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The Wissahickon Inn, now the Upper School of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, was built by Henry Houston in 1884. (Photo by Pete Mazzaccaro)

Woodward celebration seeks to renew a legacy

by Pete Mazzaccaro Starting June 8, Chestnut Hill will begin a five-day series of events to mark the contributions of the Woodward family to Chestnut Hill. The events will begin with a kickoff at Woodmere Art Museum on June 8 and conclude with a worship service at the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, which was built […]

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Eight Mount boats, seven Stotesbury medals

by Tom Utescher Of the eight boats that Mount St. Joseph Academy entered at the 90th annual Stotesbury Cup Regatta last weekend, seven came home with medals. Leading the Magic parade was the lightweight eight, which won a gold medal and claimed the Steven Weir Trophy for the second year in a row. Underscoring the […]

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Placing 1st and 2nd place in the state in the U.S. Army-sponsored eCYBERMISSION Science Competition are (from left) Ainsley Rexford, Hannah Knox, Anne Harrower, Maya Gerlach (2nd place team); Maya Hardy, Gabrielle Morewood, and Lenny Lorenz (1st place team).

SCH students are winners in Army’s STEM competition

The U.S. Army has announced that two 7th grade teams from Springside Chestnut Hill Academy as 1st and 2nd place state winners in the 14th annual eCYBERMISSION competition – one of several science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) initiatives offered by the Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP). Sponsored by the Army and administered by the […]

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Seafood buffs can shell-abrate at BYOB 26 North

by Len Lear Diners who love great seafood dishes can shell-abrate now that one of the area’s finest seafood chefs, Mike Stollenwerk, 39, is back. Late last year the local chef who has received paeans from Bon Appetit and numerous other food publications, opened 26 North, a sophisticated BYOB, at 26 North 3rd St. in […]

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In Chestnut Hill, the history right under your feet

Why do people choose to live in Chestnut Hill? For those who live in the neighborhood, the answer may seem obvious. The neighborhood is well designed and walkable. It has a robust retail district and a collection of fantastic restaurants. Nearly every corner of the neighborhood is an easy train ride away from Center City. […]

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Artists of Pennsylvania Ballet in the premiere of Matthew Neenan’s Archīva. (Photo by Alexander Iziliaev)

Fully-staged opera at affordable prices in Manayunk

by Michael Caruso Delaware Valley Opera will present its annual “James V. Wiest Preview Concert” Sunday, May 29, 3 p.m., at the Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center in Manayunk. The concert offers a preview of the 2016 Summer Opera Festival. Since its founding 37 seasons ago, DVOC has presented fully-staged operatic productions at […]

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