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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Balancing leisure and productivity at home

Community | May 15th, 2020 | Leave a comment

By Sheyna Rose Hoitsma Transitioning from work, to relaxing, to studying, and back to working can be challenging. Especially when school, work, and downtime are all in the same place; your house. This article offers some tips for staying productive and helping ease the transitional periods between tasks, which can be the most disruptive. It […]

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Center on the Hill takes classes online

Community | May 6th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Did you know that you can still take some of your favorite Center on the Hill classes even while the center is closed? Classes such as Golden Yoga, Chair Pilates, Diabetes Nutrition class, and “Tell Me Something Good”, an interactive online class based on StoryWise card game, and others are posted […]

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Ask questions of 1918 Spanish Flu expert Saturday via ZOOM

Community | May 1st, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear During Pennsylvania’s “stay at home” order, Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion at 200 W. Tulpehocken St. in Germantown is hosting a live question-and-answer ZOOM meeting with Robert D. Hicks, Ph.D, Senior Consulting Scholar at the Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 19 S. 22nd St.,  and co-organizer of their 1918 flu […]

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ER doctor making masks; husband planting Hill gardens

Community | April 22nd, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Chris Mattingly and his wife, Allison, are two Chestnut Hillers who are affected by the coronavirus pandemic in radically different ways. “As the husband of an intrepid emergency medicine doctor,” said Chris, 34, last week, “my wife and many of our closest friends are on the frontlines in Philly.” Dr Allison Chan […]

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