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LUPZ hears plans for new house construction on subdivided East Evergreen Avenue lot

by Brendan Sample At its latest meeting, the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Land Use, Planning and Zoning Committee heard from representatives of an applicant looking to subdivide a lot that encompasses 248 and 250 E. Evergreen Ave., allowing for a new structure to be built. The empty lot at 250 E. Evergreen is presently a […]

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‘Obsessed’ sisters bring Celtic music to Pastorius Park

by Carole Verona Contemporary Celtic trio The Gothard Sisters will bring “lots of instruments, Irish step dancing, humor, ballads, fiddle tunes and much more” to the closing performance of this year’s free Pastorius Park Concert series. “And we’re pretty kid-friendly, as well,” said Greta Gothard, 32, who will be performing with her sisters, Willow, about […]

Liner Notes: Bleached – much more than another punk rock record

by Pete Mazzaccaro Bleached: Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough? Whenever I hear a band described as “punk rock,” I expect the worst. It’s not that I dislike the form. I’m just a skeptic. For every great band that has pushed the punk mantle forward – The Clash, Fugazi, The Minute Men, etc. – there […]

Flix: ‘Zootopia’ – An animated film as good for adults as it is for children

by Bill Wine Funny, smart and full of heart, “Zootopia” is an instant classic of animalistic animation. A fine family adventure, it takes its title (which is “Zootropolis” in other parts of the world) from the city it’s set in, a modern metropolis in a colorful parallel universe in which the entire population is animals. […]

Police looking for suspects in Shell burglary

On Wednesday, July 17 at approximately 12:10 a.m., an unknown individual gained access to the Shell station located at 8019 Germantown Ave. by cutting a hole in the roof. Once inside, the suspect broke into the ATM, taking an estimated $8,120. The attached surveillance footage indicates that a second individual waited on the roof as […]

Hill resident to join the ride he supported for 10 years

by April Lisante For the past 10 years, Chestnut Hill resident Andy Kite has been volunteering his time and his heart to a charity event that benefits children of first responders and police officers lost in the line of duty across the Delaware Valley. Every July, thousands of bikers take to the streets for the […]

Tree Tenders Chestnut Hill check trees, plan for next planting

by Monika Hemmers The Chestnut Hill Tree Tenders conducted their annual tree check last week. All trees that were planted by the group in the fall of 2018 or the spring of 2019 were checked for growth, crown development, condition of the pit, weeds, trash and moisture. Although there has been plenty of rain in […]

Physical therapy is often key to speedy recovery

by Catherine Brzozowski If you have experienced a debilitating injury or illness, the road to recovery may seem daunting. Any serious injury, illness or condition that causes pain, physical impairment and limited movement often incorporates physical therapy treatment. Physical therapy treatment includes an evaluation, assessment and treatment from a specially trained physical therapist. Physical therapists […]

It’s the first of its kind in Philly area: New vendor in Hill market offers Tibetan delectables

by Len Lear Tibet is about 7,500 miles away from Chestnut Hill, but one thing people of all nationalities and ethnic groups have in common is a love of delicious food, and Choedup Thar and Lhakyi (“Lucky”) Dolkar, who both were born and raised in Tibet, are a living testament to that truism. Glenside residents […]


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Police looking for suspects in Shell burglary

On Wednesday, July 17 at approximately 12:10 a.m., an unknown individual gained access to the Shell station located at 8019 Germantown Ave. by cutting a hole in the roof. Once inside, the suspect broke into the ATM, taking an estimated $8,120. The attached surveillance footage indicates that a second individual waited on the roof as […]

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American Indian signs in Chestnut Hill: A situation that warrants discussion

by Hugh Gilmore Matthew Duques, a professor and new resident of Chestnut Hill who identifies himself as a “social critic,” wrote to this newspaper recently with a concern. A “critique,” actually. He asks why American Indian tribe names are used to name “the tony backstreets that descend toward the peaceful haunts of Valley Green.” Taken […]

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Hill resident to join the ride he supported for 10 years

by April Lisante For the past 10 years, Chestnut Hill resident Andy Kite has been volunteering his time and his heart to a charity event that benefits children of first responders and police officers lost in the line of duty across the Delaware Valley. Every July, thousands of bikers take to the streets for the […]

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GA skeleton crew goes 1-1 in summer hoops league

by Tom Utescher A short-staffed Germantown Academy squad suffered its first loss in the girls’ basketball summer league in Warminster last week. After GA fell to Central Bucks East High School (also nicknamed Patriots), 42-25, the team regrouped to defeat Bensalem High School, 34-31, to come away with a 5-1 record overall. The GA Patriots […]

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‘Obsessed’ sisters bring Celtic music to Pastorius Park

by Carole Verona Contemporary Celtic trio The Gothard Sisters will bring “lots of instruments, Irish step dancing, humor, ballads, fiddle tunes and much more” to the closing performance of this year’s free Pastorius Park Concert series. “And we’re pretty kid-friendly, as well,” said Greta Gothard, 32, who will be performing with her sisters, Willow, about […]

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SCH announces international partnership with Arcadia Education in Dubai, UAE

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy’s nationally-recognized program will extend its reach internationally with a partnership licensing the school’s unique entrepreneurial curriculum to Arcadia Education’s secondary school in Dubai. The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership is one of the school’s signature programs and is committed to developing an entrepreneurial mindset and skillset in all students over the course […]

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