From horrific childhood to major success in art world

Arts | March 10th, 2017 | 2 Comments

by Len Lear Almost everyone loves a story of rags to riches, a saga of someone who has overcome an excruciatingly painful background and through extraordinarily hard work, tenacity and just plain guts, has become super-successful in business, the arts, etc. Someone who has even become a role model to be emulated by anyone who […]

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Former ballerina kept on her toes at Freeman’s

Local Life | March 3rd, 2017 | Leave a comment

  by Len Lear Whitney Bounty, 31, was a professional ballet dancer, but what keeps her on her toes now is her job as an Associate Specialist in the American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts department of Freeman’s, the oldest auction house in the U.S. (For 211 years, Freeman’s, now at 1808 Chestnut St. since […]

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Residents resist Comcast plans to raze historic boys club building

News | March 1st, 2017 | 5 Comments

by Julia DeGregorio Comcast Corporation’s plans to demolish the Germantown Boys Club building at 23 W Penn St. and replace it with a new, more technologically sound one, costing around $20 million, have hit a snag. While the significant investment might appear to be good news for the neighborhood, there has been considerable pushback against […]

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Police offer crime prevention tips at CHCA forum

News | February 14th, 2017 | Leave a comment

  by Brendan Sample In response to the recent home invasion and sexual assault that occurred on East Chestnut Hill Avenue, the Chestnut Hill Community Association held a crime prevention forum on Feb. 7. The public meeting was meant to give residents a chance to get safety tips on how to protect themselves in a […]

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