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Two dogs roam the Roxborough Dog Park. (Photo from Facebook)

Roxborough group demonstrates success with fenced dog park

by Pete Mazzaccaro In response to last week’s story about a dog that bit local resident Caroline Estey King at Pastorius Park, many readers have expressed an interest in seeing a section of Pastorius Park fenced off, specifically for dogs. King was bitten three times by a dog that was running off leash. The owner […]

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SCH boys come back to top PC soccer, 3-2

by Tom Utescher With the Inter-Ac League still in the first stage of its customary double round of boys’ soccer matches, teams are not widely separated in terms of their win/loss records, as they may be later on. When Penn Charter arrived at Springside Chestnut Hill last Friday afternoon with a 1-1-1 mark in league […]

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Penn Charter builds community on 19th Annual Day of Service

Penn Charter students and faculty, numbering more than 450, spent Friday, Oct. 14, supporting schools and nonprofit organizations in 16 ZIP codes across Philadelphia. The 19th annual Louis Savino Day of Service is part of a tapestry of service work Penn Charter students do throughout the school year and into the summer. Penn Charter senior […]

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Karen Rowley, of Chestnut Hill, is seen recently enjoying High Tea in Ireland.  Philanthropy also suits Karen “to a tea.”

Hill philanthropist: ‘You get back more than you give’

by Betsy Teutsch Karen Rowley, a Chestnut Hiller active in Weavers Way Thursday Dining For Women chapter, is full of surprises: she herself is surprised to be a philanthropist. A retired nurse, she worked in the ICU while she and her husband Jim were raising their seven kids. (She worked at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s […]

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Mike Todd took this photo at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center outside of Anchorage. Mike told the bear that if he did not attack Mike, he promised to get the bear’s photo in the Local. (And Mike kept his promise.)

The bear facts: Are most Alaskans killed by wildlife?

by Mike Todd “I think I’ll take a little walk and explore the neighborhood,” I said, not realizing that I could get mauled for suggesting such a thing. “You’ll need to bring bear spray,” replied my brother-in-law Kris, reminding me that even mundane activities are slightly less so when you’re doing them in Anchorage, Alaska. […]

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Art historian to discuss little-known ‘Schalcken’ at CHFG

by Len Lear The Chestnut Hill Film Group usually screens classic American films that movie buffs are familiar with, but the film they will be showing on Tuesday, Nov. 1, is probably unknown to everyone but a tiny sliver of the cognoscenti. The rare 1979 British film, “Schalcken the Painter,” tells the story of Godfried […]

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