Local to begin online subscriptions for website and increase subscription and single-copy rates

News | July 19th, 2017 | 1 Comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro On Monday, July 24, the Chestnut Hill Local will implement an online subscription service for its website, chestnuthilllocal.com. The subscription plan will limit content available to non-subscribers. A digital subscription will cost $15 a year. Current print subscribers and members of the Chestnut Hill Community Association, which owns the Local, will have […]

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Renovations underway at Wyndmoor SEPTA station

Featured Post, News | July 19th, 2017 | 1 Comment

by Brendan Sample With construction underway at the Wyndmoor train station on Willow Grove Avenue, SEPTA is hoping to finish renovations by the end of the year. The project is being done by the Lorenzon Brothers, a construction company based in Wyndmoor that has partnered with SEPTA on similar jobs in the past. Kate O’Connor, […]

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Parsonsfield brings folk-rock to Pastorius, July 19

Featured Post, News | July 17th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Carole Verona If you’ve ever read articles and reviews about Parsonsfield, you’ll find the band’s sound described as bluegrass, rock, Celtic rhythms, acoustic folk, punk energy, and pop. So, how does Chris Freeman, one of the band’s founders, describe what the Pastorius Park audience will hear and see? “I would describe Parsonsfield as Americana […]

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Sunshine is the best medicine, according to new CHOP program

News | July 13th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Jan Alex In a new initiative organized by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education and the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department, CHOP pediatricians are prescribing a powerful new pharmaceutical for kids. This drug is intended to combat childhood obesity, attention-deficit disorder,and a newly identified disease that is plaguing the nation’s […]

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CHBD director to step down at year’s end

News | July 12th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro Last month, Chestnut Hill Business District Executive Director Martha Sharkey announced that she would step down from her position at the end of the year. She’s leaving, she said, to devote herself full-time to “Today is a Good Day,” a foundation she and her husband Paul Sharkey established in 2014 to help […]

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Philadelphia 2035’s plans for Northwest presented to LUPZ

News | July 12th, 2017 | 1 Comment

by Brendan Sample With the Philadelphia 2035 Comprehensive Plan set to come to Chestnut Hill in the fall, a representative of the project made a presentation during the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Land Use Planning and Zoning Committee meeting on Thursday. In addition to discussing some general goals, city planner Ian Hegarty also shed some […]

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Water Tower moves forward on renovation

News | July 7th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample       After receiving approval for its grant from the Community Design Collaborative, the Water Tower Recreation Center is continuing to plan out designs for renovations to the facilities. With the Water Tower Advisory Council and Chestnut Hill Youth Sports Clubs having both approved of the $1,500 down payment, meetings are now being set […]

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Mt. Airy marijuana dispensary gets operational license

News | July 7th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample        The proposed marijuana dispensary at 8319 Stenton Ave. has been approved for operation after the Pennsylvania Department of Health granted the site’s request for an operational license on Thursday, June 29, as the department made official decisions on a number of other permits across the state. Despite this approval, the dispensary still […]

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