Germantown’s new brewery in Wayne Junction wants to welcome the community

Featured Post, News | January 23rd, 2020 | Leave a comment

By Sam Newhouse Attic Brewing Company in Germantown opened with some impromptu dinner theater. The brewery celebrated the 100th anniversary of prohibition at their new taproom in the Wayne Junction area on Jan.16, inviting neighbors, craft-beer lovers, and the 300-odd investors who crowd-funded Attic into reality via Instagram. At the end of the night’s festivities, […]

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The Women’s March: Past and Present

News | January 23rd, 2020 | Leave a comment

By Karen Bojar When I boarded the Chestnut Hill East train on January 18 to attend the annual Women‘s March I noted there were plenty of empty seats, unlike the 2017 and 2018 marches, when the train was standing room only. The 2017 march, an outpouring of protest against the 2016 election of Donald Trump, […]

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GFS grad named co-anchor of ‘Weekend Today’

Featured Post, News | January 17th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker, 43, who graduated from Germantown Friends School in 1994, became co-anchor of the Weekend Today show last weekend. The news came shortly after co-anchor Sheinelle Jones’ announcement that she will be stepping away from the show to spend more time with her family. Jones co-anchored […]

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Hill McDonald’s closed, owners seek tenant

News | January 15th, 2020 | Leave a comment

By Pete Mazzaccaro The Chestnut Hill McDonald’s restaurant at 7800 Germantown Ave. closed for good on Jan. 1. The franchise operators having declined to renew their lease with the landlord, the Romano family, which operated a garage and gas station on the property many years ago. Doug Green, a principal with MSC Retail, which is […]

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Springfield Township to form new historic commission

News | January 8th, 2020 | Leave a comment

By Barbara Sherf At its monthly workshop meeting on Monday, Jan. 6, Springfield Township’s newly named Board of Commissioners Chairman Baird Standish proudly presented a plaque given to the board Sunday night by the Chestnut Hill Conservancy. The Board congratulated Jeffrey T. Harbison for serving for the past four years (and eight years total) as […]

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Hill expert helps those seeking ancestry information

News | January 3rd, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Barbara Sherf Last year, Anne Marie Townsend (not her real last name) decided to do a DNA test just for fun, and it opened up a chapter of family secrets she never anticipated. After talking with a co-worker who had done a DNA test through Ancestry.com, Townsend was intrigued. So she decided to confirm […]

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