SCH Academy receives Chestnut Hill Conservancy’s Preservation Recognition Award

News, Schools | January 18th, 2019 | Leave a comment

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy received the Chestnut Hill Conservancy’s Preservation Recognition Award on Jan. 6. This award recognizes SCH’s historic restoration of the Wissahickon Inn’s “Exchange.” Last summer, the school’s formal entrance enjoyed a total historic renovation thanks to a generous grant from the William B. Dietrich Foundation. The Exchange restoration work included cleaning and […]

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Discovering Chestnut Hill: Conservancy honors St. Martin’s Station Committee and SEPTA with Preservation Recognition Award

News | January 18th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Lou Richman, Chestnut Hill Conservancy Anyone who spends even a short time in Chestnut Hill knows how crucially the community depends on reliable public train service to connect it to Center City and beyond. But no less important than utilitarian transportation to Chestnut Hill’s vitality and identity are the handsome train stations that grace […]

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Popular Erdenheim breakfast destination for sale

News | January 17th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample One of the most beloved restaurants in the area, Erdenheim’s Fairlane Grill, is now up for sale. Though Fairlane’s owner, Gerri Collins, is looking to retire, both she and the property’s realtor, Ed Valentine, who is also Collins’ son, confirmed that there are no plans to change anything about the restaurant outside […]

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Local EPA scientist says continued shutdown more than a personal hardship

Featured Post, News | January 16th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak As the U.S. government shutdown approaches its third week, Roxborough resident Mindi Snoparsky, a hydrogeologist at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a member of the EPA Union AFGE, said the shutdown affects more than just federal workers paychecks – it is halting important government services and placing human lives at […]

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Germantown man wins new furnace from Duffey & Sons

News | January 11th, 2019 | Leave a comment

DE Duffey & Sons, a 120 year-old home heating oil and HVAC provider, announced that long-time Germantown resident Michael Gallina has won the company’s 2018 “Ugliest Boiler” Contest. Gallina’s heating system was originally installed in the house when it was built in 1952, making it more than 65 years old. Gallina said his parents bought […]

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Conservancy names three to board at 2019 annual meeting

News | January 10th, 2019 | Leave a comment

The Chestnut Hill Conservancy held its 2019 Annual Meeting on Sunday, Jan. 6, hosted by Springside Chestnut Hill Academy at their Wissahickon Inn. The meeting was very well attended, in spite of the conflict with the Eagles playoff game (a strict “cone-of-silence” rule was thankfully respected during the meeting for those who were taping the […]

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Obituary: Inseparable couple married 66 years, Richard and Dorothea Kishbaugh, die days apart

News, Obituaries | January 9th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro Wyndmoor residents Richard and Dorothea Kishbaugh, who were married 66 years, died days apart in December at their home in the Springhouse Estates in Upper Gwynned. Richard, 91, died on Dec. 22. Dorothea, 90, died on Dec. 26. Both died from complications from cardiovascular disease. Richard (Dick) Deane Kishbaugh was born in […]

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Library to offer series of talks in January

News | January 4th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Stan Cutler Some of us enjoy the seasonal changes that drive others to warmer climes during the winter months. Sure, we gripe about shoveling snow and icy roads, but it’s all part of the rhythm of life in our part of the world. This winter, we can look forward to something a little different: […]

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