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Local EPA scientist says continued shutdown more than a personal hardship

by Sue Ann Rybak As the U.S. government shutdown approaches its third week, Roxborough resident Mindi Snoparsky, a hydrogeologist at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a member of the EPA Union AFGE, said the shutdown affects more than just federal workers paychecks – it is halting important government services and placing human lives at […]

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Closed nine months due to fire: No beach in sight from New South Ocean in Flourtown

by Barbara Sherf The owners of the New South Ocean Asian Bistro in Flourtown certainly have some staying power as the growing Lin family celebrates the 10-year anniversary of their popular Chinese/Japanese eatery located near the Acme in the Flourtown Shopping Center. But the couple’s journey hasn’t been all smooth sailing. Shortly after they took […]

Local de-clutter expert: ‘Get ruthless with your stuff!’

by Len Lear Here in the United States of Consumerism, most people at all income levels have tons of “stuff” in every drawer, every closet, every cabinet, every attic and basement, not to mention piles of newspapers, magazines, photos, personal letters, documents, receipts, etc., and we keep buying more and more stuff, mostly on sale, […]

She has great stories to tell, but no one to hear them

by Elise Seyfried You know the old saying, “Always the bridesmaid, never the bride?” Well, I was reminded of that one recent night downtown, as once again I was not chosen to tell a story at a story slam. Now, mind you, that was only the second slam I had put my name in a […]

SCH Academy receives Chestnut Hill Conservancy’s Preservation Recognition Award

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy received the Chestnut Hill Conservancy’s Preservation Recognition Award on Jan. 6. This award recognizes SCH’s historic restoration of the Wissahickon Inn’s “Exchange.” Last summer, the school’s formal entrance enjoyed a total historic renovation thanks to a generous grant from the William B. Dietrich Foundation. The Exchange restoration work included cleaning and […]

Local preservation group hopes to save historic Mt. Airy home from demolition

by Maddie Clark Located within the former campus of the Lutheran Home at 6950 Germantown Ave., the Leibert House was built by William Leibert, a bookbinder and printer, between 1800 and 1808. This vernacular, federal-style house is now part of the Germantown Home, a nonprofit, affordable housing and nursing care for low-income seniors that is […]

Discovering Chestnut Hill: Conservancy honors St. Martin’s Station Committee and SEPTA with Preservation Recognition Award

by Lou Richman, Chestnut Hill Conservancy Anyone who spends even a short time in Chestnut Hill knows how crucially the community depends on reliable public train service to connect it to Center City and beyond. But no less important than utilitarian transportation to Chestnut Hill’s vitality and identity are the handsome train stations that grace […]

‘Tundra’ warm, not chilly, at Hill Presbyterian Church

by Michael Caruso Lyric Fest and Variant 6 joined forces last weekend for two performances of a program entitled “Songs from the Tundra.” The first concert was given Saturday afternoon, Jan. 12, in the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill; the reprise was heard Sunday afternoon in the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral (Church of the Savior) in […]

‘Over the River, Through the Woods’ to Mt. Airy theater

by Hugh Hunter An enduring favorite of community theater, “Over the River and Through the Woods” (1998) is a warm homage to generational continuity. The spirited revival at Allens Lane Theater pulls out all the stops but cannot fully overcome the anomalies in playwright Joe DiPietro’s script. Twenty-nine-year-old Nick is noticeably on edge at the […]


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SCH Academy receives Chestnut Hill Conservancy’s Preservation Recognition Award

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy received the Chestnut Hill Conservancy’s Preservation Recognition Award on Jan. 6. This award recognizes SCH’s historic restoration of the Wissahickon Inn’s “Exchange.” Last summer, the school’s formal entrance enjoyed a total historic renovation thanks to a generous grant from the William B. Dietrich Foundation. The Exchange restoration work included cleaning and […]

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St. Philip boys, SCH girls win Snowball tourney titles

by Tom Utescher There were new champions at Norwood Fontbonne Academy’s long-running Snowball tournament, as the St. Philip Neri School boys team and the girls of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy emerged victorious from last week’s five-day event. St. Philip, a champion in years past, knocked off two-time defending champ Penn Charter in the semifinals, 39-32, […]

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SCH Academy receives Chestnut Hill Conservancy’s Preservation Recognition Award

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy received the Chestnut Hill Conservancy’s Preservation Recognition Award on Jan. 6. This award recognizes SCH’s historic restoration of the Wissahickon Inn’s “Exchange.” Last summer, the school’s formal entrance enjoyed a total historic renovation thanks to a generous grant from the William B. Dietrich Foundation. The Exchange restoration work included cleaning and […]

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Closed nine months due to fire: No beach in sight from New South Ocean in Flourtown

by Barbara Sherf The owners of the New South Ocean Asian Bistro in Flourtown certainly have some staying power as the growing Lin family celebrates the 10-year anniversary of their popular Chinese/Japanese eatery located near the Acme in the Flourtown Shopping Center. But the couple’s journey hasn’t been all smooth sailing. Shortly after they took […]

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Challenge and opportunity in Library program

by Stan Cutler The Friends of the Chestnut Hill Library have organized a series of presentations for your edification and enjoyment; our schedule is at the end of this column. It’s a varied and unique lineup of thoughtful, local presenters. We hope you were there for the first one, when our neighbor, arborist author Ned […]

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‘Tundra’ warm, not chilly, at Hill Presbyterian Church

by Michael Caruso Lyric Fest and Variant 6 joined forces last weekend for two performances of a program entitled “Songs from the Tundra.” The first concert was given Saturday afternoon, Jan. 12, in the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill; the reprise was heard Sunday afternoon in the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral (Church of the Savior) in […]

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