Holiday Parade returns Dec. 16

Featured Post, News | December 14th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro The fifth annual Chestnut Hill Holiday Parade will take place on Saturday, Dec 16, on Germantown Avenue from 9 a.m. until approximately 10 a.m. The hour-long procession will begin at Rex Avenue and end just below the Chestnut Hill Hotel, 8229 Germantown Ave. The parade’s organizer, former Chestnut Hill Community Association president […]

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Economic impact study results presented to Hill leaders

Featured Post, News | December 6th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample During a gathering at Kismet Cowork, the Chestnut Hill Institutional Leaders – a consortium of the 10 largest Hill institutions — presented the results of its Economic Impact Study Event, on Thursday, Nov. 30. The CHIL commissioned an independent, local research firm, Econsult Solutions, to conduct the study beginning late last year. […]

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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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