From horrific poverty and abuse to doctorate degree

Community | December 13th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Every decent person loves a story about someone overcoming huge obstacles, deprivation, poverty, abuse, etc., to become a success not only for himself but in enabling him to help other people. I do not think I have across a better example of this uplifting phenomenon than Lorenzo Woodson, 55, a longtime resident […]

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Get books delivered by bike to your door

Community | December 13th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro This holiday season it’s tough not to rely on old, faithful Amazon for your gift shopping. Pop open the app on your phone or open the site up on your laptop and, as you click, the company will line up packages for swift delivery to your front porch. Local book shop owner […]

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Tips to have a stress-free holiday

Community | December 13th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Almost everyone would agree that the holidays are a stressful time of year. In fact, the words holidays and havoc almost seem intertwined. With that in mind, the Local has a few tips that will help make the holidays less stressful. The Local talked to Chestnut Hill-based psychiatrist Jonathan Beatty, M.D., […]

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Chestnut Hill Hospital receives quality achievement award

Community | December 6th, 2019 | Leave a comment

Chestnut Hill Hospital received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. “Chestnut Hill Hospital […]

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World robotics champs SCH to host local tournament for lower and middle school robot enthusiasts

Community, Events | December 5th, 2019 | Leave a comment

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, home of the 2019 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) World Champion robotics team, host a robotics tournament for lower and middle school students this Saturday, Dec. 7. More than 400 robot enthusiasts (from 40 teams) will converge on the school for the FIRST Lego League Jr. Expo […]

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Phillies champion Ryan Howard shares reflections on public service at Germantown Friends School

Community, Schools | November 22nd, 2019 | Leave a comment

  Earlier this month, Germantown Friends School Upper and Middle School students welcomed Ryan Howard, Major League Baseball World Champion with the Philadelphia Phillies, as the annual Mercer Tate ’48 Lecture on Public Service speaker. Howard, who now serves as a partner at SeventySix Capital and as chairman of SeventySix Capital’s Athlete Venture Group, was […]

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