Earth, Linen add  style, shopping choice to Avenue

Featured Post July 19, 2011 0 Comments

Earth, Linen add  style, shopping choice to Avenue

by Jacqueline Weiss One month ago, Doug Reinke, owner of the Chestnut Hill furniture boutique HOST, decided the Avenue was ready for some retail expansion — something he’s not unaccustomed to after he opened a second HOST location in Old City. In partnership with his landlord, Bowman Properties, Reinke opened two of the Hill’s newest […]
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Mural in Motion: The first student-produced video projection in the city

Featured Post, News July 14, 2011 0 Comments

Mural in Motion: The first student-produced video projection in the city

by Karen Tracy An eight-story exterior brick wall.  The annual conference of the 15,000+ most forward-thinking educators in the world.  A school with limitless creativity and a can-do technological spirit.  Innovative and inventive student artists.  Just how do these architectural, visionary and tech-savvy elements hang together? Ask the team of students from Springside Chestnut Hill […]
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Neighbors object to scale of Magarity site project

Featured Post, News July 11, 2011 0 Comments

Neighbors object to scale of Magarity site project

by Wes Ratko Both neighbors and members of the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Land Use Planning and Zoning Committee voiced serious objections to the scale of Bowman Properties’ plans to redevelop the former Magarity Ford site at 8200 Germantown Ave. during the committee’s July 7 meeting Bowman’s plans for a retail and residential complex anchored […]
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Book festival gets underway this week

Featured Post, News July 7, 2011 0 Comments

Book festival gets underway this week

By Ken Horner The idea of “firsts” is bound to permeate through the Third Annual Chestnut Hill Book Festival as it kicks of this weekend. For starters, “firsts” happens to be the theme of this year’s opening event: a First Person Story Slam to be held at 7:30 p.m., Friday, July 8  at the Venetian […]
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By George, he represented all military branches on July 4

Featured Post, Local Life July 1, 2011 0 Comments

By George, he represented all military branches on July 4

by Shawn Hart I’m not a joiner. With the notable exception of Little League and Boy Scouts — after all, a kid needs someone to smoke and slobber over Playboy centerfolds with — I’ve had no affiliation with a group of any kind. But I want to talk about George — a neighbor, a loner, […]
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Hill’s Fourth of July celebration has a long and varied history

Featured Post, News June 30, 2011 0 Comments

Hill’s Fourth of July celebration has a long and varied history

by Lou Mancinelli This summer marks the 95th anniversary of Chestnut Hill’s Fourth of July Celebration at the Water Tower. You’d have to go as far back as the third year of World War I, when the German army failed to defeat France at Verdun – the longest battle of the war – to find […]
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CHCA board OKs BigBelly compactors for the Avenue

Featured Post, News June 29, 2011 0 Comments

CHCA board OKs BigBelly compactors for the Avenue

by Wesley Ratko BigBelly solar compactors are coming to Chestnut Hill. The Chestnut Hill Community Association’s board of directors voted Thursday night to accept 15 solar compactors and seven recycle bins from the city for placement along Germantown Avenue. The vote was met by cheers and applause from members of the public in attendance to […]
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