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Historic High Hollow going up for sheriff’s sale

by Kevin Dicciani One of Philadelphia’s most historically significant estates, High Hollow in Chestnut Hill, designed and once owned by George Howe, one of Philadelphia’s most important architects, is going up for sheriff’s sale on Sept. 13 for $91,100. Construction on High Hollow, at 101 W. Hampton Rd., began in 1914 and was completed in 1917. […]

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SCH soccer seeks Inter-Ac improvement

by Tom Utescher Joe DiSalvo, a soccer star at the old Chestnut Hill Academy, stepped down as varsity head coach at Springside Chestnut Hill after seven seasons at the helm, but the returning players are very familiar with the new skipper. Faculty member Brian Zalasky has moved into the job following a three-year stint as […]

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OMC to start new year with new principal

by MegAnne Liebsch After the retirement of its long-standing principal, Bruce Hagy, Our Mother of Consolation Parish School has welcomed a new principal to lead its ranks. After working at OMC for only a month, Theresa Ponte already feels invested in the school and excitedly awaits the 2016-2017 semester. “I’m excited to get to know […]

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Horrific accidents have become commonplace on Lincoln Drive. Research by a Mt. Airy neighbors group found that within one year, Lincoln Drive had 118 accidents. Seen here was an accident that took place on Lincoln Drive on a day in April this year at about 5 p.m. (Photo by Ray DeJohn)

Lincoln Drive is called ‘Dead Man’s Gulch’ for a reason

by Stacia Friedman Having lived in northwest Philly for over 20 years, I avoid Lincoln Drive in heavy rain, sleet and snow. Especially at night when its narrow, snaky curves make it the city’s fifth highest spot for car accidents. Not just fender benders but horrific crashes from which victims may go straight to the […]

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The thankless work of preservation

Our story two weeks ago on the imminent sheriff’s sale of the long-empty Greylock Mansion quickly became the most read story of the year for us online and one of the top stories of the last five years. The narrative is one that resonates with people in Northwest Philadelphia and the nearby suburbs that are […]

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Student from GFS, 15, already making mark as composer

by Michael Caruso The Germantown Branch of Settlement Music School, 6128 Germantown Ave., will host an Open House Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to noon. The event will offer interested locals the chance to experience the school’s ensembles and classes as well as hear performances by many of the groups that meet and are […]

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