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Home and Garden Festival postponed

With rain in the forecast for this upcoming Sunday, the Chestnut Hill Home and Garden Festival has been postponed until Sunday, May 15. Despite the change of date, the planned activities for the festival remain unchanged. It will be held between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Germantown Avenue, between Rex and Willow Grove avenues, […]

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by Tom Utescher In a wet and wild Inter-Ac lacrosse match, host Germantown Academy pulled out a 7-6 victory last Thursday against the Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Blue Devils. The Patriots, who had prevailed 7-4 in an earlier meeting with SCH, attained a 2-4 mark in league play, while the Blue Devils went to 0-6. […]

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Springside Chestnut Hill fifth grade poets (from left) Asa Sacksteder, Hunter Rexford, Aubrey Carter, Wyatt LaMent and Isaac Okewole, delivered poems to Roots in Chestnut Hill. It was one of more than a dozen stops the boys made to deliver stacks of poems they wrote to be distributed as part of National Poem in Your Pocket Day, April 21.(Photo by Pete Mazzaccaro)

SCH fifth graders celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day

by Pete Mazzaccaro A group of fifth-grade students at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy were out on Germantown Avenue last Wednesday, April 21, distributing poems as part of Poem in Your Pocket Day. The group of boys, all students of SCH teacher Allison Thomas, had created packets of pocket-sized poems that could be distributed by shops […]

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Ex-Hill hockey buff invents new religion, ‘Lumenignisism’

by Len Lear A young man who grew up playing ice hockey at the Wissahickon Skating Club in Chestnut Hill has invented a new religion called “Lumenignisism” for his senior thesis project at the University of the Arts. Alex Bard, 23, who will be graduating next month with a degree in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts with […]

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Prince on the cover of his album "Purple Rain."

‘Purple Rain,’ ‘Fresh Air,’ and my blown chance of a lifetime

by Hugh Gilmore Once I did sometime worthy of being in the newspapers, so Terry Gross called me and invited me to be a guest on “Fresh Air.” What I’d done was chuck suburbia and go off to study wildlife in Africa. I lived in Wyndmoor then, was 30, chairman of Abington High School’s Humanities […]

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Soloist Oksana Maslova and other Pennsylvania Ballet dancers are seen here in "Don Quixote."  (Photo by Alexander Iziliaev)

From Ukraine to G’town, with love, for PA Ballet dancer

by Michael Caruso When the Pennsylvania Ballet presents a “Program of Firsts” May 12-15 in the Academy of Music, one of the dancers performing will be Germantown resident Oksana Maslova. Originally from Nikopol, Ukraine, she began her performing career as a rhythmic gymnast, which led to an intensive ballet program at six years old with […]

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