The closing of Hill’s Harry Potter Festival ends annual fundraiser at J.S. Jenks Academy

News | June 14th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak  Warner Brothers’ recent cease-and-desist letter to the Chestnut Hill Business Association has put an end to Chestnut Hill’s Annual Harry Potter Festival. And while some neighborhood residents are relieved that the festival is gone, its departure has left the Friends of J.S. Jenks (FOJSJ), an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is […]

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Cliveden exec leaving after 12 years at the helm

News | June 13th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak David Young, executive director of Cliveden of the National Trust, is leaving after 12 years as the administrator of a 1767 mansion built for the Benjamin Chew family that became the site of the Battle of Germantown in 1777. A statement emailed by Ted Reed, Cliveden board chair, and Young, said […]

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From victim to victor: Life after childhood sexual abuse

News | June 8th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak If you’re an adult who experienced sexual abuse as a child, know that you are not alone. Every eight minutes, a child is sexually assaulted in the U.S., according to the United States Department of Human Health Services. It’s the reason a Philadelphia Police Officer assigned to Northwest Philadelphia decided to […]

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EMAN executive director to retire in June

Mt. Airy, News | June 1st, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Elayne Bender, executive director of East Mt. Airy Neighbors for the past 10 years, will retire at the end of June, it was announced by Tonyelle Cook-Artis, EMAN president. Cook-Artis said that, during her tenure, Bender has worked to continue EMAN’s mission of “working to make a good community better.” “Elayne’s […]

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Hill firefighter remembered at Living Flame Memorial Service

News | May 25th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Capt. Kenneth W. Greene Sr., 60, of Mt. Airy, understood the meaning of the words Duty, Integrity and Self Sacrifice. The 23-year veteran of the Philadelphia Fire Department, who worked at Engine Company 37 in Chestnut Hill, exemplified these virtues in his personal and professional life every day before he died […]

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Area residents meet School Board appointees

News | May 23rd, 2018 | Leave a comment

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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Crime Report: One burglary and one theft  

Crime Report | May 9th, 2018 | Leave a comment

The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill from April 30 to May 6, 2018. April 30. Theft on 8400 block of Germantown Avenue at approximately 3:20 p.m. Manager at the store said three females entered the store about 10 seconds a part and went to different sections of the store. Female […]

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