Two championship teams for Norwood-Fontbonne Academy’s fall athletic season

Sports | November 20th, 2017 | Leave a comment

For the second year in a row, the Norwood-Fontbonne Academy JV field hockey and varsity boys’ soccer teams have won the Catholic Academy League titles. The soccer team is pictured above with the Catholic League trophy. Back row (L-R): Kevin Doerzbacher, Raymond “Red” Boles, Joseph Jackson, Ava Rossi, Mali-Vinn Renz, Quinn Egan, Michael Malloy, Emily Reithmiller, […]

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Three SCH athletes sign to colleges

Sports | November 20th, 2017 | Leave a comment

Three senior athletes from Springside Chestnut Hill Academy are honored for officially committing to play at the NCAA Division I level next year. The students pictured are Mac McLaughlin (Navy), Emily McNesby (University of Maryland) and CJ Sweitzer (Bryant University). McLaughlin and Sweitzer will be playing lacrosse, while McNesby will be competing in soccer. Standing in […]

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Chestnut Hill Business District welcomes new executive director

News | November 15th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample The Chestnut Hill Business District started a new chapter on Nov. 1 with Philip Dawson officially assuming the role of executive director. This comes after former Director Martha Sharkey stepped down from the position after four years, a decision she announced earlier this year. Dawson, of West Mt. Airy, is a lifelong […]

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9th Ward voters follow city wide voting patterns

News | November 15th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample With the 2017 election in the books, the final results show that Chestnut Hill residents largely agreed with the outcomes of various city and state elections. Voters in the 9th Ward came out in support of Larry Krasner and Rebecca Rhynhart, who were elected District Attorney and City Controller, respectively, though local […]

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SCH wins national award for sustainability efforts

Featured Post, Schools | November 15th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample Adding to an extensive list of awards won for its environmental efforts, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy has received the highest international honor possible in the National Wildlife Federation’s Green Flag competition. During an assembly at SCH on Nov. 7, Holly Shields, the regional education manager for the NWF’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Center, was […]

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Penn Charter athletes sign letters of intent

Sports | November 13th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher On the first day of the NCAA’s fall signing period, Penn Charter celebrated five students who are each submitting a National Letter of Intent. Seated are (from left) Alexis Joseph (Duke University; lacrosse), Reece Whitley (University of California at Berkeley; swimming), Grace Stansfield (Rider University; softball). Standing are Michael Siani (University of […]

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Mount field hockey captains commit to colleges

Sports | November 13th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Mount St. Joseph Academy’s 2017 field hockey captains have their college commitment documents at the ready. The three seniors are (from left) Ashley Moore (University of Scranton), Mary Kate Stefanowicz (Bucknell University) and Grace Wallis (University of Virginia).

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SCH football downs Haverford School in close matchup

Sports | November 6th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Jonathan Vander Lugt “We only had seven seniors this year,” Springside Chestnut Hill head coach Rick Knox said following Saturday’s game against the Haverford School. “The biggest goal for today was getting them a victory, a winning season and a multiple-win Inter-Ac season.” The Blue Devils haven’t had the latter two since 2014, the […]

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Potter festival and Jenks ramp discussed at CHCA board meeting

News | November 1st, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample Community feedback from the recent Harry Potter Festival and further discussion of issues surrounding the Jenks Academy ramp were the main topics of discussion during last week’s Chestnut Hill Community Association board meeting. Though there were some suggestions on how certain aspects could be improved in the future, the general consensus from […]

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