UPDATED: CHCA hires new Community Manager

Uncategorized | August 4th, 2011 | Leave a comment

by Wesley Ratko Celeste Hardester, of Roxborough, a freelance photographer, has been hired as the new Community Manager for the Chestnut Hill Community Association. Hardester, who replaces Philip LeCalsey, was unanimously approved by the CHCA board at its July 28 meeting and will begin work in September. Robert Rossman, vice president for operations, told the […]

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Trades make Eagles and Phils ‘classiest’ in their leagues

Uncategorized | August 3rd, 2011 | Leave a comment

by Clark Groome For Philadelphia sports fans, the week past was a cause for celebration. The Eagles, freshly freed from the constraints of the lockout, traded quarterback Kevin Kolb to the Arizona Cardinals and received cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in return. They snagged former Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young as Michael Vick’s backup. Then, in a […]

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New consignment boutique also aids violence victims

Uncategorized | August 3rd, 2011 | Leave a comment

by Lou Mancinelli Now that 1979 Mount St. Joseph’s graduate and former St. Genevieve’s student Patricia Geppert Haber’s four children are 16 and older, and she has helped her husband develop Classic Flooring, a successful Bridgeport carpet installation and flooring company, she has the time to do what she always wanted. This past April, she […]

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Tree down on Germantown Avenue

Uncategorized | August 1st, 2011 | Leave a comment

A large tree fell across the 7600 block of Germantown Avenue this afternoon, tying up traffic in both directions. No one was injured, but the tree fell squarely on the Avenue’s trolley lines.  PECO, SEPTA and Philadelphia Police and the Fire Department were at the scene. Photo by Pete Mazzaccaro

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Weekend Planner: Running for Love and Smurfs

Uncategorized | July 28th, 2011 | Leave a comment

by Jacqueline Weis Screen Play: What: The Smurfs (PG) When: July 29 Where: Check your local listings After the evil wizard Gargamel chases The Smurfs out of their magical world, they end up in our world. Enjoy this animated comedy featuring the voices of Katy Perry, Tim Gunn and more as the voices of The […]

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24th Annual Run for Hill of It this weekend

Uncategorized | July 28th, 2011 | Leave a comment

by Paula M. Riley The 24th Annual Run for the Hill of It will take place at Forbidden Drive at 8:30 a.m. this Saturday, July 30.  Once again, runners from around the region will line up along the wooden path near Northwestern Avenue and Forbidden Drive. Novice runners will stand beside athletes who have never […]

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Commentary: Learning to live on the iPhone

Uncategorized | July 28th, 2011 | Leave a comment

by Jennifer Katz In February I joined the ranks of iPhone users. It was a blissful beginning to a long-awaited consummation of the most serious case of tech envy I’ve had since the Atari video game console replaced my Texas Instrument computer when I was 10 (yes, now you all know how old I am). […]

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Cloud Tunes: a look at two great new online music players

Uncategorized | July 27th, 2011 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro The second of four Summer Technology stories. Yesterday, we posted a piece by Hugh Gilmore on using a Kindle on vacation. Tomorrow, we’ll feature a piece on cutting cable. You’ve probably heard a lot about “cloud” computing lately and are left wondering. What is “the cloud” anyway? And why do I want […]

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Music director of Hill Presbyterian Church leaving

Uncategorized | July 27th, 2011 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso The Rev. Cynthia Jarvis, pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, has announced the departure of Mark Anderson as the congregation’s music director as of Aug. 7 and the arrival of Donald Nally, East Falls resident and music director of The Crossing, as Anderson’s interim replacement until a permanent music director […]

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