SCH wins national award for sustainability efforts

Featured Post, Schools | November 15th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample Adding to an extensive list of awards won for its environmental efforts, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy has received the highest international honor possible in the National Wildlife Federation’s Green Flag competition. During an assembly at SCH on Nov. 7, Holly Shields, the regional education manager for the NWF’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Center, was […]

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Pa. DHS revokes Blossom’s license for group homes

Featured Post, News | November 1st, 2017 | 1 Comment

by Sue Ann Rybak The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services has revoked Blossom Philadelphia’s license to operate community homes for individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities after inspectors found “gross incompetence” at the nonprofit in Chestnut Hill. Last week the Local published a front-page article about the nonprofit changing its name and affiliation from United […]

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[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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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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Popular Hill tavern to close after six decades

Featured Post, News | October 11th, 2017 | 4 Comments

by Elizabeth Coady After serving up draft and bottled brews and mixed drinks for six decades, the owners of Towey’s Tavern are announcing a “last call” to the Chestnut Hill neighborhood as the old-school bar closes at 2 a.m. Oct. 29 for the final time. Beset by changing drinking habits and the craft brew craze, […]

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