New Phila. guide includes Mt. Airy walking tour

News | October 26th, 2017 | Leave a comment

  by Brendan Sample The latest book from Philadelphia author Natalie Pompilio, “Walking Philadelphia,” features detailed lists for 30 different walking tours around the city, one of which focuses on the Mt. Airy neighborhood. Looping around the area from the Henry H. Houston Elementary School back to Wissahickon Valley Park, the four-mile trail features plenty […]

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SCH football wins first Inter-Ac game in three years

Sports | October 23rd, 2017 | 2 Comments

by Jonathan Vander Lugt “It was grit, baby, grit,” said Springside Chestnut Hill coach Rick Knox. “It was resiliency.” It turns out that after three calendar years without an Inter-Ac win, that’s what it took to finally send the Blue Devils home with a conference victory. “It feels great. It really does,” Knox went on, […]

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Sen. Haywood to hold Hill town hall on gun violence

News | October 18th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample As part of an ongoing effort to promote discussion of local issues, State Sen. Art Haywood (District 4) will be hosting a town hall on gun violence at the Woodmere Art Museum on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. After hosting three town halls during the spring, Haywood wanted to […]

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A VAST improvement for disabled high school students

Local Life | October 13th, 2017 | 1 Comment

by Sue Ann Rybak University of Pennsylvania’s Vocational Academic Social Skills Training Life Skills Independence Functional Experiences (or VAST LIFE program) has been life-changing for high school students with moderate to severe disabilities like Joselito “Josie” Torres, 19, who attends Olney Charter High School, 100 W. Duncannon Ave. in Olney. The VAST LIFE program pairs […]

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Finally: A chance to see the circus

Enemies of Reading | October 13th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Hugh Gilmore Have you ever suddenly turned off the TV, or dropped a magazine, and said: “This is it! That day I’ve always called ‘Some Day’ is finally here. And I know just what to do”? Probably not. For most people that day never arrives. There’s too much cleaning to be done at home, […]

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Music inspired by Protestant Reformation at Hill church

Note Worthy | October 13th, 2017 | Leave a comment

 by Michael Caruso    Piffaro, the Renaissance Band, will present “Welcome the People: the Musical Legacy of the Reformation” Saturday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill. The program marks the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation in Germany by the Augustinian monk, Martin Luther. With the […]

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