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VOTE: Pick your favorites for Chestnut Hill Outstanding Experience Award

To kick off the 20th Anniversary Celebration as Philadelphia’s Garden District, the Chestnut Hill Business District and the Chestnut Hill Community Association want to recognize outstanding businesses within the Chestnut Hill Community. We asked for your help and over the past month, you, the residents and patrons of Chestnut Hill and its businesses, have nominated […]

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Area baseball teams finish their seasons

by Jonathan Vander Lugt For each of the team’s area baseball squads, the regular season and conference playoffs ended last week. La Salle, after a fourth-place, 8-4 finish in the Philadelphia Catholic League, bowed out of the PCL playoffs with a 2-1 loss to Archbishop Wood. Springside Chestnut Hill struggled, dropping each of its last […]

Three Stotesbury silvers, one bronze for Mount

by Tom Utescher At the Stotesbury Cup Regatta last weekend, Mount St. Joseph had all of its eight boats advance out of the time trials on Friday and into the semifinal round. Five of these Magic vessels went through to the finals on Saturday afternoon, and at the end of the day the Mount came […]

GA, SCH, PC girls third, fourth, fifth in Inter-Ac track

by Tom Utescher Having already become a champion three times over at the 2017 Inter-Ac League Girls Championship Meet, Germantown Academy senior Abbe Goldstein helped create a champion at the very end. Goldstein pulled off a distance “triple” as an individual, setting a new league record in the 3200 after winning the 1600 and 800 […]

SCH lacrosse led late against Irish

by Tom Utescher With 10 minutes to go in last Wednesday’s Inter-Ac League lacrosse game, there was the possibility that the girls of host Springside Chestnut Hill Academy would pull off an upset. At that stage, the Blue Devils were leading visiting Academy of Notre Dame, 8-7, but starting with the clock showing nine minutes […]

Charter charges to Inter-Ac boys track title

by Tom Utescher Even a track and field squad that dominates its dual meets tends to come back to the pack in a multi-team championship setting. To some extent, that happened to Penn Charter last Monday at the 2017 Inter-Ac League Championships, but not nearly enough to mean much to the other five schools. In […]

SCH softball finally alone at the top

by Tom Utescher Observing the behavior of the Springside Chestnut Hill Academy softball team at the end of last Tuesday’s Inter-Ac softball game, it would have come as a surprise to a casual observer that the Blue Devils had just won the league championship outright for the first time in school history. The SCH players […]

Mt. Airy ‘Book of Year’ author a voice for immigrants

by Constance Garcia-Barrio Through the rough but authentic voices in stories written by Mark Lyons, 74, of Mt. Airy, or translated from Spanish by him, readers learn the gritty truth of other people’s circumstances. “I live attuned to people’s voices,” said Lyons, winner of fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts in 2003 and 2009, […]

Hill church: dazzling young composer of 1,000 pieces

by Michael Caruso The Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Chestnut Hill, celebrated Choral Evensong Sunday, May 7. The service continued the marking of Eastertide as well as continued the parish choir’s preparation for its summertime residency in England. Music director Erik Meyer prefaced at the pipe organ the afternoon’s choral singing with a finely voiced […]


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9th Ward voters follow city trends to help Krasner, Rhynhart win primary races

by Brendan Sample With the results in from Tuesday’s citywide primary elections , 9th Ward voters largely conformed with voting patterns across Philadelphia in nominating Larry Krasner and Rebecca Rhynhart as the Democratic candidates for District Attorney and Controller, respectively. In the DA race, Krasner managed to edge out a win in the 9th Ward […]

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Area baseball teams finish their seasons

by Jonathan Vander Lugt For each of the team’s area baseball squads, the regular season and conference playoffs ended last week. La Salle, after a fourth-place, 8-4 finish in the Philadelphia Catholic League, bowed out of the PCL playoffs with a 2-1 loss to Archbishop Wood. Springside Chestnut Hill struggled, dropping each of its last […]

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SCH House Tour on Friday

Learn more about “one of the Top Ten Great Neighborhoods,” as recognized by Forbes.com on the Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Community House Tour and Boutique on April 21, 2017. The tour will offer guests special access to eight lovely and historic homes in and around Chestnut Hill while also weaving in significant local landmarks. Funds […]

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Water & Rock Studio brings goat yoga fad to Hill

  by Len Lear I tried to have a conversation with my pet goats today, but they kept butting in. I told my parents that I wanted to raise goats for a living, but I was only kid-ding. What’s a goat’s favorite drink? Goat-erade. Enough with the puns already. Japheth and Suzanne Brubaker, who opened […]

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For grads from Bill Gates: It’s a great time to be alive

Often, the role of the press is to shine a light on that which is broken. Whether it’s the Washington Post reporters Monday afternoon telling the story of President Donald Trump accidentally leaking classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador or the Local reporting staff detailing the failure of Pastorius Park users to […]

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Mt. Airy ‘Book of Year’ author a voice for immigrants

by Constance Garcia-Barrio Through the rough but authentic voices in stories written by Mark Lyons, 74, of Mt. Airy, or translated from Spanish by him, readers learn the gritty truth of other people’s circumstances. “I live attuned to people’s voices,” said Lyons, winner of fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts in 2003 and 2009, […]

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