Home at 415 W. Moreland Ave. demolished

News September 17, 2014 0 Comments

by Kevin Dicciani The 104-year-old home at 415 W. Moreland Ave. has been demolished. The demolition comes after months of debate between the Chestnut Hill Historical Society and Blake Development Corp., the company who purchased the property in April of this year. The CHHS wanted developer Sam Blake, the current owner, to reconsider razing the […]
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Angelo DiPinto: Last barber standing

News September 17, 2014 0 Comments

by Pete Mazzaccaro When Angelo DiPinto found a job at Harry Smith’s barber shop at 8509 Germantown Ave. (now Chestnut Hill Cheese Shop), there were a lot of barbers in Chestnut Hill. He joined four other barbers who trimmed hair and shaved faces for a steady stream of Hillers. That was 1954. Today, 60 years […]
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Gambling is always a big loss

Opinion September 17, 2014 1 Comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro In 1976, in what was thought to be an important measure to breathe new life into a seaside resort in serious decline, the state of New Jersey legalized gambling in Atlantic City. The casinos appeared to do their job. Through the ’80s and into the early ’90s, tourism in Atlantic City boomed, […]
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Area to host ‘Peace Day Philly’ events

News September 17, 2014 0 Comments

by Sue Ann Rybak Lisa Parker, formerly of Mt. Airy, a co-founder of Peace Day Philly, hopes that the local initiative for the International Day of Peace, observed worldwide on Sept. 21, will inspire people to take action for peace. “Peace Day is an opportunity to come together as a human family, to share compassion […]
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Suppers at St. Martin’s: A community event

News September 17, 2014 0 Comments

by Kevin Dicciani On the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at the Church of St. Martin in-the-Fields, a hot meal and a supportive community await for those in need. The events are called “Suppers,” and Debra Roberts, of Wyndmoor who is a parishioner of St. Martin’s, is the woman behind their inception. “I […]
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Isabella Sparrow boutique opens on Germantown Avenue

News September 17, 2014 2 Comments

by Kevin Dicciani Isabella Sparrow, a farmhouse-inspired boutique, opened Sept. 4 at 8511 Germantown Ave. in Chestnut Hill. “The store is a combination of antique, vintage farmhouse décor,” said owner Hillary O’Carroll. “It’s about a peaceful space that isn’t intrusive. It’s very much about simple living, a calm ascetic, and being devoted towards a farm-life […]
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Morris Arboretum’s Fall Festival and Scarecrows

News September 17, 2014 0 Comments

Each fall, scores of families across the Delaware Valley look forward to the Morris Arboretum’s Fall Festival, a weekend of autumn fun and activity held the first weekend in October. Celebrating its 16th year, the Morris Arboretum will host this year’s annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5 from 10 a.m. […]
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Local food and fashion this Friday at the Fareway

News September 17, 2014 0 Comments

Chestnut Hill hosts Fashion and Food at the Fareway on Friday evening, Sept.19, from 5 to 8 p.m. with a fashion show, food samplings from local restaurants, a sneak preview of the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Black & White Gala, and more. One of the goals of this new event is to bring customers and […]
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Letters: September 17

Letters September 17, 2014 0 Comments

Lets do it for the birds I love birds, so I was happy to read two stories in the Local (Sept. 4), one about the bald eagles nesting in the Wissahickon, and the other about Dorian Anderson’s bike ride across the country to raise awareness around the numerous environmental threats to birds. Both stories were […]
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Crime Report: Four crimes

Crime Report September 17, 2014 0 Comments

The following crimes are from the week of September 7 to September 13, 2014. Sept. 9. 7900 block Stenton Avenue. Complainant states that while walking on grounds of apartment complex with his friend they were approached by two black males from the rear on bikes and one of the males reached into his waistband and […]
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