SLIDESHOW: Pastorius Park Concert Series concludes

News August 5, 2014 0 Comments

Aaron and the Spell closed out the Pastorius Park Concert Series under what may have been the best weather conditions of the season last Wednesday, July 31. The particular concert drew a healthy crowd for the Philadelphia recording artist. IT was a fitting conclusion for the series, which is produced every year by the Chestnut […]
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Inaugural Fran Accetta Award

News August 5, 2014 0 Comments

The first Fran Accetta Memorial Gift was awarded to Chestnut Hill Meals on Wheels by Valley Green Bank and The Rotary of Chestnut Hill. Acetta was a beloved Chestnut Hill resident and a well respected figure in the banking community. She was Valley Green Bank’s first business developer when the Bank opened in 2005. Since […]
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The Crossing makes a splash at Lincoln Center debut

News August 5, 2014 0 Comments

by Pete Mazzaccaro If you grabbed the New York Times on Monday morning, you may have noticed that the bottom center of the page contained a photo of a woman in a black dress, a megaphone to her lips, shins deep in New York City’s Lincoln Center reflecting pool. You may not have noticed that […]
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Local novelist explores colony collapse disorder

News August 1, 2014 0 Comments

by Kevin Dicciani “If all the bees died, we’re really going to be in bad shape,” said Jon McGoran, of Elkins Park, whose latest novel, “Deadout,” explores colony collapse disorder – a phenomenon in which worker bees from a honey bee colony suddenly disappear without a trace. McGoran grew up in Mt. Airy and worked […]
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UPDATE: Here comes the Fresh Market

News July 31, 2014 1 Comment

A sign went up today at the former site of Magarity Ford, 8200 Germantown Ave.,  announcing the impending arrival of Fresh Market, a high-end grocery chain, in the Spring of 2015. The plan for Fresh Market was endorsed by neighbors and the Chestnut Hill Community Association after a very long public discussion three years ago. […]
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Hill business owners, residents note neighborhood’s growing kid appeal

News July 30, 2014 0 Comments

by Siobhan Gleason As a child growing up in Chestnut Hill, I loved to visit O’Doodles, play at the Water Tower playground and shop at Children’s Place with my mom. Different children’s stores have come and gone, but Chestnut Hill is still a neighborhood for families like mine. Chestnut Hill was labeled a top five […]
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Little Treehouse Play Cafe closed

News July 30, 2014 0 Comments

by Pete Mazzaccaro The Little Treehouse Play Cafe, 10 W. Gravers Lane, which opened to considerable praise and fanfare five years ago appears to have finally gone quietly out of business sometime in June. The business had reduced its hours recently to Tuesdays, Wednesdays and weekends. In May it reported on Facebook and Twitter that […]
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New outpatient mental health office to host open house

News July 30, 2014 0 Comments

Silver Springs – Martin Luther School will be holding an open house at this new Mt. Airy office, 7145 Germantown Ave (between Durham Street. and Mt. Airy Avenue) on Thursday, Aug. 14, between 5 and 7 p.m. to introduce community members and fellow professionals to the new outpatient mental health services available at this location […]
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Born in Ethiopia, Mt. Airy resident shares journey to find forever family in children’s book

News July 29, 2014 2 Comments

by Sue Ann Rybak Sara Miller Greene, 40, of Mt. Airy, understands what it means to be different. Greene was born in Nazareth, Ethiopia. Her birth mother was homeless and knew she couldn’t afford another mouth to feed. Her son Yonas was slowly dying of starvation. “My mother left me at the country hospital where […]
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CHCA board planning street tree program

News July 29, 2014 0 Comments

by Kevin Dicciani At a lightly attended meeting of the CHCA Board of Directors on July 24 that consisted mostly of division reports, an upcoming project to repopulate Germantown Avenue with street trees came up. Larry McEwen, vice president for the Physical Division, discussed the Green Space Initiative Tree-Planting Campaign – a measure that would […]
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