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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Sen. Haywood to hold Hill town hall on gun violence

News | October 18th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample As part of an ongoing effort to promote discussion of local issues, State Sen. Art Haywood (District 4) will be hosting a town hall on gun violence at the Woodmere Art Museum on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. After hosting three town halls during the spring, Haywood wanted to […]

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The e-bike revolution will be planned in Chestnut Hill

News | October 18th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro Chestnut Hill Resident and self-described serial entrepreneur Brian Powell’s Eureka moment came as he was struggling to pedal his bicycle home out of Valley Green in September of 2015. Powell had taken his bike to the city during the visit of Pope Francis, an event he thought it would be nice to […]

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CHCA to honor 3 with community awards at Black and White Gala

News | October 13th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro When the Chestnut Hill Community Association holds its annual Black and White Gala this Saturday, Oct. 14, the organization will recognize three local notables with community awards. The awards, which had in the past been given during presentations at the organization’s annual meeting, were moved to the gala to raise the profile […]

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Popular Hill tavern to close after six decades

Featured Post, News | October 11th, 2017 | 3 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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Chestnut Hill Conservancy’s “Night of Lights” tonight

News | October 6th, 2017 | 1 Comment

Many historic buildings along Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill will be illuminated by historic photos from the collection of the Chestnut Hill Conservancy. The event will kick off officially on Friday, Oct. 6 with a “flip of the switch” at 6:30 p.m. in front of Phantastic Phinds, 8219 Germantown Ave. Dubbed “Night of Lights,” the […]

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