Family, friends and stylists gather to send off Sherlocks Salon, closed after 40 years

Featured Post, News | February 6th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Elizabeth Coady Only a few hours were left before the doors permanently closed at Sherlocks Salon in Chestnut Hill after 40 years in operation, and though there was an occasional damp eye, Saturday afternoon’s send-off was more a celebration of legacy than the mourning of loss. Kathleen Wallace, the salon’s former owner and founder, […]

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Erosion from climate change top concern for FOW

News | February 1st, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Barbara Sherf While rain has been on everyone’s mind of late, the wet weather and its impact on the Wissahickon Valley Park were among a host of topics explored at the Annual Public Projects Meeting of the 95-year-old Friends of the Wissahickon last week. About 75 attendees gathered at the New Convent Church campus […]

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Rizzo estate sale ends with final keepsakes sold off

Featured Post, News | February 1st, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Elizabeth Coady Philadelphia columnist Stu Bykofsky snapped up the police whistle and the Bailey Banks & Biddle “rigatoni bowl.” Brian Lawlor scored the Civil Service Public Service Award, a mounted coral presented to Mayor Frank Rizzo by the Academy of Natural Sciences, and a solid-gold membership card to the Fraternal Order of Police. “Aaron” […]

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Board endorses Local line of credit

News | January 31st, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample At the latest Chestnut Hill Community Association Board of Directors meeting, Chestnut Hill Local Publisher John Derr outlined his plan to obtain a $150,000 line of credit for the paper. This credit would ultimately go toward enhancing the Local’s operations and would be overseen by a committee consisting of CHCA directors and […]

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Winter festival this weekend in Chestnut Hill

News | January 30th, 2019 | Leave a comment

This February 1 and 2, Chestnut Hill gears up to beat the winter blues with the totally reimagined Chestnut Hill on Ice event, bringing two days of ice-themed attractions, including a pop-up ice skating rink, live ice carving, a yurt village and an ice bar. Formerly known as Valentine’s On Ice, this year’s event will […]

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