Popular Hill tavern to close after six decades

Featured Post, News | October 11th, 2017 | 4 Comments

by Elizabeth Coady After serving up draft and bottled brews and mixed drinks for six decades, the owners of Towey’s Tavern are announcing a “last call” to the Chestnut Hill neighborhood as the old-school bar closes at 2 a.m. Oct. 29 for the final time. Beset by changing drinking habits and the craft brew craze, […]

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Chestnut Hill Conservancy’s “Night of Lights” tonight

News | October 6th, 2017 | 1 Comment

Many historic buildings along Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill will be illuminated by historic photos from the collection of the Chestnut Hill Conservancy. The event will kick off officially on Friday, Oct. 6 with a “flip of the switch” at 6:30 p.m. in front of Phantastic Phinds, 8219 Germantown Ave. Dubbed “Night of Lights,” the […]

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CHCA hears plans for Harry Potter Festival

News | October 4th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample  With the annual Harry Potter Festival set to start in just two weeks, the Chestnut Hill Business District presented its plans for the event’s structure to the board of the Chestnut Hill Community Association during its monthly meeting on Sept. 28. Martha Sharkey, executive director of the Chestnut Hill Business District, was […]

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Bjorn & Co. returns to permanent home on the Avenue

News | October 4th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Elizabeth Coady Jon and Carolyn Bjornson have successfully raised a family and created a life together now going on three decades and counting. So when they opened Bjorn & Co., their new “affordable art” store at 8140 Germantown Ave., the husband-and-wife duo just took their happy collaboration to the next level. “We were both […]

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New Avenue studio to highlight artistic photography

News | September 27th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Elizabeth Coady When Jeremy Simon throws open the door to 8117 Germantown Ave. on Friday, Sept. 29, for the grand opening of his new photography studio, he will be celebrating a sort of homecoming of the mind. Simon, 47, spent three years practicing his visual artistry in London on an entrepreneurial visa. But when […]

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SCH posts new mission statement and values

News | September 27th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample After a collaborative effort from the school community, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy officially unveiled its new mission statement in conjunction with the start of the 2017-2018 school year. The initiative was led by Dr. Stephen Druggan, SCH Head of School, who took over the position in July of last year. “Last year […]

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