LUPZ seeks overlay changes, discusses escape room signage

News | October 12th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample Aproposal to extend the Germantown Overlay, an update on the signage for the proposed escape room coming to Chestnut Hill and potential changes to membership and bylaws were the topics of discussion at the latest Chestnut Hill Community Association Land Use Planning and Zoning Committee meeting. Hoping to make progress on a […]

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Conservancy lights the night with historic images

News | October 11th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro The Chestnut Hill Conservancy held its second annual “Night of Lights” on Friday Oct. 4, which placed combined historic photos and videos from the conservancy’s archives, projected onto the walls and windows of buildings, with various lighting displays and lots of street music. It was a pleasant evening on a crowded Germantown […]

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Two Doylestown shops to open on the Avenue

News | October 10th, 2018 | 1 Comment

by Tyller Moorer Two Doylestown businesses – a toy store and an escape room – will open branches in Chestnut Hill this month. One of these, Busy Bee Toys, is scheduled to open at its new location, 8511 Germantown Ave., by the end of October. Busy Bee owner Nerice Kendter said she was excited to […]

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Fall for Arts art show winners

News | October 5th, 2018 | Leave a comment

The Chestnut Hill Business District’s annual Fall for the Arts festival was a hit on a warm, sunny day in which approximately 20,000 visitors gathered on Gemantown Avenue for arts, food, fun and more. As is the case every year, the CHBD handed out prizes to the best artists of the day. The following is […]

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Voting open for Chestnut Hill Architectural Hall of Fame

News | October 5th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Public voting is now open for the Chestnut Hill Architectural Hall of Fame, a distinguished list of Chestnut Hill’s most treasured significant buildings structures and landscapes, chosen by public vote. The hall of fame was created and is curated by the Chestnut Hill Conservancy. Three to four special places will be selected by the public […]

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Nelson Diaz to discuss new book at Free Library on Oct. 9

News | October 4th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Hill resident Nelson Diaz, who served as city solicitor under Mayor John Street and as general counsel to the Department of Housing and Urban Development under president Bill Clinton, will be discussing and reading from his new autobiography, “Not from Here, Not from There,” (Temple Press) at the Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street […]

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NFA alum and teacher shares global awareness with students through Spanish

News | October 4th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy recently welcomed its newest Spanish teacher for 3-year-olds through fifth grade, Taylor Stabler, to expand on the curriculum with a focus on immersion. Stabler graduated from Norwood in 2006. Stabler is fluent in Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese, with a double degree in Spanish and Anthropology. She also holds a certification in English Foreign […]

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