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Neighbors bid farewell to Chestnut Hill Cheese Shop

by April Lisante They came by the dozens, some toting celebratory bottles of wine and well wishes, others barely able to walk through the door before tears came to their eyes. And from behind the counter, at the register one last time, Dan and Susan Weiss greeted them all. Standing side by side amid a […]

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Discovering Chestnut Hill: The changing landscape of the Chestnut Hill West line

by Alex Bartlett Last spring, the Chestnut Hill Conservancy held its first of two programs on the history of railroads in Chestnut Hill. The focus of the spring program was the history of SEPTA’s Chestnut Hill East line and consisted of a walking tour, highlighting the history and architecture of buildings and landscapes along the […]

Cheese Shop closing is a loss for Chestnut Hill

Last week, we learned – suddenly – that the Chestnut Hill Cheese Shop would be closing its doors for good. The news was a shock to many people in Chestnut Hill and beyond who’ve come to expect the Cheese Shop to be a constant. After 56 years in Chestnut Hill, it’s as much an institution […]

Choral Evensong sparkles at St. Martin-in-the-Fields

by Michael Caruso The Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Chestnut Hill, hosted its first Choral Evensong of the season Sunday, Oct. 6. Music director Erik Meyer, who only recently announced his decision to step down from his post as of Jan. 5, 2020, conducted the parish choir in music by James Buonemani, Bruce Neswick, Roland […]

Compelling one-act plays with ‘challenging language’

by Hugh Hunter At Quintessence, “The Synge Festival” continues this week with the opening of “The Synge Triptych,” three short plays that run in rotating repertoire with “Playboy of the Western World.” Using the same actor ensemble, this two-hour production is more than the sum of its parts. It opens with a grim fatalistic drama […]

CHC to hold 8th Harry Potter Conference

Though Chestnut Hill was forced to change the name of the former Harry Potter Festival last year, there are still ways for Hillers to celebrate The Boy Who Lived during Witches and Wizards weekend. One such example is Chestnut Hill College’s annual Harry Potter Conference, which will be held on the school’s campus this weekend […]

CHC to host 10th annual quidditch tourney

Chestnut Hill College is excited to host the 10th Annual Brotherly Love Cup Quidditch Tournament. Athletes from eight schools and communities in the northeast region, including Drexel, Salisbury, Stockton, Lafayette and CHC, will participate in exciting rounds of fast-paced quidditch play on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on CHC’s softball field. […]

Hill to welcome back Witches and Wizards festival on Oct 18, 19

This fall, Chestnut Hill renews its seasonal tradition for the charming urban village that unites mischief and ghosts of wizards past with family fun for an action-packed Witches and Wizards Festival weekend. Kicking off with the Brews and Broomsticks Pub Crawl on Friday, Oct. 18 and continuing with a day full of family-friendly programming on […]

Fundraiser in Glenside to benefit boy with rare disease

by Sue Ann Rybak Connor’s Warriors, a group of family and friends of Connor Dobbyn, will host Boot Camp for a Cure, a 60-minute, Spartan-based boot camp class, taught by instructor Matt Mangol from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Alpha Base Camp, 1100 E. Mermaid Ln. in Glenside on Sunday, Oct. 20. The cost […]


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Fundraiser in Glenside to benefit boy with rare disease

by Sue Ann Rybak Connor’s Warriors, a group of family and friends of Connor Dobbyn, will host Boot Camp for a Cure, a 60-minute, Spartan-based boot camp class, taught by instructor Matt Mangol from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Alpha Base Camp, 1100 E. Mermaid Ln. in Glenside on Sunday, Oct. 20. The cost […]

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Cheese Shop closing is a loss for Chestnut Hill

Last week, we learned – suddenly – that the Chestnut Hill Cheese Shop would be closing its doors for good. The news was a shock to many people in Chestnut Hill and beyond who’ve come to expect the Cheese Shop to be a constant. After 56 years in Chestnut Hill, it’s as much an institution […]

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A memorable musical day in NYC for GFS students

by Michelle Sonsino Last month, Germantown Friends School Upper School music and theatre students enjoyed a unique opportunity to experience the excitement of the performing arts and hear firsthand from professionals in the field during a memorable day in New York City. After a morning tour of the Juilliard School, students gathered in front of […]

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CHC to host 10th annual quidditch tourney

Chestnut Hill College is excited to host the 10th Annual Brotherly Love Cup Quidditch Tournament. Athletes from eight schools and communities in the northeast region, including Drexel, Salisbury, Stockton, Lafayette and CHC, will participate in exciting rounds of fast-paced quidditch play on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on CHC’s softball field. […]

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Compelling one-act plays with ‘challenging language’

by Hugh Hunter At Quintessence, “The Synge Festival” continues this week with the opening of “The Synge Triptych,” three short plays that run in rotating repertoire with “Playboy of the Western World.” Using the same actor ensemble, this two-hour production is more than the sum of its parts. It opens with a grim fatalistic drama […]

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CH Brewing Company opens new ‘Taproom’

by Brendan Sample Less than three years after opening in the Market at the Fareway, the Chestnut Hill Brewing Company has already expanded with a new Taproom, which opened in early September. While the Taproom will continue to offer much of the same food and drink selections as the Brewing Company, it has also expanded […]

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