Voting open for Chestnut Hill Architectural Hall of Fame

News | October 5th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Public voting is now open for the Chestnut Hill Architectural Hall of Fame, a distinguished list of Chestnut Hill’s most treasured significant buildings structures and landscapes, chosen by public vote. The hall of fame was created and is curated by the Chestnut Hill Conservancy. Three to four special places will be selected by the public […]

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Nelson Diaz to discuss new book at Free Library on Oct. 9

News | October 4th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Hill resident Nelson Diaz, who served as city solicitor under Mayor John Street and as general counsel to the Department of Housing and Urban Development under president Bill Clinton, will be discussing and reading from his new autobiography, “Not from Here, Not from There,” (Temple Press) at the Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street […]

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NFA alum and teacher shares global awareness with students through Spanish

News | October 4th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy recently welcomed its newest Spanish teacher for 3-year-olds through fifth grade, Taylor Stabler, to expand on the curriculum with a focus on immersion. Stabler graduated from Norwood in 2006. Stabler is fluent in Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese, with a double degree in Spanish and Anthropology. She also holds a certification in English Foreign […]

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CHCA Board of Directors discuss upcoming events, new committees and the Local’s publisher search

News | October 4th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample In its last meeting at Blossom Philadelphia, the Chestnut Hill Community Association board of Directors gathered to discuss updates on upcoming events, zoning issues, the search for a new publisher for the Local and other community matters. The meeting began with board president Laura Lucas outlining a series of renewed focuses for […]

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MeterUP app brings smart meters to Hill

News | October 3rd, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tyller Moorer A new way to pay your parking meter has come to Germantown Avenue, and it is extremely convenient. Stickers have been plastered on meters all along the avenue encouraging drivers to use the app, meterUP. MeterUP is an app designed for making parking easier and more suitable in Philadelphia. If residents do […]

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SLIDESHOW: Fall for the Arts Festival

Featured Post | October 2nd, 2018 | Leave a comment

FALL FOR THE ARTS: Chestnut Hill’s Germantown Avenue was home to another edition of the always popular Fall for the Arts Festival that saw approximately 20,000 people visit Chestnut Hill for art, food, music and more. Some of the many attractions on the day included Professor Jim Porter’s ‘Traveling Show’ entertained on Germantown Avenue and Germantown […]

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St. Martin’s honors the life of reverend and her ‘ministry of inclusion’ with stained glass window

News | September 28th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Rev. Elinor “Nellie” Robinson Greene II’s journey to answer God’s call to serve was not an easy one. It wasn’t part of Greene’s original plan for her life. According to Laura Palmer’s book, “The Rev. Elinor Robinson Greene, II: Through the Narrow Door.” At 18 years old, Greene was a tenacious athlete, […]

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