IBEW demonstrates at Trolley Car Diner

News April 8, 2014 4 Comments

by Sue Ann Rybak The rat is back, courtesy of two members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 98. If you didn’t see the 15-foot inflatable rat camped along the avenue on Thursday, April 3, in front of the Trolley Car Diner and Deli, don’t worry he will probably be back. One protester […]
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Bootery to close after six decades

News April 8, 2014 0 Comments

by Sue Ann Rybak For almost 60 years, the Chestnut Hill Bootery at 8511 Germantown Ave. has been a fixture on the Avenue, but Bruce Freedman, who has owned the women’s shoe store for almost 25 years, said the Internet and decreased foot traffic are just two of the reasons the store is closing. “People […]
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SLIDESHOW: Chestnut Hill Rotary’s 4th Annual Chili Cookoff

News April 8, 2014 0 Comments

Winners 1st place traditional (meat) chili: Fatty’s Bar & Grill, Wyndmoor, chef/owner Jeff Gamburg 1st place vegetarian/vegan: Trolley Car Diner, Mt. Airy 1st place exotic: Keystone Hospice, Glenside, chef Zack Ftough Firefighters Favorite Award (Best Overall Chili): Fatty’s Bar & Grill, Wyndmoor, chef/owner Jeff Gamburg People’s Choice Award: 1st place – McMenamin’s Tavern, Mt. Airy, chef Pete Kaiser 2nd place […]
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“The Verdict” screening April 8

News April 7, 2014 0 Comments

The 1982 film “The Verdict” will screen April 8 as part of Chestnut Hill Film Group’s ongoing series ‘Tuesday Nights at the Movies.’ An alcoholic lawyer stumbles through a medical malpractice suit until he realizes his apathy is hurting the lives of his clients and his career. Determined to turn his life around, he embraces […]
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Captain Fleming seeks community input at Community Crime Meeting on April 10

News April 4, 2014 0 Comments

Capt. John Fleming will be at the 14th district’s monthly PSA 4 meeting, which will be held on Thursday, April 10 at 7 p.m. at the Lutheran Theological Seminary, 7301 Germantown Ave. As spring approaches, burglaries tend to increase Fleming said. Fleming offered these tips to help prevent burglaries in their neighborhood – always set […]
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CHCE Literary Salon continues

News April 3, 2014 0 Comments

Beverly Shaffer Gast will be the guest author on Thursday evening, April 10, as the Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment presents another in its Literary Salon series. The program begins at 7 p.m. in the Bombay Room at the Chestnut Hill Hotel, 8229 Germantown Ave. Admission donations of $5 – $10 will support all CHCE […]
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CHCA board postpones Local budget approval

News April 2, 2014 7 Comments

by Wesley Ratko Controversy arose at the March meeting of the Chestnut Hill Community Association board over the approval of the Chestnut Hill Local’s annual budget for the coming fiscal year, which begins April 1. Instead of an approved budget, Thursday night’s meeting adjourned with a “continuing resolution” that will allow the Local to continue […]
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