Ancestors were nation’s largest slaveowners: Springside alumna’s film reveals her family’s history

Local Life | October 4th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Many of us have family members or even ancestors with which we are not too proud. But for Katrina Browne, it goes way beyond that. Browne, 50, graduated from Springside School (now Springside Chestnut Hill Academy) in 1985. Her mother, Elizabeth (“Libby”) Sturges Browne, grew up in Chestnut Hill, as did Libby’s […]

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Chestnut Hill resident saves a life in African village

Local Life | September 28th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Barbara Wybar (Ed. note: Barbara Wybar, a longtime Chestnut Hill resident, spends part of every year in Bududa, an impoverished village in Uganda, East Africa. She started a school in the village in 2004, which did not have one before that, and numerous graduates of the school have secured full-time jobs.) The best thing […]

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Mom and daughter from Wyndmoor both had to battle cancer

Local Life | September 28th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Barbara Sherf As Americans recognize National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month (September) and many wear teal blue ribbons to raise awareness and honor those who have been lost, one local woman shared with us her eight-year journey and fervent belief in the family motto, “Face the wind.” “‘Face the wind’ came from my mother’s side […]

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New free program helps small businesses in N.W. Philly

Local Life | September 27th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Jane Von Bergen A paint gallery, a bakery, a beauty salon, an eyeglass store, a craft tea business and a handcraft studio – block by block, owners of these nearby businesses, all graduates of Power Up Your Business, a small business development program, are building a stronger community along Germantown Avenue in Northwest Philadelphia. […]

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