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 15 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 4 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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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

News September 4, 2014 0 Comments

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

News September 4, 2014 0 Comments

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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