Caroling at the Crèche once more at Top of the Hill

News | December 12th, 2017 | Leave a comment

By Ruth R. Russell Caroling at the Crèche in Chestnut Hill will return on the Monday evening before Christmas at the Top of the Hill in front of the Nativity scene set up at Santander Bank. Janine Dwyer, conductor of the music for many years, hopes that everyone will mark their calendars for Monday, December […]

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Holiday House Tour to delight with musical surprises

News | December 7th, 2017 | Leave a comment

  by Lucie Daigle and Laura Lucas When the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Christmas Holiday House Tour returns for its 24th year on Saturday, Dec. 9, it will have several musical delights and surprises for those touring five gloriously decorated area homes. This year some of our favorite local musicians will be stationed at several […]

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Baker Street Bread Co. opens an eatery

News | December 7th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Elizabeth Coady With apologies for the pun, we’re bringing you the news that after 25 years in business, the ambitions of the Baker Street Bread Company keep rising. Not content with making artisan breads for the Chestnut Hill community as well as 330 restaurants in the metropolitan Philadelphia area, owner Tom Ivory has revamped […]

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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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Blossom Philadelphia transfers its residential services

News | December 6th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak After the losing its license last month to operate community homes for individuals with disabilities, Blossom Philadelphia informed families in an email that it will transition its residential services for adults with intellectual disabilities to four other providers. The letter written by Paula Czyzewski, Blossom’s chief executive officer, did not identify […]

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Community Assn. hires a new  executive director

News | November 30th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro The Chestnut Hill Community Association announced last week that it had chosen a new person to lead the organization: Mt. Airy resident Anne McNiff. McNiff will leave her current position as foundation manager at Chubb Charitable Foundation, where she has worked for six years. Prior to her position at Chubb, McNiff worked […]

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Local family gives thanks for ketogenic diet

News | November 29th, 2017 | 1 Comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Two-and-a-half-year-old Penny Fry, who has Dravet syndrome, sat in her high chair on Thanksgiving Day eating her snack – baked brie and a syringe of canola oil – while her mother Wendy Fry, of Ambler, finished cooking dinner. Dravet syndrome is a very rare and often deadly form of epilepsy caused […]

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City says Jenks ramp not for parking

News | November 29th, 2017 | 2 Comments

by Brendan Sample The Philadelphia Office of Licenses and Inspections has officially ruled on the controversial delivery ramp behind the Jenks Academy of the Arts and Sciences, confirming that it is still not intended to be used for parking. The ramp was never officially zoned for parking when it was installed earlier this year and […]

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Hill Tree Tenders support easement gardens

News | November 22nd, 2017 | 1 Comment

by B.J. Hauswald and Mary Pomichter Chestnut Hill Tree Tender Volunteers On Saturday, Nov. 18, Chestnut Hill Tree Tenders and a large group of volunteers again planted trees throughout the community. This is an ongoing effort to install well-suited trees throughout Chestnut Hill to replace the many lost and aged trees and help preserve Philadelphia’s […]

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