Ex-Hiller came here from South Seas island No embargo on Cuban food at this 10-year-old jewel

Breaking News, Local Life July 14, 2011 0 Comments

Ex-Hiller came here from South Seas island  No embargo on Cuban food at this 10-year-old jewel

by Len Lear I doubt if anyone has come to Chestnut Hill from farther away than Jasper Alivia, 40, who lived on Ardleigh Street in the home of a St. Joseph’s University school buddy, Chris Siegel, from 2004 to 2006. (After that, Alivia moved to New Jersey when he got a job cooking at Cuba […]
Continue Reading

Acclaimed novelist Thaddeus Rutowski to appear at Blue Marble on Saturday

Breaking News, News July 13, 2011 0 Comments

Acclaimed novelist Thaddeus Rutowski to appear at Blue Marble on Saturday

West Mount Airy will play host to an acclaimed fiction author, Thaddeus Rutkowski, on Saturday, July 16. The novelist, poet, and editor will not only share pieces of his own work, but will lead a two-hour workshop for locals who wish to hone their own writing skills. Rutkowski has published three novels, numerous short stories […]
Continue Reading

Jazz artist Joanna Pascale to perform at Pastorius

Breaking News, News July 13, 2011 0 Comments

Jazz artist Joanna Pascale to perform at Pastorius

by Nicole Griet Philadelphia native and soulful jazz artist Joanna Pascale will take the stage for the Pastorius Park concert series at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 20. Pascale grew up listening to classic songs by Billie Holiday, Carmen McRae, Sarah Vaughan and Nat King Cole. They inspired her to study jazz and its beginnings. “I […]
Continue Reading

New Cathedral Village president stresses resident satisfaction

Breaking News, News July 13, 2011 3 Comments

New Cathedral Village president stresses resident satisfaction

by Ken Horner “No one knows what CCRC stands for,” is what Dennis Koza says whenever someone passes by Cathedral Village, 600 E. Cathedral Road, and describes it as an “old folks’ home.” If you asked Koza, the new president and CEO of Cathedral Village, he would tell you that the facility in Andorra, the […]
Continue Reading

Mt. Airy garden group trades plant varieties

Breaking News, News July 12, 2011 0 Comments

Mt. Airy garden group trades plant varieties

by Lou Mancinelli If you’ve got a green thumb, or want one, and you’re willing to share, the Mt. Airy-based group Philly Garden Swap can be your teachers and nursery. Maybe you already have a garden, but want to add some black-eyed Susan, lamb’s ear, Shasta daisies or mountain phlox and petunias. The three-year old […]
Continue Reading

G’tn hotel worker saves guest’s life

Breaking News July 8, 2011 0 Comments

By Sally Cohen Germantown resident Leon Bibbs, 50, didn’t set out to be a hero, but on June 8, he became one. Leon, the banquet houseman at the Radisson Plaza Warwick Hotel Philadelphia at 17th and Locust Streets was busy at work when he heard a loud commotion in the ballroom and went to investigate. […]
Continue Reading

Talbots closing “part of plan”

Breaking News, News July 7, 2011 0 Comments

by Madeleine Wattenbarger One more Chestnut Hill storefront has lost its tenant: Hillers noticed on Friday, June 24 that the Germantown Avenue Talbots had suddenly closed. The store offered little advance warning, and its sudden closure took local shoppers by surprise. Talbots representative Julie Lorigan, in an e-mail today, said that the closing was part […]
Continue Reading

Weekend Planner: Books, Bosses, and Bears oh my!

Breaking News, Local Life July 7, 2011 0 Comments

by: Jacqueline Weiss This weekend is full of fun- do you hate your boss, or love fairy tales told by a kind grandfather, then check out this week’s Screen Play! Chestnut Hill will also be hosting it’s 3rd annual book festival where over 50 local and national authors will be spotlighted.   Screen Play: What: […]
Continue Reading

PHOTOS: Quakertown Band at Pastorius Park

Breaking News July 7, 2011 0 Comments

                                        by Jacqueline Weiss The Quakertown Band played Pastorius Park last night. The band blends old American classics with big band and other standards. All photos by Steve Ladner Click on the slideshow below to access […]
Continue Reading

Obituary: Gilbert A. Rosenthal, architect

Breaking News, Obituaries July 7, 2011 0 Comments

Gilbert A. Rosenthal, 58, of Chestnut Hill, an award-winning architect who specialized in the revitalization of postindustrial cities, died June 27 of complications from cancer at the Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse.   Mr. Rosenthal was a principal in the Philadelphia design firm of Wallace Roberts & Todd (WRT) where he was recruited in 1983 to […]
Continue Reading