Festival of lights rekindles feeling of community

Chestnut Hill will be the site of an immersive Hanukkah experience starting Tuesday at the community’s annual menorah lighting ceremony.

Bradley Cooper back in town

Finally! The Holiday House Tour returns to Chestnut Hill

One of Chestnut Hill’s most popular traditions is back again this year, after a three-year hiatus due to Covid. 

Angelo Cataldi makes Philly sports fans look good

After hanging up the headphones in February, former WIP host and current Chestnut Hill resident Angelo Cataldi is back with a new book.

History scholar and new leader at G-town mansion

George Boudreau is the newly named executive director at Ebenezer Maxwell Victorian Mansion.

Mt. Airy 'urban archaeologist' digs deep into Philly history

We tend to associate the word “archaeology” with remote locations. Rebecca Yamin digs into Philadelphia.
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The girls of Penn Charter hosted the 2023-24 squash season opener last Thursday and swept the visitors from the Main Line.

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Dozens of fruit cups, pizza, pre-made sandwiches, salad bar items, baked goods and lasagna made their way to a local mission.
Tuesday, Dec. 19, Development Review Committee
The Venetian Social Club will host a special event on Dec. 10 as part of its yearlong centennial celebration.
The holiday season brings new chances to celebrate community in Philadelphia's Germantown neighborhood.

Crime Report

The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy for the period from May 16 to June 6. 

Homes and Gardens

Making the most of small spaces

One of the most frequent questions we get from clients is how they can make small spaces look larger than they actually are. Here's some tips.
By Design

Mid-century furniture complements many styles

Interior design is about layout, balance, color, proportion and style.
Design Matters

A Wyndmoor transformation increases space, intimacy and light

Located in a charming and bucolic pocket of Wyndmoor is a stone cottage. But built in the 1920s, the original kitchen was too small.

Shades of English country style

In 1988, I was asked to participate in my first “Art and Design” showhouse. My vision was impeccable... until it wasn’t.

Small space planning is a ‘jigsaw’ exercise

Laura and Blake loved their row home on a historic block. The problem was fitting everything they wanted inside.


PC girls' basketball seeks third Inter-Ac League title

The two-time girls' basketball champion in the Inter-Ac League has a good deal of returning talent, but suffered some graduation losses.

After slow start, GA girls win basketball opener

Early foul trouble and a poor shooting percentage hobbled the GA girls in the first half of their basketball season opener. But they regrouped.

GA basketball features new coach, wide array of guards

The Patriots return four senior veterans, guards Izzy Casey and Sam Wade.

As the new season gets underway for the Blue Devils, second-year head coach Bartley Jeannoute should be able to put together a strong inside game.

“I wish I had 13 kids like Abby on my football team. I wish I had the heart and determination myself at that age that she has."
Golfweek's list of the top 40 short courses in the United States lists the nine-hole St. Martins course in the heart of Chestnut Hill as No. 2.
Fall sports teams from the area that qualified for postseason tournaments have now ended their seasons, with varying degrees of success.
Fourth-seeded SCH earned a bye in the first round, but number five PC advanced to meet the Chestnut Hill squad.

In field hockey, Mount St. Joseph Academy's seeding for the PIAA state tournament was determined last week.

As we caught up, the years seemed to slip away. 

Playing Inter-Ac League soccer games last week, the girls of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy came away with a win and a tie.

Hill software engineer, a passionate dancer, dies at 78
Stephen “Steve” Blum, 78, who had a long career as a software engineer with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, died Oct. 29.
Medical marijuana pioneer from Wyndmoor dies at 52
Christina (“Chrissy”) J. Visco, of Wyndmoor, the first woman to receive a medical marijuana license in Pennsylvania, died Oct. 19.
Beloved Hill teacher, coach, killed in bike accident
Kevin Saint Clair, 65, a Chestnut Hill resident and recently retired from the Julia R. Masterman School, was hit in a car crash.
Hill architect, raised in Nazi Germany, dies at 98
Otto Reichert-Facilides, a celebrated architect whose work includes designing the Academy House in Center City, died Oct. 23.
Compassion was the hallmark of Judge Edward Russell, 91
Edward E. Russell, 91, of Chestnut Hill, a retired judge in Philadelphia's Family Court and Court of Common Pleas, died Sept. 16.
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At Jenks school, ‘Dads’ volunteer and show up for duty
On a normal morning, Jenks Dads on Duty (JDOD) can be seen helping students cross the busy street and providing words of encouragement.
CHCA Agenda
For the week of Nov. 27, 2023
Supporting local merchants in style
Chestnut Hill will have all its historic charm on display this weekend as it celebrates the holiday season – and supports local merchants. 
CH parking lot rates triple
Cheap parking has officially come to a screeching halt in Chestnut Hill – shocking many longtime regulars along the neighborhood’s busy business strip.