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Pond problems at Pastorius Park

by Kevin Dicciani Dead fish, algae blooms, inorganic sediment and stagnant water — these are a few of the issues the Friends of Pastorius Park say need to be resolved at the park’s pond for the betterment of its aquatic ecosystem and the health and wellbeing of its wildlife. “The murky and stagnant pond water […]

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Local rowers return to Henley Royal Regatta

by Tom Utescher For the second year in a row and the third time in the past six years, Hill native and 2004 Chestnut Hill Academy graduate Pete Seymour celebrated most of the long July 4 weekend in England. For anyone as devoted to the sport of rowing as Seymour, this made perfect sense, because […]

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New head of school prepares for first year at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy

As summer edges toward a close, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy is welcoming a bold new change to its faculty in preparation for the 2016-17 school year, bringing global education to the core of the SCH curriculum. On September 16, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy will celebrate the induction of its new head of school, Dr. Stephen […]

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40 artists in last exhibit before MAAG closes its doors

by Stacia Friedman It’s no secret that many professional artists were attracted to Northwest Philly long before other parts of the city (Northern Liberties, Fishtown, East Passyunk, etc.) became art havens. Going back to the 1960s, Germantown and Mt Airy offered affordable housing, cultural diversity and easy access to Center City. What the neighborhood didn’t […]

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Stacia and Craig both worked at the Academy of Music in their 20s. Is it possible to have a love affair with no physical intimacy? (Photo courtesy of

Local writer’s unusual love story with refined gentleman

by Stacia Friedman Craig and I were an odd couple from the get-go. A highly cultured man with a patrician air, he seemed to be a character out of “Downton Abbey” with his elegant manners, refined bearing and scholarly knowledge of classical music, theater and the arts. I, on the other hand, was a frizzy-haired, […]

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St. Paul’s Choir has 9 openings for London performances

by Michael Caruso The big news coming from the music ministry of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill is the Adult Choir’s trip to London, England, July 21-31, 2017. Director of Music Zachary Fritsch-Hemenway explained that the choir starts its week of performances with a Choral Evensong at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church, the patron namesake […]

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