Richard “Dick” C. Miller

Death Notices | January 11th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Richard “Dick” C. Miller, 72 of Stone Mountain, Georgia died on January 3, 2018. Mr. Miller was born on January 28, 1945 in Philadelphia, PA to his parents Walter P. Miller Jr. and Anne P. Miller. He graduated from Chestnut Hill Academy, Philadelphia in 1963 and went on to graduate from Ithaca College. He was […]

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Mary Ellen “Melon” Johnson

Death Notices | January 11th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Mary Ellen “Melon” Johnson of Princeton, NJ, died peacefully on December 5, 2017. Born July 5, 1930, in Chestnut Hill to Jay Cooke IV and Mary Glendinning Cooke, she was the younger sister of Nina Cooke Cochran, who predeceased her. She graduated magna cum laude and valedictorian from Springside School, where she was president of […]

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Chestnut Hill College gets $1 million state grant

News | January 11th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Chestnut Hill College announced last week that it has received a $1 million grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Governor Tom Wolf announced the award last week as part of the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP). The funding will be used to renovate and remodel CHC’s Clement Hall, a 26,552-square-foot building and the college’s […]

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FOW seeks volunteers for MLK Jr. Day of Service

News | January 10th, 2018 | Leave a comment

If you’re looking for a way to get involved in this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, consider helping Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) in its ongoing grounds work project at the historic Thomas Mansion in Germantown on Jan. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thomas Mansion was built in 1869 by […]

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Daniel S. Levy, career military and community volunteer

Obituaries | January 10th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Daniel Samter Levy, 68, a career noncommissioned Army officer and a longtime community volunteer, died Dec. 29 at his home in Flourtown of complications following brain tumor surgery. Mr. Levy retired from the Army in 2002 as a Staff Sergeant after serving for 21 years, stationed throughout the country and around the world. In retirement, […]

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Mary Y. Hughes, librarian and volunteer

Obituaries | January 10th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Mary Yergan “Bunny” Hughes, 87, of Mt. Airy, a children’s librarian at the Northwest Regional Library in Germantown, died Dec. 20 of congestive heart failure at Holy Redeemer Hospital in Meadowbrook. Mrs. Hughes retired in 2003 from the library where she was widely known for the afterschool story hours she held for neighborhood children, instilling […]

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Letters, Jan. 11: saddened by Evergreen Place building demo

Letters | January 10th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Saddened by building demolition Re: Evergreen Court Building … My late husband, Grover Washington  Jr. and I purchased the property at 8610 Evergreen Place. in 1982 to house the business of G.W. Jr. Music Inc. our publishing company and for all other business related to my husband’s profession as musician, producer, arranger, composer and recording […]

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Crime Report: Two thefts from vehicles

Crime Report | January 10th, 2018 | 1 Comment

The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill from Jan. 1 to Jan. 7, 2018. Jan. 2. Theft from vehicle on the 7700 block of Stenton Avenue. A man told police that sometime between Dec. 29 at 2 p.m. and Jan. 2 at 7 a.m. an unknown person gained entry to his […]

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