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CHBD receives $225,000 grant for Pedestrian Lighting Project

by Sue Ann Rybak The Chestnut Hill Business District has received a $225,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community Development and Economic Development Multimodal Transportation Fund for its Pedestrian Lighting Project. State Sen. Art Haywood presented the check to Philip Dawson, executive director of the Chestnut Hill Business District, on June 6 at Berkshire […]

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Sharon Kim gets dream job as Mt. Airy CDC’s managing director

by Meredith Bernstein Five weeks ago, Sharon Kim became the new managing director of the Mt. Airy Community Development Corporation. Like many, Kim discovered her ideal profession after she graduated from college and had a few jobs. Kim earned a degree in communications at the University of Pennsylvania with the hopes of becoming a movie […]

By Design: Trends, Part 2 – Are we there yet?

by Patricia Cove Trends are like thieves in the night. They sneak in, scope out all your lovely belongings and, one by one, piece by piece, abscond with their beauty, their timelessness and their relevance. And it is done with such abandon that those treasures that trends take away are so much better, in so […]

W. Moreland mansion listed for more than $3 million

by Pete Mazzaccaro It’s not uncommon to see one of Chestnut Hill’s many stately and historic homes sell for between $1 and $2 million. Most homes in the neighborhood sell for less, with the neighborhood’s median sales price at $560,000 according to Trulia.com So it was a little remarkable to see the asking price for […]

NFA teacher retires after five decades

by Brendan Sample Even after 50 years teaching and coaching at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy, Chuck Seaton, of Spring Mountain, has no plans to slow down now that he is officially retired. While he won’t begin his new job as a school bus driver until the fall, he plans to spend plenty of time riding his motorcycle […]

Time for my appointment: Dr. Quick Death or Painful Life will see you now, Part 1

by Hugh Gilmore My wife quietly beside me, I parked my car on a warm afternoon and walked across the medical building parking lot toward my cancer doctor’s office. I was braced for bad news, for the probability that neither the radical surgery of 2016, nor the 37 rounds of follow-up radiation I’d endured in […]

Support for weight loss at Chestnut Hill Hospital

by Catherine Brzozowski Losing weight is hard. Doing it alone? That’s even harder. Finding support for your weight-loss efforts can mean the difference between success and failure. According to research, having friends or family members who are supportive of your healthy eating habits and exercise goals is important for long-term weight loss success. Support can […]

Our Town: The complicated birth of the Woodmere Art Museum

by George McNeely This week we celebrate the unveiling of the newest outdoor sculpture at the Woodmere Art Museum: Robinson Fredenthal’s immense stainless steel geometric “White Water” of 1978. The sculpture now serves as a dazzling abstract triumphal arch on Germantown Pike at the entrance to Chestnut Hill. This is only the most recent addition […]

His paintings spice up walls at Spice Rack: Midlife crisis turns ‘roads scholar’ into fine artist

by Len Lear “I hit midlife and realized that 9 to 5 is not for everybody. I felt something was missing. All my life I was drawing people, and they’d say, ‘This is great!’ I even sold a few paintings but never thought art was something that could pay the bills. It was just a […]


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Our Town: The complicated birth of the Woodmere Art Museum

by George McNeely This week we celebrate the unveiling of the newest outdoor sculpture at the Woodmere Art Museum: Robinson Fredenthal’s immense stainless steel geometric “White Water” of 1978. The sculpture now serves as a dazzling abstract triumphal arch on Germantown Pike at the entrance to Chestnut Hill. This is only the most recent addition […]

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Philly Reign handle Sting in Cherry Hill

by Greg Starks Continuing their domination of the WBDA Eastern Conference, the Philadelphia Reign moved to 5-0 on the season with a 115-68 victory over the New Jersey Sting in Cherry Hill on Sunday afternoon, June 9. Before the game, Coach Tanae Davis-Cain of the Reign spoke about whether her team might be a little […]

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NFA teacher retires after five decades

by Brendan Sample Even after 50 years teaching and coaching at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy, Chuck Seaton, of Spring Mountain, has no plans to slow down now that he is officially retired. While he won’t begin his new job as a school bus driver until the fall, he plans to spend plenty of time riding his motorcycle […]

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VIDEO: Memorial Day ceremony at Buckley Park

 Members of Chestnut Hill Local VFW post 5205 marked Memorial Day with a ceremony that began at the Charles Buckley Park, named for a Hiller who died serving in the Vietnam War. The group also marked the sacrifices of servicemen at both the World War II and World War I memorials at both the […]

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On the Avenue: Vent diagram

Joe Dworetzky has practiced as a lawyer in Philadelphia for 35 years, first as a partner at Drinker Biddle and later at Hangley Aronchick. He served as City Solicitor under Mayor Ed Rendell, and for four years was a member of the School Reform Commission. He moved to San Francisco in 2011 and began a […]

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His paintings spice up walls at Spice Rack: Midlife crisis turns ‘roads scholar’ into fine artist

by Len Lear “I hit midlife and realized that 9 to 5 is not for everybody. I felt something was missing. All my life I was drawing people, and they’d say, ‘This is great!’ I even sold a few paintings but never thought art was something that could pay the bills. It was just a […]

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