by Pete Mazzaccaro Soon, the Chestnut Hill Community Association's membership will have a choice to make: Support the proposal to transform the association into a 501(c)(3), tax exempt, charitable organization or turn that proposal down and keep things as they are. Presently, the CHCA is a Delaware nonprofit corporation. It… Read More >

It was another successful run last Saturday, March 28, for the Chestnut Hill Community Association's Hoops Madness 3-on-3 hoops tournament. The event, which ran from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Springside Chestnut Hill Academy gymnasium, attracted hundreds of kids who formed teams of three and four to compete all day… Read More >

by Tom Utescher For the first time in her basketball career, Alex Louin found her school team playing all the way through the month of March. Louin graduated from Mount St. Joseph Academy last spring, and now her “school team” is the one at Villanova University, which continued its season… Read More >

by Mary Frances Cavallaro Late last year a businessman named George Atterbury and his partners, together with chef Andrew Sabin, opened El Poquito at 8201 Germantown Ave., where Chestnut 7 was previously housed and, before that, Solaris Grille for many years. El Poquito serves Mexican fare, dinner daily and weekend… Read More >

by Debra Malinics Many years ago, I rode at Monastery Stables off Kitchen’s Lane in Fairmount Park (West Mt. Airy). Whenever possible, I would take our dog, Mugsy, a beagle-basset mix I adopted in 1984 from Morris Animal Shelter in center city, to the stable with me. He, and my… Read More >


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DAILY DOSE: Chestnut Hill tops another list of city neighborhoods. Why?

If there’s one thing the Internet appears well suited for beyond collecting funny cat videos, it’s the delivery of lists. You could blame it on Buzzfeed, which might have pioneered the form. But now the list is ubiquitous. Another list out recently by Movoto Insider has crunched numbers to determine that Chestnut Hill is the number […]

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Good returning talent for Mount track

by Tom Utescher All-weather tracks dry out more quickly than grass playing fields, so while weather conditions haven’t been ideal for the last few weeks, the runners, jumpers, and throwers at Mount St. Joseph Academy have been able to get in more outdoor training than most of their spring sports counterparts. Last year the Magic […]

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Author shares experience as Vietnamese refugee

Lê thi diem thúy, author of “The Gangster We Are All Looking For,” who left South Vietnam in 1978 to grow up as a refugee in California, spoke at Germantown Friends School about the role words have played in her life and her experience as a “boat child.” The book is a fictional account of […]

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Raped twice, G’town author to speak about ‘Mayhem’

by Len Lear Long-time Germantown resident Victoria Brownworth is a highly respected Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist whose latest work, “Ordinary Mayhem,” is a just-published (by Bold Strokes Books) horror novel. “Mayhem” tells the story of a female photojournalist who reports on horrific violence in Afghanistan and Congo. It is available online and at major booksellers. Brownworth […]

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For the CHCA and Local, new boards could mean better focus

by Pete Mazzaccaro Soon, the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s membership will have a choice to make: Support the proposal to transform the association into a 501(c)(3), tax exempt, charitable organization or turn that proposal down and keep things as they are. Presently, the CHCA is a Delaware nonprofit corporation. It cannot accept tax-deductible donations from […]

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‘Handful of Dust’ screening April 7

The 1988 film “Handful of Dust” will screen April 7 as part of Chestnut Hill Film Group’s ongoing series, “Tuesday Nights at the Movies.” In the 1930s, an English squire, his wife and their young son live a traditional aristocratic existence at his ancestral country estate, Helton Abbey. One weekend a friend of the squire’s, […]

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