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VOTE: Pick your favorites for Chestnut Hill Outstanding Experience Award

To kick off the 20th Anniversary Celebration as Philadelphia’s Garden District, the Chestnut Hill Business District and the Chestnut Hill Community Association want to recognize outstanding businesses within the Chestnut Hill Community. We asked for your help and over the past month, you, the residents and patrons of Chestnut Hill and its businesses, have nominated […]

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Attempted burglary of Bredenbeck’s caputured on security camera

Security cameras captured a man attempting to break into Bredenbeck’s Bakery, 8126 Germantown Ave, at approximately 2:17 a.m. on Friday, May 19. Video shows the man fumbling at the back door with some kind of tool, then leaving upon failure to gain entrance to the building. Police responded to the tripped alarm, but the man […]

Chestnut Hill Friends Meetinghouse finally complete with solar panels

  by Jan Alex Since its initial construction in 2013, the Chestnut Hill Friends Meetinghouse, at 20 E. Mermaid Lane, has been set on a path to green energy. Before construction even began, however, the Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting was committed to designing a building with Quaker values in mind. Last week, solar panels were […]

Letters, May 25: Beer garden will cost neighbors

Beer garden will cost neighbors Would you support a beer garden 60 feet (three car lengths) from your small backyard that will cause the value of your small home to drop potentially by 10 percent? Ron Pete’s takings at the beer garden will be at some serious expense to the near neighbors. Would you support […]

9th Ward a model for party politics in Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s 9th Ward Democratic Committee has a history of independence unique in a city political system that tends to favor establishment candidates. That progressive bent and ward-wide turnout that almost always beats the rest of the city was credited in part for delivering the Democratic Party’s nomination for District Attorney to civil rights and criminal […]

Henry School receives ‘incredible’ support after bus crash

by Brendan Sample More than a week after a bus full of eighth-grade students and teachers from the C.W. Henry School in Mt. Airy overturned on I-95 in Maryland, the school remains on the mend while also exhibiting a strong sense of unity. Although three students and special education teacher Brittany Jacobs are all still […]

Nine Stotesbury finalists among area scullers

Created with flickr slideshow.     by Tom Utescher Every year in the middle weekend of May, rowing course on the Schuylkill along Philadelphia’s Kelly Drive becomes the place that launched a thousand ships. Last Friday and Saturday the 91st Stotesbury Cup Regatta, the oldest and largest high school event in high school rowing, encompassed […]

Area baseball teams finish their seasons

by Jonathan Vander Lugt For each of the team’s area baseball squads, the regular season and conference playoffs ended last week. La Salle, after a fourth-place, 8-4 finish in the Philadelphia Catholic League, bowed out of the PCL playoffs with a 2-1 loss to Archbishop Wood. Springside Chestnut Hill struggled, dropping each of its last […]

Three Stotesbury silvers, one bronze for Mount

by Tom Utescher At the Stotesbury Cup Regatta last weekend, Mount St. Joseph had all of its eight boats advance out of the time trials on Friday and into the semifinal round. Five of these Magic vessels went through to the finals on Saturday afternoon, and at the end of the day the Mount came […]


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Attempted burglary of Bredenbeck’s caputured on security camera

Security cameras captured a man attempting to break into Bredenbeck’s Bakery, 8126 Germantown Ave, at approximately 2:17 a.m. on Friday, May 19. Video shows the man fumbling at the back door with some kind of tool, then leaving upon failure to gain entrance to the building. Police responded to the tripped alarm, but the man […]

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Nine Stotesbury finalists among area scullers

Created with flickr slideshow.     by Tom Utescher Every year in the middle weekend of May, rowing course on the Schuylkill along Philadelphia’s Kelly Drive becomes the place that launched a thousand ships. Last Friday and Saturday the 91st Stotesbury Cup Regatta, the oldest and largest high school event in high school rowing, encompassed […]

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SCH House Tour on Friday

Learn more about “one of the Top Ten Great Neighborhoods,” as recognized by Forbes.com on the Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Community House Tour and Boutique on April 21, 2017. The tour will offer guests special access to eight lovely and historic homes in and around Chestnut Hill while also weaving in significant local landmarks. Funds […]

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Water & Rock Studio brings goat yoga fad to Hill

  by Len Lear I tried to have a conversation with my pet goats today, but they kept butting in. I told my parents that I wanted to raise goats for a living, but I was only kid-ding. What’s a goat’s favorite drink? Goat-erade. Enough with the puns already. Japheth and Suzanne Brubaker, who opened […]

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9th Ward a model for party politics in Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s 9th Ward Democratic Committee has a history of independence unique in a city political system that tends to favor establishment candidates. That progressive bent and ward-wide turnout that almost always beats the rest of the city was credited in part for delivering the Democratic Party’s nomination for District Attorney to civil rights and criminal […]

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Mt. Airy ‘Book of Year’ author a voice for immigrants

by Constance Garcia-Barrio Through the rough but authentic voices in stories written by Mark Lyons, 74, of Mt. Airy, or translated from Spanish by him, readers learn the gritty truth of other people’s circumstances. “I live attuned to people’s voices,” said Lyons, winner of fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts in 2003 and 2009, […]

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