Community Assn. hires a new  executive director

News | November 30th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro The Chestnut Hill Community Association announced last week that it had chosen a new person to lead the organization: Mt. Airy resident Anne McNiff. McNiff will leave her current position as foundation manager at Chubb Charitable Foundation, where she has worked for six years. Prior to her position at Chubb, McNiff worked […]

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Local family gives thanks for ketogenic diet

News | November 29th, 2017 | 1 Comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Two-and-a-half-year-old Penny Fry, who has Dravet syndrome, sat in her high chair on Thanksgiving Day eating her snack – baked brie and a syringe of canola oil – while her mother Wendy Fry, of Ambler, finished cooking dinner. Dravet syndrome is a very rare and often deadly form of epilepsy caused […]

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City says Jenks ramp not for parking

News | November 29th, 2017 | 10 Comments

by Brendan Sample The Philadelphia Office of Licenses and Inspections has officially ruled on the controversial delivery ramp behind the Jenks Academy of the Arts and Sciences, confirming that it is still not intended to be used for parking. The ramp was never officially zoned for parking when it was installed earlier this year and […]

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Hill Tree Tenders support easement gardens

News | November 22nd, 2017 | 1 Comment

by B.J. Hauswald and Mary Pomichter Chestnut Hill Tree Tender Volunteers On Saturday, Nov. 18, Chestnut Hill Tree Tenders and a large group of volunteers again planted trees throughout the community. This is an ongoing effort to install well-suited trees throughout Chestnut Hill to replace the many lost and aged trees and help preserve Philadelphia’s […]

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Chestnut Hill Business District welcomes new executive director

News | November 15th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample The Chestnut Hill Business District started a new chapter on Nov. 1 with Philip Dawson officially assuming the role of executive director. This comes after former Director Martha Sharkey stepped down from the position after four years, a decision she announced earlier this year. Dawson, of West Mt. Airy, is a lifelong […]

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9th Ward voters follow city wide voting patterns

News | November 15th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample With the 2017 election in the books, the final results show that Chestnut Hill residents largely agreed with the outcomes of various city and state elections. Voters in the 9th Ward came out in support of Larry Krasner and Rebecca Rhynhart, who were elected District Attorney and City Controller, respectively, though local […]

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Teenagers Inc. to hold annual dinner Nov. 19

News | November 14th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Arianna Neromiliotis Teenagers Inc. will host its annual dinner “Around Our Table” Sunday, Nov. 19, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, 8000 Cherokee St. in Chestnut Hill. Teenagers Inc. was started in 1996 by two local schoolteachers to unite young people in service, connect them to the world, and provide […]

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