Stylist returns to Hill after salon closed by pandemic

News | June 29th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear This is a good news/bad news story. The bad news is that Elvira “Ev” Aslanova, owner of Beehive Hair Salon, which had been doing great business for 11 years on 18th and Fairmount Avenue, recently had to close her business because of the pandemic, which was costing her $2,000 monthly in rent […]

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Finally, after months, restaurant dining

Table Hopping | June 26th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear One year ago having dinner outdoors with my wife and sister-in-law at a gastropub would hardly have been something worth writing about. Having some spicy shrimp, fried onion rings, cold beer; ho-hum. You call that news? But it felt like a very big deal when we ate at an actual restaurant on […]

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Hill school founder, volunteers donate skills in Uganda

News | June 26th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Barbara Wybar Ed.note: Chestnut Hill resident Barbara Birks Wybar, a mother of four, was a teaching assistant at Germantown Friends School and then taught second grade at Chestnut Hill Academy for 10 years. But in 2007, Barbara left her house on Rex Avenue to go to a village called Bududa in Uganda, East Africa, […]

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Local teens plan for summer changed by COVID-19

News | June 25th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Alexa Leckrone With vacations cancelled and summer sports tournaments postponed, many teenagers are scrambling to make plans for this unique summer. The social distance restrictions have eased but have not been eradicated, and many businesses and entertainment hubs still have their doors shuttered. How are local teens going to get through the long summer […]

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Zoom presentation here on ‘Philadelphia’s Rosa Parks’

News | June 25th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear It is unlikely that you ever heard of Caroline Le Count; not many people have. But she is definitely deserving of much more recognition and acclaim that she has received. A teacher in Frankford, Le Count (1846-1923) was Philadelphia’s Rosa Parks, a teacher and civil rights activist 100 years before the Montgomery […]

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Outdoor dining is back at many Chestnut Hill restaurants

News | June 24th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Stacia Friedman Reopen and they will come. That’s what area restaurants are hoping as they expand their service from takeout to outdoor dining.  “Chestnut Hill’s varied dining scene has long been one of its great assets, and flexible guidelines on outdoor dining are essential to our ability to recover from business shutdown over the […]

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Roxborough Hospital’s nursing students step up to help during crisis in the fight against COVID-19

News | June 24th, 2020 | Leave a comment

Roxborough Hospital’s nursing students step up to help during crisis in the Fight Against COVID-19 As the impact of COVID-19 was being felt throughout the Philadelphia area over the last three months, students at Roxborough School of Nursing stepped up to lend a hand. From the beginning of March, seniors in the Roxborough nursing program […]

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