Eugene P. Hughes, Sr., surgeon

Obituaries | October 17th, 2019 | Leave a comment

Eugene P. Hughes, Sr., 94, of Plymouth Meeting, a surgeon who practiced for many years at Chestnut Hill and Roxborough Memorial hospitals, died Oct.7, at the Artman Home in Ambler after a brief illness. Until his retirement in 1992, Hughes practiced general surgery at both hospitals and was chief of surgery at Roxborough Memorial Hospital. […]

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Elizabeth “Betsy” Oswald Evans

Death Notices | October 17th, 2019 | Leave a comment

Elizabeth “Betsy” Oswald Evans, longtime resident of Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill, passed away in Pittsburgh where she had moved in 2016 to be near her daughter and family. Betsy brought together her love of books and of children into a vocation as a school librarian. She served in that capacity at several local elementary […]

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Watch your step: Tips for healthy feet

Advice, Community, Events | October 17th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Catherine Brzozowski The average person will walk the equivalent of four times around the world in his or her lifetime (about 115,000 miles). Each step you take involves a complex network of bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments. A normal foot and ankle has 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons and […]

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Compelling one-act plays with ‘challenging language’

Arts | October 16th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Hugh Hunter At Quintessence, “The Synge Festival” continues this week with the opening of “The Synge Triptych,” three short plays that run in rotating repertoire with “Playboy of the Western World.” Using the same actor ensemble, this two-hour production is more than the sum of its parts. It opens with a grim fatalistic drama […]

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CHC to hold 8th Harry Potter Conference

Arts, Events | October 16th, 2019 | Leave a comment

Though Chestnut Hill was forced to change the name of the former Harry Potter Festival last year, there are still ways for Hillers to celebrate The Boy Who Lived during Witches and Wizards weekend. One such example is Chestnut Hill College’s annual Harry Potter Conference, which will be held on the school’s campus this weekend […]

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CHC to host 10th annual quidditch tourney

Arts, Events, Sports | October 16th, 2019 | Leave a comment

Chestnut Hill College is excited to host the 10th Annual Brotherly Love Cup Quidditch Tournament. Athletes from eight schools and communities in the northeast region, including Drexel, Salisbury, Stockton, Lafayette and CHC, will participate in exciting rounds of fast-paced quidditch play on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on CHC’s softball field. […]

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Letters, Oct. 17: Lost cat

Letters | October 16th, 2019 | Leave a comment

A lost cat recovered One cannot help but notice the number of flyers alerting the public to lost/missing pets in our neighborhoods and parks. Also, Nextdoor, a neighborhood social media site, posts pleas for the public’s help in finding these animals. Unfortunately, too many are never found. On Tuesday, Oct. 1, a strikingly handsome young […]

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