Local volunteer opportunities abound for MLK Day of service

Community | January 16th, 2020 | Leave a comment

By Sue Ann Rybak Todd Bernstein, founder and director of 25th Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service, said in a statement that “a national record of more than 150,000 volunteers are expected to participate in more 1,800 community service projects throughout the region” on Monday, Jan. 20, the National King Day of […]

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Friends of The Library dealing with book glut

Community | January 16th, 2020 | Leave a comment

By Stan Cutler Dealing with used books is a low-margin business. Except for rare ones, used books tend to be thrown away as trash. Some of us were raised in a secular faith that revered any and all books. Someone had taken the trouble to write and publish a book, not an easy thing. Any […]

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Discovering Chestnut Hill: Two winners’ stories from the Chestnut Hill Conservancy’s Preservation Recognition Awards

Community | January 10th, 2020 | Leave a comment

By Shirley Hanson How did these standout projects succeed? For answers, we look at two of the four awards the Chestnut Hill Conservancy presented at its Annual Meeting on January 5. First is the award for the restoration of the trolley canopy at 8606 Germantown Ave. You may know it as the newsstand. Railroads injected […]

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Youth golf foundation director next at Rotary speaker series

Community | January 9th, 2020 | Leave a comment

On Wednesday, Jan. 15, 7:30 a.m., the Rotary Club of Chestnut Hill will continue its speaker series. Bill Hyndman, executive director of The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia, will talk about his work with The First Tee, a youth development organization that “instills life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.” The […]

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