FOW hosts talk on ‘building resilient communities’

News | March 29th, 2019 | Leave a comment

Friends of the Wissahickon recently hosted Jerome Shabazz, executive director of the Overbrook Environmental Education Center, at the first of four presentations in its Valley Talks series. Speaking on “Social Architecture for Resilient and Sustainable Communities,” Shabazz discussed the center’s strategies to promote healthier, more resilient communities in Philadelphia’s vulnerable neighborhoods using sustainable practices. Valley […]

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Hill resident James Eisenhower appointed to state Court of Judicial Discipline

News | March 28th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Maddie Clark While many of the country’s state and federal officials were being inaugurated into office after this year’s midterm election, James J. Eisenhower, a distant relative of former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, was also being sworn in as a judge on Pennsylvania’s Court of Judicial Discipline. Eisenhower, a Chestnut Hill resident, was appointed […]

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Retiring rector to be honored at April 7 dinner

News | March 28th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Barbara Sherf The Rev. E. Clifford Cutler, who has served for 13 years as rector of Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill, will be honored April 7 at a Center for Contemporary Mysticism dinner. Cutler, who is generally full of laughter and smiles, said he believes it’s been his sense of humor that […]

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Officials discuss remedies for Devil’s Pool crowds

News | March 28th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Elizabeth Coady Devil’s Pool, the Wissahickon watering hole that Lenape Indians believed held “an interface between good and evil,’’ continues to alternatively disturb and delight nearby residents as the Friends of Wissahickon and city officials brace for a deluge of 2019 visitors to the increasingly popular hideaway. About 40 people turned out Monday night […]

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Hill to get first bridal shop with Kimberly James

News | March 27th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Maddie Clark Kimberly James Bridal shop, at 15 W. Highland Ave., is scheduled to open its doors for the very first time on Friday, March 29. Branded as “a bridal experience all about you,” Kimberly James Bridal will be Chestnut Hill’s very first bridal shop of this kind. While Chestnut Hill has a lot […]

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