Aid to Local in honor of Hill merchant, columnist Pat Stokes

Community | July 8th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear The family of Patricia (“Pat”) Schriever Stokes, the late columnist for the Local, business owner on the Avenue, jazz and culture buff, aesthetic window designer, watercolorist and tireless Chestnut Hill promoter, has made a significant contribution to the non-profit Chestnut Hill Community Fund to be designated for the operation of the Chestnut […]

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Community Matters: Why fences, and what to build?

Community | June 24th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Celeste Hardester Seventh of a series from the Chestnut Hill Community Association Physical Division Of course there is a story to how fences came to be. There is always a story if one thinks to ask the question. Leaving aside the subject of stonewalls, as in Bronze Age stone walls permeating the Irish countryside, […]

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Gardening: Painful memories of a rose garden

Community | June 5th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Stan Cutler Valerie, my wife, whose daily life revolves around plants, came charging into the den as I was about to fall asleep. I was in my recliner, about to doze off, a magazine laid on my chest. “Guess what! We figured it out. I know what’s making the holes in the roses!” In […]

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Hill businesses band together for virtual fashion show

Community | June 3rd, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Kathleen Dolan Sweatpants were mentioned a number of times at a fashion show spotlighting Chestnut Hill’s many boutiques last week, which during another time may have been unusual. But much is unpredictable and strange at the moment and the Chestnut Hill Business Association has adapted, hosting a virtual fashion show via Zoom. Shopkeepers in […]

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Find a bear in Chestnut Hill, win a $25 gift card

Community | May 20th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by John Derr, Publisher As a Time magazine story published on March 25t put it:  “Taking a page from Michael Rosen’s 1989 children’s book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, members of a number of communities across the globe are placing teddy bears and other stuffed animals in their homes’ windows to create a scavenger hunt-esque activity […]

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