Engineer not on the fence on stage with Hamlet ‘Player’

Arts | November 7th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Rita Charleston Old Academy Players is presenting its 522nd production, “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,” an absurdist, existential tragicomedy running now through Nov. 17 at the group’s theater on Indian Queen Lane in East Falls. Written by Tom Stoppard and directed by Sarah Labov, the play, which won the 1968 Tony Award for Best […]

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CHCA board meeting focuses on fundraisers

Community | October 31st, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample The board of the Chestnut Hill Community Association continued to focus on its important holiday fundraisers at its latest meeting. With one of the CHCA’s biggest events of the year already wrapped up, Marilyn Paucker, vice president of the Social Division, shared some early figures from the Black and White Gala. Along […]

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Lutheran Seminary’s building project suspended at neighborhood meeting

Featured Post, Mt. Airy, News | October 30th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample With more than 200 people in attendance at the latest East Mt. Airy Neighbors meeting, members of the United Lutheran Seminary board, along with architectural firm Cecil Baker + Partners, agreed to suspend plans to build three five-story residential buildings on the seminary’s campus. No neighbors who attended the meeting expressed support […]

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Rep. Rabb, union criticize employee cuts at Chestnut Hill Hospital

News | October 23rd, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample Chestnut Hill Hospital confirmed several major staffing changes that will ultimately impact more than 30 individual jobs. The position of Unit Clerk will be changed to Unit Support Coordinator, while the roles of Patient Sitter and Patient Greeter will be outright eliminated. The move was criticized by the hospital workers’ union and […]

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CH Brewing Company opens new ‘Taproom’

Business | October 4th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample Less than three years after opening in the Market at the Fareway, the Chestnut Hill Brewing Company has already expanded with a new Taproom, which opened in early September. While the Taproom will continue to offer much of the same food and drink selections as the Brewing Company, it has also expanded […]

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CHCA supports variance for new Evergreen Ave. house

News | October 3rd, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample After several months of debate and arguments from neighbors, the Chestnut Hill Community Association officially voted to support the variance request for a new proposed house on 250 E. Evergreen Ave. The CHCA board outlined a number of conditions for the property at its Sept. 26 meeting before passing a motion of […]

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Judge needs time on Abolition Hall permit appeal

News | September 25th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample After close to a year after the initial filing, the Friends of Abolition Hall went before the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas to appeal Whitemarsh Township Board of Supervisors’ decision to allow K. Hovnanian Homes to construct a series of townhouses on the property housing Abolition Hall and other historic buildings. […]

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SCH takes step to reclaim American chestnut’s place with new grove of 70 trees

Featured Post, News, Schools | September 18th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample The American chestnut tree, which once covered the northwest area of Philadelphia, and lent its name to the neighborhood, Chestnut Hill, has suffered so much decimation, it is considered “functionally extinct.” Springside Chestnut Hill Academy has partnered with the American Chestnut Foundation in an effort to help restore the neighborhood’s namesake to […]

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