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May 12, 1986
There is no doubt that Chestnut Hill is a most pleasant place to live. I have enjoyed it for years, first as a resident of nearby Mount Airy and now as a member of the Chestnut Hill community. And there is no doubt that the interest in the community by its residents and its community leaders has helped maintain that special quality of life. But in praising the Houston-Woodward family it should be kept in mind that overt racism and prejudice against members of religious groups has been one of the main weapons used in the "battle" to maintain the community's "specialness.
SPORTS
May 3, 2000 | By Jay Nagle, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Chestnut Hill Academy's Andrew Malcolm had one word for the one pitch that kept eager Episcopal Academy hitters off-balance during yesterday's Inter-Academic League baseball game. "Junk," he said with a smile. Malcolm, a senior righthander, scattered five hits, and the Blue Devils scratched out a single run in the second inning and two more in the third during a crisp 3-1 victory over the visiting Churchmen. The triumph helped Chestnut Hill (2-3) stay in the thick of a taut Inter-Ac title race.
NEWS
May 13, 1987 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., Inquirer Staff Writer
A Grays Ferry man was arrested early today and charged in the May 4 stabbing of a female employee of a Chestnut Hill bookshop, detectives said. Detectives said the man, identified by police as Larry Rush, 27, of the 2900 block of Pierce Drive, was arrested at 12:15 a.m. He was found hiding inside a closet at his girlfriend's apartment in the 3100 block of Morris Street in Grays Ferry, detectives said. Rush was charged with simple and aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and possession of an instrument of crime, according to detectives, who said he was being held pending arraignment.
NEWS
June 24, 1990 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., Inquirer Staff Writer
An armored car guard exchanged shots with a gunman yesterday morning when the guard was robbed of $13,000 in cash and checks outside a Chestnut Hill supermarket, police said. There were no injuries. Theodore Berry Sr., 40, an employee of Federal Armored Express Inc., was transferring a bag of cash and checks from the Super Fresh Food Market at Mermaid Lane and Crittenden Street to an armored car parked nearby about 10:25 a.m. Outside the store near the front door, a man pressed a gun against Berry's head, police said.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2015 | By Sally Friedman, For The Inquirer
Back in 2011, when husband-and-wife architects Elie-Antoine Atallah and Maureen Ward spotted the building lot for sale in the Wissahickon watershed in Chestnut Hill, its far-reaching views and dramatic topography set their imaginations soaring. No matter that the lot was relatively small - about one-third of an acre - and sat on a steep slope. In September, after three years of painstaking planning, they, along with their 16-year-old son, Philippe, moved into the home they had conceived and designed, inch by inch.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 28, 2011 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
The Latvian invasion of Chestnut Hill, prompted by the Crossing choir's Baltic-dominated concert Sunday, was complete, successful, and welcome. Three current composers - Maija Einfelde, Peteris Vasks, and Eriks Esenvalds - traversed idiosyncratic harmonic terrains in pursuit of whatever elemental truth they perceived in the texts they set to music in the final concert of the Crossing's Month of Moderns festival at Presbyterian Church of Chestnut...
NEWS
March 16, 2011
Authorities are offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of two men who robbed the Chestnut Hill post office Wednesday afternoon. The robbery occurred about 2:15 p.m. at the Chestnut Hill station at 8227 Germentown Avenue, said Reggie Wade, postal inspector for the Philadelphia division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. One of the men had a gun and jumped the customer-service counter. He took $600. No one was injured. Anyone with information is asked to call 877-876-2455 or visit the Website: postalinspectors.uspis.gov.
NEWS
November 2, 2014 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
Margaret Mary Flores, 43, of Chestnut Hill, a lawyer who even in the depths of her illness cheered on the sidelines at her daughters' soccer games, died of cancer Wednesday, Oct. 29, at home. Ms. Flores, known as "Meg," was raised in Drexel Hill and graduated from Merion Mercy Academy, King's College, and the George Washington Law School. She spent the first part of her career as a lawyer with the Defender Association of Philadelphia, serving the indigent and disenfranchised, and eventually mentoring and supervising young defenders.
NEWS
February 26, 1992 | By Leonard W. Boasberg, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Philadelphia couple has donated $1 million to the Woodmere Art Museum, the former mansion in Chestnut Hill that houses a priceless collection of fine paintings, sculptures, tapestries and other objects of art. The gift, by Harry and Catherine Kuch, is the largest in the 52-year history of the museum. The money will be used for general operating support, museum director Michael W. Shantz said yesterday. "What's so great about this gift is that the only restriction is that there are no restrictions," Shantz said.
NEWS
May 8, 1987 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., Inquirer Staff Writer
The operator of a Chestnut Hill barbershop was found stabbed to death inside his shop last night, police said. Orelio Ubaldi, who was in his late 50s and lived in the 8100 block of Devon Street in Chestnut Hill, was found dead about 9:30 p.m. inside the Continental Barbershop, in the 8100 block of Stenton Avenue, according to homicide detectives. Ubaldi was found by a passing off-duty Philadelphia firefighter, Stephen Kerrin, 37, detectives said. Detectives said Kerrin, a paramedic, was a customer and friend of the victim.
