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"Education is a passport to the future." It's more than just tests and textbooks, rather, it's information and life skills that draw out passion and potential in ourselves. more
The letter by Marci Mowery and Tim Herd in the 24 June Local is welcome and important.  The heading encapsulates its significance. more
As go our parks and public spaces, so goes our health and wellbeing. more
A family fantasy from Scorsese?  What's going on here? more
Dear CHCC: It’s summer, I am vaccinated and looking for something to do.  Any thoughts?  more
Ellen Van Pelt Wells was editor of the Chestnut Hill Local from 1958 to 1972. She passed away August 14, age 93. This column, from June 22, 1972, was one of the last she wrote for the Local, signed with her customary E.V.P.W. more
A mission: impossible to resist. more
I have been going into the Local’s office on Tuesday mornings every week since March 2020 when the city first imposed stay-at-home orders for residents and businesses. At the time, Local … more
Despite sporting a title that makes it sound like a refreshingly forthright slasher flick, this sprawling epic is actually a thought-provoking morality fable about manifest destiny and man-first destiny.   Maybe it’s true that no man is an island, … more
A colleague of mine has a favorite saying for whenever he hears of anything that rubs up against the norms we take for granted in a free society. It can be anything from a wrongful arrest to the … more
Make sure you know your own story, and also know that right now, there are certainly options for you despite how overwhelming a job search may feel.  more
 It’s a bloody musical! That's not a complaint, but a literal description of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” (2007), director Tim Burton's movie version of Stephen Sondheim's unusual Broadway hit. more
When Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch cooked up the Fox News Network in 1996, Ailes decided to subtitle the network “Fair and Balanced.” As marketing gimmicks go, it was clever. It spoke to … more
Remember that thing people used to do called vacation? It’s time to get back on the road or in the air. With Covid-19 rates coming under control and hopes that the U.S. might be able to … more
Debuting screenwriter Diablo Cody won the Oscar for her screenplay's ear-tickling, smart-mouthed, stylized-but-honest dialogue, and the fine ensemble cast has a field day with it, especially Page as the shoot-from-the-lip teen and voiceover narrator. more
For those who care about libraries, about literacy, education, lifelong learning and the lost  year that Philadelphia school children have experienced, now is the time to raise our voices. more
Reports of animals in distress alone in parked vehicles are on the increase.  A vehicle can turn into hell on wheels as time runs out for the innocent victim of carelessness.  Leaving your … more
We represent the West Highland Neighbors and ask that the record be corrected regarding a number of items in the Chestnut Hill Local’s “Streetscape,” column of May 20.   more
Since the time of your article about our Whitemarsh Art Center's operations during the pandemic (“ Great pandemic education rewards for local arts agency ,” Oct. 8, 2020), many doors have … more
As if further proof were needed that we live in the Golden Age of Animation, along comes “The Princess and the Frog.” more
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