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Salon 90 marks 50th anniversary with salute to four generations of family hair care

by Meredith Bernstein After four generations and 50 years of service, Salon 90 at Nicholas & David, 90 Bethlehem Pike, carries a rich history of family and hairstyling. The D’Amico family takes great pride in its family-run business in Chestnut Hill. If you walk to the back end of the salon, you’ll see photographs of […]

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Gates to paradise: Entries to the Wissahickon

by George McNeely A reader has inquired about the various sets of gateways at key entry points to the Wissahickon Park in Mount Airy and Chestnut Hill. On these warm summer days, those of us who are not at the beach are likely visiting the Park and may encounter those gateways. Herein is some of […]

The Regrettes join impressive group of women driving rock with ‘How Do You Love?’

by Pete Mazzaccaro In the past few years, the most interesting music I’ve heard is by women: Courtney Barnett, Speedy Ortiz, Lucy Dacus, Stella Donnelly and Bleached (which I reviewed here a month ago). These women are building on influences that range from The Runaways and Debbie Harry to The Breeders and Liz Phair. And […]

Flix: A look back at ‘La La Land’

by Bill Wine Each week, veteran film critic Bill Wine will look back at an important film that is worth watching, either for the first time or again. The title may look and sound like someone stuttering, but “La La Land” is a joyful, smoothly delivered triumph from first frame to last. What you feel […]

14th District’s captain discusses vehicle thefts and bank robbery at ‘Coffee with a Cop’

by Pete Mazzaccaro The morning after a tense meeting in East Mt. Airy to address rising gun violence, Captain Nicholas Smith of the Philadelphia Police Department’s 14th District paid a visit to the Chestnut Hill Starbucks for a meet and greet with the community. The Aug. 8 event, billed as “Coffee with a Cop,” was […]

SCH student activist addresses non-binary awareness with ‘A Cape for Candy’

by Ava Szalay On the outside Ella Stevens seems to lead an ordinary teenage life, her backpack slung over her shoulder, sweatshirt wrapped around her, and her laptop right by her side. What people may not realize is that Stevens, a junior at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, takes on the roles of a hardworking student, […]

Former Mt. Airyite talks about living in a Muslim world

by Len Lear Chivvis Moore, 74, who lived in Mt. Airy in the 1980s, has earned her living as a journalist, carpenter, general building contractor, editor and teacher. She is a lesbian and feminist who lived for 16 years in the Arab world, including 11 years in the Palestinian West Bank, controlled by Israel. Most […]

CHC alumni open fitness ‘Studio of the Month’ downtown

by Kathleen Dolan In the corner of 20th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard in Center City, there’s a place where everyone knows your name. And it’s not a bar. Instead, it’s a new fitness studio that, despite its sleek and shiny look, feels like a neighborhood gym. “F45 Training Center City” is its name, […]

‘Wilderness therapist’ uses area woods to promote healing

by Len Lear If you have personal problems, money problems, work problems, marriage problems, etc., serious enough to warrant sessions with a therapist, you are going to wind up on a sofa in a professional office; right? Well, if the therapist is Lauren Kahn of Mt. Airy, that “office” just may be a grove of […]


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14th District’s captain discusses vehicle thefts and bank robbery at ‘Coffee with a Cop’

by Pete Mazzaccaro The morning after a tense meeting in East Mt. Airy to address rising gun violence, Captain Nicholas Smith of the Philadelphia Police Department’s 14th District paid a visit to the Chestnut Hill Starbucks for a meet and greet with the community. The Aug. 8 event, billed as “Coffee with a Cop,” was […]

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Commentary: Gun violence is the product of declining opportunity

by Rose Klales There has been a recent increase in gun violence in East Mount Airy, and many residents are concerned about their safety. What can people do to keep themselves and their family safe? 8th District Councilwoman Cindy Bass and Captain Christopher Smith, of the 14th Police District, had a pop-up meeting on Aug. […]

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SCH student activist addresses non-binary awareness with ‘A Cape for Candy’

by Ava Szalay On the outside Ella Stevens seems to lead an ordinary teenage life, her backpack slung over her shoulder, sweatshirt wrapped around her, and her laptop right by her side. What people may not realize is that Stevens, a junior at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, takes on the roles of a hardworking student, […]

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Area collegians finish summer hoops campaign

by Tom Utescher Area players ended their run in the Philadelphia/Suburban Women’s Summer Basketball League last week in the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds of the league tournament. Seventh-seeded Team Lime Green, mostly made up of Chestnut Hill College players, gave third-seeded Team Red (a West Chester University/Gettysburg College hybrid) a real battle in one of […]

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Former Mt. Airyite talks about living in a Muslim world

by Len Lear Chivvis Moore, 74, who lived in Mt. Airy in the 1980s, has earned her living as a journalist, carpenter, general building contractor, editor and teacher. She is a lesbian and feminist who lived for 16 years in the Arab world, including 11 years in the Palestinian West Bank, controlled by Israel. Most […]

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A deeper dive into Chestnut Hill’s retail growth

by Kathie Meadows and Philip Dawson The Streetscape article by Diane Fiske in the Aug. 1 edition of the Local scratched the surface of the topic of Chestnut Hill’s retail trends but gave credence to some unsubstantiated claims without examining the most notable achievements of the Chestnut Hill Business Improvement District’s business development strategy. Just […]

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