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NEWS
May 15, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chester E. Smith, 90, of Chestnut Hill, a family physician for more than 50 years, died Friday, May 1, at home of complications from leukemia. In 1959, Dr. Smith opened a home office on East Willow Grove Avenue in Chestnut Hill. He continued seeing patients as a solo practitioner well into his 80s. When his patients could not get to his medical office, he made house calls or visited them in assisted-living facilities. "He was one of a dying breed of doctors," his family said in a tribute.
NEWS
May 13, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Rev. James Lawrence Nolan, 94, an Augustinian friar, teacher, and priest who in his later years was not above driving his fellow friars to medical appointments, died Tuesday, May 5, of heart failure at St. Thomas Monastery, Villanova. "Father Nolan was a friar who cared deeply about his brothers in community, and was a generous and compassionate priest who was ever prepared to minister, especially to the sick and the dying," the Province of St. Thomas of Villanova said in a statement.
NEWS
May 10, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Thanks to an early season loss to Notre Dame and a setback against Agnes Irwin, Episcopal Academy's 12-year stranglehold on the girls' Inter-Ac lacrosse championship is likely at an end. However, if you thought the Churchwomen would simply slink away into obscurity, you don't know the Crager twins. "No, definitely not," Jane Crager said after host EA overwhelmed Springside Chestnut Hill, 15-6, on Friday. "Our coach (Josie Ferri) keeps saying just because the season is winding down doesn't mean we can't make changes and improve on our game.
SPORTS
May 3, 2015 | By RICK O'BRIEN, Staff Writer
AFTER GETTING crushed by first-place Malvern Prep in its previous Inter-Ac League outing, Springside Chestnut Hill realized the importance of a strong turnaround yesterday afternoon against Episcopal Academy. Boosted by a rookie hurler's flirtation with a perfect game and a senior backstop's gutsy defensive play in the late going, the host Blue Devils responded with a nail-biting 1-0 victory over the Churchmen and stayed on the heels of Malvern. Promising freshman righthander Aidan Frye, who was perfect through 5 2/3 innings, yielded three hits while recording a complete-game victory.
NEWS
May 2, 2015 | By Stephan Salisbury, Inquirer Culture Writer
On Friday, in front of the Delaware County Courthouse on Front Street, the Borough of Media will hold a small ceremony celebrating the hanging of Thomas Moran's monumental 1892 painting, Grand Canyon of the Colorado River . Well, not the real McCoy (or Moran), one of the masterpieces of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's collection. Media's Moran will be a very high-quality reproduction in an elaborate frame, all coated with an anti-graffiti resin. Pop-up outdoor art installations are coming to town.
NEWS
May 1, 2015
WHEN HE WAS playing football at Lower Merion High School, Joe Chovanes didn't dream he would grow up to be a woman. It's hard to wrap your mind around it, but the Joe of long ago, now Julie, says she was a woman all along. If this sounds like Bruce Jenner, but without the fame and national adoration, it is. Transgender has transitioned into our national consciousness. Like Jenner, Chovanes was kind of a jock and had a way with the ladies. Unlike Jenner, Chovanes became an attorney and married his college sweetheart.
NEWS
April 24, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Caleb Cresson Wistar III, 93, of Lafayette Hill, a Unisys Corp. procurement specialist and a descendant of the Wistar Institute's founders, died in his sleep Thursday, April 2, of causes related to aging at the Hill at Whitemarsh. The family is descended from Caspar Wistar, a Philadelphian who in 1808 became chair of the department of anatomy at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Caspar Wistar's great-nephew Isaac Jones Wistar was a prominent Philadelphia lawyer and Civil War brigadier general.
NEWS
April 24, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
LIKENING HIM to former Ironworkers union boss Joseph Dougherty's righthand man, a federal judge yesterday said former business agent Edward Sweeney "consistently and flagrantly" carried out crimes. "Mr. Sweeney was his [Dougherty's] able, willing and ready lieutenant to go out and commit crimes more than any other business agent by far," U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson said at Sweeney's sentencing hearing. Baylson sentenced Sweeney to eight years in federal prison - going above the six to seven years recommended by prosecutors.
SPORTS
April 15, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Springside Chestnut Hill's Darian Bryant, a 6-foot-6, 327-pound junior offensive tackle, committed Monday to play at Temple. "He's a smart football player and very detail-oriented," SCH coach Rick Knox said. "And he works really hard. He's shown a commitment to be the best player he can possibly be. " Bryant, a starter since his freshman year, also had scholarship offers from Massachusetts, Monmouth, Old Dominion, and Towson. He doubles as a nose guard on defense. He helped the Blue Devils go 8-2 overall and 3-2 in the Inter-Ac League last season.
REAL_ESTATE
March 30, 2015 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lois Sperow moved from a Victorian house to a smaller, historic house on Lombard Street. She wanted a sleek, modern kitchen-dining space where she could showcase her antiques and still accommodate large family groups for dinner. Her new house is 2,500 square feet plus a yard, but the kitchen needed a complete rehab. Her wish came to pass last year with a renovation accomplished courtesy of designer Omar Zaater and HomeTech Renovations of Fort Washington. The redo won a 2015 Contractor of the Year Award from the Bucks-Mont Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry in the residential kitchen remodeling category costing $60,000 to $100,000.
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