Book sale is alive and well at Chestnut Hill Library

Opinion | May 31st, 2018 | 2 Comments

In last week’s paper, we published a letter and a column – the latter by regular columnist Janet Gilmore – about the seemingly sad state of library book sales, both here in Chestnut Hill and “abroad” (Abington Library was the subject of Gilmore’s column). Library-run used book sales are a staple of both library fundraising […]

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Too many go hungry in our own city

Opinion | May 25th, 2018 | Leave a comment

A regular feature of this newspaper, for almost as long as it’s been published, are the stories of local people doing good deeds abroad. We routinely cover individual mission trips to Africa, home-building trips to Guatemala by Teenagers Inc. and local church food and clothing drives. This week we have just such a story on […]

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Streetscape: ‘Modern Times’ at the Art Museum

Opinion | May 24th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Diane M. Fiske A Chestnut Hill resident who, with another architect, designed the iconic PSFS building is featured in the current show at the Philadelphia Museum of Art called “Modern Times: American Art 1910-1940.” Architect George Howe, co- designer of the PSFS building at 12th and Market Streets with William Lescaze in the late […]

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Election results in Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill top citywide turnout again

Opinion | May 24th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Karen Bojar According to as yet unofficial figures provided by City Commissioner Al Schmidt, only 17 percent of Philadelphia voters fulfilled their civic duty in the May 15 primary election. Although the Chestnut Hill/Mt. Airy/Cedarbrook wards, which comprise the 200th Legislative District, maintained their position among the top wards for turnout, their “high turnout” […]

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Ask the Doc: How to get the best sleep

Ask the Doc, Ask the Doc | May 23rd, 2018 | Leave a comment

by L. Matthew Schwartz, MD, FAAPM&R Local doctor L. Matthew Schwartz tackles your reader questions about health every two weeks. Please feel free to ask him any question about physical medicine, pain, and integrative holistic medicine or wellness. Send questions to askthedoc@chestnuthilllocal.com.   Ty S asks: Why can’t I sleep well?  I exercise regularly and take […]

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Local votes make biggest impact

Opinion | May 11th, 2018 | Leave a comment

It’s that time of year again – a primary election for offices both local and national – an election that will decide the nominees to run as Governor, Lt. Governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress and state representative. In Montgomery County’s new 4th Congressional District, a trio of Democrats vies to represent the new district, a […]

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Planting trees good for looks and lifespans

Opinion | May 4th, 2018 | Leave a comment

It would appear that Chestnut Hill has no shortage of trees. The neighborhood was dubbed “Philadelphia’s Garden District” 21 years ago for good reason. Trees of all variety abound, wrapping the neighborhood streets in greenery from the Wissahickon to Stenton Avenue. As green as Chestnut Hill is, there are still spaces that could use trees. […]

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Ask the Doc: How much alcohol is healthy?

Ask the Doc, Ask the Doc | May 3rd, 2018 | Leave a comment

by L. Matthew Schwartz, MD, FAAPM&R Local doctor L. Matthew Schwartz tackles your reader questions about health every two weeks. Please feel free to ask him any question about physical medicine, pain, and integrative holistic medicine or wellness. Send questions to askthedoc@chestnuthilllocal.com. Sara from Elkins Park asks: I just read that alcohol consumption increases one’s […]

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