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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
It would be impossible to interview all of the more than 6,000 patients of Greenhouse Internists, but there is little doubt that virtually all are devastated that the practice has closed. more
There was a time when Russell Thompkins, Jr., who grew up in North Philadelphia but has lived in Mt. Airy for 50 years, could hardly walk around the Chestnut Hill area without one of his fans waving or asking for an autograph. more
This past year, the Mt. Airy Business Improvement District (BID) celebrated its 15th birthday. more
As 2022 comes to a close, I am grateful for the continued growth of our Jumpstart community.  more
Serving more than 10,000 residents of the greater Chestnut Hill area, the Chestnut Hill Community Association's values are service, advocacy and community. more
For the Chestnut Hill business community, this year was a period of transition and growth.  After nearly two years of uncertainty and challenge, it was a welcome change. more
Watch Night is a special service which has long been a tradition in the African American community, where believers bring in the new year at church.  more
Land Use, Planning, and Zoning Committee Meeting January 5, 2023 8pm Via Zoom Agenda 5 E. Chestnut Hill Avenue - Variance for detached single family dwelling with 3 interior and 3 … more
Sales from Oct. 21 through Dec. 16 more
Two nurses from Flourtown-based Guardian Nurses Healthcare Advocates were the recipients of awards at the 33rd annual Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania. more
For centuries, mosaic art has adorned the floors and walls of the rich and famous. Now Chestnut Hill has its own eye-catching installation. more
At first, the tree was carried up the winding steps inside the home of Richard Snowden to the platform that serves as the developer’s terrace. Today it's an annual, and bigger, tradition. more
The Springfield Township Board of Commissioners voted 6-0 against a resolution that would have prohibited the Thin Blue Line flag from being displayed on township property. more
A zoning permit issued for the former site of the Trinity Evangelical United Church has revealed plans for the owner’s “full demolition” of the church. more
You might say that for 18 years area yoga buffs could bank on Elise Rivers, but she announced last week that Community Acupuncture of Mt. Airy will close on Dec. 31. more
If there is such a thing as a typical business owner in Chestnut Hill, George Hobe, owner of an art and antiques shop at 8407 Germantown Ave., is not it. more
Hanukkah, the Jewish community’s Festival of Lights, will be celebrated at 7 p.m., Dec. 19, with a public menorah lighting at Cliff Park, 7620 Germantown Ave. more
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