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While neither required approval from the DRC, the design review did lead to changes recommended by the committee. more
The annual members meeting of the Chestnut Hill Community Association on July 22 began with the recitation of the CHCA’s activities over the past year, and a reminder of how difficult things had been. more
The Rev. Canon Albert J. Ogle has served as the interim rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, for 25 months. When he steps down from that role on Sunday, July 25, it will also mark his retirement after 44 years of active ordained ministry. more
IKEA South Philadelphia has partnered with Chestnut Hill Hospital by donating home furnishing products for the Chestnut Hill Hospital Family Medicine residents’ on-call rooms. more
As of Friday morning, PECO reported there were still 160 power outages in the region, affecting 2,399 customers. The remaining outages are smaller: Four reported outages in Springfield Township affect 38 customers. more
A brief but strong storm on Wednesday afternoon knocked out power to local neighborhoods. PECO reported 14,267 customers affected in the region. As of 11:40 this morning, Flourtown was still without power. more
A groundbreaking ceremony was held on June 22 to officially mark the start of much-needed repairs and renovations to the Chestnut Hill Community Center (CHCC), 8419 Germantown Avenue. more
In 2015 an elderly typewriter expert started a  sales/repair business and instead of rent, he paid Pamela Rogow in typewriters. When he moved out in 2017, Rogow had 60 typewriters. more
They had been invited to participate along with many other immigrant-run food vendors to “Taste of Home”, promoted as “an event celebrating diversity through food, art, entertainment and community.” Then they weren't asked not to come. more
Chestnut Hill nursing staff presented a check for $358 to Divo Messori for the fund that provides scholarships for continuing education to hospital nurses. more
After more than a year, almost one-fifth of city sanitation workers are out on sick leave at any time, and the trucks are still full. more
While finding parking along Germantown Avenue will always be difficult, it will soon be easier to walk the avenue in Mt. Airy.   more
Bringin’ the Joy, a series of activism and art pop-up events happening at several Northwest Philadelphia parks this summer, gives children the space, and the art supplies, to participate in the work for racial justice. more
The Allen’s Lane Bridge reopened on June 11. It closed back in May of 2019 due to the poor condition of the deck, superstructure, and substructure, blocking a major route from Lincoln Drive to Germantown Avenue. more
I have had the good fortune to interview countless talented men and women in the arts in what I call the Greater Chestnut Hill area, but I don't think any of them are more multi-talented in more disciplines than Nikki Harmon. more
Growing up in Delaware, Stephen M. Chrzanowski was always a good writer but did not fare particularly well in science courses, so it was no surprise that after graduating from the University of Delaware he pursued a master's degree at the University of Maryland in journalism. more
Drexel University selected Mt. Airy native Maisha Kelly to be their new director of athletics following a national search. She will begin her new position on July 19. more
When thinking about adopting a dog, Chestnut Hill’s Daryn Ray was sure she did not want a husky. more
Twenty-five years ago several Chestnut Hill residents met to talk about the idea of starting a Rotary Club in Chestnut Hill. more
The Trustees of the Former Agents of the FBI Foundation awarded a scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year to Margaret “Maggie” Mikalic, a recent graduate of Mount Saint Joseph Academy. more
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