Rain failed to dampen Home & Garden Festival

News | May 10th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Despite sporadic monsoon-like drenching rains, even Mother Nature couldn’t dampen the spirits of attendees at this year’s 21st Annual Chestnut Hill Home & Garden Festival held on Sunday, May 7. The beaming smile on Chestnut Hill resident Audrey Boyle’s face confirmed that she was having fun. The five-year-old proudly modeled her […]

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Residents oppose marijuana dispensary in East Mt. Airy

Uncategorized | May 5th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Councilwoman Cherelle Parker has filed an appeal challenging the proposed medical marijuana dispensary at the two-story commercial building at 8319-25 Stenton Avenue in East Mt. Airy, after residents voiced strong opposition to it at a packed public zoning meeting she held on April 25 at the Oxford Presbyterian Church. “Over 400 […]

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All-female choir sparkles at CH Presbyterian Church

Arts, Note-Worthy | April 28th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso The Pennsylvania Girlchoir, based at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, presented the Lorelei Ensemble in concert Saturday, April 22, at the church. One of the few all-female professional choirs in America, the Lorelei Ensemble sang a program that ranged from late Medieval Spain to scores composed within the past few years. […]

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Little-known ‘Colored Girls Museum’ open in Germantown

Local Life | April 28th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Constance Garcia-Barrio Consider what America acknowledges with Mount Rushmore’s huge portraits of Washington, Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Lincoln. Then think about what those 60-foot granite images leave unsaid: that the Founding Fathers might have governed with wrinkled clothes, dirty drawers and untended children if black women — sometimes enslaved — hadn’t worked in their […]

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Police seek suspect in sexual assault

News | April 19th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Captain Sekou Kinebrew, a spokesperson for the Philadelphia Police Department, said detectives are following all leads in the sexual assault reported on March 31 in Chestnut Hill. According to the April 1 police report, a woman told police that she was approached by an unknown male asking for directions at the […]

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