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SLIDESHOW: Chestnut Hill Home & Garden Festival: A bloomin’ good time for everyone

(Photos by Sue Ann Rybak and Brian Rudnick) by Sue Ann Rybak People of all ages were dancing in the street at the 23rd Annual Chestnut Hill Home & Garden Festival on Sunday, May 19. The annual street fair transforms the Avenue into a cobblestone path lined with stunning flowers and one-of-a-kind wares. Philip Dawson, […]

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Chestnut Hill VFW Post 5205 will hold Memorial Day Ceremony

The Chestnut Hill VFW Post 5205 will once again mark Memorial Day on Monday, May 27 with a service and a ceremony. The day will begin at 9 a.m. with a Memorial Day mass at Our Mother of Consolation, 9 E. Chestnut Hill Avenue. The day will continue with a series of commemorations at each […]

Four decades of Green beauty for artistic Flourtown duo

by Barbara Sherf Flourtown artists Betz and Jim Green met at Tyler School of Art and have been making beautiful creations for 40 years since then. Blessed with two grown children, a son and a daughter, and two grandchildren, Jim is blunt when he says, “The only good thing I got out of the four-year […]

Local author’s books about clothes mending are sew-sew

by Len Lear Thinking they might save a little money, friends and co-workers of Roxborough resident Nan Ides, an expert sewer, frequently asked her to mend their garments. “I was always replacing and re-sewing their lost buttons and ripped hems. I decided to change my approach,” Ides explained. She started lunchtime instructional workshops at her […]

Library Friends wrap up first Speaker Series, plan for next

by Stan Cutler The Friends of the Chestnut Hill Library are expanding community use of the building at 8711 Germantown Ave. We launched the effort by conducting a series of speaker events beginning in January, and the results were gratifying. We have 70 chairs, but sometimes people had to stand. We suspected that there was […]

How to survive allergies made worse by climate change

by Dr. Manav Segal, MD Itchy eyes, sneezing, runny nose and nasal congestion — all are hallmarks of spring allergy symptoms. Does it seem like your allergies are getting worse each spring? Do you suspect you have allergies for the first time? You are probably not imagining it, because approximately one in five people suffer […]

Blossom sale closes for $4 million

After agreeing to purchase the property that was formerly Blossom Philadelphia last month, the Goldenberg Group has officially closed on the sale of the 4.4-acre space. The Blue Bell-based real estate developer purchased the property for $4 million after Blossom officially closed its doors on Dec. 31, 2018. Further details on the project are still […]

Miquon students win honors from Barnes Foundation

Students at The Miquon School recently participated in The Barnes Foundation Art of Math Challenge, a weeks-long project comprising the union of fine art and mathematics, as well as an extensive study involving literature, art history, strategic thinking, and collaboration, and they won awards for their work. Using polymer clay, paint, cardboard, wood, and more, […]

Learn how your business can attract and retain happy employees and customers

With record low unemployment levels and a crowded media landscape, every business wants to know how to better engage its talent and clients. The Rotary Club of Chestnut Hill will share ideas during a free presentation by revenue strategist Gail Bower, called “The Truth About Money + Mission: The New Partnership to Drive Business Growth,” […]


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Blossom sale closes for $4 million

After agreeing to purchase the property that was formerly Blossom Philadelphia last month, the Goldenberg Group has officially closed on the sale of the 4.4-acre space. The Blue Bell-based real estate developer purchased the property for $4 million after Blossom officially closed its doors on Dec. 31, 2018. Further details on the project are still […]

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Charter girls’ lacrosse upsets league champion

by Tom Utescher In their regular-season finale in girls’ lacrosse, the Penn Charter Quakers came of age last Tuesday afternoon. The cold, drizzly weather made it feel like the contest was taking place back in late March, but the PC team, which has freshmen and sophomores composing half the lineup on the field at any […]

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Miquon students win honors from Barnes Foundation

Students at The Miquon School recently participated in The Barnes Foundation Art of Math Challenge, a weeks-long project comprising the union of fine art and mathematics, as well as an extensive study involving literature, art history, strategic thinking, and collaboration, and they won awards for their work. Using polymer clay, paint, cardboard, wood, and more, […]

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Soccer net is no hoot for owl captured in it

by Michele Wellard Imagine a large great horned owl with huge yellow eyes, perched in a tree in the moonlight. He spots his prey and takes off. The serrated edges of his wing feathers ensure that he flies silently through the night. His prey will never hear him coming. But suddenly, instead, the owl is […]

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Holy electronics! Is that a new Radio Shack in the area?

by Henry Briggs The other day, I needed to replace the power cable for a piece of video gear. One end had a three-pronged “male,” the other a three-pronged “female.” In times past, I would have motored down to my local Radio Shack. One of the staff would have walked me over to the right […]

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Four decades of Green beauty for artistic Flourtown duo

by Barbara Sherf Flourtown artists Betz and Jim Green met at Tyler School of Art and have been making beautiful creations for 40 years since then. Blessed with two grown children, a son and a daughter, and two grandchildren, Jim is blunt when he says, “The only good thing I got out of the four-year […]

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