Better together: Our hometown neighborhood needs you

Posted 12/7/23

Your support allows the Community Association and the Local to continue making Chestnut Hill special.

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Better together: Our hometown neighborhood needs you


We are incredibly fortunate to call Chestnut Hill our home. We are a community that cares deeply about our green spaces, preserving the character of our architecture, and supporting our local businesses. 

We gather in the summer under lights at the Pastorius Park concerts. We wander the Avenue on Stag and Doe Nights greeting each other as we sip warm cider. We search for treasures during Fall for the Arts and Home and Garden festivals. 

While we are lucky to live in Chestnut Hill, it is not luck that makes Chestnut Hill so special. 

For more than 75 years, the Chestnut Hill Community Association has fostered our sense of community and worked tirelessly to improve our quality of life. It is largely through the efforts of CHCA’s small staff and committed volunteers who organize events and spearhead initiatives that the quality of our neighborhood is preserved and celebrated, creating a community we all cherish.

The tie that binds us together and tells our stories is the Chestnut Hill Local. For over 65 years, the pages of our newspaper – and now its website – are where we learn about the issues and people that are important to us. The Local delivers reliable and responsible journalism while highlighting the wide and varied accomplishments of our neighbors. 

Following in the footsteps of our predecessors, we have a duty to ensure our hometown neighborhood continues to thrive now and into the future. 

This is where we need your help

Your support allows the Community Association to continue its programming while fighting to preserve our neighborhood’s character. 

Your support ensures that the Local has the resources necessary to investigate issues that affect us, and reports the news that only a local, “hometown” paper will take the time to tell. 

Chestnut Hill can only thrive if we continue to be a community that cares. We will keep succeeding as we work together toward the common good. 

Please consider sending a contribution today. Your generosity supports the work that makes our neighborhood our hometown. During our Annual Appeal, your gifts will make us truly Better Together!

Laura Lucas, Chestnut Hill Community Association President

Joel Barras, Chestnut Hill Local Board President