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Hill breast cancer survivor fought for self, now for others

by Len Lear Each of the estimated 2,000 women, men and children who will convene on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Sunday morning, May 19, for Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s 18th annual Reach & Raise yoga event has a personal reason for being there. For Kim Daniels, 43, of Chestnut Hill, […]

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Green Tree Health Foundation appoints new board chair, welcomes new members

Green Tree Community Health Foundation, a local nonprofit working to improve the health of our community, has announced the addition of five new board members as well as the appointment of a new chairman to its board of directors. In a press release, the foundation said Chestnut Hill resident Al Thorell, a current board member […]

By Design: Introducing a new Local column on design both in and outside the home

by Patricia Marian Cove Interiors: Why do some like clean lines, while others prefer embellishment? Exteriors: What is it about Georgian architecture that evokes history, while Arts and Crafts design evokes nature? Surroundings: Why does one space bring us so much joy, while another, so much consternation? There is something in all of us that […]

Streetscape: Hill’s High Hollow architect recalled in Bulletin Building renovation

by Diane M. Fiske Neighbors of High Hollow, the former estate of Philadelphia architect George Howe in Chestnut Hill on Hampton Road, can be proud that the story of the famous architect is continuing in the city. The Philadelphia Bulletin building, Howe’s final project, is being redesigned as the center of a huge project called […]

FOW celebrates 95th anniversary with Service Day

Friends of the Wissahickon is celebrating 95 years as stewards of Wissahickon Valley Park on Saturday, June 1, with a Super Mega Volunteer Service Day Service day taking place simultaneously at 10 different park entrances. Teaming up with local community partners, businesses and residents, FOW is hoping to recruit 500 volunteers – 50 at each […]

SCH opens 50-year-old time capsule as it prepares for the opening of a new lower school building

This past weekend, with more than 700 alumni on campus over the course of the school’s reunion weekend, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy celebrated many historic milestones, including the opening of a time capsule that had been placed in a cornerstone of the current Lower School for Girls building in 1969. Chief Financial Officer Frank Aloise […]

The People’s Course: Public can get the PGA experience at Bethpage

by R. John Burnes It is safe to say that given my challenged vertical abilities, I’m not dunking a basketball at the Wells Fargo center. And unless I can pick up a fastball from 60 feet, 6 inches, I’m not hitting one out of Citizens Bank Park either. But when it comes to golf, I […]

Commentary: A calling for the faithful for reproductive rights

by Anna Hurley By now, most of us following the dialogue around reproductive justice – abortion access specifically – have probably read about the most recent “incident” in Philadelphia. State Representative Brian Sims recorded a video of himself speaking to protesters outside a Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania on Maundy Thursday, and then he took […]

David Montgomery: Chestnut Hill lost a friend and a neighbor

by Clark Groome When Wyndmoor’s David Montgomery, 72, died on May 8 after a gallant five-year battle with cancer, nearly everyone in Philadelphia felt they’d lost a friend. They had. Best known for his 48 years working for the Philadelphia Phillies, Montgomery has been the subject of unanimously glowing tributes since his death. Some of […]


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Hill lawyer running for judge wants to prioritize mental health

by Samuel Newhouse After practicing law in Philadelphia for more than two decades, James Berardinelli has seen some big issues with the criminal justice system, such as how many defendants have untreated mental health issues, including some 80% of his clients in homicide cases, he estimated. Now running for judge, Berardinelli hopes to help address […]

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The People’s Course: Public can get the PGA experience at Bethpage

by R. John Burnes It is safe to say that given my challenged vertical abilities, I’m not dunking a basketball at the Wells Fargo center. And unless I can pick up a fastball from 60 feet, 6 inches, I’m not hitting one out of Citizens Bank Park either. But when it comes to golf, I […]

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SCH opens 50-year-old time capsule as it prepares for the opening of a new lower school building

This past weekend, with more than 700 alumni on campus over the course of the school’s reunion weekend, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy celebrated many historic milestones, including the opening of a time capsule that had been placed in a cornerstone of the current Lower School for Girls building in 1969. Chief Financial Officer Frank Aloise […]

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Soccer net is no hoot for owl captured in it

by Michele Wellard Imagine a large great horned owl with huge yellow eyes, perched in a tree in the moonlight. He spots his prey and takes off. The serrated edges of his wing feathers ensure that he flies silently through the night. His prey will never hear him coming. But suddenly, instead, the owl is […]

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Commentary: A calling for the faithful for reproductive rights

by Anna Hurley By now, most of us following the dialogue around reproductive justice – abortion access specifically – have probably read about the most recent “incident” in Philadelphia. State Representative Brian Sims recorded a video of himself speaking to protesters outside a Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania on Maundy Thursday, and then he took […]

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From troubled youth to two decades of business success

by Len Lear “We’re excited for Herb Scott and his staff to celebrate 20 years of successful catering business; it’s very well deserved. His team is always punctual and efficient, his staff is extremely friendly, and probably most importantly, the food is delicious. We have used Herb Scott Catering for a number of our fundraiser […]

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