The closing of Hill’s Harry Potter Festival ends annual fundraiser at J.S. Jenks Academy

News | June 14th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak  Warner Brothers’ recent cease-and-desist letter to the Chestnut Hill Business Association has put an end to Chestnut Hill’s Annual Harry Potter Festival. And while some neighborhood residents are relieved that the festival is gone, its departure has left the Friends of J.S. Jenks (FOJSJ), an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is […]

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Cliveden exec leaving after 12 years at the helm

News | June 13th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak David Young, executive director of Cliveden of the National Trust, is leaving after 12 years as the administrator of a 1767 mansion built for the Benjamin Chew family that became the site of the Battle of Germantown in 1777. A statement emailed by Ted Reed, Cliveden board chair, and Young, said […]

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LUPZ reviews addition plans for 601 West Gravers Lane

News | June 13th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample At its latest monthly meeting, the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Land Use Planning and Zoning Committee took the next step in a potential full approval of a proposed garage and pool house on 601 West Gravers Lane. The application for the structures was initially given a refusal by the Philadelphia Department of […]

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From victim to victor: Life after childhood sexual abuse

News | June 8th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak If you’re an adult who experienced sexual abuse as a child, know that you are not alone. Every eight minutes, a child is sexually assaulted in the U.S., according to the United States Department of Human Health Services. It’s the reason a Philadelphia Police Officer assigned to Northwest Philadelphia decided to […]

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Interview: GHS Hall of Fame nominee Betty Turne

News | June 7th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Margaret Fahringer On Thursday, June 21, Historic Germantown will celebrate three notable individuals from the German Township as it revives the Germantown Historical Society’s Hall of Fame. From 1994 to 2007, the GHS honored locals whose impact on the quality of life in our communities of the northwest has been significant. From Maggie Kuhn, […]

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Interview: GHS Hall of Fame nominee Ken Weinstein

News | June 1st, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Margaret Fahringer On Thursday, June 21, Historic Germantown will celebrate thee notable individuals from the German Township as it brings back to life the Germantown Historical Society’s Hall of Fame. From 1994 to 2007, the Germantown Historical Society honored men and women whose impact on the quality of life in our communities of the […]

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