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Struck pedestrian questions police response time

by Pete Mazzaccaro Elizabeth Moxey crossed Stenton Avenue at Evergreen on her way back to her East Highland Avenue home on the afternoon of Saturday, May 11, when a car traveling north. blew through a red light and struck her. The registered nurse was lucky. She recalls jumping out of the way of the car […]

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GA girls take two in summer hoops debut

by Tom Utescher The Germantown Academy girls had played basketball in the Gwynedd Mercy Academy summer league since its inception, but with the demise of that league this year, the Patriots looked elsewhere for warm weather competition in 2019. They landed in another high school league based at the Warminster Sportsplex across the street from […]

Reign continue undefeated season with win over defending champion Monarchs

by Greg Starks The Philadelphia Reign silenced any doubters in their 81-74 victory over the Atlanta Monarchs, who are the defending WBDA champions. Early on in the first quarter, the Reign dominated the battle on the boards, with both teams playing at a high tempo. As soon as there was a defensive rebound, both Atlanta […]

Area basketball players start out in NCAA Summer League

by Tom Utescher Last week, basketball players with ties to area schools and colleges returned to warm weather hoops action in the Philadelphia/Suburban NCAA Women’s Summer League. Games have been played at the Renegades AAU gym in Hatboro in recent years, but the long-running league actually traces its origins back to Chestnut Hill’s Water Tower […]

Healthy tips every woman needs to age fabulously

by Catherine Brzozowski Your health is a lifelong journey, but some fundamentals are the same no matter your age! Eat healthy, be active, take care of your mental health, get regular wellness checkups, and avoid taking unnecessary risks, like texting and driving. When you compare the healthcare needs of men versus women, however, a gap […]

Odd premise, but engaging, funny result at Old Academy

by Hugh Hunter Old Academy Players has fallen in love with the work of David Lindsay-Abaire. In recent years, they have produced “Rabbit Hole” (Pulitzer Prize winner) and “Fuddy Meers.” Now they add “Ripcord” (2015) to their growing list, a comedy set in the Bristol Park Retirement Home about two roommates who quarrel in “Odd […]

Professional tips for growing your own produce

by April Lisante A few weeks ago, I spoke with folks at Weavers Way Chestnut Hill about how to select the best produce, and what to look for right now as a bounty of local fruits and veggies start to make their way into local stores. The column spurred some amazing reader feedback, with the […]

Hill businesses at forefront of ‘green’ trends

by Meredith Bernstein According to ReFED, a nonprofit organization that specializes in food waste reduction, the U.S. wastes about 63 million tons of food every year. The restaurant industry accounts for 11.4 tons a year at a cost of $25 billion. In response to reports like this and others regarding the state of sustainable practices […]

Magical works of art created: Mt. Airy program a lifeline for blind participants

by Brenda Lange From the tiny sesame seeds sprinkled on top of the bun to the meat, cheese, lettuce and tomato nestled beneath, Dana Koerber’s papier-mâché cheeseburger looks nearly good enough to bite into. And yes, there are fries with that, a large McDonald’s bag overflowing with fries that she created in the Vision Thru […]


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CHBD receives $85,000 contribution from two Hill businesses

by Sue Ann Rybak The Chestnut Hill Business District announced a tax credit partnership with Elfant Wissahickon Realtors and George Woodward Company, receiving two ceremonial checks for $42,000 each as a symbol of the $85,000 tax contribution by the two local businesses on June 14. Philip Dawson, executive director of the CHBD, and 8th District […]

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GA girls take two in summer hoops debut

by Tom Utescher The Germantown Academy girls had played basketball in the Gwynedd Mercy Academy summer league since its inception, but with the demise of that league this year, the Patriots looked elsewhere for warm weather competition in 2019. They landed in another high school league based at the Warminster Sportsplex across the street from […]

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NFA teacher retires after five decades

by Brendan Sample Even after 50 years teaching and coaching at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy, Chuck Seaton, of Spring Mountain, has no plans to slow down now that he is officially retired. While he won’t begin his new job as a school bus driver until the fall, he plans to spend plenty of time riding his motorcycle […]

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VIDEO: Memorial Day ceremony at Buckley Park

 Members of Chestnut Hill Local VFW post 5205 marked Memorial Day with a ceremony that began at the Charles Buckley Park, named for a Hiller who died serving in the Vietnam War. The group also marked the sacrifices of servicemen at both the World War II and World War I memorials at both the […]

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Public libraries as innovation hubs

by Stan Cutler In a generation, public libraries as we know them will not exist. They will have evolved as public media centers, not as book collections. Imagine a public library as a laboratory, a physical location where adaptations to new media are developed. Think of it as dynamic, evolving to exploit and defend against […]

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Odd premise, but engaging, funny result at Old Academy

by Hugh Hunter Old Academy Players has fallen in love with the work of David Lindsay-Abaire. In recent years, they have produced “Rabbit Hole” (Pulitzer Prize winner) and “Fuddy Meers.” Now they add “Ripcord” (2015) to their growing list, a comedy set in the Bristol Park Retirement Home about two roommates who quarrel in “Odd […]

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