Community Matters: The state of zoning in a pandemic

Community | April 15th, 2020 | Leave a comment

By Celeste Hardester Sixth of a series from the Chestnut Hill Community Association Physical Division Anyone who has applied for a permit with Philadelphia Department of Licenses & Inspections knows that it is a labyrinthine process. Ironically, the city’s long-awaited online eClipse permitting and licensing system, intended to streamline the application process and avoid lengthy […]

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Local arts entrepreneur brings art education to kids forced to stay at home

Community, Mt. Airy | April 8th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Christine Wolkin As families with young children struggle to provide educational and entertaining content for their children at home during the current COVID-19 public health pandemic, one local educator/author is offering a new program to do just that. Kim Soles, 56, of Mt. Airy, founder of Indigo Nature Arts, recently launched Heart + Spirit, […]

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Fund-raising jobs die, but trivia lives on for free

Community | April 7th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear In 1986, after graduating from Archbishop Kennedy High School and living in Roxborough, Bill McMenamin landed a gig as an emcee and house disc jockey at the Chateau Granieri Caterers in Lafayette Hill. He worked his way through La Salle University and then St. Joseph’s University for graduate school. For years Bill, now 51, […]

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