New Phila. guide includes Mt. Airy walking tour

News | October 26th, 2017 | Leave a comment

  by Brendan Sample The latest book from Philadelphia author Natalie Pompilio, “Walking Philadelphia,” features detailed lists for 30 different walking tours around the city, one of which focuses on the Mt. Airy neighborhood. Looping around the area from the Henry H. Houston Elementary School back to Wissahickon Valley Park, the four-mile trail features plenty […]

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New Avenue photo studio caters to moms, families

News | October 26th, 2017 | Leave a comment

  by Elizabeth Coady Elinor Quinones spent 17 years as a pharmaceutical marketer, performing detailed analyses to ensure internet drug advertisements made their way to prospective customers’ eyes. She enjoyed earning a six-figure salary and working with “smart people” every day. Then something happened to disrupt her corporate contentment – she gave birth to a […]

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Local UCP affiliate changes its name to Blossom Philadelphia

News | October 25th, 2017 | Leave a comment

  by Sue Ann Rybak After 70 years of serving its community as United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia (UCP), the organization decided earlier this year to to change its name to Blossom Philadelphia. The name was changed, according to Paula Czyzewski, Blossom CEO, to better reflect the nonprofit’s services and mission, which has evolved and […]

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[Slideshow] Harry Potter Festival planning pays off

Featured Post, News | October 24th, 2017 | Leave a comment

Created with flickr slideshow. Photos by Brian Rudnick by Pete Mazzaccaro After last year’s festival that saw many Chestnut Hill residents and festival goers complain of long lines, terrible traffic and shortages of both bathrooms and water, last weekend’s Harry Potter Festival appears to have gone off without a hitch. According to Martha Sharkey, executive […]

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Sen. Haywood to hold Hill town hall on gun violence

News | October 18th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample As part of an ongoing effort to promote discussion of local issues, State Sen. Art Haywood (District 4) will be hosting a town hall on gun violence at the Woodmere Art Museum on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. After hosting three town halls during the spring, Haywood wanted to […]

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The e-bike revolution will be planned in Chestnut Hill

News | October 18th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro Chestnut Hill Resident and self-described serial entrepreneur Brian Powell’s Eureka moment came as he was struggling to pedal his bicycle home out of Valley Green in September of 2015. Powell had taken his bike to the city during the visit of Pope Francis, an event he thought it would be nice to […]

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CHCA to honor 3 with community awards at Black and White Gala

News | October 13th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro When the Chestnut Hill Community Association holds its annual Black and White Gala this Saturday, Oct. 14, the organization will recognize three local notables with community awards. The awards, which had in the past been given during presentations at the organization’s annual meeting, were moved to the gala to raise the profile […]

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