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Shop owner clears out suddenly, leaving landlord with unsold consignments

by Maddie Clark Phantastic Phinds was once an area staple for all things vintage and historic. When it moved from its Erdenheim location to Chestnut Hill in 2016, it was seen as a feather in the cap of the Germantown Avenue retail corridor That all changed at the end of last month when the business […]

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Local Jewish community responds to study: Millennials unaware of Auschwitz

  by Barbara Sherf Locally there was mixed reaction to a recent poll that found two-thirds of American millennials (age18-34) surveyed could not identify what Auschwitz was, according to a study released on Holocaust Remembrance Day (April 11). The study also found that knowledge of the genocide that killed 6 million Jews during World War […]

The Italian artisans who built Chestnut Hill

by David Contosta for the Chestnut Hill Conservancy On Saturday, April 21, the Chestnut Hill Conservancy and Historical Society will give the first of three guided walking tours that highlight the Italian artisans who built Chestnut Hill. This first tour concerns the Germantown Avenue corridor in North Chestnut Hill and will concentrate on several institutional […]

CHCA: Growing a stronger community together

by Kathi Clayton and Susan Bray All of us who live and work in Chestnut Hill area are community members and stakeholders. We have a vested interest in the long-term viability and stability of our community. Seventy years ago a group of residents, acknowledging their responsibilities as primary stakeholders in this village within the city, founded […]

Crime Report: One theft and one theft from vehicle

The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill from April 9 to April 15, 2018. April 10. A theft on the 8000 block of Germantown Avenue on April 8 at approximately 12:30 p.m. A woman told police that she was at the Hill Company when an unknown person took her credit card […]

Brave ghost story by Coward now on Chestnut Hill stage

by Hugh Hunter Noel Coward long wanted to write a ghost story. Composed in the shadows of World War II, “Blithe Spirit” (1941) is full of bantering language and fantastical events. Now running at Stagecrafters, it is a classic comedy that spoofs marriage even as it blurs the line between life and death. Novelist Charles […]

Epileptic actor/playwright has message on stage for kids

by Rita Charleston “Zuzz The Alien Needs Your Help.” She’s crash-landed in Ambler, specifically at Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Ave., and now needs your expertise to restore her spaceship and return home. But she only has from April 21 to April 29 to do everything that’s necessary. In this production, created by Bill […]

‘Duck’ from founder of modern drama lands in Mt. Airy

by Hugh Hunter “The Wild Duck” (1884) was a turning point in Henrik Ibsen’s career. Now in rotating repertoire at Quintessence Theatre with “Julius Caesar,” director Rebecca Wright uses the same actors in bringing to life a tragicomic play about a maniacal idealist. Early works like “A Doll’s House” were considered scandalous, as Ibsen sought […]

MLB Draft prospect Michael Siani will lead Penn Charter title defense

by Jonathan Vander Lugt Last season, everything fell into place for Penn Charter baseball. Head coach Dave Miller’s team – so packed to the gills with talent that even its bench players are playing Division III baseball – finally actualized on its way to a 25-2 regular season record, a national ranking, and an Inter-Ac […]


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Shop owner clears out suddenly, leaving landlord with unsold consignments

by Maddie Clark Phantastic Phinds was once an area staple for all things vintage and historic. When it moved from its Erdenheim location to Chestnut Hill in 2016, it was seen as a feather in the cap of the Germantown Avenue retail corridor That all changed at the end of last month when the business […]

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MLB Draft prospect Michael Siani will lead Penn Charter title defense

by Jonathan Vander Lugt Last season, everything fell into place for Penn Charter baseball. Head coach Dave Miller’s team – so packed to the gills with talent that even its bench players are playing Division III baseball – finally actualized on its way to a 25-2 regular season record, a national ranking, and an Inter-Ac […]

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SCH eighth grader sets school record in math competition

by Brendan Sample For most eighth graders, spring represents a time of looking back on their time in grade school as they begin to look ahead to the start of their high school career. One eighth grader at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, however, has needed to keep his focus on his 11th grade-level classes and […]

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Family came here to escape persecution at home: ‘We’re just normal people’

by Len Lear I could not help but notice the headline, “Get to know a Muslim,” over a letter to the Inquirer on March 23. The letter, sent by Nameer Ahmad Bhatti, a member of the Muslim Writers Guild of America and a Blue Bell resident, stated: “I was deeply appalled after reading about letters […]

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The Italian artisans who built Chestnut Hill

by David Contosta for the Chestnut Hill Conservancy On Saturday, April 21, the Chestnut Hill Conservancy and Historical Society will give the first of three guided walking tours that highlight the Italian artisans who built Chestnut Hill. This first tour concerns the Germantown Avenue corridor in North Chestnut Hill and will concentrate on several institutional […]

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Brave ghost story by Coward now on Chestnut Hill stage

by Hugh Hunter Noel Coward long wanted to write a ghost story. Composed in the shadows of World War II, “Blithe Spirit” (1941) is full of bantering language and fantastical events. Now running at Stagecrafters, it is a classic comedy that spoofs marriage even as it blurs the line between life and death. Novelist Charles […]

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