Little House on the Hill closes after more than 30 years

News | August 30th, 2017 | 3 Comments

by Sue Ann Rybak  For more than 30 years, parents have been dropping their kids off at Little House on the Hill, 8100 Germantown Ave. in Chestnut Hill. That tradition ended on Friday, Aug. 18, when the owner Marie Lapworth closed the business. “Mrs. Lapworth worked hard to establish a school that she could be […]

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Residents pack hearing to appeal pot dispensary zoning

News | August 23rd, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Jan Alex Upon arriving on the 18th floor of Philadelphia’s Municipal Services it was clear right away that this was not another normal day at the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment. The room, doorway, and entire hallway of the 18th floor of the Municipal Services Building were packed with more than 100 men and […]

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Stained-glass murals installed in Lovett Library

News | August 17th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak  As part of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Building Inspiration: 21st Century Libraries Initiative, a project financed by a $25-million grant from the William Penn Foundation, two new stained-glass works of art were installed in Lovett Memorial Library, 6945 Germantown Ave. in Mt. Airy, on Aug. 10. Lovett was one of […]

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SCH students capture voices of veterans

Featured Post, News | August 9th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Springside Chestnut Hill Academy graduates Wilson Jones, of Chestnut Hill, Michael Wrede, of Lafayette Hill, and Chris Markos, of Ambler, hope their senior project will have an impact on generations to come. As part of their project, they interviewed and recorded approximately 35 veterans from various wars and conflicts, including World […]

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OMC students raise funds for school programs

Schools | August 4th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Our Mother of Consolation elementary school students Eve Laurito, Abigail Leckrone, and sisters Taylor and Summer DelliCarpini know that even the smallest acts of kindness can make a difference. The girls took to heart Mother Teresa’s words, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the […]

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Local minister preserving Presby Church history in Cuba

Local Life | August 4th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Rev. David Cassie, 80, a Presbyterian minister and scholar who lives at Cathedral Village in upper Roxborough, is working to preserve the history of the Presbyterian Church in Cuba. “When I saw those fading photos, artifacts and documents fast disintegrating in the Museum of Reformation in Cardenas, Cuba, at the Juan […]

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Man charged with attempted break- in of Bredenbeck’s

News | June 29th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Police charged Peter Weisman, 48, of the 400 block of East Allens Lane, with burglary, criminal trespassing and related offenses on May 25. Captain John Hearn, of the 14th Police District, said at approximately 2:17 a.m. on May 19, officers responded to a burglary alarm at a bakery. Surveillance video captured […]

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