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Economic impact study results presented to Hill leaders

by Brendan Sample During a gathering at Kismet Cowork, the Chestnut Hill Institutional Leaders – a consortium of the 10 largest Hill institutions — presented the results of its Economic Impact Study Event, on Thursday, Nov. 30. The CHIL commissioned an independent, local research firm, Econsult Solutions, to conduct the study beginning late last year. […]

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Talk about your rabid Eagles’ fans; her grandfather owned the team!

  by Len Lear Philadelphia Eagles fans are going berserk this season since their team unexpectedly has the best won-loss record in the NFL and appears to be a legitimate contender for the Super Bowl. But Marnie Schneider and Susan T. Spencer are immersed in the Philadelphia Eagles in a way few others ever could […]

‘Fair Lady’ at Mt. Airy theater ‘rapturous from start to fin

by Hugh Hunter Holiday cheer arrives early with “My Fair Lady” by Lerner and Loewe, now in extended run at Quintessence Theatre in Mt. Airy. Based on “Pygmalion,” by George Bernard Shaw, street waif Eliza Doolittle and phonetics professor Henry Higgins carry on with their odd coupling. Under Director Alexander Burns, the show sparkles and […]

Erdenheim songwriter hits number one on Billboard chart

by Mike D’Onofrio Julian Blake Ray, 28, unexpectedly discovered his big break on social media. That’s how the singer and songwriter learned that Grammy award-winning artist Chris Brown would cover his original song in Brown’s recently released album, “Heartbreak on a Full Moon.” “I was just completely blown away. That’s just an absolute dream come […]

From medicine to European opera to Chestnut Hill theater

by Rita Charleston Even after hundreds of years since it was first performed, audiences still seem to love Moliere’s classic, “The Miser,” now continuing through Dec. 10 at the Stagecrafters, 8130 Germantown Ave., where it is directed by Barbara Mills. The plot centers around a brother and sister, both ready to set out on their […]

Holiday House Tour to delight with musical surprises

  by Lucie Daigle and Laura Lucas When the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Christmas Holiday House Tour returns for its 24th year on Saturday, Dec. 9, it will have several musical delights and surprises for those touring five gloriously decorated area homes. This year some of our favorite local musicians will be stationed at several […]

Baker Street Bread Co. opens an eatery

by Elizabeth Coady With apologies for the pun, we’re bringing you the news that after 25 years in business, the ambitions of the Baker Street Bread Company keep rising. Not content with making artisan breads for the Chestnut Hill community as well as 330 restaurants in the metropolitan Philadelphia area, owner Tom Ivory has revamped […]

Whitemarsh director became organist before ever playing it

by Michael Caruso As St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Whitemarsh, enters the first week of Advent and the 2017 Christmas season, its musical program is benefiting from the talent, expertise and experience of its music director, Michael Smith. Born in Americus, Georgia, and reared in the rural community of Opelika, Alabama, Smith moved to Birmingham for […]

‘Miracle’ Philly Museum artist now at Mt. Airy gallery

by Len Lear Tom Judd, 64, an acclaimed artist whose work is currently on exhibit through Dec. 16 at Mt. Airy Contemporary, 25 W. Mt. Airy Ave., had his work accepted into the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) when he was 25, which is a miracle on par with being asked […]


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Holiday House Tour to delight with musical surprises

  by Lucie Daigle and Laura Lucas When the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Christmas Holiday House Tour returns for its 24th year on Saturday, Dec. 9, it will have several musical delights and surprises for those touring five gloriously decorated area homes. This year some of our favorite local musicians will be stationed at several […]

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Blue Devils blow by Germantown Friends, 61-41

by Jonathan Vander Lugt “We executed,” said Springside Chestnut Hill head coach Julian McFadden following his team’s win over Germantown Friends last Friday. “This time last year, we weren’t doing that. It looked pretty good tonight.” Few could have put it better after the Blue Devils sped their way to a 61-41 victory over GFS. […]

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Hill couple AIM to find solution for dyslexia in kids

by Barbara Sherf Kim and Andy Sears moved to Chestnut Hill from Florida a year ago in September to enroll their twin daughters, both diagnosed with dyslexia, at AIM Academy in Conshohocken. Their journey is one of determination and victory in the face of a reading disorder that according to Wikipedia is characterized by trouble […]

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Talk about your rabid Eagles’ fans; her grandfather owned the team!

  by Len Lear Philadelphia Eagles fans are going berserk this season since their team unexpectedly has the best won-loss record in the NFL and appears to be a legitimate contender for the Super Bowl. But Marnie Schneider and Susan T. Spencer are immersed in the Philadelphia Eagles in a way few others ever could […]

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Bass’ no-plexiglass bill could stir racial tensions

  Jay A. McCalla It’s comforting to know my physician, like all physicians, took the Hippocratic Oath upon commencing his medical career. The initial promise under that oath – primum non nocere – “first, do no harm,” makes a lot of sense to me. Don’t make things worse. Watch out for unintended consequences. Whatever you […]

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‘Fair Lady’ at Mt. Airy theater ‘rapturous from start to fin

by Hugh Hunter Holiday cheer arrives early with “My Fair Lady” by Lerner and Loewe, now in extended run at Quintessence Theatre in Mt. Airy. Based on “Pygmalion,” by George Bernard Shaw, street waif Eliza Doolittle and phonetics professor Henry Higgins carry on with their odd coupling. Under Director Alexander Burns, the show sparkles and […]

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