Germantown club hosts community futsal tournament

Sports | March 12th, 2018 | Leave a comment

The Germantown Community Soccer Club hosted multi-age Futsal tournament between January 6 and March 5. Futsal is a five-a-side soccer competition played on a hard court, indoors, but with boundary lines and no off-the-wall play. More than 30 local clubs competed in the competition, including Chestnut Hill Youth Sports Club, whose U10 girls beat Fairmount […]

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Prospect Ave. sewer leak fixed by line owner

News | March 9th, 2018 | 1 Comment

by Brendan Sample After over two months of dealing with a leaking sewer, residents of Prospect Avenue and adjacent streets no longer have to worry about raw sewage seeping into their roads. With the Philadelphia Water Department unable to fix the privately owned line, a separate contractor, Hirschberg Mechanical, was able to repair the leak […]

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Couple seeks variance for Summit Street home expansion

News | March 9th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample At its most recent monthly meeting, the Chestnut Hill Community Association Land Use Planning and Zoning Committee heard from new homeowners hoping to add on a kitchen and master bath to their house on Summit Street. As with many zoning requests, John and Christy Leonard were given a refusal by the Philadelphia […]

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Mt. Airy cultural mix scores for Kimmel jazz composer

Arts | March 9th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Carole Verona Composer and guitarist Colton Weatherston, 44, lives one block east of Germantown Avenue, right behind the Sedgwick Theater in Mt. Airy, with his wife, Kristine, and their son, Coltie, 4. So when Weatherston applied for a coveted jazz residency at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, he looked no farther than […]

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‘Museum of the Year’ switches gears: Hill physician prescribes speed for car buffs

Local Life | March 9th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear The spirit of competition is the theme of the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, located along the industrial corridor behind the Phila. International Airport at 6825-31 Norwitch Drive. It was founded in 2008 by former chairman of neurosurgery at Pennsylvania Hospital and 81-year-old Chestnut Hill resident, Dr. Fred Simeone. The museum was named […]

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Hill ex-TV personality sliding up the pole of success

Local Life | March 8th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear For most people, the words “pole dancing” would probably conjure up images of scantily clad young ladies moving sensuously around a pole while hard-breathing men try to stuff money (not change) into their garter belts while a nearby behemoth who looks like an Eagles’ offensive lineman stands guard in case some drunken […]

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Actors take ball and hit home run at Allens Lane Theater

Arts | March 8th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Hugh Hunter “The Most Deserving”, now running at Allen Lane Theater, is just a lot of fun. The script of playwright Catherine Trieschmann simply suggests we should not take anyone or anything seriously. Under the direction of Nancy Kreider, the actors take the ball and run with it. The play has a viable plot. […]

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On Hill, the most intimate rendition of Requiem ever

Note Worthy | March 8th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso In a gesture of courage many would call foolhardy, the musical forces at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill performed Johannes Brahms’ “Ein Deutsches Requiem” (A German Requiem) Sunday afternoon, March 4. Conducted by the congregation’s music director, Daniel Spratlan, and accompanied by pianists Laura Ward & Ken Lovett, the Church’s Gallery […]

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