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For the past three years in the pages of the Chestnut Hill Local, I have been so fortunate to be able to write about what I love most: food. 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
For many years, I had been keeping up a regular walking routine in Wissahickon Valley Park.  I no longer do so. more
Peggy Hendrie was the soul of the Parking Foundation Manager in the mid 1980s. more
There are some potholes that I’ve encountered regularly on Bethlehem Pike at the big intersection of Paper Mill Road and Stenton Avenue that I believe are going to disable my car sometime soon. more
Despite being an American, loving this country, and English being the language I now think in, Kyiv has never stopped being a city I love and am nostalgic for. So much so that three days of our … more
Tom Beck’s article in the March 3 Chestnut Hill Local, ‘Regional Rail not recovering from COVID,’ includes the telling observation by Wayne Junction developer Ken Weinstein that to … more
We are in the last weeks of our Annual Appeal. I am reaching out to you on behalf of the board of the Chestnut Hill Community Association to ask for your financial support. more
The world and our community are sadder today for the passing of Mrs. Jessie Birtha, who died recently at age 102. more
The latest woe for the beleaguered USPS is the recent rash of thefts from mailboxes. And on the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 15, we realized it had also happened to the Local. more
Soon after Acme started selling alcohol, trash on Mermaid Lane, Ardleigh and other surrounding streets quadrupled. more
I wish to wholeheartedly thank Councilmember Cindy Bass for introducing legislation to temporarily halt demolition in the 8th district.  I hope that during the six months’ moratorium City … more
Veteran journalist Kristin Holmes, who had been working in the business side of our paper, has come over to editorial and joined our staff as a part-time Assistant Editor. more
I was in the terminal, waiting to board my night flight from San Francisco to Philadelphia after Christmas, and everyone around me was wearing their masks properly except for one guy. more
I am only stating a few differences between public and private schools from my perspective. I could go on about many other differences, but instead, I am asking readers of this article to make observations of their own. more
Most people struggle to understand what, in sum, constitutes a successful life. We all know the standard measures: marrying well; having model children, a prestigious job, lots of (or, at least, enough) money; being honored, toasted, or roasted at a banquet; owning a dream house, car, private jet, wardrobe, jewelry; achieving feats; winning competitions, and so on.   more
We resolve to eat less food and to exercise, and we resolve to make better meal choices. We resolve to cook with healthier ingredients, and we resolve to make grocery lists that we stick to. more
Now I am not 2,000 years old, although my right hip feels like it in the morning. But I am almost 82, which in dog years is 574, so I am definitely on my way. more
Woodmere tells the story of Philadelphia's art and artists through a broad range of exhibitions, music events, classes, lectures, and programs. more
This year, volunteers are hoping to raise enough funds to replace outdated and broken lights and missing signage around the Water Tower, and to refurbish the WWII War Memorial. more
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