Holiday Parade returns Dec. 16

Featured Post, News | December 14th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro The fifth annual Chestnut Hill Holiday Parade will take place on Saturday, Dec 16, on Germantown Avenue from 9 a.m. until approximately 10 a.m. The hour-long procession will begin at Rex Avenue and end just below the Chestnut Hill Hotel, 8229 Germantown Ave. The parade’s organizer, former Chestnut Hill Community Association president […]

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Lovett Library to reopen Dec. 16 after $9 million renovation project

News | December 14th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Lovett Memorial Library, 6945 Germantown Ave. in Mt. Airy, will celebrate its estimated $9 million renovation and expansion project with a grand reopening on Dec. 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The multi-million-dollar project was part of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s “Building Inspiration: 21st Century Libraries Initiative,” a pilot […]

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Snow can’t stop Holiday House Tour

News | December 13th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro While day-long snow totals may have kept some from venturing from their homes on Saturday, organizers of the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Holiday House Tour on Dec. 9 said they were pleased with both the attendance and the event. “It was a fantastic tour,” said Holiday House Tour committee chair Helen Phillips. […]

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LUPZ hears requests for Woodward variances

News | December 13th, 2017 | 1 Comment

by Brendan Sample At the latest Land Use Planning and Zoning Committee meeting, two local projects made progress toward getting the variances needed for completion. The projects in question involve six properties owned by the George Woodward Company and individual homeowners on Prospect Avenue planning to make additions. While the Woodward firm is not seeking […]

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FoW meeting seeks solutions for unleashed dogs

News | December 13th, 2017 | 3 Comments

by Brendan Sample In response to increasing concerns regarding off-leash dogs in in Wissahickon Valley Park, Friends of the Wissahickon held a public dog safety meeting at the Valley Green Inn on Dec. 5. With representatives from both the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and police departments, residents on both sides of the issue were able […]

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Caroling at the Crèche once more at Top of the Hill

News | December 12th, 2017 | Leave a comment

By Ruth R. Russell Caroling at the Crèche in Chestnut Hill will return on the Monday evening before Christmas at the Top of the Hill in front of the Nativity scene set up at Santander Bank. Janine Dwyer, conductor of the music for many years, hopes that everyone will mark their calendars for Monday, December […]

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Holiday House Tour to delight with musical surprises

News | December 7th, 2017 | Leave a comment

  by Lucie Daigle and Laura Lucas When the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Christmas Holiday House Tour returns for its 24th year on Saturday, Dec. 9, it will have several musical delights and surprises for those touring five gloriously decorated area homes. This year some of our favorite local musicians will be stationed at several […]

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Baker Street Bread Co. opens an eatery

News | December 7th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Elizabeth Coady With apologies for the pun, we’re bringing you the news that after 25 years in business, the ambitions of the Baker Street Bread Company keep rising. Not content with making artisan breads for the Chestnut Hill community as well as 330 restaurants in the metropolitan Philadelphia area, owner Tom Ivory has revamped […]

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Economic impact study results presented to Hill leaders

Featured Post, News | December 6th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample During a gathering at Kismet Cowork, the Chestnut Hill Institutional Leaders – a consortium of the 10 largest Hill institutions — presented the results of its Economic Impact Study Event, on Thursday, Nov. 30. The CHIL commissioned an independent, local research firm, Econsult Solutions, to conduct the study beginning late last year. […]

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Blossom Philadelphia transfers its residential services

News | December 6th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak After the losing its license last month to operate community homes for individuals with disabilities, Blossom Philadelphia informed families in an email that it will transition its residential services for adults with intellectual disabilities to four other providers. The letter written by Paula Czyzewski, Blossom’s chief executive officer, did not identify […]

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