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Renovations underway at Wyndmoor SEPTA station

by Brendan Sample With construction underway at the Wyndmoor train station on Willow Grove Avenue, SEPTA is hoping to finish renovations by the end of the year. The project is being done by the Lorenzon Brothers, a construction company based in Wyndmoor that has partnered with SEPTA on similar jobs in the past. Kate O’Connor, […]

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44 members of Chestnut Hill choir off to London Friday

by Michael Caruso Zachary Fritsch-Hemenway, 44 members of the choir of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill and 21 relatives and friends are set to depart for London Friday, July 21. They will spend the next 10 days singing and sight-seeing in one of the world’s greatest cathedrals located in one of the world’s […]

The Montreal mystery woman with the harp: A conclusion

by Hugh Gilmore Previously: While walking in Montreal’s Parc Lafontaine one night for the first time, I came under the spell of a trio of musicians – a guitarist, a drummer and a red-haired woman who played a Celtic harp. I sat enchanted. In the following ten years I must have visited the park 50 […]

Local scholar’s new book  explores “black dandy” style.

By Len Lear Political correctness aside, seeing a few Black teenage males walking towards you definitely makes some white folks (maybe most white folks) nervous, especially if they wear saggy pants, walk with a certain swagger, talk loudly, use profanity, etc. It might even cause some folks to walk across the street, just in case. […]

Sex ed teacher will have ‘that talk’ with you in Ambler

By Rita Charleston When he was just 13 and visiting a cousin in New York, Tony Braithwaite suddenly found himself on stage at The Improv telling jokes and doing impressions. “The club’s owner asked me if I wanted to come back and do it again. When I returned home, I asked my parents’ permission, and […]

Turning to readers to fund the news

  The great migration of attention span and dollars online – a migration that has been turbocharged by the advent of smartphones over the last 10 years – has done a great deal of harm to many business models and institutions. Retail stores, the record industry, the book publishing industry and many more have been […]

SCH class of ‘92 hosts run and walk to remember late classmate, Gerald Howard

On Saturday, July 15, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy hosted The Gerald Howard ’92 Memorial 5K Fun Run & Walk. More than 50 family and friends honored the memory of the Chestnut Hill Academy alumnus, and father of two current SCH students, by taking part in the run that cut through campus into the Wissahickon trail […]

Geologist-turned jewelry maker exhibits at gallery on Hill

By Aimee Petkus Ed. Note: Aimee Petkus used to study rocks as an environmental geologist, but now she makes stunning jewelry out of those rocks. So you might say she is another Philly “Rocky.” And she is the featured summer artist at Gravers Lane Gallery, 8405 Germantown Ave., through Aug. 20. Nature has rules, but […]

Mt. Airy resident and GFS grad revisits past to inspire teen novel

by Eric Dolente This past Tuesday, behind a table stacked with her hot-off-the-press novel, Mt. Airy resident Blair Thornburgh waited patiently for city-goers, family and friends alike to purchase her new teen novel, “Who’s that Girl.” The novel, published by HarperCollins, is a reflection on Thornburgh’s life, living in the Northwest Philadelphia area, as well […]


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Local to begin online subscriptions for website and increase subscription and single-copy rates

by Pete Mazzaccaro On Monday, July 24, the Chestnut Hill Local will implement an online subscription service for its website, chestnuthilllocal.com. The subscription plan will limit content available to non-subscribers. A digital subscription will cost $15 a year. Current print subscribers and members of the Chestnut Hill Community Association, which owns the Local, will have […]

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Mount goes 1-1 in summer ball last week

by Tom Utescher Working the early shift in the summer hoops league at the SMG Sportsplex, Mount St. Joseph Academy won a 5:00 PM meeting with Harry S. Truman High School, 45-32, then succumbed 46-35 to Neshaminy High in the following time slot. With a large turnout for summer competition, the Mount has divided its […]

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SCH class of ‘92 hosts run and walk to remember late classmate, Gerald Howard

On Saturday, July 15, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy hosted The Gerald Howard ’92 Memorial 5K Fun Run & Walk. More than 50 family and friends honored the memory of the Chestnut Hill Academy alumnus, and father of two current SCH students, by taking part in the run that cut through campus into the Wissahickon trail […]

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Local scholar’s new book  explores “black dandy” style.

By Len Lear Political correctness aside, seeing a few Black teenage males walking towards you definitely makes some white folks (maybe most white folks) nervous, especially if they wear saggy pants, walk with a certain swagger, talk loudly, use profanity, etc. It might even cause some folks to walk across the street, just in case. […]

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Turning to readers to fund the news

  The great migration of attention span and dollars online – a migration that has been turbocharged by the advent of smartphones over the last 10 years – has done a great deal of harm to many business models and institutions. Retail stores, the record industry, the book publishing industry and many more have been […]

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Sex ed teacher will have ‘that talk’ with you in Ambler

By Rita Charleston When he was just 13 and visiting a cousin in New York, Tony Braithwaite suddenly found himself on stage at The Improv telling jokes and doing impressions. “The club’s owner asked me if I wanted to come back and do it again. When I returned home, I asked my parents’ permission, and […]

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