On the Road: A letter from Bethlehem

Our Town | February 21st, 2020 | Leave a comment

by George McNeely This writer has long wondered why Philadelphia seems to have mostly turned its back to the nearby, gritty foothills of the Appalachians, where our citizens have made so much money? Through the centuries, Philadelphia has benefited from a steady stream of valuable commodities out of those hills and valleys: wheat and other […]

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‘Knowing’ is a time-travelling thriller worth revisiting

Flix | February 21st, 2020 | Leave a comment

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. On paper, “Knowing” looks like yet another subpar Nicolas Cage-starring thriller. I mean, let’s face it: critic after critic after critic has characterized his crowded but unimpressive […]

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CHC grad overcomes horrors, authors opioid crisis book

Arts, Books | February 20th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Raymond Devine By any reasonable expectation or actuarial measure, Geri Lynn Utter, 39, who graduated from Cabrini College in 2002 and proceeded to earn a master’s degree and doctorate in psychology from Chestnut Hill College, should be a statistic instead of a clinical psychologist and the author of a forthcoming non-fiction book.  She grew […]

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“White guy” star had to choose marriage or career as an actor

Arts | February 20th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Rita Charleston “White Guy on the Bus” unfolds in contemporary Philadelphia as we meet Shatique and Ray, two strangers who regularly ride a bus together. She is a young, struggling African-American single mother, and he is a wealthy, married, middle-aged financier. Eventually, the two strike up an unlikely friendship. As the two get to […]

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Friends of The Chestnut Hill Library looking for speakers

Opinion | February 20th, 2020 | Leave a comment

By Stan Cutler A little over a year ago, the Friends of the Chestnut Hill Library, through this newspaper, issued a call for speakers to deliver talks at our branch library’s Community Room. Our assumption was that our community includes many folks with something to say and even more with active curiosities who would like […]

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