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Chestnut Hill resident Noah Raven, whose last name already suggests a proclivity to help preserve wildlife, has started an initiative to save monarch butterflies. more
You could say that the mission of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Whitemarsh, one of the oldest in the nation at 324 years old, is saving a lot more than souls.  more
Area graduates brimmed with optimism and gratitude to parents and teachers, though they addressed issues such as COVID, social unrest and war. more
Chestnut Hill doesn't quite have its own version of Jewelers’ Row, but once you reach the hub of the Northwest Philadelphia shopping district, there’s a jeweler for every block. more
Every so often I come across a feature or see a documentary with the topic about the importance of an original, intact, historic building interior.  more
According to clinical psychologist Alyson Nerenberg, an addictions and relationship expert who has long had an office in Chestnut Hill, many of us enter into relationships with unrealistic expectations - which can lead to crushing disappointment.  more
Tempesta di Mare, Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra, closed out its 20th anniversary season with a concert that is now available online through July 19. more
The Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Pastorius Park Summer Concerts series will continue next week with a performance by Runa, a traditional celtic band with roots in Chestnut Hill. more
A brand new way to eat delicious and inexpensive locally-caught seafood has come to Mt. Airy this month. Fishadelphia bills itself as a community-based fishery program. more
Lafayette Hill resident Richard Lyntton's life would make a pretty good movie. He’s been a captain and a tank commander in the British military, observed and documented war crimes in Bosnia, been abducted by Serbs in Sarajevo and written several books.  more
You might not think that a book about walking would be a page-turner, but a new book proves that any subject can be fascinating if it is told in a compelling way. more
At the June 6 workshop meeting, Springfield Township manager Michael Taylor outlined updated strategies implemented by township police in response to the mass shooting last month at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.  more
After six weeks of searching, the Local caught up last week with Chestnut Hill Local columnist and author Hugh Gilmore at the BB&T bank's brick driveway. more
No one ever wants to hear the word “cancer” from their doctor. But that diagnosis is not as terrifying now as it once was, thanks to researchers like Chestnut Hill resident Dr. Elizabeth Plimack, newly appointed deputy director at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Northeast Philadelphia. more
Mamma Pina carved thin slices of horse meat for the luncheon carpaccio. Her son-in-law, award-winning Philadelphia chef Jeff Michaud, stirred an antique copper pot of bubbling polenta on the kitchen’s wood-burning stove. more
If you think you’ve been seeing a lot of “Save Harston Woods” yard signs in Springfield Township that’s because nearly 200 have been sold by the Friends of Harston Woods (FHW), a grassroots organization trying to save one of the few remaining open spaces in the township.   more
The COVID pandemic may have resulted in some of the most stressful, isolated moments in many of our lives, but it was good for at least one thing. It brought us the city’s favorite brass band, Snacktime, which is scheduled to play the second concert in this year’s Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Pastorius Park summer concert series on June 22 at 7:30 p.m. more
This weekend brings a variety of opportunities to celebrate Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day and Black Independence Day.  more
Residents have had longtime issues with the neighborhood’s only post office. They say mail has been lost, stolen, and incorrectly or slowly delivered. more
Another Chestnut Hill resident approached the Local last week alleging that a check he mailed on behalf of his business was stolen from the outdoor USPS mailbox at the corner of Germantown Avenue and Gravers Lane. more
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