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Story of ‘wine-swilling vandal’ goes viral

by Pete Mazzaccaro Chestnut Hill became world famous last week when it was revealed that one of two vandals of the neighborhood’s Fresh Market was an attorney for the City of Philadelphia. What might otherwise have gone unnoticed by onlookers outside of this zip code became one more loud shot fired in the ongoing culture […]

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CHC women off to encouraging start

by Tom Utescher In a tough early-season test outside of their conference, the women of Chestnut Hill College met another undefeated hoops squad last Monday evening at Sorgenti Arena, and it was the host Griffins who had to make an initial entry in their loss column. CHC fell to powerful East Stroudsburg University, 82-71, but […]

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SCH hosts forum for the intellectually curious

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy will co-host the Philadelphia-region Scholar Search Educational Forum this weekend, Saturday, November 19. The Scholar Search Educational Forum is a free educational event open to intellectually curious kids in grades 4–12 as well as their parents. During this all-day forum, attendees may choose from a range of topics, presentations, and interactive […]

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Great-looking Profiles for Chestnut Hill area artists

by Stacia Friedman Ask any Philadelphia artist whom they trust to make prints of their original work, and they will most likely say Profiles, run by Janine and Michael Zaikowski in Chestnut Hill. These artists include a Who’s Who of area painters and photographers, including Sara Steele, Howard Watson, Paul Rickert, Maryfran Cardamone,  Dane Tilghman, […]

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Shopping small is like shopping for yourself

Every year, the Chestnut Hill Local reports dozens of stories on new businesses and restaurants that open in our neighborhood. It’s one of the primary responsibilities of this paper to let people know when new shops open and when old favorites close. And, every year, you’ll hear an appeal – likely in this space – […]

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“Clybourne Park,” a bracing examination of contemporary social tensions, is currently running through Dec. 11 at The Stagecrafters, 8130 Germantown Ave. Seen here are Mare MIkalic and Sara Osi Scott in a scene from “Clybourne Park.” (Photo by Sara Stewart)

On Hill, satire slams Trump-like real estate practices

by Hugh Hunter Now playing at Stagecrafters, “Clybourne Park” (2010) by Bruce Norris rides piggyback on “A Raisin in the Sun” (1959) by Lorraine Hansberry. It is a satire that proposes to tackle the interplay between racism and dicey real estate practices. In “Raisin,” Karl failed to dissuade the black Younger family from buying a […]

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