PEN/Hemingway award-winning author Yaa Gyasi will discuss her book ‘Homegoing,’ at Germantown Academy

Arts | February 6th, 2020 | Leave a comment

As part of Germantown Academy’s Head of School Rich Schellhas’ Distinguished Speaker Series, the school has announced that PEN/Hemingway and NBCC’s John Leonard Award-winning author Yaa Gyasi will discuss her book “Homegoing,” a New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book, on February 11. The event which is free and open to the public will […]

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Crime Report: One theft

Crime Report | February 5th, 2020 | Leave a comment

The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill from Jan. 27, 2020 to Feb. 3, 2020. Please note the dates in bold listed below are when the crimes occurred, not when they were reported. Jan. 26. Theft on the 8700 block of Germantown Avenue at approximately 12:30 p.m. The complainant states that […]

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Ignoring the ‘voice of reason,’ two local women say ‘Yes’ to the unconventional call to become priests

Community | January 29th, 2020 | Leave a comment

By Sue Ann Rybak It was a long road, but finally on December 13, Barbara Ballenger, of Mt. Airy, and Laura Palmer, of Chestnut Hill, were ordained to the priesthood of the Episcopal Church at the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, 8000 St. Martin’s Lane in Chestnut Hill. Rev. Emily Richards, Pastor of St. Peter’s Episcopal, […]

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Crime Report: Vehicle theft

Crime Report | January 23rd, 2020 | Leave a comment

The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill from Jan. 13 to Jan. 20. Please note the dates in bold listed below are when the crimes occurred, not when they were reported. Jan. 18. Vehicle theft on the 8000 block of Germantown Ave. at approximately 8 p.m. Complaint told police an unknown […]

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