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The Chestnut Hill Community Association is hosting Chestnut Hill’s first annual Canine Costume Parade on “Barktober” 30. Costumed dogs and their owners are invited to meet at the parking lots next to Mimi’s Café on East Evergreen at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30, and parade with other pooches down to Buckley Park. more
It was the height of the pandemic and Monika Schermer was panicked. Her husband, like so many in corporate America at the time, had been furloughed from work indefinitely. more
Garden State Tile is relocating its Philadelphia showroom from Center City to Chestnut Hill, on the east side corner of Germantown and Moreland avenues, just up the street from Staples. The new … more
Carole Carmichael, who had a trailblazing journalism career that spanned 40 years, has joined the Chestnut Hill Local’s Board of Directors. more
On Oct. 21, shopping to support breast cancer is a day-long event on the Hill at “Cashmere for a Cause.” more
Entertainment for kids of all ages leading up to Halloween. more
The volunteers who collected, sorted and sold 10,000 used books for Hilltop Books during a pandemic are a testament to the miraculous power of community effort. more
It is the gem of Northwest Philadelphia, separated from the city by an ascending ravine that stretches nearly 12 miles up Lincoln Drive. more
George Woodward Co. built more than 400 of the stone buildings that now typify the neighborhood of Chestnut Hill and W. Mt. Airy.  The Houstons and Woodwards designed much of the existing street pattern and built and donated several of its most important institutions, including the Water Tower Recreation Center, Pastorius Park, a large part of the Wissahickon Valley, and the Schuylkill Valley Nature Center. more
Turnout was strong at the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s cocktail party/fundraiser at Market at the Fareway on Sunday night. The event, which featured a tasting menu provided by various vendors, wine and beer, and live music, was held to raise funds for the CHCA and the Jenks school playground. more
The ants go marching one by one… down Germantown Avenue! Be on the lookout for some ants along the stone wall as you stroll past the playground at the Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences. more
Upload photos of your Halloween masterpiece to between Friday, Oct 22nd and Tuesday, Oct 26th.  more
John Patrick Shanley wrote “Rogues' Gallery” last year in response to the lockdown of the performing arts world during the pandemic, and is donating the proceeds of all performance royalties to the Actors' Fund. It's at Stagecrafters through October 10. In person, not virtual. more
Slowly but surely, people who use the Germantown Avenue shopping district in Chestnut Hill are getting used to the new way they have to pay for parking. more
Every second Saturday of the month, beginning in May and continuing through this November, 30 to 35 visiting local artists have been displaying their art on tables and easels on Germantown Avenue, in empty storefronts and in pop-up galleries. more
The Chestnut Hill Business District announced that as of mid-September Ann Nevel has joined their staff in the role of Retail Advocate, a role she says will “create a buzz” about shopping in Chestnut Hill. more
Wendy Studner admits that her 17-year-old son, Jackson, is “a little bit different. He is so far out of the box. Sometimes I just say, 'Where in the world does he come from?'” more
The Friends’ Big Truck Book Sale Weekend in September was a huge hit. Thanks to you, we raised $3,260, sold more than 2,700 books and introduced their new Annual Membership Program. more
October 8 through the 17, from 7-9pm, historical images from the Conservancy’s Archives will be projected through storefront windows, while neighboring historic buildings will be transformed with colored lights and films. more
Woodmere Art Museum expects to complete the purchase of St. Michael’s Hall property in mid-October, and has been working with a team of engineers, architects, lawyers, and Woodmere staff to dream big about how the property will be used. more
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