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Last week, 134 years after the architectural treasure known as Teviot was built at 399 E. Willow Grove Ave., fencing and a backhoe suddenly appeared. more
It's time for us to ban gas leaf blowers. They are hazardous to our health, significantly contribute to air pollution, and are a waste of money. more
Before we know it, Advent ends – with us wondering where it went. So whatever religious tradition you follow, I would like to take this Advent season to offer a thought: Slow down. more
Living overseas, I’ve been asked this incessantly every fall for over 20 years. more
One of the common threads that unites our community is our beloved green spaces. more
Voting is a sacred right and the parishioners at the Church of St. Martin in the Fields in Chestnut Hill believe democracy and human rights are at risk in our country. more
Roxborough has always been known as a place with deep roots. And as our community grows, the heart here beats stronger.  more
If current members of City Council want to run for mayor, they must first give up their council seats.  more
The calendar still says it’s summer, but you may have had to get out your rake to clear dried-up leaves from your lawn. Why does it look like fall already? more
In a meeting held over Zoom on Thursday, June 30, leadership from the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education (SCEE) unveiled their plan to sell off 24 acres of donated forested land. more
At the age of 67, I just did something I’d never done before. I used the Heimlich Maneuver on somebody. more
Nancy Hubby and I had an ambitious dream: to nominate the community of Chestnut Hill to become a large Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. more
The CHCA Board made the decision to work on the organization itself, and update internal controls, documents and guidelines.  more
The college is ignoring the fact that their campus and the SugarLoaf property are both listed as “significant" resources in the National Register Historic District. more
Soon after Acme started selling alcohol, trash on Mermaid Lane, Ardleigh and other surrounding streets quadrupled. more
Let’s celebrate the holidays this year / With wassail, music, and abundant cheer. more
A day does not go by when I do not think about and miss Cheyenne. But when one barn door closes, another often opens. I believe that Letty was looking for her forever person at the same time I was looking for my next heart-horse. more
6753 Germantown Avenue got a big facelift Nov. 5, with contrasting colors bringing out its inherent beauty as a Victorian style building with the many details for which that style is … more
This Thanksgiving will be different for many of us. For some, it will be the first time since the pandemic started that they will be setting the table for relatives coming from afar. more
At 66, I am a big believer in being grateful for what I’ve got rather than dwelling on what I don’t have. For instance, the first thing I do when I wake up each day is shout out loud, “It’s a day! Hurrah! Yippee! I’ve got a day!” more
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