Chestnut Hill Conservancy now inviting nominations for the 2018 Architectural Hall of Fame

News | August 17th, 2018 | Leave a comment

The Chestnut Hill Conservancy is pleased to announce that it is now inviting nominations for the 2018 Architectural Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is a distinguished list of Chestnut Hill’s most treasured significant buildings structures and landscapes, selected by public vote. These properties represent groundbreaking approaches to planning and design; or are significant […]

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Charlotte Stevenson Hood, Realtor, teacher

Obituaries | August 16th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Charlotte Stevenson Hood of Wyndmoor, PA., died at Chestnut Hill Hospital on Sunday, August 5. She was 86 years old. The daughter of George Stevenson 2nd and Annette Parke Stevenson of Philadelphia, Mrs. Hood spent 32 years as a top producing real estate salesperson with Emlen Wheeler (now Berkshire Hathaway, Fox & Roach). She was […]

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Edward “Eddie” Haines Jr., Furniture seller

Obituaries | August 16th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Edward Eddie Haynes Jr., 86, died from congestive heart failure at his home in Dublin Terrace, a retirement community in Dresher. Haines was born and raised in Germantown. He was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Prep and of the University of North Carolina. He enlisted in the Army and was a paratrooper with the 82nd […]

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Thomas Paul Durnell, Woodmere facilities director

Obituaries | August 16th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Thomas Paul Durnell, 59, a lifelong artist and Director of Facilities at the Woodmere Art Museum for 34 years, died August 6 at his home in Germantown of cancer. He is mourned by his four sisters, a brother, and their spouses, his nieces and nephews and a close circle of enduring friends in Germantown and […]

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Chestnut Hill Library not likely to follow the renovation trend

News | August 16th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Sarah Allessandrini Mt. Airy’s Lovett Memorial Library and the Springfield Township Library, both within a two-mile radius of the Chestnut Hill Library, reopened this year after undergoing major renovations. Will the Chestnut Hill Library get a similar upgrade any time soon? Not for at least a decade, according to the Free Library of Philadelphia. […]

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Children detained at the border is still a crisis

Opinion | August 16th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Mary Ann Baron As a psychotherapist for children, adolescents and families I have been watching closely the thousands of children from Mexico and Central America being taken away from their parents at the border recently by our present administration. I’m concerned about the effects on the mental health of these children. I am writing […]

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Crime Report: Two thefts

Crime Report | August 15th, 2018 | Leave a comment

The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill from Aug. 6 to Aug. 12, 2018. Aug. 6. Theft on the 8200 block of Germantown Avenue at approximately 7:50 p.m. A woman was seated at table having dinner at a restaurant, when another woman sat down at the table behind her and removed […]

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