Plant community trees and order your own tree

News | November 2nd, 2017 | Leave a comment

by B.J. Hauswald, Chestnut Hill Tree Tender Come join Chestnut Hill Tree Tenders as they once again plant trees throughout the community on Saturday, Nov.18, from 9 a.m. to noon. Tree Tenders, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, has planted 125 trees throughout Chestnut Hill, replacing many lost and aged trees, and will plant […]

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Potter festival and Jenks ramp discussed at CHCA board meeting

News | November 1st, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample Community feedback from the recent Harry Potter Festival and further discussion of issues surrounding the Jenks Academy ramp were the main topics of discussion during last week’s Chestnut Hill Community Association board meeting. Though there were some suggestions on how certain aspects could be improved in the future, the general consensus from […]

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Pa. DHS revokes Blossom’s license for group homes

Featured Post, News | November 1st, 2017 | 1 Comment

by Sue Ann Rybak The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services has revoked Blossom Philadelphia’s license to operate community homes for individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities after inspectors found “gross incompetence” at the nonprofit in Chestnut Hill. Last week the Local published a front-page article about the nonprofit changing its name and affiliation from United […]

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New Phila. guide includes Mt. Airy walking tour

News | October 26th, 2017 | Leave a comment

  by Brendan Sample The latest book from Philadelphia author Natalie Pompilio, “Walking Philadelphia,” features detailed lists for 30 different walking tours around the city, one of which focuses on the Mt. Airy neighborhood. Looping around the area from the Henry H. Houston Elementary School back to Wissahickon Valley Park, the four-mile trail features plenty […]

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New Avenue photo studio caters to moms, families

News | October 26th, 2017 | Leave a comment

  by Elizabeth Coady Elinor Quinones spent 17 years as a pharmaceutical marketer, performing detailed analyses to ensure internet drug advertisements made their way to prospective customers’ eyes. She enjoyed earning a six-figure salary and working with “smart people” every day. Then something happened to disrupt her corporate contentment – she gave birth to a […]

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Local UCP affiliate changes its name to Blossom Philadelphia

News | October 25th, 2017 | Leave a comment

  by Sue Ann Rybak After 70 years of serving its community as United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia (UCP), the organization decided earlier this year to to change its name to Blossom Philadelphia. The name was changed, according to Paula Czyzewski, Blossom CEO, to better reflect the nonprofit’s services and mission, which has evolved and […]

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[Slideshow] Harry Potter Festival planning pays off

Featured Post, News | October 24th, 2017 | Leave a comment

Created with flickr slideshow. Photos by Brian Rudnick by Pete Mazzaccaro After last year’s festival that saw many Chestnut Hill residents and festival goers complain of long lines, terrible traffic and shortages of both bathrooms and water, last weekend’s Harry Potter Festival appears to have gone off without a hitch. According to Martha Sharkey, executive […]

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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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