Letters: June 11

Letters June 11, 2014 0 Comments

Another successful book fest Thanks to the wonderful authors at the Chestnut Hill Book Festival on Sunday those attending are much more informed on a variety of subjects and have increased their summer reading pile. Our own Hugh Gilmore hosted a lively panel “Creating a Writing Life” as only Hugh can do. Authors Katie Haegele […]
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Letters: June 4

Letters June 4, 2014 0 Comments

Remembering Henry School past, hoping for better I walked into Henry School 84 years ago, holding hands with another six-year-old girl who was as scared as I was. To this day, we have remained devoted friends. Eighteen of us started school that day. Our teacher was Miss Edith Scott, our school secretary and minor injury […]
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Letters: May 29

Letters May 29, 2014 0 Comments

We’re all only customers in Chestnut Hill Many denizens of the Hill remember, I am certain, the little Gemeinschaft that the Hill once was. True, there was some exclusion, but both the denizens of the West and of the East had most of their existential needs satisfied by the small shops and restaurants on the […]
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Letters: May 21

Letters May 21, 2014 0 Comments

‘Blown away’ by elephant article I bought a copy of the Local this afternoon and was completely blown away by the article that Carole Verona wrote about me (“Wyndmoor’s ‘elephant lady’ trying to prevent extinction,” May 15). I was not expecting it to be such a big feature, and I’m really appreciative that Len Lear gave […]
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Letters: May 14

Letters May 14, 2014 0 Comments

Let there be fence In reference to the perimeter fencing at the Stanton residence, I feel the entire community and the DRC should band together and support the Stantons. Chestnut Hill is very fortunate to have dedicated residents like the Stantons (and people like Richard Snowden), who maintain their properties so as to enhance their […]
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Letters: May 7

Letters May 7, 2014 0 Comments

9th Ward Democrats endorse McCord Rob McCord, Pennsylvania State Treasurer, now in his second term, won the endorsement of the 9th Ward Democratic Committee on Tuesday night. McCord bested two other candidates: Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, former leader of the 9th Ward and Tom Wolf, the businessman from York who kicked off his campaign in January […]
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Letters: April 30

Letters April 30, 2014 0 Comments

Kudos to Weavers Way I was out to get some lunch the other day and thought, “Let me stop at Weavers Way in Chestnut Hill. To anyone who wants delicious, dare I say gourmet lunch choices, this is the place to go. I am a vegetarian and a wannabe vegan, so I chose a seitan cheesesteak […]
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Letters: April 23

Letters April 23, 2014 0 Comments

BID expansion is a tax overreach Chestnut Hill’s Business Improvement District (the “BID”) has succeeded in attracting patrons to the businesses on Germantown Avenue. This effort has been funded by assessments, another property tax, against commercial properties on Germantown Avenue. The tax pays for holiday decorations, advertising and the salary of an executive director. While […]
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Letters: April 16

Letters April 16, 2014 0 Comments

This week we conclude with another set of letters received in response to our April 3 cover story in which the CHCA board voted to delay passage of the Local’s budget until the paper’s marketing and content strategies could receive further review. During that meeting of the board, the Local’s content was described as a […]
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Letters: April 9

Letters April 9, 2014 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: We received more than 40 letters in response to last week’s front page story on the CHCA’s Board of Director’s meeting in which several board members claimed that the Local’s content was responsible for a slip in advertising sales, leading to a decision to postpone passage of the paper’s budget for three months. […]
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