Homeless women selling papers on Hill seeks better life

Local Life | September 22nd, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Constance Garcia-Barrio The murder that snuffed out her mother’s life ravaged the whole family. “My mom had gone to California to visit a friend,” said Damilla Thornton, 28, who sells One Step Away, Philadelphia’s street newspaper, produced and distributed by people experiencing homelessness. Thornton hawks the paper at the Weavers Way markets in Chestnut […]

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CHC expert publishes 3rd book about modern families

Local Life | September 22nd, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Unless you are part of a stepfamily, you have probably not thought too much about the ramifications of being a stepfamily member. But Scott Browning has. Browning, 61, a Ph.D. professor of psychology at Chestnut Hill College for the past 29 years, is arguably one of the nation’s top experts on stepfamilies. […]

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CHC garden grows produce as well as character

Local Life | August 31st, 2017 | Leave a comment

By Catie Hoops Chestnut Hill College’s garden has been quite successful this year. As members of the club are finding out, it grows not only produce, but character as well. In 2014, the Griffin Garden Club was started by students interested in combining their knowledge of food production and enjoyment of community service into an […]

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Bad dining hall food leads to career for Mt. Airy chef

Local Life | August 30th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear  Anyone who watches the long-running TV show, “Master Chef,” knows that there are countless ultra-talented home chefs in this country, and the 17 guests who dined Aug. 17 at Airy Kitchens, a kitchen designer business at 423 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave., would undoubtedly argue that Mt. Airy resident Claire Phelan is right […]

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