Multi-unit housing planned for 8100 Germantown Ave.

Community | May 14th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample Though it has remained unoccupied since August of 2017, the property at 8100 Germantown Ave. may finally be giving way to something new. The developer group BuildED has plans to demolish the current building, which had been the home of the former Little House on the Hill daycare for over 30 years, […]

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Hill teen’s head injury research wins recognition

News | May 8th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample With most high school upperclassmen taking time at the end of the school year to work on their college careers, one junior at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy has already gotten a leg up on his future in a big way. Marco Goldberg has received national recognition from the American Headache Society for […]

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Hill café names new latte for CHC president

Business | May 2nd, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample Poppy’s Café, in the Market at the Fareway, unveiled its newest drink, the “Sister Carol Jean Bean,” a red velvet latte named after Chestnut Hill College’s long-standing president, Sister Carol Jean Vale, Ph.D. A brief celebration was held in front of Poppy’s on Friday, April 26, to commemorate Vale. Members of the […]

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Home & Garden Festival postponed to May 19

Events, Featured Post, News | May 2nd, 2019 | Leave a comment

The Chestnut Hill Home & Garden Festival has been rescheduled for Sunday, May 19. The event was originally planned for this Sunday, May 5, but rain in this weekend’s weather forecast necessitated a change in date. Further information about the 23rd annual festival can be found on the Chestnut Hill Business District’s website, and you […]

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LUPZ weighs driveway plan for W. Chestnut Hill Ave. home

News | April 11th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample At its latest meeting, the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Land Use, Planning and Zoning committee took another step toward a final decision concerning a proposed circular driveway on 121 W. Chestnut Hill Ave. The plan is to replace the current driveway, which is used for three properties, because the homeowners, Patrick and […]

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Local earns two state journalism awards

News | April 11th, 2019 | Leave a comment

The Chestnut Hill Local won two 2019 Keystone Press Awards given out annually by the Pennsylvania News Association. This year, the Local competed in Division VII for weekly publications with a circulation under 5,000. In the “Feature Story” category, Associate Editor Sue Ann Rybak won second place for her story, “From victim to victor: Life […]

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‘Billboard’ premieres at Flourtown Movie Tavern this week

Arts | April 4th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample When Zeke Zelker’s “Billboard” premieres at the Flourtown Movie Tavern on Friday, April 5 (among other local theaters), it will stand out for a number of reasons. Zelker is not only a Pennsylvania filmmaker based in the Lehigh Valley, but his newest film also goes beyond the traditional movie-going experience by living […]

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Mt. Airyite runs Environmental Film Festival this weekend

Arts, Mt. Airy | April 4th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample Now in their third year of running the Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival, Debra Wolf Goldstein and Alexandra Drobac Diagne are looking to continue showcasing inspiring movies in new and exciting ways. In addition to featuring filmmakers from around the world, this year’s festival will have several programs that are being implemented for […]

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