by Pete Mazzaccaro Philadelphia Magazine has been building homes in the greater Philadelphia area for 13 years. A showcase for high-end home building and decorating, the magazine has built multi-million-dollar homes in Delaware, New Jersey and many other locations around the greater Philadelphia area. This year, however, the magazine chose… Read More >

by Pete Mazzaccaro Springside Chestnut Hill Academy has a new building planned: A lower school nestled along a stretch of the Wissahickon that will house all of the schools children, from kindergarten through fourth grade. The three-story structure will serve as a lower school for both boys and girls at… Read More >

by Sue Ann Rybak “From a tiny acorn, the mighty oak tree grows,” said Jan Wilson, the former owner of Cafette, referring to her decision to close her restaurant on Ardleigh Street and open Chestnut Hill Family Acupuncture Clinic, 7825 Germantown Ave. Wilson celebrated the opening of her acupuncture business… Read More >

by Tom Utescher An eagerly-awaited rumble for the Inter-Ac League girls cross country title lived up to its billing last Monday, when the teams assembled for the 2014 championship meet at Belmont Plateau. Dual meet results had indicated that there might be a five-way fight for the crown, but the… Read More >

by Len Lear One of the great things about looking for fascinating human interest stories is that you never know where they will come from. Many years ago, there was a TV drama called “The Naked City” in which a background voice intoned at the start of each show, “There… Read More >

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The Millenials: Not buying it

by Pete Mazzaccaro A current feature in The Atlantic titled “The Cheapest Generation” paints an interesting picture of a major cultural shift in America: a real reluctance on the part of Millennials to buy into the middle class in the form of cars and homes. The piece notes interesting statistical shifts. In 2010, adults between […]

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Penn Charter junior Bella Smith (right) jousts for ball possession with Westtown School’s Hannah Roman. (Photo by Tom Utescher)

PC sticksters top Westtown with late goal

by Tom Utescher It was a long time in the making, but Penn Charter finally put in the game-winning goal in last Friday’s home field hockey match. Coming with less than five-and-a-half minutes left to play, it was the only goal of the afternoon, and despite a scramble around the Quakers’ cage at the very […]

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GFS violinist named PYAO concertmaster

Germantown Friends School freshman Johnny May earned the spot of first-chair violinist and concertmaster in the prestigious Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra (PYAO). “I’m very excited,” he said. “I even have a solo, which is really cool because I’ve never done anything like that at this level.” May began his musical career playing piano at two […]

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As many as 150 volunteers may have had at least a small part in creating the “yarn bombing” of the fence around Jenks Academy for the Arts (formerly Jenks Elementary School) earlier this month on Germantown Avenue, just off Hartwell Lane.

150 volunteers create ‘knit graffiti’ at Hill school

by Len Lear During the recent Fall for the Arts Festival and Harry Potter Weekend, you may have noticed that the iron fence around the Jenks Academy for the Arts (formerly Jenks Elementary School) across the street from the Chestnut Hill Hotel was festooned, almost wrapped, in colorful fabric. And you may have wondered why […]

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