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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EMAN executive director to retire in June

Mt. Airy, News | June 1st, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Elayne Bender, executive director of East Mt. Airy Neighbors for the past 10 years, will retire at the end of June, it was announced by Tonyelle Cook-Artis, EMAN president. Cook-Artis said that, during her tenure, Bender has worked to continue EMAN’s mission of “working to make a good community better.” “Elayne’s […]

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CHCA gets update on Water Tower renovation plans

News | June 1st, 2018 | 2 Comments

by Brendan Sample After going nearly a year without any major updates, Craig Hosay and Keith Kunz, of the Water Tower Recreation Center, presented the next steps in the plans for long-term renovations of the Water Tower to the board of the Chestnut Hill Community Association. Although renovations are not expected to be completed for […]

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Memorial Day service, ceremony

News | May 25th, 2018 | Leave a comment

The Chestnut Hill VFW Post 5205 will once again mark Memorial Day on Monday, May 28 with a service and ceremony. The day will begin at 9 a.m. with a Memorial Day mass at Our Mother of Consolation, 9 E. Chestnut Hill Avenue. He day will continue with a series of commemorations at each of […]

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Hill firefighter remembered at Living Flame Memorial Service

News | May 25th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Capt. Kenneth W. Greene Sr., 60, of Mt. Airy, understood the meaning of the words Duty, Integrity and Self Sacrifice. The 23-year veteran of the Philadelphia Fire Department, who worked at Engine Company 37 in Chestnut Hill, exemplified these virtues in his personal and professional life every day before he died […]

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Local college students return to Honduras for community service

News | May 25th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample As the summer begins for college students across the country, most will focus on summer jobs and generally enjoying their time away from classes. For Lila Sternberg-Sher and Yamit Netter-Sweet, graduates of Germantown Friends School and Penn Charter, respectively, they will be kicking off their summer by travelling to Honduras to help […]

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Nantucket boutique owner opens shop in Chestnut Hill

News | May 24th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Mia Humphreys Tucked between Threadwell and Roots, a high-ceilinged, light-filled space is home to a newly opened Chestnut Hill boutique, The Atlantic. Located at 8434 Germantown Ave., the Atlantic carries an impressive collection of boutique designer women’s clothing, accessories and small housewares. Each piece is chosen by owner Colleen Darby Wurts, a longtime Chestnut […]

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