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Wyndmoor pizza shop owner takes slice out of new retail complex

by Elizabeth Coady Maybe if the original offer had been better things would have turned out differently. Maybe if the offer was higher, the new mixed-used development going up at 909 Willow Grove in Wyndmoor would have extended all the way east to Elm Avenue and Anthony “Tony” Iaquinto would have shuttered Tony’s Pizza City […]

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10 SCH seniors sign college letters of commitment

Ten Springside Chestnut Hill Academy seniors – in six different sports – signed letters of commitment to pursue their passion at the college level next year. In a ceremony held at the school, each senior was recognized with their parents, family and coaches, and had an opportunity to show their future school spirit. The SCH […]

SCH boys win second straight PAIS soccer title

by Tom Utescher Last Wednesday night, the lights in the Immaculata University stadium went dark midway through the first half of the Pa. Independent Schools championship game in boys’ soccer. After 10 minutes illumination was restored, but when play resumed the outlook didn’t grow brighter for defending champion Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, as fifth-seeded Hill […]

In PAIS hockey final, GA edged by Episcopal in shootout

by Tom Utescher In the quarterfinal and semifinal matches leading up to last Tuesday’s Pa. Independent Schools championship game, top-seeded Germantown Academy had given up a total of two goals while number three Episcopal Academy had shut out both of its rivals. The defensive units for the Patriots and Churchwomen were not able to be […]

SCH girls’ soccer finishes season undefeated

The middle school girls’ soccer team at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy recently finished its second consecutive undefeated season. The girls accumulated 20 straight wins, even with four stand-out 8th graders playing on the upper school varsity team. Pictured standing from left are: Assistant Coach Danny Henrique, Ava Detweiler ’25, Alex Reilly ’24, Winslow Tracy ’23, […]

Help for single Mt. Airy moms seeking quality education

by Christine Wolkin Several years ago, despite being a full-time, working single mother with a bachelor’s degree, 39-year-old Mt. Airy resident Erica Chase found herself struggling to pay for the tuition at Holy Cross Catholic School for her daughter, Antoinette. “I’ve never had a job that could afford to pay me a wage that didn’t […]

A super Storm with local connection blows into Philly

by Len Lear Storm Large, whose local connection involves holidays spent at her grandparents’ house in nearby Spring House and relatives who live in Blue Bell and Ambler, may not be a name you are familiar with, but millions of devoted fans around the world are. Her local fan base turned out in droves last […]

Germs (not politicians) sneak into Flourtown polling place

by Barbara Sherf For those of you who are regular readers of this publication, you may recall two articles I wrote about the “Free Hugs” movement. For those not familiar, the “Free Hugs” campaign is a social movement involving individuals who offer hugs to strangers in public places. The hugs are meant to be random […]

Hill is home for former New York shoe seller

by April Lisante Voltaire Blain has loved fashion since he was a child. But it wasn’t until his early 20s that fate stepped in and made it his lifelong passion. Blain was studying to be a dental hygienist when he answered an ad looking for a shoe salesman, and the rest became history. “My first […]


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Hill is home for former New York shoe seller

by April Lisante Voltaire Blain has loved fashion since he was a child. But it wasn’t until his early 20s that fate stepped in and made it his lifelong passion. Blain was studying to be a dental hygienist when he answered an ad looking for a shoe salesman, and the rest became history. “My first […]

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10 SCH seniors sign college letters of commitment

Ten Springside Chestnut Hill Academy seniors – in six different sports – signed letters of commitment to pursue their passion at the college level next year. In a ceremony held at the school, each senior was recognized with their parents, family and coaches, and had an opportunity to show their future school spirit. The SCH […]

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Kids Edition Artwork 2018

Here is the complete Kids Edition collection of submissions to this year’s annual Kids Edition. This includes 49 submitted pieces of artwork by students in the area. Enjoy.

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Help for single Mt. Airy moms seeking quality education

by Christine Wolkin Several years ago, despite being a full-time, working single mother with a bachelor’s degree, 39-year-old Mt. Airy resident Erica Chase found herself struggling to pay for the tuition at Holy Cross Catholic School for her daughter, Antoinette. “I’ve never had a job that could afford to pay me a wage that didn’t […]

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Libraries are an essential part of our way of life

by Stan Cutler Our library is a beautiful, iconic place on the 8700 hundred block of the Avenue. I was there last week when a whole bunch of second-graders from Jenks School walked in through the front door. They were quiet, as if in church, marching in single file, wide-eyed and well-behaved, around the checkout […]

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A super Storm with local connection blows into Philly

by Len Lear Storm Large, whose local connection involves holidays spent at her grandparents’ house in nearby Spring House and relatives who live in Blue Bell and Ambler, may not be a name you are familiar with, but millions of devoted fans around the world are. Her local fan base turned out in droves last […]

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