Finding my way in Winchester: Three weeks at an elite, all-boys, British boarding school

Uncategorized | February 17th, 2017 | 2 Comments

by Lila Sternberg-Sher GFS Class of ’17 Early on the morning of Jan.6, I met up with three Germantown Friends School classmates and a faculty chaperone at Philadelphia International Airport. We were headed to an exchange program to Winchester College, an elite, all-male, preparatory boarding school located in the south of England. Dan Gordon, a […]

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Police offer crime prevention tips at CHCA forum

Uncategorized | 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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SCH ice hockey clinches playoff berth

Uncategorized | February 13th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher The ice hockey team at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy not only honored its seniors at last Wednesday’s home game, it extended their careers. With a 7-2 victory over visiting Pennington School, the Blue Devils clinched the fourth spot for the four-team Independence Hockey League tournament, which had been up for grabs between […]

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Exhibit by legendary Germantown native now at Woodmere

Uncategorized | February 9th, 2017 | Leave a comment

  By Len Lear Jerry Pinkney, 77, who grew up in Germantown, is one of the most celebrated artists in the U.S. His resume and list of awards and honors would literally be longer than most articles that run in this newspaper. A graduate of Dobbins High School and the Philadelphia College of Art (now […]

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Hill churches and residents aid refugee resettlement

Uncategorized | February 8th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample With the ongoing refugee crisis continuing to serve as a controversial issue, both at home and abroad, several residents of Chestnut Hill not only support bringing families into the country, but also have brought in several refugees already. One of the organizations helping to lead such efforts in the area is St. […]

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SCH wrestlers edge GA on tiebreaker

Uncategorized | February 6th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher Host Germantown Academy held a 27-18 lead with three matches to go in last Friday’s Inter-Ac League wrestling meet, then visiting Springside Chestnut Hill won decisions at 195, 220 and 285 lbs. to tie the team score at 27-all. Working through the tiebreaking criteria, it was determined that the number of individual […]

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UPDATE: Local to sponsor DA candidate’s debate March 23

Uncategorized | February 2nd, 2017 | 1 Comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro UPDATED: The Local’s DA debate has been moved to March 23. 7 p.m., at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. The debate is being co-sponsored by WHYY and Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. WHYY’s well known reporter and on-air personality Dave Davies will serve as the debate’s moderator. Chestnut Hill Local board member Bob Warner, […]

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Hearing scheduled for E. Evergreen parking pad

Uncategorized | February 1st, 2017 | 11 Comments

by Brendan Sample After nearly 18 months of waiting, a hearing between the Chestnut Hill Community Association and the homeowners at 210 East Evergreen Lane is scheduled to take place next week. Set for Tuesday, Feb. 7, the hearing will attempt to settle a dispute between the two sides as to whether or not the […]

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Bolen falls, then GA rises to overcome Episcopal

Uncategorized | January 31st, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher When a popular and respected team leader is injured at the outset of a big game, her colleagues can react in several ways. They can become disheartened and convince themselves that their cause is lost, or they can experience an adrenalin bump and rally together to raise their game in honor of […]

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Humor and hopefulness a balm for this Mt. Airy marcher

Uncategorized | January 27th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Constance Garcia-Barrio From the moment I heard the phrase pussy hats, I knew I would be O.K.            “They’re pink because we are,” a 20-something woman told me and pointed suggestively at her body as we walked from Suburban Station toward Logan Square on Saturday. “We’re using that word because we want to reclaim it.” […]

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