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At 94 years old, the Rev. Robert L. Polk – who recently published his third book – has always been a pioneer. 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
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
Educator Kenyatta Patterson has been appointed site director for the Horizons at SCH program. more
The Miquon School, located in Conshohocken, recently announced the appointment of K. Geetha Holdsworth as its next principal, effective July 1, 2023. 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
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
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
Leaders of the Chestnut Hill Garden District Fund have installed a memorial stone at the base of the yellow magnolia tree in Cliff Park that was planted in 2014 to honor Dottie Sheffield. more
For William Konstant, 70, a Flourtown resident for the last 36 years, the top item on his bucket list was climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, East Africa. more
Richard Tuttle, a professional musician and retired lawyer who just released the CD single, “Break Someone Else's Heart,” is also an author whose dialogue is often spellbinding. more
You'd never know it from his 25-year career as a professional actor with many accolades that Germantown resident Gregory Isaac did not secure his first theatrical role in a school play because of any acting ability. more
let Birdwatch catch up on your home maintenance while you spend your time catching up with friends and family. more
A group of pioneers in women's crew, members of what became known as the Vichy Eight, were inducted recently into the National Rowing Hall of Fame, including Chestnut Hill resident Barbara Hoe. more
Paul Mercurio, who now lives across the road from Chestnut Hill College, was a typical working class kid growing up in West Oak Lane. Now he's a published author. more
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