Features

Wyndmoor pup gets a ‘Super’ showing

The Super Bowl is approaching, and we have an area resident competing for a championship.

‘Love, Chestnut Hill’ delivers a local Valentine

Hoping to receive a valentine? This year, Chestnut Hill would like to send you one.
A Vintage View

Teddy Pendergrass: My first impression didn't last

Editor’s note: A Vintage View showcases senior reporter Len Lear, who has been reporting in Northwest Philadelphia for more than 50 years. 

CHillie the Polar Bear gets her own love letter

Editor’s note: Chestnut Hill’s beloved CHillie the Polar Bear is back on the Avenue, set for her unveiling on Saturday.

When college classes start in the wee morning hours

Who takes college classes in the middle of the night? The answer: Maksym Burych, forced to flee Ukraine.

Polish folk dancing delivers friends as well as fun

The award-winning dance troupe will hold a recruiting event on Sunday, Jan. 28, at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill.
Local Calendar
Community Feature

Coffee may perk you up and help you deal with the daily grind, but if you’re anything like Christopher Petersen, you absolutely must have a cup of coffee in the morning.

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Out of the 2,362 residents who received home repairs from the city's Basic Systems Repair Program in fiscal 2022-23, Germantown had 100 recipients and Mt. Airy had 26.
Monday, Feb. 19 - 7 p.m. via Zoom, Combined Land Use Planning and Zoning Committee and Development Review Committee Meeting
The following is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy for the period from Feb. 5 to 11.
This season, the Center on the Hill is buzzing with an array of activities designed to keep seniors active, informed and connected. 
Business
If anyone writes a book on the history of Chestnut Hill, Jim Ranck will have his own chapter.
Crime

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

Decorating tips that can bring back your 'sparkle'

It happens every year. The Christmas tree is gone. The wreaths and centerpieces are tossed. The garlands and candles are packed away. And all of a sudden, your home appears barren.
By Design

Sometimes the lighting can make all the difference

Besides a room’s layout, its proportions, balance, colors and textures, a critical feature that can make or break a room is the lighting.
Design Matters

A good project reflects good lives

We took up our restoration project of a former church in Landenberg, PA, with gusto. Once done, we had to celebrate. 

From corduroy to chrome: New trends in home design

As happens every January, magazines and websites offer prognostications on the design trends for the coming year.

Arranging your furniture to reflect your lifestyle

Many of our clients are doctors, who tend to arrange their living rooms like waiting rooms. We are not on board with that aesthetic.

Sports

GA basketball edges Charter, 63-62, to take lead in Inter-Ac

Early in the Inter-Ac League girls' basketball season, it became apparent that three teams were clearly better than the other four.

Nationally ranked Jefferson women rally late to defeat Chestnut Hill

Jefferson University's basketball team has a target on its back, and last Tuesday the women of Chestnut Hill College took aim at it.

Mount basketball masters Merion in step toward playoffs

Figuring out the playoff picture in Catholic Academies basketball has become easier in recent years.

Two undefeated swim teams in the Athletic Association of Catholic Academies met last Friday at Malvern Prep.

While other Inter-Ac basketball teams were playing with a league championship in mind, SCH and Agnes Irwin had other priorities.
The quest for the 2024 title slipped back into a three-way round-robin as Penn Charter defeated Germantown Academy.
Prior to last Thursday's encounter, PC had lost its 2024 league opener to the Academy of Notre Dame, and then staged a comeback.
Both host GA and visiting Springside Chestnut Hill Academy had a number of wrestlers out of action for medical reasons.
Schools

Located in beautiful Mount Airy since 1910, Holy Cross School is a landmark in the community. Holy Cross School is Middle States accredited and offers a small class size, with caring, experienced, …

Pennsylvania will need to spend at least $5.4 billion to close the gap between rich and poor school districts, according to a report.

At the start of 2023, Jenks excitedly celebrated its centennial anniversary in recognition of its historical past, present initiatives and future goals.

Obituaries
Janet Irene Elfant
After a long and courageous struggle, Janet Irene Elfant passed away on February 18, 2024.  She died peacefully at the age of 69, from complications of Myelodysplastic (MDS) syndrome. Janet …
Beloved Mt. Airy family doctor for 54 years dies at 80
Dr. Joseph Washington Price IV was an unconventional doctor who called himself a “holistic” medical practitioner.
'Youthful' Springfield Township 'role model' dies at 100
Camilla Harrington was a longtime Springfield Township poll worker and Republican committeewoman.
Beloved St. Thomas Whitemarsh rector dies at 52
The Rev. Emily Barr Richards, who made history when she became both the first female and first disabled rector of the church, died Jan. 16.
'Gold medal' volunteer dies at 87
If there was an Olympic Games for volunteers, Sara “Sally” Graff Cooke surely would have been a gold medal winner.
Opinion & letters
Editorials
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Letters to the editor
About Chestnut Hill
CHCA Agenda
Monday, Feb. 19 - Combined Land Use Planning and Zoning Committee and Development Review Committee Meeting
CHCA Agenda
All meetings are open to the public.
Controversy continues for historic hilltop mansion
If Thursday's meeting is any indication, controversy about the potential development of Greylock mansion seems unlikely to end soon.
CHCA Agenda
For Thursday, Jan. 25, 7:00 p.m.
A big loss for Pastorius Park in 2023
As 2023 draws to a close, the Friends of Pastorius Park can look back on a year that continued our sustained and significant progress in our ongoing park restoration.