Condo planned behind historic Rex Ave. house

Featured Post, News | April 4th, 2018 | 2 Comments

by Sue Ann Rybak Guy Laren, of Constellar Corporation, a property management firm, has proposed building a four-story condominium complex on the lot adjacent to the former home of noted architect H. Louis Duhring Jr. at 208-210 Rex Ave. in Chestnut Hill. Duhring, who died in 1953, designed many of the Hill homes George Woodward […]

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Local women steer environmental film fest into second year

News | March 30th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Devin Benison West Mt. Airy’s Debra Wolf Goldstein is a land conservation lawyer who met Alexandra Drobac Diagne – an art historian and former Hollywood executive for director James Cameron – while their sons attended Germantown Friends School. With complementary skills and a shared passion for the environment, their friendship was one that would […]

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Hospital sponsors film fest

News | March 29th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Chestnut Hill Hospital is again hosting LUNAFEST®, a film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women’s issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities, at the Ambler Theater on Wednesday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.amblertheater.org/films/lunafest. Proceeds from LUNAFEST will benefit women in the community by providing […]

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Pastorius Park friends seek volunteers for cleanup

News | March 29th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Friends of Pastorius Park needs volunteers to help clear the pond of a year’s worth of leaves, sticks, branches and sweet gum balls. The cleanup will take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 7 and 8, beginning at 9 a.m., both days. Just last spring 17 years of accumulated organic debris was laboriously and expensively […]

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CHCA board discusses change in parking meters

News | March 28th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample As a first step in what could become a major change to Chestnut Hill’s parking facilities, the board of the Chestnut Hill Community Association began discussing the possibility of replacing defunct parking meters with electronic kiosks or meters at its meeting on March 22. Anne McNiff, executive director of the CHCA. and […]

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6th Annual Hoops Madness Tournament a slam dunk

News | March 28th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak All it took was one step inside the Woodward Gym or Kingsley Gym at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy to know that this year’s 6th Annual Hoops Madness Tournament was a slam dunk. Attendees were greeted by the rhythmic sounds of basketballs pounding the court, the squeaking of basketball shoes against the […]

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Cathedral Village residents protest gun violence

News | March 28th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample While most of the participants in the March for Our Lives movement were teenagers and young adults, one group of senior citizens in Andorra was determined to make its voices heard in the fight against gun violence. On Saturday, March 24, more than 100 residents of the Cathedral Village Retirement Community held […]

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Rabb challenged for 200th District in upcoming Democratic Primary

News | March 23rd, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Maddie Clark After defeating the 200th District’s former State Rep. Tonyelle Cook-Artis in the 2016 election, State Rep. Chris Rabb, also the leader of Philadelphia’s 9th Ward, will have to battle it out once more to remain the district’s representative for a second consecutive term. Formerly the chief-of-staff to former State Rep. Cherelle Parker, […]

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Gun protest planned for Roxborough on Saturday

News | March 23rd, 2018 | 1 Comment

by Brendan Sample As a part of the nationwide March for Our Lives movement to protest gun violence, residents of the Cathedral Village retirement community will be holding a demonstration at the intersection of Ridge and Henry Avenues on March 24 at 11 a.m. Dozens of seniors are expected to gather at the peaceful protest, […]

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