New women’s pro basketball team to play in Chestnut Hill

Featured Post, News | March 20th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample With the introduction of the Philadelphia Reign of the Women’s Basketball Development Association, the City of Philadelphia will welcome its first professional women’s basketball team in more than 20 years. The team was officially introduced at a press conference on Friday, March 15 at Chestnut Hill College’s Sorgenti Arena, where the Reign […]

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Tires dumped on Mermaid Lane

News | March 7th, 2019 | Leave a comment

Near neighbors of 102 E. Mermaid Lane were surprised to see on Saturday, Feb. 23, that several dozen tires had been dumped onto the property without reason or warning. Blossom Philadelphia, which owns the building, also was surprised and upset to discover the dump on its property In a statement to the Chestnut Hill Community […]

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CHCA gets report on Annual Appeal

News | March 7th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample As the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Annual Appeal fundraiser draws to a close at the end of March, the campaign, as of Feb. 28, has 76 more individual donations than it did at this point last year, but donations are down about $1,000 overall. The fundraiser’s progress was one of several new […]

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Conservancy seeks community input on time capsule to be opened in 48 years

News | February 21st, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample While the Chestnut Hill Conservancy’s 100th anniversary is still nearly 50 years away, the current leadership is already making plans to commemorate the occasion by putting together a time capsule. The Conservancy is currently gathering suggestions from the community for items that will ultimately provide a reflection of what life is currently […]

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Ardleigh Street neighbors say Jenks is breaking parking pact

News | February 15th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample At the latest meeting of the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Land Use Planning and Zoning Committee, Ardleigh Street resident Lynn Horner said she and her neighbors are concerned that the Jenks Academy of the Arts and Sciences is continuing to allow cars to park on its back lot and leaving the gate […]

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New home rises on Shawnee Street

News | February 7th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample Passersby of 8421 Shawnee St. might have noticed a large, modern home being built in what appears to be the rear yards of homes on the block. The property, however, is not a large backyard but a sizeable parcel that contained an old barn and stables that date back to when the […]

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Board endorses Local line of credit

News | January 31st, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample At the latest Chestnut Hill Community Association Board of Directors meeting, Chestnut Hill Local Publisher John Derr outlined his plan to obtain a $150,000 line of credit for the paper. This credit would ultimately go toward enhancing the Local’s operations and would be overseen by a committee consisting of CHCA directors and […]

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Weavers Way ahead of curve on cannabidiol (CBD) oil trend

News | January 25th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample Over the past year, products containing cannabidiol (CBD) oil have taken the health world by storm. A nonintoxicating extract of the cannabis plant, referred to as a cannabinoid, CBD oil products have been used to treat a wide variety of health issues, including stress and anxiety, peripheral neuropathy and even epileptic seizures. […]

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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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