[Slideshow] Harry Potter Festival planning pays off

Featured Post, News | October 24th, 2017 | Leave a comment

Created with flickr slideshow. Photos by Brian Rudnick by Pete Mazzaccaro After last year’s festival that saw many Chestnut Hill residents and festival goers complain of long lines, terrible traffic and shortages of both bathrooms and water, last weekend’s Harry Potter Festival appears to have gone off without a hitch. According to Martha Sharkey, executive […]

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Women’s suffrage author recounts struggle at Hill Meeting

Local Life | October 20th, 2017 | 11 Comments

By Barbara Sherf Angela P. Dodson is not one to walk away from a challenge. In fact, that is how her book, “Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought For Freedom at the Ballot Box,” came about. When her husband, Michael Days, vice president of Philadelphia Media Network, was finishing his book titled “Obama’s Legacy: […]

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A Wizard’s guide to the Chestnut Hill Harry Potter Festival (with map and parking info)

Featured Post, News | October 19th, 2017 | Leave a comment

The Harry Potter Festival will once again take over Chestnut Hill as the destination, located just outside of Center City in the Northwest section of Philadelphia, mystically morphs into Hogsmeade for the annual community fan festival. From Friday, October 20 to Saturday October 21, thousands of fans will flock to the destination for this free […]

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The e-bike revolution will be planned in Chestnut Hill

News | October 18th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro Chestnut Hill Resident and self-described serial entrepreneur Brian Powell’s Eureka moment came as he was struggling to pedal his bicycle home out of Valley Green in September of 2015. Powell had taken his bike to the city during the visit of Pope Francis, an event he thought it would be nice to […]

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Letters, Oct. 19: Neighbors respond to Jenks ramp issue

Letters | October 18th, 2017 | Leave a comment

More commentary on the Jenks ramp I am writing to you regarding the article “Jenks administration, Ardleigh neighbors continue to clash over ramp”  by Brendan Sample (Local, Oct. 11). I reside on Ardleigh street, right next to Jenks’ back step entrance, with my husband and four small children. I don’t know why, when Mr. Sample […]

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Toni Maria Casale, D.O.

Death Notices | October 17th, 2017 | Leave a comment

On the 28th day of May,1954, Toni joined the family of Marguerite and Michael Casale of Philadelphia. As a young lady, her determination and competitive instincts were apparent. She would go to great lengths and go the extra mile to accomplish her goals. In grade school, Toni was on the Mother Superior’s Honor Roll seven […]

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Rosemary Worth Collins

Death Notices | October 17th, 2017 | Leave a comment

Rosemary Worth Collins (Rosie) passed away on October 9, 2017 at Cathedral Village, Philadelphia, PA after a brief illness. She was 91 years old. Born July 13, 1926 in White Plains, NY to R. Donald Worth and Rosemary Phyllis Hartmann Worth, she grew up in White Plains, Manhattan and Orange, Virginia. She attended the Masters […]

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