Letters: February 6

Letters February 6, 2014 1 Comment

Take responsibility for dogs Last week, on a very cold day following a heavy snowfall, I set out for some cross-country skiing in Pastorius Park. There I found dogs frolicking with each other while their owners chatted and a father cleared the pond for his young children to play ice hockey. On my last revolution […]
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Letters: January 23

Letters January 23, 2014 0 Comments

Impressed by councilwoman’s commitment The Education Delegation from Mutual Mount Airy, www.mutualmtairy.org, sent the following letter to City Councilwoman Cindy Bass. Dear Councilwoman Bass. Thank you for meeting on January 14 with the Education Delegation from Mutual Mount Airy, www.mutualmtairy.org. We were glad that you spoke favorably about most of our ideas for raising money for […]
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Letters: January 8

Letters January 8, 2014 0 Comments

‘Important event’ omitted from list I read of all the important events of 2013 listed in the Local over the past two weeks. I see one very important event that occurred in our neighborhood that was overlooked, namely that in the Wissahickon Park, our neighborhood park where we walk with our families and enjoy the […]
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Letters: December 26

Letters December 26, 2013 0 Comments

Six local churches brighten the new year for workers Here is what grass roots organizing can do for our community. Chestnut Hill United Church, Mishkan Shalom Synagogue, Germantown Jewish Center, St. Vincents, Grace Epiphany Episcopal Church and the Church of St. Martin in the Fields collaborated for two years in an organization of 43 Jewish, […]
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Letters: December 18

Letters December 18, 2013 1 Comment

Restaurant peace? Your review of Brittingham’s re-opening of their long-established restaurant (“New Brittingham’s: great food but a supersonic din,” Dec. 5) brought to mind three recent experiences in restaurants. In each case, the food was over the top, the service was excellent, but the noise level was such that I could not hear people at […]
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Letters: December 12

Letters December 12, 2013 2 Comments

A memorable House Tour The Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Holiday House Tour went over the top this past weekend, with an ambitious tour encompassing seven stops. Five beautiful homes were opened to tour guests. Two homeowners did their own decorating in full holiday style, and three homeowners generously opened their homes to transformation at the […]
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Letters: December 4

Letters December 4, 2013 1 Comment

Thanks for a writer who has moved on to bigger things Thanksgiving is for remembering those who are no longer with us. Some who recall those bad old times at the Local may indulge in the occasional “Whatever happened to” game. No, not me, you sillies. When Michael Mishak was cranking out dazzling prose, signs […]
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Letters: November 27

Letters November 27, 2013 0 Comments

Righting the city’s wayward ship Repeated mistakes are made over and over in Philadelphia because the dominance of one political party steers us off away from the center. Our city needs someone to turn the city’s rudder to a straight course ahead. We plod a hackneyed path every year about raising taxes, schools, teachers, crime, […]
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Letters: November 20

Letters November 20, 2013 0 Comments

Dismayed I was dismayed to read your article of October 10 regarding the Fall for the Arts Festival on Germantown Ave. The Stagecrafters Theater has been a a lively and prominent part of the arts scene, producing quality theater in Chestnut Hill since 1929. Yet, there was not mention of the group in your article. […]
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Letters: November 6

Letters November 6, 2013 0 Comments

Thankful for Antonelli help As a volunteer event organizer, I wanted to publicly thank the graphic design and photography students and staff at Antonelli Institute in Erdenheim. I would like to give special mention to Danielle Riccardi. Students there created a fun flyer and signs for a Downton Abbey fundraiser to benefit Chestnut Hill Meals […]
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