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New women’s pro basketball team to play in Chestnut Hill

by Brendan Sample With the introduction of the Philadelphia Reign of the Women’s Basketball Development Association, the City of Philadelphia will welcome its first professional women’s basketball team in more than 20 years. The team was officially introduced at a press conference on Friday, March 15 at Chestnut Hill College’s Sorgenti Arena, where the Reign […]

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Smiles are free at this Weavers Way cashier’s checkout

by Len Lear When you walk up to his checkout counter at Weavers Way in Chestnut Hill, you have to pay for your food, but Alphonso (“Al”) Lassiter’s smiles are free. The perpetually jovial cashier, 69, is also a talented artist and illustrator who was a senior staff artist for the Cable TV Guide, supervising […]

Acclaimed ‘Wounds into Wisdom’ author at Mt. Airy site

by Len Lear Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, PhD, a distinguished author, Jungian psychotherapist and founding rabbi of Congregation Nevei Kodesh in Boulder, Colorado, is coming to Mt. Airy Nexus, 520 Carpenter Lane in Mt. Airy, on Saturday, March 23, 7:45 to 10 p.m., thanks to Big Blue Marble Bookstore, to discuss overcoming the kinds of trauma […]

City’s Commission for Women holds 3rd annual summit

by Karen Bojar The Philadelphia Commission for Women held its 3rd Annual Summit for Women and Girls at La Salle University on Friday, March 15. The commission was created by an amendment to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter, initiated by Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown and passed by the voters in 2015. The commission is comprised […]

Opinion: Only philanthropy can save Greylock

by David Dannenberg It is entirely reasonable for people who live in a community to want to forestall development that will have detrimental effects on their quality of life. If the people who already live in the community do not act directly to preserve it, however, preservation simply will not occur. In the case of […]

One ‘Path’ leads to another in the trenches of the Western Front

by Hugh Gilmore Two weeks ago, I was looking for a book to read, having just finished one and not wanting to face an evening without a successor. I have a shelf of “maybes” set aside for such times, and I quickly pulled a few and looked them over. I settled on a paperback novel […]

Grant awards from Weavers Way Environment Committee

Thanks to the donations at our Electronics Recycling Events and Giving Tuesdays, the Environment Committee of Weavers Way was able to award grants to different community groups. All awards were given to groups who wished to enhance the environment through education, gardens or other means of addressing climate change. Applications were available in February and […]

Fashion maven overcame family tragedies: Mercedes is in high gear as an Instagram sensation

by Elizabeth Coady No bland black fanny pack will do when your aura is as fabulous as that of Mercedes Dennis. The 43-year-old long-time employee of Chestnut Hill’s Kitchen Kapers is also a part-time hair stylist and the designer of her own line of fanny packs that she sells on Instagram. But these are not […]

Wyndmoor resident is first gay judge in Montgomery County

by Leslie Feldman Since high school, the Honorable Daniel J. Clifford, 59, Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Family Court Division, Montgomery County, knew he wanted to go into politics. “I wanted to run for public office at some point, and becoming a lawyer was a logical pathway.” Clifford, who grew up in York, PA, but […]


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City’s Commission for Women holds 3rd annual summit

by Karen Bojar The Philadelphia Commission for Women held its 3rd Annual Summit for Women and Girls at La Salle University on Friday, March 15. The commission was created by an amendment to the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter, initiated by Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown and passed by the voters in 2015. The commission is comprised […]

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PC’s Ross was a six-year varsity standout in squash

by Tom Utescher When Penn Charter’s middle school varsity girls lacrosse team played visiting Norwood Fontbonne Academy on a spring day in 2013, it was apparent that the youngest member of the PC squad was already one of the best players on the field. The slender sixth-grader was Elisabeth Ross, and she would go on […]

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SCH teen’s ballet career takes off by leaps and bounds

by Meghan Ross From 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. six days a week, you can find Juan Castellanos leaping, lifting and spinning at the Metropolitan Ballet Academy in Jenkintown after a full day of challenging academic schoolwork at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCH). For Juan, who has been dancing since the age of 5, the hard […]

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Smiles are free at this Weavers Way cashier’s checkout

by Len Lear When you walk up to his checkout counter at Weavers Way in Chestnut Hill, you have to pay for your food, but Alphonso (“Al”) Lassiter’s smiles are free. The perpetually jovial cashier, 69, is also a talented artist and illustrator who was a senior staff artist for the Cable TV Guide, supervising […]

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Opinion: Only philanthropy can save Greylock

by David Dannenberg It is entirely reasonable for people who live in a community to want to forestall development that will have detrimental effects on their quality of life. If the people who already live in the community do not act directly to preserve it, however, preservation simply will not occur. In the case of […]

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Acclaimed ‘Wounds into Wisdom’ author at Mt. Airy site

by Len Lear Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, PhD, a distinguished author, Jungian psychotherapist and founding rabbi of Congregation Nevei Kodesh in Boulder, Colorado, is coming to Mt. Airy Nexus, 520 Carpenter Lane in Mt. Airy, on Saturday, March 23, 7:45 to 10 p.m., thanks to Big Blue Marble Bookstore, to discuss overcoming the kinds of trauma […]

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