Conservancy lights the night with historic images

News | October 11th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro The Chestnut Hill Conservancy held its second annual “Night of Lights” on Friday Oct. 4, which placed combined historic photos and videos from the conservancy’s archives, projected onto the walls and windows of buildings, with various lighting displays and lots of street music. It was a pleasant evening on a crowded Germantown […]

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Cheers to a good outcome for beer garden, neighbors

Opinion | October 11th, 2018 | Leave a comment

One of the biggest local news stories during the last year has been the dispute between the owners of the Market on the Fareway at the Chestnut Hill Hotel and a significant number of nearby neighbors along Ardleigh Street and Hartwell Lane. The center of that dispute was the creation of a beer garden – […]

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Fall for Arts art show winners

News | October 5th, 2018 | Leave a comment

The Chestnut Hill Business District’s annual Fall for the Arts festival was a hit on a warm, sunny day in which approximately 20,000 visitors gathered on Gemantown Avenue for arts, food, fun and more. As is the case every year, the CHBD handed out prizes to the best artists of the day. The following is […]

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Fall is the season to support your neighborhood

Opinion | October 4th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Fall has arrived swiftly. A month ago we were discussing lack of air conditioning in schools during a sweltering heat wave that had us all questioning the wisdom of the academic calendar and lamenting the inevitable effects of climate change. Today, it’s been cool mornings and wonderful early autumn weather. And in stark contrast to […]

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Morris Arboretum Director Paul Meyer announces retirement

News | September 21st, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro Paul Meyer, who has led the Morris Arboretum in Chestnut Hill for 42 years, announced his intention to retire at the end of this year. In a release last week, the arboretum’s Board of Directors “accepted his decision with deep gratitude for his unparalleled achievements over his many years of leadership.” A […]

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When there’s just too much news

Opinion | September 20th, 2018 | 1 Comment

One of the old sayings in the newspaper business is you never want yourself or the publication you work for to be part of the news. But in this day of hyper-partisanship and daily attacks on press credibility, it’s hard to avoid. The news is the news, whether it likes it or not. One of […]

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Schuylkill Center to open River Trail Gateway

News | September 19th, 2018 | Leave a comment

The Schulkill Center for environmental Education will mark the opening of a new gateway to the Schuylkill River Trail on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 11 a.m. to noon. The center began the project in June and have finished what is a connection of its own trail network to the River Trail which runs contains about […]

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Abolition Hall arguments not all accurate: A relative says costly maintenance and taxes led to need to sell

Opinion | September 12th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Roy Wilson Our historic Abolition Hall property in Plymouth Meeting has been the focus of much commentary, not all of it accurate. My wife, a descendant of the abolitionist Corson family, and I have lived here and maintained the property since the early 1980s, as one-third owners along with Ann’s two siblings. Our property […]

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