Hill physician’s ‘HOSPITALity Kits’ ease anxiety

News | December 14th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tyller Moorer It is probably safe to say that almost everyone who has ever been a hospital patient has experienced a degree of anxiety, nervousness, etc. Caroline Fosnot, D.O., a Chestnut Hill resident for five years, graduate of the Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 2006 and an Anesthesiology specialist at the Hospitals of […]

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Topping off SCH’s new McCausland Lower School & Commons

News, Schools | December 14th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy paused construction on the site of the McCausland Lower School & Commons for a moment this past week to celebrate a long-standing building practice called a “Topping Off” ceremony. With more than 300 students and faculty bundled up to witness the milestone moment, the last of the roof trusses was hoisted […]

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Ask the Doc: Connection – are you feeling it?

Ask the Doc | December 14th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by L. Matthew Schwartz, MD Local doctor L. Matthew Schwartz tackles your reader questions about health every month. Please feel free to ask him any question about physical medicine, pain and integrative holistic medicine or wellness. Send questions to askthedoc@chestnuthilllocal.com Q: How do we handle feelings of loneliness and/or depression around the holidays? From childhood, […]

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City libraries are worth the investment, and they need more

Opinion | December 14th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Stan Cutler It is hard to persuade City Council and the Mayor’s Office to adequately fund the Free Library of Philadelphia (FLP). Because of staff shortages, our local branch is not open on Saturdays and opens late on weekdays. Our organization, the Friends of the Chestnut Hill Library, works alongside other Friendsgroups citywide as […]

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Acting by classical pianist in harmony on Mt. Airy stage

Arts, Local Life | December 13th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Rita Charleston Bringing Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life, Lionel Bart’s “Oliver!,” presented by the Quintessence Theater Group, has been extended and continues at the Sedgwick Theater in Mt. Airy through Dec. 30. Directed by Alex Burns, the group’s Artistic Director, the show takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England following the […]

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Cat adoptions, Dec. 13

Local Life, Pets | December 13th, 2018 | Leave a comment

HIS CARETAKER DIED: Sasha is a 10-year-old male whose human friend and caretaker recently died unexpectedly. Ms. Jeanne fed 30 cats, most of whom are friendly, in a depressed part of the city. Sasha was tested negative, is neutered and vaccinated. Please contact 215-872-1636 or BrendasCatRescue.org if you can adopt or foster Sasha or any […]

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Need a last-minute gift? Chestnut Hill has you covered

News | December 13th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Maddie Clark Still unsure of what to get your loved ones this holiday season? Well worry no more, because Germantown Avenue has the answers you’ve been searching for. While Germantown Avenue is the epicenter of Chestnut Hill, you don’t have to be a local in order to pop into some of the community’s favorite […]

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