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“I work from 5:30 a.m. to 10.30 p.m. If someone invented a 25th hour or an eighth day in the week, I'd be working it,” said Danielle Jowdy. Her shop, Zsa's Ice Cream, at 6616 Germantown … more
Long-time Chestnut Hill resident Dr. George L. Spaeth is arguably the most renowned ophthalmologist in the world. The Director Emeritus of the Glaucoma Service at Wills Eye Hospital received his … more
Ed Glassman, a Mt. Airy resident for the last 10 years, grew up in East Falls and graduated from Chestnut Hill Academy in 2003. more
If you are running a major corporation but are stuck in a rut and need to be extricated by some "out-of-the-box" thinking, you may want to call upon Natalie Nixon. more
Ann Perrone is a trailblazer. Twenty-five years ago, she became the first female scoutmaster of a Boy Scouts of America troop in the city's "Northern District." more
I was rummaging through my basement files last week when I stumbled across the notes of one of my all-time favorite interviews. more
Kimberly James, owner of the eponymous Chestnut Hill bridal boutique that until recently was situated at 15 W. Highland Ave., has a new home at 8333 Germantown Ave. more
Standing on a stage in front of an audience and not knowing what will happen next might be scary for some, but for the ComedySportz troupe, no script, no problem. more
Michael Schantz discovered acting at Chestnut Hill Academy. Meanwhile, Mary Cadden Tucker was acting in musicals at Springfield Township High School. more
At 30 years old, Jane Hughes recently became the youngest person to chair the Chestnut Hill Local board since its founding in 2016. more
Nonprofits are always looking for ways to raise funds, but the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund may have a new twist. more
PhilaMRKT, a one-day pop-up featuring some of the area's best artists, is returning to Chestnut Hill on June 7 at Kismet Cowork, 12 W. Willow Grove Ave. more
It was a sudden and terrible shock to all those who loved her when 19-year-old Caroline Shea Kyle died in her sleep at home on July 9, 2022. more
Ted Fink, who will discuss his new book at Hilltop Books, lost a lifetime of work when he stuffed three novel manuscripts, 30 short stories, 20 songs, and dozens of poems into an overnight bag and checked it onto a plane that he and his family were taking to Puerto Rico. more
Odds are you probably enjoy the music of The Beatles and Bob Dylan, but you have never heard it played the way the Hot Club of Philadelphia will be playing it at The Fallser in East Falls. more
Artem Tenkeli, who will perform a piano concert at Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion in Germantown at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, is a long way from home. more
Verna Mae Andersen Shmavonian, who served as a director of research and technical staff in Philadelphia City Council, died peacefully in her sleep on April 18. more
I like to think that I discovered Chestnut Hill area native Craig Shoemaker, who will be performing his stand-up comedy act at Sellersville Theater in Bucks County, about a half-hour drive from … more
Rasheed Booker won the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA)  award at its conference in Portland, Oregon, beating 70 other students from across the country. more
When Vietnam Restaurant was awarded the prestigious 2024 James Beard Foundation's America's Classics Award, I could not help but recall its CHC connection. more
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