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Shop owner clears out suddenly, leaving landlord with unsold consignments

by Maddie Clark Phantastic Phinds was once an area staple for all things vintage and historic. When it moved from its Erdenheim location to Chestnut Hill in 2016, it was seen as a feather in the cap of the Germantown Avenue retail corridor That all changed at the end of last month when the business […]

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SCH baseball is weathering up-and-down conference play

by Jonathan Vander Lugt There is nothing usual about this year’s Inter-Ac baseball season. Through two weeks of conference play all six teams are 2-2, with tiebreaker scenarios about as convoluted as you would expect. The league is right back where it started, and, after losing a pair this week, Springside Chestnut Hill head coach […]

Area girls churn out victories in final Flick

by Tom Utescher Last weekend on the Schuylkill the fifth and final race in the Manny Flick/Horvat regatta was held, and it was also the third Sunday of the gender division in the race schedule. All of the girls’ events came in the morning and at midday, and many area boats excelled. In some highly […]

Weather smiles on area boys in fifth Flick

by Tom Utescher Supporters of area rowers suffered through nasty weather in the first four Manny Flick/Horvat regattas on the Schuylkill, but their fortunes finally changed last Sunday for the fifth and final Flick of 2018. On this clear, bright day the boys’ and girls’ races were divided into two sections on the schedule, and […]

Penn Charter tops SCH racquetmen, 6-1

by Tom Utescher It was the third week of April, but those weren’t Dogwood blossoms falling around the tennis courts at Penn Charter – they were large flakes of snow. Fans who came out to watch the Quakers and the visiting Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Blue Devils might not have believed their eyes if they […]

Late goal lifts SCH over GA girls’ lacrosse

by Tom Utescher For the girls of Germantown Academy and Springside Chestnut Hill, the first Inter-Ac League lacrosse match they played last week had not gone well. On back-to-back days, the two teams had traveled out to Episcopal Academy and each squad came home from Newtown Square contemplating an 18-3 loss. Although the SCH players […]

SCH softball can’t hang on to slim lead over Irish

by Tom Utescher After five innings, visiting Springside Chestnut Hill Academy was ahead in last Friday’s Inter-Ac League softball contest, but the Blue Devils were unable to hold onto their slim 1-0 lead. The Academy of Notre Dame scored twice in the bottom of the sixth, and then the Irish closed out SCH in the […]

SCH outscores league rivals in girls’ track tri-meet

by Tom Utescher On one of the more pleasant afternoons this April, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy’s girls hosted an Inter-Ac League tri-meet last Wednesday, running against Episcopal Academy and Agnes Irwin. Not every event in the regular Inter-Ac meet program was held, and in one of the field events there were only two contenders. Still, […]

Chestnut Hill to decide: Smart meters or kiosks

by Brendan Sample In the next step toward upgrading Chestnut Hill’s parking meters, representatives from the Philadelphia Parking Association met with community members on Wednesday, April 11, to further discuss a potential upgrade to either smart meters or kiosks across the neighborhood. While there is no timeline for when this change could happen, the Chestnut […]


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Chestnut Hill to decide: Smart meters or kiosks

by Brendan Sample In the next step toward upgrading Chestnut Hill’s parking meters, representatives from the Philadelphia Parking Association met with community members on Wednesday, April 11, to further discuss a potential upgrade to either smart meters or kiosks across the neighborhood. While there is no timeline for when this change could happen, the Chestnut […]

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SCH baseball is weathering up-and-down conference play

by Jonathan Vander Lugt There is nothing usual about this year’s Inter-Ac baseball season. Through two weeks of conference play all six teams are 2-2, with tiebreaker scenarios about as convoluted as you would expect. The league is right back where it started, and, after losing a pair this week, Springside Chestnut Hill head coach […]

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SCH eighth grader sets school record in math competition

by Brendan Sample For most eighth graders, spring represents a time of looking back on their time in grade school as they begin to look ahead to the start of their high school career. One eighth grader at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, however, has needed to keep his focus on his 11th grade-level classes and […]

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Famed Germantown author/musician: ‘Work twice as hard’

by Robert Zigmund James McBride, who moved with his mother to Germantown from Brooklyn as a child, must have a really big room to hold all of his awards. “Philadelphia is full of wonderful, wonderful musicians,” he told us recently, “and it’s where I really learned to play jazz.” A saxophonist and acclaimed composer, McBride […]

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City needs to address property tax hikes

The relationship we have to taxes has always been problematic. In many ways this country was founded  by disgruntled taxpayers. And if there’s one thing that’s worse than paying taxes, it’s having to suddenly pay more taxes. This is the scenario for people in Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy and other neighborhoods around the city – […]

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Gifted Mt. Airy jewelry designer reaches for the stars

by Len Lear Nina Anderson is certainly not a household name now, but it would not surprise me — or those who admire her work — if her name is featured in fashion magazines in a few years. “Her jewelry is so good,” said Jonathan Williams, owner of Chestnut Hill Cleaning Company, who brought her […]

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