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The 36th Annual Fall for the Arts Festival, September 26

On Sunday, September 26, Germantown Ave. will once again be closed to traffic from Rex to Willow Grove Aves. for the 36th annual festival.

Where the Haws Lane Development Stands

The most recent preliminary plans offered by MEH Investments for townhomes have been retracted due to lack of support and agreement about what the public would like to see at the property.

Springfield High students talk about being back, and what they missed

The hallways are buzzing once again at the Springfield Township High School, as students settle in for a second week of in-person classes to start the 2021-22 school year. While the building is at …

Philadelphia Bans the Bag!

Philadelphia’s single-use plastic bag ban goes into effect for retail establishments across the city on October 1st, and the Chestnut Hill Community Association is celebrating that fact with a Reusable Tote Bag Decorating Contest open to young people 14 years old and under.

Penn Charter’s Charlotte Hodgson named to USA Select U18 lacrosse team

Charlotte Hodgson of Penn Charter School has been named to the 2021 USA Select U18 team, chosen as one of 22 of the nation’s top high school girls’ lacrosse players.
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Good Samaritans raise funds for dog with broken leg

Saturday, July 24, started out as just another day in the park for Chestnut Hill resident Anthony Stover. As he did every Saturday at 8 a.m., he brought Biscuit, his 7-month-old mini–Australian Shepherd, to Pastorius Park. Biscuit was playing with about six other dogs when he suddenly started to squeal.

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Chestnut Hill Hospital receives State grant for infrastructure upgrades

Chestnut Hill Hospital received a $500,000 grant from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP). The bulk of the money will go into a $1 million project to replace the HVAC unit on the main building.

Former executive at the National Audubon Society is new director at Northwestern Stables

Jean Bochnowski has joined Northwestern Stables as Executive Director.

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Stagecrafters reopening with a new 5-play season

Starting Sept. 24 with a five-show season featuring a Philadelphia premiere by John Patrick Shanley and a play by award-winning author, Dominique Morisseau.

Fall for the Arts returns, a tradition intact

This fall, as life in our area gets back to a new normal, one of the surest signs is the return of the Fall for the Arts Festival coming September 26.

Chestnut Hill resident celebrates new bookstore opening

This week marks the opening of  “booked” at 8511 Germantown Avenue, the fulfillment of a long-held dream by its owner, Debbie Gress Jansen.
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The art, the music, the neighbors

The Mt. Airy Art Garage’s MAAG Rocks Art last weekend lucked out on perfect weather for their Fall event.

Vigil commemorates Standing in Solidarity for Racial Justice

P'nai Or, the Jewish Renewal Congregation joined the "Standing in Solidarity for Racial Justice" Vigil at the Unitarian Society of Germantown to mark the Jewish High Holidays, in a gathering for justice on Friday, September 10.

Mt. Airy's 'holy fool' will explode in 'Cannonball'

Nick Gillette’s “Yurodivy” will be performed September 23, 24 and 25.

The Sculpture Gallery: Fringe at the Circus Campus

The Sculpture Gallery is ready to exhibit in the sanctuary of the Circus Campus in Mt. Airy. Meet with the curator: your benevolent, charismatic guide.

MAAG Rocks Art

Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) will be celebrating the community coming back together after a year of isolation with an arts festival, with lots of artists and live music, on Saturday, Sept. 18.
East Mt. Airy is booming with development, but much is the kind locals don’t want. The kind that makes long time residents feel pushed out.
Cresheim Village Neighbors has been awarded by the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations for outstanding work, and by the Philadelphia Police Department for their involvement with neighborhood issues, according to Coordinator Stroiman.
A task force of the West Central Germantown Neighbors is preparing a report that will provide feedback to the city on what zoning decisions WCGN feels will be most beneficial to the residents here.
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Springfield Township Board of Commissioners Business Meeting - September 15

The Springfield Township Board of Commissioners acknowledged three individuals for their service to the Springfield Township at Wednesday’s monthly business meeting. Springfield Township Community Day celebration will take place on Sunday, Oct. 3, preceded by the Erdenheim Civic Association 5k Race and Fun run at 9 a.m.

Springfield Township Board of Commissioners Meetings, August update

Magistrate Judge McGill presents on the state of the courts At the invitation of the Springfield Township Board of Commissioners, Magistrate Judge Kate McGill (Montgomery County 38-1-08 …
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Springfield returns to a new normal in July with livestreamed in-person Board meetings

Springfield Township will resume in-person meetings for all Board of Commissioner and advisory commission meetings beginning July 1, 2021.  But things are not going back to the old “normal.” 

Neighbors not happy over Haws Lane townhome plans

The question now is whether it turns into a 107-unit assisted living facility or luxury townhomes.