Support for weight loss at Chestnut Hill Hospital

Advice, Community | June 14th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Catherine Brzozowski Losing weight is hard. Doing it alone? That’s even harder. Finding support for your weight-loss efforts can mean the difference between success and failure. According to research, having friends or family members who are supportive of your healthy eating habits and exercise goals is important for long-term weight loss success. Support can […]

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Updated plan approved for 8100 Germantown Ave.

Community | June 13th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample Though a final resolution is still forthcoming, the proposed multi-unit housing complex on 8100 Germantown Ave. has taken another step toward receiving the support of the Chestnut Hill Community Association. The CHCA’s Land Use, Planning and Zoning Committee, along with the Chestnut Hill Conservancy’s Historic District Advisory Committee, voted to conditionally approve […]

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Celebrate Arts and Aging Festival helps seniors ‘Connect, Create and Contribute’

Community, Mt. Airy | June 7th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Despite dark skies threatening rain last Wednesday night, people packed the Center on the Hill, 8855 Germantown Ave., on May 29, to see some of the beautiful pieces of artwork in the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s 17th Annual Celebrate Arts and Aging Festival. Held during Older Americans Month, the festival highlights […]

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100-year-old Northwest residents honored by mayor

Community, Mt. Airy | June 7th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Constance Garcia-Barrio A half dozen of the more than 100 centenarians honored at Mayor Kenney’s May 29 luncheon in the ballroom at Sugar House Casino hailed from Northwest Philadelphia. Their memories provide a measure of both lives fully lived and, in some cases, how Germantown and Mt. Airy have progressed over the decades. For […]

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Needed repairs to Children’s Park reported to CHCA board

Community | May 31st, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample Two guest presentations and discussions concerning several ongoing zoning issues were the main topics of conversation at the latest Chestnut Hill Community Association board meeting on May 23. Representing the Friends of Children’s Park, Haviva Goldman and Eden Kainer provided an outline of repairs that the park needed. With immediate fixes needed […]

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Famed illustrator to receive Historic Germantown Hall of Fame Award

Community | May 31st, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Richard S. Lee Jerry Pinkney was born and raised a few blocks from the offices of Historic Germantown. On Thursday, June 20, Historic Germantown will present Pinkney and two other recipients with the Historic Germantown Hall of Fame Award. This prestigious honor, given annually since 1994, celebrates its honorees’ achievements locally, regionally and nationally. […]

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