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Holiday Parade scheduled for Dec. 15 has been cancelled

Organizers of this weekend’s planned Holiday Parade in Chestnut Hill announced that it had been cancelled today. The reason is the forecast tomorrow, which is calling for rain throughout the morning. In a note to participants in the public, organizer Brien Tilley explained the decision: Hello Parade Friends, After careful consideration, we have decided to […]

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Fishing for kidnappers; latest thriller by ex-CHA student

by Len Lear Kirkus Reviews recently had this to say about “Celebrity Cast,” the latest novel by former Chestnut Hiller and Chestnut Hill Academy student Harry Groome, which was published by The Connelly Press in Villanova and released to the public on Nov. 15: “A suspenseful thriller set during the precarious days of the Soviet […]

Vet’s advice on dealing with elderly pet health issues

by Barbara Sherf Dr. Nancy O. Brown, owner of Hickory Veterinary Hospital on Hickory Road in Plymouth Meeting, has some tips for keeping older pets comfortable and for helping pet owners decide when it’s time to help their beloved animal “pass over the Rainbow Bridge.” Dr. Brown’s late father, Dr. William J. Brown, started the […]

After 10 years, Mt. Airy rock band on path to stardom

by Len Lear They may not be the Rolling Stones, but the Mt. Airy-based rock band, Restorations, just may be a household name if they maintain momentum on their uphill trajectory. According to local music writer Matt Cohen, “It’s been 10 years since Restorations formed, and in that time they’ve accomplished more than most bands […]

Hill physician’s ‘HOSPITALity Kits’ ease anxiety

by Tyller Moorer It is probably safe to say that almost everyone who has ever been a hospital patient has experienced a degree of anxiety, nervousness, etc. Caroline Fosnot, D.O., a Chestnut Hill resident for five years, graduate of the Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 2006 and an Anesthesiology specialist at the Hospitals of […]

Topping off SCH’s new McCausland Lower School & Commons

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy paused construction on the site of the McCausland Lower School & Commons for a moment this past week to celebrate a long-standing building practice called a “Topping Off” ceremony. With more than 300 students and faculty bundled up to witness the milestone moment, the last of the roof trusses was hoisted […]

Ask the Doc: Connection – are you feeling it?

by L. Matthew Schwartz, MD Local doctor L. Matthew Schwartz tackles your reader questions about health every month. Please feel free to ask him any question about physical medicine, pain and integrative holistic medicine or wellness. Send questions to askthedoc@chestnuthilllocal.com Q: How do we handle feelings of loneliness and/or depression around the holidays? From childhood, […]

City libraries are worth the investment, and they need more

by Stan Cutler It is hard to persuade City Council and the Mayor’s Office to adequately fund the Free Library of Philadelphia (FLP). Because of staff shortages, our local branch is not open on Saturdays and opens late on weekdays. Our organization, the Friends of the Chestnut Hill Library, works alongside other Friendsgroups citywide as […]

For whom our Bell tolls; for jazz lovers everywhere!

by Len Lear There might be no more accomplished jazz musician in Philadelphia than longtime Chestnut Hill resident Walter Bell, 60-ish, a self-taught flutist (“It’s flattering to me that people don’t believe me when I tell them I never even had a flute teacher”) who has played with some of the legends in the jazz […]


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Holiday Parade scheduled for Dec. 15 has been cancelled

Organizers of this weekend’s planned Holiday Parade in Chestnut Hill announced that it had been cancelled today. The reason is the forecast tomorrow, which is calling for rain throughout the morning. In a note to participants in the public, organizer Brien Tilley explained the decision: Hello Parade Friends, After careful consideration, we have decided to […]

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McFadden, Blue Devils search for ways to win

by Jonathan Vander Lugt The Springside Chestnut Hill Blue Devils lost twice last week, each to teams that would have handily beaten them in seasons past. Their 65-60 overtime loss to Shipley Tuesday was a heartbreaker, considering SCH led by nine heading into the fourth quarter. Against La Salle College High School Friday night, the […]

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Topping off SCH’s new McCausland Lower School & Commons

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy paused construction on the site of the McCausland Lower School & Commons for a moment this past week to celebrate a long-standing building practice called a “Topping Off” ceremony. With more than 300 students and faculty bundled up to witness the milestone moment, the last of the roof trusses was hoisted […]

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Fishing for kidnappers; latest thriller by ex-CHA student

by Len Lear Kirkus Reviews recently had this to say about “Celebrity Cast,” the latest novel by former Chestnut Hiller and Chestnut Hill Academy student Harry Groome, which was published by The Connelly Press in Villanova and released to the public on Nov. 15: “A suspenseful thriller set during the precarious days of the Soviet […]

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Ask the Doc: Connection – are you feeling it?

by L. Matthew Schwartz, MD Local doctor L. Matthew Schwartz tackles your reader questions about health every month. Please feel free to ask him any question about physical medicine, pain and integrative holistic medicine or wellness. Send questions to askthedoc@chestnuthilllocal.com Q: How do we handle feelings of loneliness and/or depression around the holidays? From childhood, […]

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After 10 years, Mt. Airy rock band on path to stardom

by Len Lear They may not be the Rolling Stones, but the Mt. Airy-based rock band, Restorations, just may be a household name if they maintain momentum on their uphill trajectory. According to local music writer Matt Cohen, “It’s been 10 years since Restorations formed, and in that time they’ve accomplished more than most bands […]

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