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Many community activists in Northwest Philadelphia virtually revere attorney Yvonne Haskins, who has been fighting for victims of injustice for a half-century, but I doubt if many know she was once a police officer here. more
While almost every small business you can think of has been suffering during the pandemic if it is even still in business, Rahanna Gray's unusual business, Stylish Pooch, is thriving beyond all of her expectations. more
Twelve years ago I discovered The Dovetail Artisans, a charming gift shop at 105 E. Glenside Ave, in Glenside, just a few doors down from where Rizzo’s Pizzeria & Restaurant had been for 60 … more
Kaitlin Orner, 33, has brought a bit of Eden to 6352 Germantown Ave. with her new plant store and flower shop, Pomelo Flowers and Gifts. The word “pomelo,” a big Asian citrus fruit as … more
A capital campaign to restore the Chestnut Hill Community Center continues, with the goal of raising $1.75 million to restore the 200-year-old building. more
Today Vanessa Jackson's daughter Brittany, “The Cheesecake Daughter,” runs the store while Vanessa spends up to 16 hours a day creating her now-famous four-inch cheesecakes. more
Viva Leaf Tea Company officially opened in October, but Christa Barfield had been selling her herbal teas and infused honey in farmers’ markets and online for some time. more
Last Spring, the Friends of the Chestnut Hill Library committed to opening a neighborhood bookstore. more
The Chestnut Hill Business District unveiled new signs last week, a feature piece in the organization’s multi-year effort to improve the entranceways to the Chestnut Hill shopping corridor. more
In the middle of November, the early signing period for the National Letter of Intent came and went, and Springside Chestnut Hill Academy goalie Julia Wilbekaitis wasn't even sure if she was going to … more
Along with its fellow members in the Athletic Association of Catholic Academies, Mount St. Joseph Academy started basketball team practice last Monday. Later in the week, Governor Wolf's latest order … more
On December 10, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced a new round of statewide restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Included in the statement was the stipulation that "All sports at K-12 … more
The Chestnut Hill Rotary Club will feature Dr. Arthur L. Caplan who is the founding head of the Division of Medical Ethics at the NYU School of Medicine and the  ethics advisor to the U.S. … more
Grace Epiphany Episcopal Church is happy to announce The Rev. Darrell L. Tiller became the priest-in-charge at Grace Epiphany Church on Sunday, Nov. 29. Rev. Tiller served as seminarian at Grace … more
Twenty one years ago, Dottie Sheffield and a group of other aesthetically minded Chestnut Hillers founded the nonprofit CHGDF with one goal: to enhance the appearance of our beloved Avenue. more
Mokja, which means “Let's eat” in Korean, opened in Ambler on April 20. more
Kate Dailey may not have planned to be a pioneer when she was a child, but now she is one. more
This year, it was pretty clear the annual Christmas Pageant at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill was not going to happen. more
From 2008 to 2012, at least once a week on a Saturday or Sunday, Phil Clark would run from Northern Liberties to Henry Avenue in Roxborough or to Forbidden Drive in Chestnut Hill and back, about 22 to 24 miles all told. more
For high school athletes in the area, it was a normal November in at least one sense; top performers officially committed to the colleges of their choice by signing a National Letter of Intent during … more
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