s “Student Empowerment Program.” The goal of NFA’s Program is to foster a value-rich environment where students learn to be “upstanders” not simply “bystanders.” This program was created with a broader reach than just providing anti-bullying education to […]

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“Yellow Sky,” by Sara Steele, winner of numerous awards including the Peace and Freedom Award from Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

All over U.S. art lovers collect works of Steele

by Stacia Friedman For an artist with a loyal following of collectors nationwide, Sara Steele, 61, keeps a low profile. Living in the Mt. Airy home originally bought by her grandparents in 1935, Steele turns irises that grow in her garden and autumn leaves that flutter by her window into breath-taking watercolors. Some are as […]

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All’s good in the neighborhood

Chestnut Hillers seemed to be in a pretty good mood on Monday morning. At least the ones I came into contact with. Some were just happy the Eagles continued to win, crushing cross-state rival Pittsburgh by a score of 34-3. The win for the city’s favorite sports franchise meant few were even aware that the […]

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ROMANTIC COMEDY: Old Academy Players, 3544 Indian Queen Lane in East Falls, will present “Outside Mullingar,” written by award-winning American playwright, screenwriter and theatre and film director John Patrick Shanley. This 2014 Tony Award-nominated play began Sept. 16 and will continue to Oct. 2. From the author of “Doubt,” “A Parable” and “Moonstruck” comes this romantic comedy set in rural Ireland. (Seen here are cast members, from left, Barbara Hannevig, Ben Kendall, Rusty Flounders and Tiffany Brink.)

Romantic comedy at Old Academy buried inside Irish woe

by Hugh Hunter Old Academy Players in East Falls opened its new season with “Outside Mullingar” (2014) by John Patrick Shanley. Set in the rural midlands of Killicun, this 90-minute play is a romantic comedy buried inside Irish trappings. Shanley is a prolific playwright, best known for his Pulitzer and Tony winner, “Doubt: A Parable” […]

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