SLIDESHOW: 200 attend Black & White Gala

Community | October 23rd, 2019 | Leave a comment

The Chestnut Hill Community Association partied in 1920s “speakeasy” style on Saturday during the organization’s annual Black & White Gala fundraiser. Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, drinks and dancing courtesy of the 10-piece Rich Posmontier Ensemble. A raffle capped the fundraising activities in a spacious tent set on the front lawn of the Chestnut Hill Hospital, […]

Read More >

Ask a rehabber: What to do with an injured bird

Advice, Community | October 18th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Rebecca Michelin You may have heard the devastating news- a study published this month in the journal Science reports that the total breeding bird population in the continental U.S. and Canada has dropped by 29 percent since 1970. While there are numerous factors contributing to this decline, human-made alterations to the landscape have certainly […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

A memorable musical day in NYC for GFS students

Community, Schools | October 11th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Michelle Sonsino Last month, Germantown Friends School Upper School music and theatre students enjoyed a unique opportunity to experience the excitement of the performing arts and hear firsthand from professionals in the field during a memorable day in New York City. After a morning tour of the Juilliard School, students gathered in front of […]

Read More >

New media equipment installed at Hill library

Community, Events | October 10th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Stan Cutler Some very complicated things can be summarized simply: E=mc2, “the rich get richer,” “no pain no gain,” etc. In the 1960s, “The Medium Is the Message” entered the lexicon to express the relationships between communication technologies and society. Anthropologist Marshall McLuhan wrote a book with that catchy title during the early days […]

Read More >