Chestnut Hill Fall for the Arts

Arts, Featured Post | September 26th, 2017 | Leave a comment

Thousands gathered to celebrate the Chestnut Hill Annual Fall for the Arts Festival on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. The festival showcased work from over 150 local regional artists, the one-day event featured live music, a smorgas board of culinary delights including cotton candy, apple cider and a large sampling of ales from local breweries. (Photos by […]

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CHGDF and Burke Brothers Landscape enhance Cliff Park

Uncategorized | April 20th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Barbara Olson “Let’s face it,” said Kevin Burke, president and owner of Burke Brothers Landscape, “there are only two ways to enter Chestnut Hill – at the top of the hill and at the bottom of the hill. Cliff Park – at the bottom – is the key entryway from the south and was […]

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Elderly woman sought for shoplifting at Robertson’s Flowers

Uncategorized | April 19th, 2017 | 1 Comment

by Brendan Sample For the second time since February, a well-dressed, elderly woman has been caught on camera shoplifting from Robertson’s Flowers on Germantown Avenue. Security footage shows the woman walking around the store and putting a number of items into a large shopping bag before walking out with the unpaid merchandise, which has been […]

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A "bird's eye view" shows the planned roof deck and rear parking for the the twin structure.

New Hill construction offers roof decks on Gravers Lane

Uncategorized | April 14th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro New construction is a pretty rare thing in Chestnut Hill. Recent examples are developments by Sam Blake on Moreland Road, Bowman Properties’ One West condos above the Fresh Market space, and the George Woodward Company’s LEED Certified twins on Springfield Avenue. The latest set of new construction homes in Chestnut Hill are […]

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PC Baseball rebounds in early season tune up against Caravel

Uncategorized | April 10th, 2017 | Leave a comment

By Jonathan Vander Lugt As Penn Charter baseball walked off the field Saturday following its riveting 5-4 win over Caravel (a prep school in Delaware), its potential was abundantly present. After getting tagged for a pair of early runs, the Quakers came back. Then, after they relinquished the lead late, they battled back in extra […]

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Great Impressionist, 93, exhibiting at Hill gallery

Uncategorized | April 6th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear and Karen Plourde Philadelphia is full to overflowing with great artists, but it is doubtful that any have have had the longevity of Philip Cohn, 93, who was recently honored at his alma mater, the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) with a retrospective that spanned his 70 years as an artist […]

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Local developers behind plan to transform ‘downtown’ Wyndmoor

Uncategorized | April 5th, 2017 | 5 Comments

by Pete  Mazzaccaro A partnership of Wyndmoor residents won zoning Monday, March 27 from the Springfield Township Zoning Hearing Board  to move forward with a town center development plan that will bring what they hope is a transformational change for a “downtown” in need of modernization. The project’s three partners, Jay Overcash, Gus Repetto and […]

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SCH hosts easygoing invitational in track

Uncategorized | April 3rd, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Tom Utescher In years past, there had been a lot of activity at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy’s long-running annual track invitational, which began its existence as the Chestnut Hill Academy Relays and is always staged on the first Saturday in April. There was a much more relaxed atmosphere at the 2017 gathering last weekend, […]

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Kismet Co-Work brings a taste of big city entrepreneurship to the Hill

Uncategorized | March 30th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro There aren’t many spaces like Kismet Co-Work in Chestnut Hill. Spacious and contemporary, it feels like the sort of office space you’d encounter in Center City – perhaps in a well refurbished warehouse in Old City or even Northern Liberties. But Kismet, the brainchild of local Realtor Chris Plant, represents a very […]

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