Popular Erdenheim breakfast destination for sale

News | January 17th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample One of the most beloved restaurants in the area, Erdenheim’s Fairlane Grill, is now up for sale. Though Fairlane’s owner, Gerri Collins, is looking to retire, both she and the property’s realtor, Ed Valentine, who is also Collins’ son, confirmed that there are no plans to change anything about the restaurant outside […]

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Former Hiller’s story collection has local flavor

Arts, Books | December 27th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample In her 25 years of living on Ardleigh Street, former Hiller Edith Gallagher “Dee Dee” Boyd was able to gather plenty of inspiration for her later career as an author. After more than six years of writing short stories, about 25 of which have been published in various literary magazines, Boyd has […]

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‘Aquaman’ shines in an epic, underwater adventure

Arts | December 20th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample It’s been about five-and-a-half years since the launch of the DC Extended Universe (official name still pending), and this cinematic universe is in an odd position. While most of the five films that have been released have received mixed to negative reception, culminating in an underwhelming box office for last year’s “Justice […]

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Hill’s Benjamin Moore store to close this week

News | December 19th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample After 30 years of providing Benjamin Moore paints to Chestnut Hill, the Ricciardi Brothers store on 8002 Germantown Ave. is set to close on Thursday, Dec. 20. The reason for the store closing is reportedly tied to rising rents for the last two years. According to assistant manager Angel Berrios, sales have […]

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First Annual Holiday Window Decorating Contest winners announced

News | December 19th, 2018 | Leave a comment

The final results are in for the first Chestnut Hill Holiday Window Decorating Contest. Chestnut Hill Local readers were asked to pick their favorite holiday decorations on Germantown Avenue based on which ones were the most festive, elegant, whimsical, best at night and their overall favorite. They voted online and by paper ballot. The winning […]

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EMAN votes against 318 E. Durham apartment plan

News | December 13th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample Forty-seven local residents came out to the latest East Mt. Airy Neighbors zoning meeting to show their opposition to a proposed apartment complex on 318 East Durham St. After hearing further information from representatives of the developer, Galman Group, the neighbors all voted, aside from two who abstained, not to approve the […]

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Abolition Hall Friends prepare for long appeal of Whitemarsh decision to allow development

News | December 13th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample Though they have been fighting against it for nearly three years, the Friends of Abolition Hall are as resolved as ever to ensuring that a proposed townhouse complex does not compromise the historical integrity of Abolition Hall or its surrounding properties. Despite the fact that the Whitemarsh Township Board of Supervisors granted […]

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LUPZ supports Ella Vanilla expansion plans

News | December 12th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample Ella Vanilla, a Chestnut Hill cake decorating supply store on Germantown Avenue, wants to expand its business on the Avenue into a direct collaboration with the Night Kitchen Bakery. Currently located on 7922 Germantown Ave., Noelle DeSantis, owner and founder of Ella Vanilla, currently has a deal in place to purchase a […]

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2 E. Chestnut Hill Ave. tops CHCA board agenda

News | December 6th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample At its latest Board of Directors meeting, the Chestnut Hill Community Association assured members that it is very much dedicated to working to fix the ongoing concerns over the development on 2 East Chestnut Hill Ave. With the Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections issuing four violations to Main Street Development over […]

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