Night Kitchen Bakery expansion plans OKed by LUPZ

News | July 11th, 2018 | 1 Comment

by Brendan Sample As the Night Kitchen Bakery moves forward with its addition and renovation plans, Amy Edelman and John Millard, owners of the property, will be doing so with the full approval of the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Land Use Planning and Zoning Committee. The building plans were presented at the latest LUPZ meeting, […]

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Syrian family gets help to resettle in Philadelphia

News | July 5th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Christina Grierson The long-running Syrian Civil War has brought much havoc to Syria and has caused many of its residents to seek refuge in a number of outside countries like Turkey, Sweden, Canada and the United States. Wissam and Dima, a Syrian couple settled into the Philadelphia area with their three children, were among […]

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Hill Harry Potter Fest downsize will not affect Quidditch Tournament, college  conference

Featured Post, News | July 5th, 2018 | Leave a comment

By Pete Mazzaccaro When news broke last month that the annual Chestnut Hill Harry Potter Festival was going to be dramatically downsized, there were rumors that Chestnut Hill College’s Brotherly Cup  Quidditch Tournament would also be curtailed or even cancelled altogether. Kathleen Spigelmeyer, Chestnut Hill College general counsel and assistant to the president told the […]

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Planning Commission wraps up sessions for Upper Northwest

News | June 29th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Diane Fiske About 160 people learned what their neighbors consider important for the future of their neighborhood at the final Northwest meeting of Philadelphia Project 2035 on Monday, June 18. The residents came to the third and final session for the Upper Northwest area of Philadelphia at the Lovett Library in Mount Airy in […]

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Science in the Summer at local libraries

News | June 28th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Science in the Summer (SIS), a free, grant-funded STEM enrichment program for elementary school students from second to sixth grade. In its 32nd year, SIS provides science instruction through local libraries and other community facilities. This year’s subject is “The Science of Space.” Classes will begin soon in Philadelphia, with numerous locations in Northwest Philadelphia. […]

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102nd 4th of July bike parade, games planned

News | June 28th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Eric Dolente Meticulously decorated bicycles, pocket-size American flags and children and parents alike dressed in red, white and blue will fill the streets of Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy this Wednesday for a day of celebration. A succession of activities will follow a vibrant parade, including foot races, a community lunch, face painting and […]

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Mt. Airy Arts Garage executive director handing over reins

News | June 27th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Linda Slodki, co-founder and executive director of Mt. Airy Arts Garage (MAAG), a nonprofit that works to support and connect multi-disciplined artists in order to build a thriving, safer community, will be leaving her position as executive director at the end of June. Arleen Olshan, co-founder of the Mt. Airy Art […]

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