CH Meals on Wheels thanks community for support

Community | April 1st, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Lauri A. Barish, Executive Director, Chestnut Hill Meals on Wheels Thanks to overwhelming support from the community, Chestnut Hill Meals on Wheels has been able to continue providing nutritious meals to neighbors challenged by age, disability, illness, or injury. “Our volunteers are temporarily packing and delivering from First Presbyterian Church of Springfield,” reports CHMOW operations […]

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Designing your space to get through a crisis

By Design | April 1st, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Patricia Cove It is so difficult to be upbeat right now when everyone is scared, and there is no respite in sight. So, rather than talk about beautiful interiors, I thought I would offer some ideas that can help create nurturing surroundings during difficult periods. We all know that gentle and peaceful environments can […]

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Chestnut Hill area grocery stores managing in crisis mode

News | March 30th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Brenda Lange Around the time Governor Wolf announced the imminent shutdown of all Montgomery County’s non-essential businesses, people started panic buying at local grocery stores. Dana Ward, communications and public affairs for Acme Markets, made this observation about two weeks later. Acme operates 164 stores in six states, including at 7700 Crittenden St. in […]

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Weavers Way alters services to help seniors, vulnerable customers during COVID-19

News | March 26th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Sam Newhouse The Weavers Way Co-op has made multiple changes to its services during the coronavirus pandemic to protect customers and staff at its Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy  and Ambler locations while continuing to provide needed groceries and services. Those changes include extending their Tuesday senior’s discount to all weekdays, limiting the number of […]

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Learning, leisure and love in the time of corona

Community | March 25th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Sheyna Rose Many of us are now home with children who would otherwise be in school. This may feel distracting and overwhelming at times for those of us working from home. We would like to offer some tips that may help during this unique parenting experience. Most importantly, we want to give you resources […]

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SCH Student’s message in a bottle takes a 6,000+ mile ride on the North Atlantic Ocean Gyre

Schools | March 25th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Karen Tracy Every year, students in the Springside Chestnut Hill Academy oceanography class sit down with a piece of official school stationery and a pencil to write a message which begins: “Dear Bottle Finder…” Their letters, photocopied by their teacher Dr. Wang, are then tightly rolled up, wrapped with string, and inserted into a […]

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