Best-selling author on parent/child relationships on Hill

Local Life | February 16th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Dr. Lisa Damour, a psychotherapist and director of the Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls in Shaker Heights, Ohio, is one of the nation’s leading authorities on child development. The author of numerous academic papers and books, a columnist for the New York Times and author of the recent bestseller, “Untangled,” […]

Read More >


This week, start performing random acts of kindness

Local Life | February 13th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Barbara Sherf This coming week, Feb. 12 to 18, is a celebration of Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) and Chestnut Hill area residents weighed in on some of their experiences of giving and getting an RAK. According to Wikipedia, a random act of kindness is a non-premeditated, inconsistent action designed to offer kindness towards […]

Read More >


Warm up with ‘Valentines on Ice’ in Chestnut Hill

Local Life | February 9th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak World-renowned ice sculptor Peter Slavin, creative partner of Fear No Ice, the world’s first and only international ice sculpting performance company, invites residents to attend the Chestnut Hill Business Association’s Third Annual “Valentines on Ice” at Laurel Hill Gardens, 8125 Germantown Ave., on Saturday, Feb. 11, noon to 2 p.m. The […]

Read More >


Hill native chills out with penguins on Antarctica trip

Local Life | February 2nd, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Carol Massaro Flavell, 72, who grew up in Chestnut Hill and went to Jenks Elementary School, Germantown High School, Temple University, the University of Rhode Island and Boston College for grad school (twice), has lived in Boston since 1984. “Boston and Philly are very much alike (as all Philly ex-pats agree) — […]

Read More >

Multi-tasker charms audiences at new restaurant/cabaret

Local Life | January 31st, 2017 | Leave a comment

  by Len Lear Michael Richard Kelly-Cataldi is a talented, charismatic multi-tasker who in 1994 opened the city’s first pet boutique, “…and Toto, too!®” which won a Philadelphia Magazine “Best of Philly®” award. He has also been the property manager of a condo building with 160 residential units and 20 commercial units in Philadelphia, and […]

Read More >