CHCA supports variance for new Evergreen Ave. house

News | October 3rd, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample After several months of debate and arguments from neighbors, the Chestnut Hill Community Association officially voted to support the variance request for a new proposed house on 250 E. Evergreen Ave. The CHCA board outlined a number of conditions for the property at its Sept. 26 meeting before passing a motion of […]

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SLIDESHOW: Over 10,000 attend 35th Fall for Arts festival

News | October 2nd, 2019 | Leave a comment

All photos by Sue Ann Rybak by Sue Ann Rybak Philip Dawson, executive director of the Chestnut Hill Business District, said this year’s annual Fall for the Festival was a tremendous success. “Over 10,000 people enjoyed a beautiful day in Chestnut Hill, complete with more than 150 unique vendors, delicious dining options and entertainment for […]

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Hill native brings haircut startup to Philadelphia

News | September 26th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Growing up in Chestnut Hill, Will Newton, now 30, says his most vivid memory of Chestnut Hill is that “I always took the long way home from school, winding around the incredible residential streets of Chestnut Hill. I also spent a lot of time at Chestnut Hill Sports, which is still one […]

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Judge needs time on Abolition Hall permit appeal

News | September 25th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample After close to a year after the initial filing, the Friends of Abolition Hall went before the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas to appeal Whitemarsh Township Board of Supervisors’ decision to allow K. Hovnanian Homes to construct a series of townhouses on the property housing Abolition Hall and other historic buildings. […]

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Hill resident’s documentary of anti-Vietnam student movement to get attention at festival

News | September 20th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro There was a time in which Bert Shultz’s footage of student anti-war activists at Fordham University, where he was a student, was quite literally underground. That footage would become the basis for his short documentary, “Fordham SDS,” for which he’s been invited to an international film festival in Oaxaca next month. Schultz […]

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Flourtown student organizes walk for 10-year-old brother with apraxia, a rare speech disorder

Featured Post, News | September 19th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak In some ways, Springfield High School student Maya Jennings’ 10-year-old brother, Greysen, is like any younger brother. He loves to watch videos on his iPad and is fascinated with fire trucks and all mechanical vehicles. Greysen wants to eat his favorite food for breakfast – Cinnamon Eggo Waffles with cream cheese. […]

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