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Developer backs down from Cresheim Road demolition as neighbors rally

by Brendan Sample After fighting for months to preserve their neighborhood from building demolition, it appears that the residents of 7000 block of Cresheim Road and nearby blocks in Mt. Airy have scored a victory. At a protest held on Saturday, Oct. 13, against the proposed demolition of row homes at 7000 and 7002 Cresheim […]

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Bacio (‘not gourmet’) moves from Mt. Airy to Erdenheim

by Gina Cocchiaro As I hopped up onto a stool before a beautiful copper bartop at Bacio Italian Cucina at 700 Bethlehem Pike in Erdenheim, owner Jay Saponaro asked, “Do you believe in astrology?” Even with Brett Kavanaugh’s opening testimony playing in the background, I instantly relaxed. Saponaro tends to have that effect on people […]

Columnist tortured at Yoga studio

by Henry Briggs I’ve been trying yoga recently. Yoga, for the uninitiated, was started years ago by a guy named Gandhi, who realized that British guns and ramrod stiff bearing were impossible to compete with. So, he and his followers pretended to acquiesce but then upended the British by tricking them into take yoga lessons. […]

He’s ‘Not Gay’ (not that there’s anything wrong with that)

by Perry Block These days I’m trying to figure out how I want to look now that I’m an older guy. You see, I’ve begrudgingly accepted the fact that at age 67 I simply no longer have it within my power to be cute. I can’t affect cute; I can’t imitate cute, and I can’t […]

Making fresh foods accessible to all from Germantown to Camden

Kelly Zhang, a senior at Germantown Friends School, wanted to spend her summer helping the community while exploring issues in public health -a field she may want to pursue in college and as a future career. Her interest in food access and insecurity led her to an internship with The Food Trust and a lasting […]

From Chestnut Hill to San Sebastian: A trip to Spain for film fest

by Ralph and Natalie Hirshorn The San Sebastian International Film Festival (SSIFF), in its 66th year, is one of the most accessible, well-curated festivals on the circuit. The presentation is flawless in majestic theaters where films are displayed with military precision. The staff does a brilliant job of scheduling interviews, arrivals and panels. An international […]

CH Library Friends organization elects new board members, calls for new era

In September, seven new members were elected to the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Chestnut Hill Library for two-year terms. This move expands the board from its current 10 to 17 members. The Friends are a voluntary, nonprofit organization with the mission of promoting the needs of the Library’s patrons and expanding […]

Tree Tenders seek street tree applications, volunteers

Chestnut Hill Tree Tenders, in connection with Mt. Airy and Germantown Tree Tenders, is soliciting applications for Free Street Trees to be planted in Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy and Germantown in the Spring of 2019. Homeowners can submit an application at phsonline.org or you can pick up a form at the Chestnut Hill Community Association […]

Cat adoptions, October 18

CURIOUS, CHARMING: Coleen & Tabitha are curious & charming siblings, about 5 months old, who love dogs, cats and children. Playtime is a favorite activity. They are totally vetted. More information from BrendasCatRescue.org at 215- 872-1636. LOVING GIRLS LEFT ALONE: An elderly resident passed away recently and left two wonderful cats behind, both females. One […]


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CH Library Friends organization elects new board members, calls for new era

In September, seven new members were elected to the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Chestnut Hill Library for two-year terms. This move expands the board from its current 10 to 17 members. The Friends are a voluntary, nonprofit organization with the mission of promoting the needs of the Library’s patrons and expanding […]

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PC girls increase league lead with 2-1 SCH win

by Tom Utescher As in their September meeting on opening day for the 2018 Inter-Ac League girls’ soccer campaign, Penn Charter held 1-0 lead over Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in the middle of the second half in last Friday’s rematch. In the first encounter, visiting SCH had tied the game at 1-1 and that proved […]

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Making fresh foods accessible to all from Germantown to Camden

Kelly Zhang, a senior at Germantown Friends School, wanted to spend her summer helping the community while exploring issues in public health -a field she may want to pursue in college and as a future career. Her interest in food access and insecurity led her to an internship with The Food Trust and a lasting […]

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Bacio (‘not gourmet’) moves from Mt. Airy to Erdenheim

by Gina Cocchiaro As I hopped up onto a stool before a beautiful copper bartop at Bacio Italian Cucina at 700 Bethlehem Pike in Erdenheim, owner Jay Saponaro asked, “Do you believe in astrology?” Even with Brett Kavanaugh’s opening testimony playing in the background, I instantly relaxed. Saponaro tends to have that effect on people […]

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From Chestnut Hill to San Sebastian: A trip to Spain for film fest

by Ralph and Natalie Hirshorn The San Sebastian International Film Festival (SSIFF), in its 66th year, is one of the most accessible, well-curated festivals on the circuit. The presentation is flawless in majestic theaters where films are displayed with military precision. The staff does a brilliant job of scheduling interviews, arrivals and panels. An international […]

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Stunning exhibit by Chestnut Hill artist on the Avenue

by Len Lear Jennifer Hawkes Spaeth, 50, is an extraordinarily talented artist and Chestnut Hill resident whose paintings are currently on display until Oct. 31 at Tailored Home, 8528 Germantown Ave. The Princeton, NJ, native is married to Karl Spaeth, Jr., nephew of a Chestnut Hill legend, the world-renowned ophthalmologist, Dr. George Spaeth. Jennifer, who […]

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