35 years of Blooming into community force for knowledge

Local Life | April 27th, 2017 | Leave a comment

By Barbara Sherf When Mt. Airy resident Barbara Bloom and a core of dedicated volunteers started the Mt. Airy Learning Tree (MALT) 35 years ago, they didn’t have a clue how popular the organization’s mostly evening and weekend classes would become. The community service organization that began instruction in the early 1980s with 17 classes […]

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City Democrats in dire need of reform

Opinion | April 26th, 2017 | 1 Comment

by Jay A. McCalla To paraphrase Amos, a prophet of the Old Testament, the prudent stay quiet in evil times. This may explain why our business community, clergy, labor movement and civic nonprofit corporations have all “taken a knee” when it comes to acknowledging – much less, confronting –   the clamorous corruption that seems to […]

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Letters: April 27

Letters | April 26th, 2017 | Leave a comment

On CHCE closing Since 1978 the Senior Center / Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment has served active older adults in Northwest Philadelphia. With a two-person staff and an engaged board, the center has brought people together for games, trips, lectures, dancing, exercise, crafts, learning and fun. Our mission to “Enrich, Connect, Renew” was the light […]

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Hill churches mark Lent with powerful choral performances

Note-Worthy | April 21st, 2017 | Leave a comment

By Michael Caruso Chestnut Hill’s two Episcopal parishes plus the Roman Catholic Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul presented choral performances that marked the final week of the Lenten season leading up to Palm Sunday. The Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields hosted a Lenten Choral Evensong Sunday afternoon, April 2; St. Paul’s Church offered Choral […]

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