Woodmere to open next season of Chestnut Hill Film Series on Sept. 30

News September 10, 2014 0 Comments

by William R. Valerio Mark your calendars now! The Chestnut Hill Film Group is getting ready for another season of rare films that merit being shown under Woodmere’s roof. Films start at 7:30, but arrive early to chat with neighbors and visit Woodmere’s galleries. Ralph Hirshorn, a Chestnut Hill institution unto himself, leads the film […]
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Hill cafe offers ‘Coffee with a Cop’

News September 10, 2014 0 Comments

by Kevin Dicciani Poppy’s Cafe, located in the Market at the Fareway, invited residents to drop by and have “Coffee with a Cop.” Amanda Yoder, manager of Poppy’s Cafe, organized the event along with Officer Bob Mahan of the 14th District. “Bob and I thought it would be a good idea with this kind of […]
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‘Heart Health on the Hill’ offers heart tips starting Sept. 13

News September 10, 2014 0 Comments

The Chestnut Hill Business District and Chestnut Hill Hospital present “Heart Health on the Hill from Saturday, Sept. 13 through Sat. Sept. 20. The weeklong event will feature daily heart-healthy tidbits via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Chestnut Hill Hospital cardiologists will provide heart-healthy tips and local restaurants will be featured with healthy recipes and new […]
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CHBA to host Fashion and Food on the Fareway

News September 10, 2014 0 Comments

The Chestnut Hill Business District will host “Fashion and Food at the Fareway” on Friday, Sept. 19, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a fashion show, food samplings from local restaurants and live music. This free event will be held outside the Market at the Fareway, behind the newly-renovated Chestnut Hill Hotel at 8229 […]
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Nonconforming fence discussed at LUPZ meeting

News September 9, 2014 12 Comments

by Kevin Dicciani They say good fences make good neighbors. What they failed to mention is that good fences can also make for a bad headache. Just ask Gary Fescine and Lisa Digiacomo of 8010 Winston Rd. After moving to their new home a year ago, they replaced a 25-year-old fence that was deteriorating and […]
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O’Doodle’s closing ends 60-year run of O’Donnell’s retail in Chestnut Hill

News September 9, 2014 3 Comments

by Pete Mazzaccaro For several generations of Chestnut Hill children, there was always O’Doodle’s Toy Store. In its heyday through the late 90s and aughts, it was a colorful and toy-packed children’s store where kids could dance on a giant floor piano, guide wooden trains across a track at a large train table and more. […]
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SLIDESHOW: Emlen School gets 33 new iMac computers

News September 9, 2014 0 Comments

by Sue Ann Rybak Jayden Gladden, a third grader at Eleanor Emlen Elementary School, 6501 Chew Ave., was elated as he sat playing computer games at one of the 33 new iMac computers in the school’s new computer lab on Friday, Sept. 5. Tammy Thomas, the school’s principal, said thanks to the Mt. Airy Schools […]
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Parking rates to get a bump this month

News September 4, 2014 3 Comments

by Pete Mazzaccaro Chestnut Hill shoppers will experience a slight rise in parking rates this month following two separate announcements of a change in lot terms at both the Chestnut Hill Parking Foundation’s six kiosk-controlled lots and a private lot behind Spa Elysium on Bethlehem Pike. The Chestnut Hill Parking Foundation announced a bump from […]
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Dawn’s Place: Safe haven for sexually exploited women

News September 4, 2014 1 Comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Anne Marie Jones, 47, is one of the lucky ones. She is a survivor, thanks to the founders of Dawn’s Place, a safe house for both domestic and international victims of sex trafficking. “I believe God chose me to be here,” said Jones, a graduate of Dawn’s Place in Germantown who […]
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Levinson exhibit at Trattoria Moma

News September 4, 2014 0 Comments

Twenty-two photographs by local architect, author and photographer Joel Levinson are on exhibit at Trattoria Moma, a new restaurant at 7131 Germantown Ave. in Mt. Airy. Levinson’s subject matter includes images taken in France, Bali, Italy, California, and Chestnut Hill. The Chestnut Hill image was taken in Filippi Brothers’ ornamental iron fabrication shop, which Levinson […]
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