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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Man bikes cross-country to aid bird conservation

News September 4, 2014 0 Comments

by Kevin Dicciani Dorian Anderson had never biked a day in his life when he decided to take a yearlong ride across the United States. His reason for doing so? Birds. Anderson, 35, who grew up in Chestnut Hill and attended what was then Chestnut Hill Academy, has been interested in birds since a very […]
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Phone scammers pose as PECO employees

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by Kevin Dicciani Callers posing as PECO workers are targeting local residents and businesses with a phone scam. The scam is not new, according to PECO. It starts with a phone call from someone claiming to be a PECO representative. They inform you that your account is delinquent in an X amount of dollars. If […]
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Saint Paul’s Church holds annual rummage sale

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill will hold its annual large rummage sale Sept. 6, the first Saturday after Labor Day. Doors open at 9 a.m. and the sale is over at 3 p.m. Coffee and donuts are sold in the morning, and lunch is also served for a reasonable cost. so one can […]
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Hill restaurant’s menu features produce from its own garden

News September 3, 2014 0 Comments

by Pete Mazzaccaro A farm grows in Chestnut Hill. The farm, dubbed Cherokee Greens by Vanessa Mullen, co-owner of Chestnut Hill’s Campbells Place, 8337 Germantown Ave., is a more than 5,500 square foot vegetable garden on private land near the Philadelphia Cricket Club. Vegetables grown there are fueling a menu of fresh specials at Campbells […]
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SLIDESHOW: Erdenheim boys with rare genetic disease host fundraiser to benefit progeria research

News September 3, 2014 0 Comments

by Sue Ann Rybak The Falcone family will host its fourth annual “Make a Splash for Nathan and Bennett” fundraiser to benefit progeria research on Sunday, Sept. 7, at the Flourtown Country Club, 150 McCloskey Rd., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. “It is difficult to continue fundraising, putting ourselves out there and asking for […]
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Wyck House a site of annual Honey Festival

News September 3, 2014 0 Comments

The Fifth Annual Philadelphia Honey Festival will be held on Sept. 5, 6 and 7 at three of the city’s National Historic Landmarks, including Wyck Historic House, Garden and Farm in Germantown. The events at Wyck, 6026 Germantown Ave., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, will feature a mead home-brewers sharing […]
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Shift manager at WW ready to shift into higher gear

News August 28, 2014 0 Comments

by Karen Plourde Someday, Annie Gontarek will be able to put her time in the grocery business in her rear view mirror. But for now, being shift manager at Weavers Way (WW) Mt. Airy is a way to support herself while she works out what she wants to do next in life. Annie, 27, graduated […]
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Lane returns to Hill for Sept. 10 lecture

News August 28, 2014 0 Comments

Philadelphia Print Shop co-owner and Antiques Road Show regular Christopher W. Lane will return to Chestnut Hill on Wednesday, Sept. 10, for a presentation on the American West. The presentation will take place at Chestnut Hill branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia between 7:30 and 9 p.m. At the beginning of the 19th century, […]
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Hawk steps down as director of historical society

News August 27, 2014 0 Comments

by Mary Sue Welsh Jennifer Hawk, executive director of the Chestnut Hill Historical Society, will leave her position on Oct. 17 to return to her home state of Indiana. “I cannot think of a better executive director than Jennifer has been,” CHHS president J. Randolph Williams said in announcing her resignation to his board of […]
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