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Jill S. Markovitz is a woman on a mission: To make art accessible to children and adults in ways that did not exist before.  more
At a time when neighborhood bookstores are sprouting again in the Northwest, Big Blue Marble Bookstore in Mt. Airy is sailing confidently into its 18th year with a new look. more
Most people take dance classes for a fun cardio workout and a great way to expand their social horizons.  But scientists say they offer even more benefits. more
The Springfield Township Police Benevolent Association and the Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police filed a legal challenge to Springfield Township’s ban on employees wearing Blue Lives Matter flags on duty. more
An USPS-conducted audit of the Germantown Post Office found widespread operational problems ranging from missing keys to scanning issues. more
When Marilyn Kraut returned home from walking her dog Thursday afternoon she noticed an unfamiliar sight on her front steps – two flyers promoting white supremacy. more
Joanne Dhody, a third-generation resident of Chestnut Hill and a beloved volunteer who never met a worthy cause she would not help, is stepping down as a library volunteer after 27 years. more
Salon owner Maryam Lavasani is hosting a life-sized sculpture of Mahsa Amini, the 22-year-old whose death at the hands of Iranian "morality police" has sparked worldwide protest. more
Infinite Enterprises, the construction company behind the development of 9402 Meadowbrook Avenue, was hit with $9,000 in fines and a three-month suspension after it “intentionally violated" city code. more
Residents of the Village at Chestnut Hill, an apartment complex on the 7700 block of Crittenden Street next to the Market Square shopping center, are clamoring for management to increase security. more
Bob Harrington may well be the proudest of his most recent achievement – winning the the Federal Aviation Administration’s Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award. more
It was a post unlike any I had ever seen before. more
Chestnut Hill Community Association Board of Directors Meeting more
Our Mother of Consolation Church will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21. more
Springfield Township’s Board of Commissioners voted 5-2 to ban employees from displaying the flag on township property while on duty. It also bans off-duty display if they’re wearing a township work uniform.  more
Ingrid Shepard, who was hand-picked by City Councilwoman Cindy Bass to serve as president and treasurer for the now shuttered Germantown Special Services District, was sentenced to four years of probation. more
Emilie “Kayo” Rivinus Brégy, a former Chestnut Hill resident, must be the oldest active portrait painter in the U.S. She celebrated her 102nd birthday in August 2022. more
It is not unusual for journalists to discuss the importance of a free press and lament the verbal attacks against it, but for one of the Chestnut Hill Local's newest board members, this principle is not academic.  more
Since the 1600s, the English have been ringing bells, some as big as the Liberty Bell. You are invited to an introduction to ringing. more
As families around the world lit candles last week to observe Kwanzaa, one Philadelphia nonprofit carried out a mission to incorporate the holiday’s principles into its work in 2023. more
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