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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How to explore history at home

Community | March 20th, 2020 | Leave a comment

By Lori Salganicoff,Executive Director, Chestnut Hill Conservancy Let’s take a socially distant stroll through history. While we all stay close to home, we invite you to virtually explore the Chestnut Hill area through the treasure trove of the Conservancy’s free, searchable, online Archives. Here you will find community stories from our past, in the comfort […]

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Mt. Airy instructor making difference in people’s lives

Community | March 20th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Erin Flynn Jay For 55-year-old West Mt. Airy resident Yvonne Ferguson Hardin of Fergie’s Instructional Training FIT LLC in Germantown, striving to be healthy and without any physical limitations was always an unwritten rule in her book. As a British-born (Jamaican heritage) young lady, Hardin moved to America in 1987 and immediately found that […]

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Woodmere’s ‘The Violet Oakley Experience’: Quiz Time!

Community | March 12th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by George McNeely The Woodmere Art Gallery has recently launched a new program: “The Violet Oakley Experience.”   It doesn’t offer any rides, but it does offer an engaging digital archive of the museum’s extensive collection of works by Oakley. Violet Oakley (1874-1961) might be considered the painter laureate of Chestnut Hill, despite having lived mostly […]

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