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Volunteers are the hidden treasure at Bird in Hand Consignment Shop

by Sue Ann Rybak Waterford crystal, a Japanese kimono, hand-painted plates, fine china, antique silver flatware, homemade crochet lace table linens, antique jewelry, paintings, small furnishings and even an 18th-century spittoon are just a few of the items you will find at the Bird in the Hand Consignment Shop, 8419 Germantown Ave. in Chestnut Hill. […]

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CHYSC boys’ soccer goes undefeated

The CHYSC 2007 Boys Blue Lightning ended their season undefeated with a record of 10-0. From the top, left to right: Coaches Robert Lamb, Nick Gomez, Amato Sanita and Head Coach Tommy McLaughlin. Middle row: Narayana Weld, Chenzi McLoyd, Willie Lamb, Ronnie Dukes, Luke Sanita, Dylan Burns and Sayer McLaughlin. Bottom row: Loucas Abreu, Michael […]

By Design: Real ‘Main Streets’ and their copies

by Patricia Cove With the holidays approaching, it is a natural time to start thinking about gift-giving, and the idea of shopping for those gifts. A lot of us remember a time when purchasing items involved a trip to the main street of town, or a small strip of stores along a highway, or, starting […]

Charming overnight getaway not far from Chestnut Hill

by Len Lear New Hope, a borough in Bucks County, has a tiny population of just 2,528, according to the 2010 census, but on any given day this quaint town that is just 28 miles north of Chestnut Hill, lying on the west bank of the Delaware River at its confluence with Aquetong Creek, seems […]

Discovering Chestnut Hill: The little parts of conservation that make up the big picture

by Kevin Hughes Chestnut Hill is a unique and beautiful place. Known for its open spaces, mature trees, exceptional architecture, and access to the Wissahickon Park, it’s no wonder why the community was recognized by Forbes in 2007 as one of America’s Top 7 Urban Enclaves. To many people who call Chestnut Hill their home, […]

Visually stunning ‘Gravity:’ A movie that changed movies

by Bill Wine Each week, veteran film critic Bill Wine will look back at an important film that is worth watching, either for the first time or again. “Life in space is impossible.” So says one of the opening title cards in “Gravity,” a visceral, breathtaking, ironically titled 2013 science-fiction thriller that then proceeds to […]

Science and Art Club of Germantown: 140 years and still going strong

by Joel Levinson Many years before the Science and Art Club of Germantown was founded, Benjamin Franklin and some male friends (printers, surveyors, a cabinetmaker, a clerk and a bartender) formed the Junto in 1727. The group was also known as the Leather Apron Club and met every Friday evening with a spirit of inquiry […]

The Hot Tub Blahs become the Blues: Part 1

by Hugh Gilmore Our educations come to us by degrees, measured not by B.A.s and M.A.s and Ph.D.s, but by insights about ourselves. I have often anticipated loving things I later came to hate, and hating things I came to love, but when I was lucky the experiences taught me about the useless prejudices I […]

On the Avenue: Delinkage

Joe Dworetzky has practiced as a lawyer in Philadelphia for 35 years, first as a partner at Drinker Biddle and later at Hangley Aronchick. He served as City Solicitor under Mayor Ed Rendell, and for four years was a member of the School Reform Commission. He moved to San Francisco in 2011 and began a […]


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First Presbyterian Church in Germantown marks centennial of its pipe organ with concert series

by Sue Ann Rybak The First Presbyterian Church in Germantown, 35 W. Chelten Ave., is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the McLean Memorial Pipe Organ, donated by member Mrs. William L. (Sarah) McLean, with a series of free concerts in 2019-2020. The Rev. Rebecca Segers, pastor of the church, said the organ […]

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On the Avenue: Delinkage

Joe Dworetzky has practiced as a lawyer in Philadelphia for 35 years, first as a partner at Drinker Biddle and later at Hangley Aronchick. He served as City Solicitor under Mayor Ed Rendell, and for four years was a member of the School Reform Commission. He moved to San Francisco in 2011 and began a […]

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Science and Art Club of Germantown: 140 years and still going strong

by Joel Levinson Many years before the Science and Art Club of Germantown was founded, Benjamin Franklin and some male friends (printers, surveyors, a cabinetmaker, a clerk and a bartender) formed the Junto in 1727. The group was also known as the Leather Apron Club and met every Friday evening with a spirit of inquiry […]

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CHYSC boys’ soccer goes undefeated

The CHYSC 2007 Boys Blue Lightning ended their season undefeated with a record of 10-0. From the top, left to right: Coaches Robert Lamb, Nick Gomez, Amato Sanita and Head Coach Tommy McLaughlin. Middle row: Narayana Weld, Chenzi McLoyd, Willie Lamb, Ronnie Dukes, Luke Sanita, Dylan Burns and Sayer McLaughlin. Bottom row: Loucas Abreu, Michael […]

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From Springfield High School to stardom on Broadway

by Len Lear There was never much doubt that Allison Miller (professional name Allison Blackwell) was going to be a singing star. As a little girl, she was a founding member of Temple University Children’s Choir. She was also in her Springfield Township High School’s Thespian Group and show choir, and at Spelman College (Atlanta, […]

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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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