Garden Festival 2018

Featured Post | May 21st, 2018 | Leave a comment

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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After 20 years, once-controversial deer cull is now routine

News | May 18th, 2018 | 4 Comments

by Maddie Clark In 1999, The Fairmount Park Commission decided to tackle the problem of a booming deer population by hiring a sharpshooter to come in and “cull” the city’s herds. That decision was controversial at the time, prompting protests and legal challenges that have since faded in their resolve. Now, instead of annual protests, […]

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St. Paul’s launches $1.5 million capital campaign

News | May 18th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Saint Paul’s Church launched its capital campaign this month with an event that included the buoyant Phillies Phanatic as a blast of enthusiasm. He was on hand for a May 5 kickoff at the church. The campaign — “For Such a Time as This” — recognizes the challenge and urgency of being a place of […]

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Local votes make biggest impact

Opinion | May 11th, 2018 | Leave a comment

It’s that time of year again – a primary election for offices both local and national – an election that will decide the nominees to run as Governor, Lt. Governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress and state representative. In Montgomery County’s new 4th Congressional District, a trio of Democrats vies to represent the new district, a […]

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Planting trees good for looks and lifespans

Opinion | May 4th, 2018 | Leave a comment

It would appear that Chestnut Hill has no shortage of trees. The neighborhood was dubbed “Philadelphia’s Garden District” 21 years ago for good reason. Trees of all variety abound, wrapping the neighborhood streets in greenery from the Wissahickon to Stenton Avenue. As green as Chestnut Hill is, there are still spaces that could use trees. […]

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Garden Festival postponed to May 20

News | May 4th, 2018 | Leave a comment

The Chestnut Hill Business District announced today that it has postponed the annual Home & Garden Festival scheduled for Sunday, May 6 to Sunday May 20 due to expected rain. Everything else will remain the same with the festival being held on Germantown Avenue between 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with more than 150 vendors, artists, […]

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