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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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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, […]

Concert of music by Hill cleric/composer at St. Martin’s

by Len Lear A Chestnut Hill resident for 20 years, Scott Robinson, 55, is a very musical minister. An ordained Interfaith Minister, Robinson taught music for 10 years until 2009 at Eastern University on the Main Line and is an acclaimed composer of music in the “kirtan” style, the call-and-response rhythms performed in Indian devotional […]

Final free Pastorius Community Garden concert in Germantown on Thursday

by Len Lear Everyone who has been around Chestnut Hill for a while is likely aware of the free Pastorius Park summer concerts, sponsored by the Chestnut Hill Community Association, the longest running outdoor concert series in Philadelphia, which celebrated its 71st anniversary this summer. But I’d be willing to bet that very few Chestnut […]

Woodmere’s Tuesday Night at the Movies opens fall season with ’12 Angry Men’

Henry Fonda (center) stars in Sidney Lumet’s 1957 classic “12 Angry Men” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Ave. This gripping, claustrophobic death penalty jury drama also stars Lee J. Cobb, E.G. Marshall, Jack Klugman and eight other well-known actors. This begins the fall season of Tuesday Night […]

‘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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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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Concert of music by Hill cleric/composer at St. Martin’s

by Len Lear A Chestnut Hill resident for 20 years, Scott Robinson, 55, is a very musical minister. An ordained Interfaith Minister, Robinson taught music for 10 years until 2009 at Eastern University on the Main Line and is an acclaimed composer of music in the “kirtan” style, the call-and-response rhythms performed in Indian devotional […]

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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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