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Angelo Cataldi excited to be a new Hill resident

by Brendan Sample Though he has been a staple of Philadelphia sports radio for 30 years, Angelo Cataldi had never actually lived in the city before 2019. Earlier this year, however, that changed when he and his wife, Gail, moved from Medford, New Jersey, to Chestnut Hill. Though the Cataldis are still relatively new to […]

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CHC sister wins first prize at Philadelphia Sketch Club exhibit

by Kevin Dicciani Some artists live in obscurity without ever being recognized for their talents: Sister Cathie Meighan is not one of those artists. Meighan, instructor and adjunct coordinator for the art studio at Chestnut Hill College, recently garnered her first award as a painter when her abstract work won first prize in “Absolutely Abstract,” […]

New Orleans brings the ‘Skinny’ to Mt. Airy music venue

by Len Lear One of the greatest musical thrills you can experience is seeing a Dixieland jazz combo playing on the streets of the French Quarter in New Orleans. If that music does not get your feet tapping and your body moving, make an appointment with a cardiologist. The essential elements of Dixieland are the […]

Mt. Airy teacher recalls inspirational Toni Morrison

by John Colgan-Davis “Because each had discovered years before that they were neither white nor male and that all freedom and triumph was forbidden to them, they had set about creating something else to be.” – “Sula” by Toni Morrison I have always been a reader. I don’t know exactly when I learned to read, […]

Founded by Hiller, aerial women perform circus theater

by Len Lear Tangle Movement Arts, Philadelphia’s aerial storytellers, founded by Chestnut Hill native, Lauren Rile Smith, 32, will present “In Transit,” a new circus-theater show that explores the ordinary and extraordinary moments found on public transportation. Nine women climb silks and hang from trapezes as subway rides and bus stops become a platform for […]

Enemies of Reading: Spending my birthday in Rome with the stars

by Hugh Gilmore Only one person I’d asked knew where Rome, New York, is and none of them had ever actually been there. It’s understandable – very few things in Rome qualify as destination tourist attractions. Three years ago I’d not heard of it myself, but then we started going to Capitolfest, perhaps the best […]

Today’s coffee shops are being held hostage – time for a change

by Michael Penn If I think back to 1995, I can remember some great conversations and debates in and around Center City Philadelphia’s coffee shops. I can recall several within a square mile that I frequented that were consistently full of patrons buying coffee, tea, lunch or a snack. They were there simply taking an […]

On the Avenue: Congratulations

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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One of my biggest pet peeves about the general conversation regarding news and news coverage is when people talk about “the media.” The media does this. It doesn’t do that. The problem with discussing the media in most popular contexts is that the term is far too broad when it is applied. It includes everything […]


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Lot owners, residents discuss construction plans for East Evergreen Avenue

by Brendan Sample While no official motion was passed, residents of East Evergreen Avenue and surrounding properties were able to have an open discussion regarding the controversial plan to build a new house on 250 E. Evergreen Ave. With approximately 30 residents in attendance, the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Land Use, Planning and Zoning Committee […]

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Today’s coffee shops are being held hostage – time for a change

by Michael Penn If I think back to 1995, I can remember some great conversations and debates in and around Center City Philadelphia’s coffee shops. I can recall several within a square mile that I frequented that were consistently full of patrons buying coffee, tea, lunch or a snack. They were there simply taking an […]

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SCH student activist addresses non-binary awareness with ‘A Cape for Candy’

by Ava Szalay On the outside Ella Stevens seems to lead an ordinary teenage life, her backpack slung over her shoulder, sweatshirt wrapped around her, and her laptop right by her side. What people may not realize is that Stevens, a junior at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, takes on the roles of a hardworking student, […]

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Mount field hockey looks to fill graduation gaps

by Tom Utescher There’s no doubt that the Mount St. Joseph Academy graduation ceremony this spring took a toll on the school’s field hockey program. Walking away with their diplomas were both the starting and reserve goalies for the 2018 squad, and along with them went four field players, including three who have moved on […]

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CHC sister wins first prize at Philadelphia Sketch Club exhibit

by Kevin Dicciani Some artists live in obscurity without ever being recognized for their talents: Sister Cathie Meighan is not one of those artists. Meighan, instructor and adjunct coordinator for the art studio at Chestnut Hill College, recently garnered her first award as a painter when her abstract work won first prize in “Absolutely Abstract,” […]

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A deeper dive into Chestnut Hill’s retail growth

by Kathie Meadows and Philip Dawson The Streetscape article by Diane Fiske in the Aug. 1 edition of the Local scratched the surface of the topic of Chestnut Hill’s retail trends but gave credence to some unsubstantiated claims without examining the most notable achievements of the Chestnut Hill Business Improvement District’s business development strategy. Just […]

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