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SLIDESHOW: Annual Hill Fourth of July parade brings flags, family, fun and memories

by Sue Ann Rybak There were no F-22s, tanks or fireworks – just a message and a reminder from America’s children that July 4th is about “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Thanks to the Chestnut Hill Bocce Club, which hosted this year’s Fourth of July Parade and Celebration, another generation of kids will […]

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GA skeleton crew goes 1-1 in summer hoops league

by Tom Utescher A short-staffed Germantown Academy squad suffered its first loss in the girls’ basketball summer league in Warminster last week. After GA fell to Central Bucks East High School (also nicknamed Patriots), 42-25, the team regrouped to defeat Bensalem High School, 34-31, to come away with a 5-1 record overall. The GA Patriots […]

Philadelphia Reign sweep season series against New Jersey Sting

by Greg Starks The Philadelphia Reign swept their season series against the New Jersey Sting, winning the third of three games by a score of 82-71. Both teams traded baskets early in the first quarter, as the score was only 6-6. Even though the game was tied, it looked as if New Jersey wanted the […]

CHC, Jefferson teams split in college summer league

by Tom Utescher The college summer league teams representing Jefferson University (Team Black) and University of the Sciences (Team Maroon) arrived at the middle of July tied for first place. Archrivals in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference during the regular season, the two squads faced one another in summer ball last Tuesday, when Maroon handed […]

Breaking the PB&J mold for the well-packed camp lunch

by April Lisante I begin every school year with the best intentions. My 11-year-old twins get the royal treatment when it comes to lunch every September: Bento-style boxes with fresh cut fruit, hummus packs with fresh veggies, heart-shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. By May, they are lucky if I remember to throw in a […]

International real estate firm opens office on the Avenue

by Brendan Sample Having already established a presence in Chestnut Hill through regular business, Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty became an official part of the community with the opening of its fourth and newest location. Situated at 8431 Germantown Ave., the firm held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, June 27. According to Kurfiss owner and chairman […]

Discovering Chestnut Hill: Dos and don’ts for protecting your historic masonry

by Peter Saylor, FAIA Recognized as a National Historic District, Chestnut Hill has been described by David Contosta and Carol Franklin in their book, “Metropolitan Paradise,” as an assemblage of “delectable details” formed by a sympathetic bond responding to original land forms, connecting fabric of forest vegetation, natural materials, and an astonishing variety of housing […]

Enemies of Reading: Peaches, Pavarotti and Pulp Fiction

by Hugh Gilmore Because I bought some tomato plants there once, I am on an email list from Primex Garden Center in Glenside. Thursday a week ago I opened up a message from them that said the Georgia Peach Truck would be there on Saturday from noon to 1:30 p.m. I immediately took a full […]

Libraries are a key investment for state and local government

by Stan Cutler Cindy Bass, our representative on City Council, does not think the Free Library of Philadelphia is adequately funded. Every year, in early June, Council passes a budget for the fiscal year to begin on July 1. For FY 2020, Council amended the Mayor’s proposed FLP budget upward by $3.5 million, from $42.5 […]


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Local students, educators help teens deal with mental health issues

by Rose Klales Many people experience depression or anxiety in their life, but in recent years, it seems that teenagers exhibit symptoms of mental health disorders with alarming frequency. Researchers have taken note of the sudden increase and call the phenomena “the silent epidemic” – one in five adolescents suffers from a mental health disorder, […]

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Libraries are a key investment for state and local government

by Stan Cutler Cindy Bass, our representative on City Council, does not think the Free Library of Philadelphia is adequately funded. Every year, in early June, Council passes a budget for the fiscal year to begin on July 1. For FY 2020, Council amended the Mayor’s proposed FLP budget upward by $3.5 million, from $42.5 […]

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Hill Farmer’s Market: A Saturday staple for shoppers and vendors

by Meredith Bernstein Bright colors, vibrant smells and welcoming smiles greet you as you walk through the Chestnut Hill Farmers Market, making it the perfect treat for any Saturday morning. The market sells an assortment of fresh meats, produce, treats and other goods that are locally produced. The Farm to City vendors line their tents […]

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GA skeleton crew goes 1-1 in summer hoops league

by Tom Utescher A short-staffed Germantown Academy squad suffered its first loss in the girls’ basketball summer league in Warminster last week. After GA fell to Central Bucks East High School (also nicknamed Patriots), 42-25, the team regrouped to defeat Bensalem High School, 34-31, to come away with a 5-1 record overall. The GA Patriots […]

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Philadelphian ties to American landscape painting evident at PAFA, Woodmere

by William Valerio Everyone in Philadelphia, as well as visitors from near and far who have an interest in our city’s contributions to American culture, should go to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts this summer. “From the Schuylkill to the Hudson” is a wonderful exhibition of 19th-century landscape paintings that includes luscious gems […]

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SCH announces international partnership with Arcadia Education in Dubai, UAE

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy’s nationally-recognized program will extend its reach internationally with a partnership licensing the school’s unique entrepreneurial curriculum to Arcadia Education’s secondary school in Dubai. The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership is one of the school’s signature programs and is committed to developing an entrepreneurial mindset and skillset in all students over the course […]

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