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Story of ‘wine-swilling vandal’ goes viral

by Pete Mazzaccaro Chestnut Hill became world famous last week when it was revealed that one of two vandals of the neighborhood’s Fresh Market was an attorney for the City of Philadelphia. What might otherwise have gone unnoticed by onlookers outside of this zip code became one more loud shot fired in the ongoing culture […]

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CHC women off to encouraging start

by Tom Utescher In a tough early-season test outside of their conference, the women of Chestnut Hill College met another undefeated hoops squad last Monday evening at Sorgenti Arena, and it was the host Griffins who had to make an initial entry in their loss column. CHC fell to powerful East Stroudsburg University, 82-71, but […]

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SCH hosts forum for the intellectually curious

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy will co-host the Philadelphia-region Scholar Search Educational Forum this weekend, Saturday, November 19. The Scholar Search Educational Forum is a free educational event open to intellectually curious kids in grades 4–12 as well as their parents. During this all-day forum, attendees may choose from a range of topics, presentations, and interactive […]

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Woodmere artist, 87, teaches ‘repeat offenders’ to ‘see’

by Stacia Friedman “I’ve been here forever,” said artist Howard Watson, 87, about his over 30 years teaching watercolor at Woodmere Museum. His classes are usually filled to capacity with “repeat offenders,” students who have been with him for years. “I have always been an admirer of Howard’s ever since I came to Philadelphia over […]

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Were you ever humiliated in public? Here’s what it’s like.

by Rich McIlhenny Most fathers on the 100 block of West Mount Airy Avenue in the early 1970s spent their weekends mowing their lawns, tinkering under the hoods of their cars or doing remodeling projects on their houses. But our father, Francis, took us to parks, rock concerts, folk festivals museums, or body surfing in […]

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‘Carols,’ ‘Noel’ concerts at St. Paul’s Church this weekend

by Michael Caruso Artistic director Paul Rardin will conduct the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia in its annual “A Feast of Carols” Christmas concert Saturday, Dec. 10, at 5 p.m. in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill. The 100-plus member choir will be joined by the Mendelssohn Brass, organist Michael Stairs and pianist Matthew Brower. Rardin, […]

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