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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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Athlete with local ties to compete at Pan American Maccabi games

by Brendan Sample Having competed at the national level of the Maccabi Games in each of his four years as a high school student, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy alumni Jordan Lubell is now set to compete at the Pan American level in Mexico City this July. The Maccabi Games, also known as the Maccabiah Games […]

Mount lacrosse tames Lions in league opener

by Tom Utescher In last Friday afternoon’s fickle weather conditions, Mount St. Joseph Academy eased into the Athletic Association of Catholic Academies lacrosse season by hosting the team from the smallest school in the league, Country Day School of the Sacred Heart. The Magic rolled to a 19-4 victory over the Lions in the league […]

SCH softball looking to repeat as Inter-Ac, PAIS champs

by Tom Utescher The softball team at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy is starting off the 2019 season with two titles to defend, the 2018 championships of the Inter-Ac League and the Pa. Independent Schools Athletic Association. Three players graduated off of that highly successful squad – Rachel Kazlauskas, Lucy Lamb and a tireless mainstay in […]

Most of top players back for GA girls lacrosse

by Tom Utescher The girls’ lacrosse players at Germantown Academy have headed away on a working vacation to a different “GA” – the state of Georgia. The Patriots are hoping to encounter warmer weather during their spring break trip to the Peach State. The Patriots graduated eight players from last year’s roster, including one of […]

Armed robber sought in Citizens Bank heist in Chestnut Hill

by Sue Ann Rybak The FBI and the Philadelphia Police Department’s Violent Crimes Task Force are asking the public to help them identify and find a man accused of robbing the Citizens Bank branch, 8616 Germantown Ave. in Chestnut Hill on Thursday, March 21. At approximately 4:31 p.m. on Thursday, a man entered the bank, […]

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 […]


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Armed robber sought in Citizens Bank heist in Chestnut Hill

by Sue Ann Rybak The FBI and the Philadelphia Police Department’s Violent Crimes Task Force are asking the public to help them identify and find a man accused of robbing the Citizens Bank branch, 8616 Germantown Ave. in Chestnut Hill on Thursday, March 21. At approximately 4:31 p.m. on Thursday, a man entered the bank, […]

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Athlete with local ties to compete at Pan American Maccabi games

by Brendan Sample Having competed at the national level of the Maccabi Games in each of his four years as a high school student, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy alumni Jordan Lubell is now set to compete at the Pan American level in Mexico City this July. The Maccabi Games, also known as the Maccabiah Games […]

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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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