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SCH takes step to reclaim American chestnut’s place with new grove of 70 trees

by Brendan Sample The American chestnut tree, which once covered the northwest area of Philadelphia, and lent its name to the neighborhood, Chestnut Hill, has suffered so much decimation, it is considered “functionally extinct.” Springside Chestnut Hill Academy has partnered with the American Chestnut Foundation in an effort to help restore the neighborhood’s namesake to […]

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Ambler native is Aaron Burr in monster hit, ‘Hamilton’

by Rita Charleston They stood in long lines at the Forrest Theatre each night last week for what seemed like forever to see the multi-award-winning musical, “Hamilton.” The show, by composer and playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda, is now on tour. It tells of one of America’s Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies […]

Break out the beer for fall comfort food favorites

by April Lisante There are few things more synonymous with football season than beer. We drink it. OK, sometimes we chug it. We tote it along to tailgates. We Birds fans love our beer. But sometimes, we can elevate our love of the beloved brewski to a whole new level. We can cook with it. […]

‘Everyman’ finds self in moral dilemma at Stagecrafters

by Hugh Hunter How many of us live the proverbial moral life? Most of us like to imagine we do, but how often does this presumption face a serious challenge? Welcome to Stagecrafters and their season-opening show, “Lobby Hero,” by Kenneth Lonergan, a provocative play in which people find themselves locked into a morally compromising […]

Stellar concert by English choir at St. Martin’s church

by Michael Caruso The Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields hosted the Choir of Gonville and Caius College at Cambridge University on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 15. Guest conducted by Gareth Wilson, the mixed chorus of approximately two-dozen singers performed a varied program of music with admirable technical polish and moving emotional delineation. At the start of […]

Flourtown student organizes walk for 10-year-old brother with apraxia, a rare speech disorder

by Sue Ann Rybak In some ways, Springfield High School student Maya Jennings’ 10-year-old brother, Greysen, is like any younger brother. He loves to watch videos on his iPad and is fascinated with fire trucks and all mechanical vehicles. Greysen wants to eat his favorite food for breakfast – Cinnamon Eggo Waffles with cream cheese. […]

Green New Deal the topic for next Rotary speaker event on Sept. 25

On Wednesday, Sept. 25, The Rotary Club of Chestnut Hill will host Tim Beckham and Judy Morgan, who will present a slideshow on climate change, focusing particularly on the “Green New Deal” Resolution passed by the House of Representative early this year. The latest scientific research has resulted in calls for a rapid drop in […]

Former Rep. Sestak to speak at Chestnut Hill College

  Presidential candidate and former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak visits Chestnut Hill College on Monday, Sept. 23 to discuss innovative governance and how he would transform the presidency as he campaigns for the highest office in the United States. The event, “Get to Know Joe,” will feature a speech from Sestak about his campaign called, […]

Hill’s first raw vegan restaurant to open on Sept. 21

by Sue Ann Rybak Chestnut Hill will welcome its first raw and vegan restaurant on Saturday, Sept. 21, when All the Way Live, at 8419 Germantown Ave., holds its grand opening from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the former site of Louie’s Little Hut. Owners Nyeisha Cabiness, 40, and her mother, Beverly Nedley, 67, […]


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Flourtown student organizes walk for 10-year-old brother with apraxia, a rare speech disorder

by Sue Ann Rybak In some ways, Springfield High School student Maya Jennings’ 10-year-old brother, Greysen, is like any younger brother. He loves to watch videos on his iPad and is fascinated with fire trucks and all mechanical vehicles. Greysen wants to eat his favorite food for breakfast – Cinnamon Eggo Waffles with cream cheese. […]

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Gun safety: From lament to results

by Jarrett Kerbel Our lives are in danger. In our schools, houses of worship, shopping malls, movie theaters, fairgrounds, sidewalks and concert venues, a gunman may open fire with horrific results. Any other public safety threat of this magnitude would attract swift corrective action. Instead, we pretend that can adapt to an unacceptable level of […]

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‘Deep Down Dancing’ at Hill studio focuses on healing and passion

by Brenda Lange New to the area but an experienced practitioner in the art of dance and healthy self-expression, Julie Goldberg – dance facilitator, coach and myofascial release therapist – will launch a new, ongoing course at Chestnut Hill’s Healing Arts Studio, 15 W. Highland Ave., on Thursday, Sept. 19. Goldberg, 29, who began dancing […]

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SCH hockey and Ehret elevate to 2-0 with OT win

by Tom Utescher In their second official field hockey match of the season, the Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Blue Devils were challenged with an overtime situation last Friday. They passed the test, as freshman Caroline Foley scored nine minutes into the sudden victory OT session for a 2-1 SCH victory over visiting Sacred Heart Academy. […]

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Ambler native is Aaron Burr in monster hit, ‘Hamilton’

by Rita Charleston They stood in long lines at the Forrest Theatre each night last week for what seemed like forever to see the multi-award-winning musical, “Hamilton.” The show, by composer and playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda, is now on tour. It tells of one of America’s Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies […]

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Hill’s first raw vegan restaurant to open on Sept. 21

by Sue Ann Rybak Chestnut Hill will welcome its first raw and vegan restaurant on Saturday, Sept. 21, when All the Way Live, at 8419 Germantown Ave., holds its grand opening from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the former site of Louie’s Little Hut. Owners Nyeisha Cabiness, 40, and her mother, Beverly Nedley, 67, […]

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