Séamus Egan to return to Pastorius June 28

Featured Post, News | June 26th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Carole Verona Although Séamus Egan performed with his Irish band Solas at Pastorius Park several times during the past decade, he actually played here for the first time “years and years and years ago when I was a teenager,” he recalled. After 21 years with Solas, Egan will perform with a newly formed group […]

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Hill Environmental Justice Center to host solar informational

News | June 22nd, 2017 | Leave a comment

The Environmental Justice Center at Chestnut Hill United Church has been working for years to slow climate change.  Although climate disruption will hurt almost all sectors of the natural and human worlds, the Center recognizes that those at the margins of society – the elderly, the very young, people of color, the medically fragile, the […]

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St. Martin’s sets high standard for community service

News | June 22nd, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Eric Dolente  A man of devout faith, the Rev. Jarrett Kerbel, rector of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church, preaches well beyond sermons and community prayers. When it comes to social justice, Kerbel and his progressive church have a major influence in the community. Kerbel’s 24-year career in the priesthood has influenced not only this small Philadelphia […]

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A biometrics business is launched in Chestnut Hill

News | June 21st, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Eric Dolente  Hidden beyond the carefully placed dumbbells, assorted workout machines and welcoming fitness trainers of Balance Chestnut Hill are beeping monitors and breathing masks ready to be used by earnest clients of BioFit Philly. Besides those machines preside two enthusiastic fitness coaches capable of helping make your ideal workout dreams become a reality. […]

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Residents divided on a dog-free Pastorius Park

Featured Post, News | June 21st, 2017 | 20 Comments

by Brendan Sample In the months following two pit bull attacks in Pastorius Park, Chestnut Hill residents are taking notice of several changes that have occurred in the park since then. In short, the dogs are gone. After a pit bull attack was first reported at Pastorius back in October, a number of Hillers began […]

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Watertower pickleball courts dedicated

News | June 16th, 2017 | Leave a comment

Councilwoman Cindy Bass (yellow shirt) cut the ribbon at a dedication of Chestnut Hill’s new Pickleball Courts on Saturday, June 10, at the Water Tower Recreation Center, Hartwell Lane and Winston Road. Joining Bass to give remarks were and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Chief of Staff, Tiffany Thurman (white blazer) and local pickleball group leader […]

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