Stained-glass murals installed in Lovett Library

News | August 17th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak  As part of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Building Inspiration: 21st Century Libraries Initiative, a project financed by a $25-million grant from the William Penn Foundation, two new stained-glass works of art were installed in Lovett Memorial Library, 6945 Germantown Ave. in Mt. Airy, on Aug. 10. Lovett was one of […]

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Rabb to introduce bill requiring budget impasse hearings

News | August 10th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample In response to recent budget issues, Pennsylvania State Rep. Chris Rabb confirmed that he will be introducing a bill that would require executive and legislative leaders to hold daily public hearings in the event of a budget impasse. This announcement comes in response to the House’s continued efforts to find funding for […]

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Man who committed suicide at Valley Green IDed

News | August 10th, 2017 | Leave a comment

  A man who committed suicide at Valley Green Inn on July 31 has been identified as Robert Harmer Jr. Harmer, 36, was found by park users early on July 31. He died from a single gunshot wound. Police were called and ruled the death a suicide. A funeral for Harmer was held on August […]

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SCH students capture voices of veterans

Featured Post, News | August 9th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Springside Chestnut Hill Academy graduates Wilson Jones, of Chestnut Hill, Michael Wrede, of Lafayette Hill, and Chris Markos, of Ambler, hope their senior project will have an impact on generations to come. As part of their project, they interviewed and recorded approximately 35 veterans from various wars and conflicts, including World […]

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For Hill homeowners, copper downspout theft is too common

News | August 9th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Emerson Max Copper theft is a billion-dollar industry in the United States, and Northwest Philadelphia has seen its fair share of criminals stealing copper downspouts from local homes. In the past two months in Chestnut Hill, three separate incidences of residential copper theft – all of which The Chestnut Hill Local reported – were […]

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FOW issues ground wasp warning

News | August 8th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Lilly Soroko On Aug. 4, the Friends of the Wissahickon reported that ground wasp nests had been spotted on the connector trail between Blue Bell and the Orange Trail. Depending on their behavior, ground wasps can be separated into two main groups: social and solitary. Social ground wasps, like Yellow Jackets, are more defensive […]

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Successful food drive collects more than a ton of food

News | August 4th, 2017 | Leave a comment

By Catherine Martin The Weavers Way Food Justice Committee held its first Summer Food Drive recently at four Weavers Way Co-op locations in Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy, Ambler and Henry Got Crops Farm Market in Roxborough. The Food Justice Committee is a group of Co-op members and staff who work to alleviate hunger in the […]

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