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Garden Festival 2018

Weather mostly held up for the annual Home and Garden Festival in Chestnut Hill, Sunday May 20. Chestnut Hill business District director Philip Dawson said tricky weather forecasting, including the postponement from the original date of May 6, made things “challenging”, but  he was pleased with the final result – attendance was good and the […]

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No prescription needed for matzo ball soup: A new Jewish deli in former Mt. Airy pharmacy

by Christine Wolkin Lor Kats, head chef of the newly opened (April 26) Cooperman’s Deli in Mt. Airy, isn’t very fond of the title, “chef.” “The funny thing is I don’t call myself the chef. I actually prefer to be called the head grandma,” said Kats. “I like getting a rise out of customers when […]

G’tn heart transplant recipient now wins athletic medals

by Constance Garcia-Barrio Waiting for a donor organ can leave patients caught between hope and desperation, said heart transplant recipient Janet Dennis, of Germantown. “I lived in the University of Pennsylvania Hospital for six and a half weeks, waiting for a donor heart,” said Dennis, 63, a social worker retired from the city of Philadelphia. […]

Streetscape: ‘Modern Times’ at the Art Museum

by Diane M. Fiske A Chestnut Hill resident who, with another architect, designed the iconic PSFS building is featured in the current show at the Philadelphia Museum of Art called “Modern Times: American Art 1910-1940.” Architect George Howe, co- designer of the PSFS building at 12th and Market Streets with William Lescaze in the late […]

Election results in Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill top citywide turnout again

by Karen Bojar According to as yet unofficial figures provided by City Commissioner Al Schmidt, only 17 percent of Philadelphia voters fulfilled their civic duty in the May 15 primary election. Although the Chestnut Hill/Mt. Airy/Cedarbrook wards, which comprise the 200th Legislative District, maintained their position among the top wards for turnout, their “high turnout” […]

Letters, May 24: Market lawsuits, deer culls and misinformation

Disheartened by market lawsuit The lawsuit pertaining to the Market at the Fareway and the Chestnut Hill Brewing Company is so disheartening and ultimately foolish – if one has the best interests of Chestnut Hill, from both a residential and business perspective, at heart. As a resident living on Gravers Lane, the outdoor dining space […]

Crime Report: One auto theft, one theft from vehicle and three thefts

The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill from May 14 to May 20. May 15. Theft on unit block of East Chestnut Hill Avenue at approximately 1:13 p.m. A woman told police that she left her purse unattended for several minutes. When she returned to the table, her wallet was missing […]

Nantucket boutique owner opens shop in Chestnut Hill

by Mia Humphreys Tucked between Threadwell and Roots, a high-ceilinged, light-filled space is home to a newly opened Chestnut Hill boutique, The Atlantic. Located at 8434 Germantown Ave., the Atlantic carries an impressive collection of boutique designer women’s clothing, accessories and small housewares. Each piece is chosen by owner Colleen Darby Wurts, a longtime Chestnut […]

Area residents meet School Board appointees

by Sue Ann Rybak More than 70 people – parents, grandparents, teachers, educators, library staff, and residents – packed the conference room at the Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library, 68 W. Chelten Ave. in Germantown, on May 18 to meet with members of Mayor Kenney’s appointed Philadelphia School Board, which will replace the School […]


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Nantucket boutique owner opens shop in Chestnut Hill

by Mia Humphreys Tucked between Threadwell and Roots, a high-ceilinged, light-filled space is home to a newly opened Chestnut Hill boutique, The Atlantic. Located at 8434 Germantown Ave., the Atlantic carries an impressive collection of boutique designer women’s clothing, accessories and small housewares. Each piece is chosen by owner Colleen Darby Wurts, a longtime Chestnut […]

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GFS boys’ tennis wins Friends League Championship, remains undefeated as team

by Alec Kostival The boys’ tennis team of GFS moved to 14-0 as a team Tuesday, winning the Friends League Championship over the Shipley Gators. The championship matchup came just a week removed from the first meeting of these two teams. GFS just edged out Shipley three matches to two. The Tigers came in prepared […]

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Germantown Friends School investment team competed in global finals

A team of six students from Germantown Friends School (GFS) competed in the finals of The Knowledge@Wharton High School (KWHS) Investment Competition this past weekend, a global investment simulation for high schoolers. The student-led team, called Dollar Tiger$, was the only finalist from Pennsylvania and one of just six from the United States out of […]

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No prescription needed for matzo ball soup: A new Jewish deli in former Mt. Airy pharmacy

by Christine Wolkin Lor Kats, head chef of the newly opened (April 26) Cooperman’s Deli in Mt. Airy, isn’t very fond of the title, “chef.” “The funny thing is I don’t call myself the chef. I actually prefer to be called the head grandma,” said Kats. “I like getting a rise out of customers when […]

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Streetscape: ‘Modern Times’ at the Art Museum

by Diane M. Fiske A Chestnut Hill resident who, with another architect, designed the iconic PSFS building is featured in the current show at the Philadelphia Museum of Art called “Modern Times: American Art 1910-1940.” Architect George Howe, co- designer of the PSFS building at 12th and Market Streets with William Lescaze in the late […]

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‘Prince and Pauper’ ideal for children on stage in Mt. Airy

by Hugh Hunter Quintessence Theatre in Mt. Airy winds up its season with a family classic, “The Prince and the Pauper” by Mark Twain. Quintessence veteran Josh Carpenter puts on his writer/director hat. There have been many productions of the book, but his new adaptation is especially geared towards enchanting children. Two young actresses frolic […]

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