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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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‘Water & Light’ paintings are see-worthy: Mt. Airy journalist, author and teacher is also a stellar artist

by Len Lear Regular readers of the Local will most likely recognize the name Stacia Friedman, who wrote feature articles and a humor column for the Local for a few years as well as for many other local publications and websites and taught Journalism and Magazine Writing at Temple University, Rosemont College and Arcadia University. […]

Best new gadgets in Chestnut Hill for the home chefs

by April Lisante Foodies, get ready to salivate over what may just be some of the coolest new spring and summer food gadgets to hit the market in a long time. The items we’ve curated are testaments to just how sophisticated home chefs have become and how seriously they take their cooking, their entertaining and […]

From Philadelphia to Lithuania, the Keystone State Boychoir is transforming lives one voice at a time

by Sue Ann Rybak This summer, J.S. Jenks Academy of the Arts and Sciences graduate Paul Langford III and Mt. Airy resident Boris Duke will go on a trip most 15-year-old boys can only dream of. Langford and Duke, both members of the Keystone State Boychoir, will be two of roughly 35 boys, from KSB […]

GoFundMe for Hill July 4 celebration

July 4 will mark the 103rd anniversary of the Chestnut Hill Bocce Club’s July 4th Celebration. The event will begin at 9 a.m. with a bicycle parade, which starts at the corner of Devon Street and Hartwell Lane. Races will also be held that day, with prizes given out along with free t-shirts for all […]

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 […]

Allens Lane Bridge now closed until September 2020

by Sue Ann Rybak If you haven’t noticed, Allens Lane Bridge has been closed since May 8 between South Cresheim Road and North Cresheim Road. The bridge, which carries two lanes of traffic over SEPTA’s Chestnut Hill West Regional Rail Line in West Mt. Airy, is expected to be closed through September 2020, in order […]

The disappearing newspaper

There was a terrific story on WHYY news’ website last week about the state of newspapers in Montgomery County. And the state of them, you’re probably not surprised to hear, is pretty poor. The story, reported by WHYY’s Laura Benshoff, focuses on the chain of papers owned by MediaNews Group, which in turn is owned […]

9th, 22nd wards follow winners for mayor, council

Just after 7 a.m. on Tuesday morning, the day of primary elections, Danny O’Donnell plants a lawn sign for his wife, Eryn Santamoor, former Philadelphia Deputy Managing Director and a candidate for Philadelphia City Council at-large, and watches as an elderly couple exits the polling place at Grace Epiphany Church in Mt. Airy. As for […]


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From Philadelphia to Lithuania, the Keystone State Boychoir is transforming lives one voice at a time

by Sue Ann Rybak This summer, J.S. Jenks Academy of the Arts and Sciences graduate Paul Langford III and Mt. Airy resident Boris Duke will go on a trip most 15-year-old boys can only dream of. Langford and Duke, both members of the Keystone State Boychoir, will be two of roughly 35 boys, from KSB […]

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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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SCH opens 50-year-old time capsule as it prepares for the opening of a new lower school building

This past weekend, with more than 700 alumni on campus over the course of the school’s reunion weekend, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy celebrated many historic milestones, including the opening of a time capsule that had been placed in a cornerstone of the current Lower School for Girls building in 1969. Chief Financial Officer Frank Aloise […]

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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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‘Water & Light’ paintings are see-worthy: Mt. Airy journalist, author and teacher is also a stellar artist

by Len Lear Regular readers of the Local will most likely recognize the name Stacia Friedman, who wrote feature articles and a humor column for the Local for a few years as well as for many other local publications and websites and taught Journalism and Magazine Writing at Temple University, Rosemont College and Arcadia University. […]

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