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CHCA’s 26th annual Holiday House Tour a holiday hit

by Sue Ann Rybak Susan Rohrer of Glenside, Ronnalee Colantonio of Doylestown, Cheryl Kurpipl of Warrington and Nancy Manno of Blue Bell were eating cookies and scones and chatting about the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s 26th annual Holiday House Tour. The four friends, who recently retired, met when their children were small and plan a […]

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Delightful ‘Wizard of Oz’ revival now on Mt. Airy stage

by Hugh Hunter Bring your children and relive your childhood in the delightful holiday season revival of “The Wizard of Oz” now running at Quintessence Theatre. Based on the 1987 adaptation by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the stage turns into a land of enchantment. As a kid, I read a lot of […]

A former ‘starving artist’ from Mt. Airy combines art and science

by Len Lear A college professor told me many years ago that the minds of artistic people – painters, poets, dancers, sculptors, fashion designers, etc. – simply did not work the same as the minds of scientists, who are so much more analytical and literal and so much less creative. It was a rare person […]

A cabaret-style spoof at Stagecrafters for adults only

by Hugh Hunter If you are in the mood for irreverent, seasonal humor, check out “Who’s Holiday” (2016) by Matthew Lombardo, coming to Stagecrafters theater for one day only, this Saturday, Dec. 14, with 2 and 8 p.m. shows. Leave the kids home; this cabaret style entertainment is strictly for adults. “Who’s” is a one-woman […]

Beloved music director at St. Martin’s leaving in January

by Michael Caruso The Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Chestnut Hill, hosted its 33rd annual “Advent Procession” Sunday, Dec. 8. Readings from the Old and New Testaments were enhanced by the singing of seven choral works by the parish’s Adult Choir led by music director Erik Meyer. The choral pieces included two “Advent Responses” by […]

Shady Grove Fertility hosts free Fertility Social on Dec. 12

by Sue Ann Rybak Infertility affects about one in eight couples. Unfortunately, it is often a subject that goes largely undiscussed. Dr. Caleb Kallen, a fertility specialist or reproductive endocrinologist with Shady Grove Fertility, wants to change that. SGF is hosting a free Fertility Social on Dec. 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at […]

Letters, Dec. 12: Water Tower, reform, Rabb and 2020

New planting at Water Tower looks good? The new plantings of shrubs and trees and the nicely mulched areas that have appeared this week at the Water Tower upper park look terrific. The process of clearing out the overgrown brush started some time ago, and the present result is a beautiful step forward. It looks […]

Crime Report: Two thefts from vehicles and three thefts

The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill from Dec. 1 to Dec. 10, 2019. Please note the dates in bold listed below are when the crimes occurred, not when they were reported. Dec. 2. Theft on the 300 block of East Willow Grove Avenue. A said she had the offender watch […]

What’s happening in Springfield Township: Notes from the Board of Commissioners Workshop Meeting on Monday, Dec. 9

by Betsy Wallace Twenty-three Springfield Township residents attended the Springfield Township Board of Commissioners monthly public workshop meeting held on Monday, Dec. 9. Here’s a snapshot of the issues that were discussed: Township Police shooting range noise – Wissahickon and Stenton Avenues BOC representatives, the Township Police and the Township Manager, Mike Taylor, met with […]


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Shady Grove Fertility hosts free Fertility Social on Dec. 12

by Sue Ann Rybak Infertility affects about one in eight couples. Unfortunately, it is often a subject that goes largely undiscussed. Dr. Caleb Kallen, a fertility specialist or reproductive endocrinologist with Shady Grove Fertility, wants to change that. SGF is hosting a free Fertility Social on Dec. 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at […]

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PA’s legislative victory is an chance to celebrate two groups that help protect children from abuse

by Helen Mallon Until around 30 years ago, few, if any, organizations existed to help sexually abused children. Today, Philadelphia’s children find a safe, caring response at Philadelphia Children’s Alliance, which is a national model for similar organizations. In one child-friendly building in North Philly, PCA offers coordinated services to children and their families at […]

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Chestnut Hill Hospital receives quality achievement award

Chestnut Hill Hospital received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. “Chestnut Hill Hospital […]

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GFS girls prevail in 30th Germantown Community Tournament

by Tom Utescher Germantown Friends School staged its 30th Annual Germantown Community Tournament last weekend, and the girls’ basketball team from GFS marked the occasion with two convincing victories that netted the Tigers the 2019 championship. On Friday evening, GFS overwhelmed Bodine High School for International Affairs, 49-7, and on Saturday afternoon, the Tigers claimed […]

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Delightful ‘Wizard of Oz’ revival now on Mt. Airy stage

by Hugh Hunter Bring your children and relive your childhood in the delightful holiday season revival of “The Wizard of Oz” now running at Quintessence Theatre. Based on the 1987 adaptation by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the stage turns into a land of enchantment. As a kid, I read a lot of […]

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CH Brewing Company opens new ‘Taproom’

by Brendan Sample Less than three years after opening in the Market at the Fareway, the Chestnut Hill Brewing Company has already expanded with a new Taproom, which opened in early September. While the Taproom will continue to offer much of the same food and drink selections as the Brewing Company, it has also expanded […]

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