SCH takes step to reclaim American chestnut’s place with new grove of 70 trees

Featured Post, News, Schools | September 18th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample The American chestnut tree, which once covered the northwest area of Philadelphia, and lent its name to the neighborhood, Chestnut Hill, has suffered so much decimation, it is considered “functionally extinct.” Springside Chestnut Hill Academy has partnered with the American Chestnut Foundation in an effort to help restore the neighborhood’s namesake to […]

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Bike challenge honors architect’s memory

Events, News | September 11th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Breakthrough Bike Challenge will hold its sixth annual bike ride on Sunday, Sept. 15, in Berks County’s Oley Valley. The ride, which offers bicyclists a choice of three options: a 12, 25 or 50-mile loop that includes “ICU,” an Intensive Climbing Unit, gives hope to those currently receiving treatment for cancer […]

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Osaka restaurant on the Avenue shuts down

Featured Post, News | September 11th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample After settling a separate financial dispute earlier this year, Osaka Japanese Restaurant saw its Chestnut Hill location on 8605 Germantown Ave. shut down by the Philadelphia Department of Revenue for “serious tax violations.” Furthermore, while the matter is still ongoing, an anonymous representative from Osaka claimed that this will ultimately be a […]

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CHCA approves variance for Avenue takeout restaurant

News | August 30th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample After breaking ground on the site last year, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy is set to officially open its new lower school building for the start of the upcoming school year. This news was confirmed at the latest meeting of the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s board on Thursday, Aug. 22. Jenny McHugh, SCH […]

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