Local artists head for the hills

News July 1, 2014 0 Comments

by Stacia Friedman Earlier this month, local artist Debs Bleicher traded his West Mt. Airy home studio for a barn in Lackawanna County. It was a productive weekend for Bleicher who completed three large canvases in the company of a dozen other artists at Spring Hills Farm in Dalton, Pa. “In a group, you learn […]
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CHCA joins CHHS in opposing historic home demolition

News July 1, 2014 12 Comments

by Kevin Dicciani The Chestnut Hill Community Association board voted unanimously to affirm the National Historic District in its efforts to oppose the demolition of the 104-year-old home at 415 W. Moreland Ave. The vote places the CHCA on the side of the Chestnut Hill Historical Society, which now faces an uphill battle to prevent […]
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Lovett Memorial Library closed until July 7th due to heating issues

News June 30, 2014 0 Comments

The Local received the following press release from the Friends of Lovett Memorial Library this afternoon: Lovett Memorial Library, 6945 Germantown Ave., is closed today and for the remainder of this week (through July 7th) due to excessive heat/building issues. We apologize for the inconvenience. All Programs happening inside Lovett Branch are cancelled or may […]
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Teenagers Inc. heading to Guatemala

News June 26, 2014 0 Comments

by Maisey Bradley, Ione Gallagher, Gabrielle Weiss and Cameron Callanan For the past six years, Teenagers Inc. has served as a nonprofit organization located in the Northwest section of the city. We strive to bring young people together from all over Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs for recreation/service activities. Out of all of the service […]
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Get up to date with colonoscopy screening

News June 26, 2014 0 Comments

by Amit Khanna Only about half of Americans age 50 or older are up to date with colorectal cancer screening. If everyone were tested as recommended, thousands of lives could be saved each year. Regular colorectal cancer testing is one of the most powerful weapons for preventing colorectal cancer or finding it early, when it’s […]
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Historical society and developer at odds over the fate of a 104-year-old home

News June 25, 2014 4 Comments

by Pete Mazzaccaro The 400 block of West Moreland Avenue is as quiet and leafy a street as you’ll find in Chestnut Hill. A block away from the campus of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, the wide, tree-lined street fronts half a dozen or so stately homes. Tucked behind a row of old trees at one […]
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Valley Green Bank acquired by Souderton-based Univest

News June 25, 2014 0 Comments

by Pete Mazzaccaro Valley Green Bank announced this week that it has entered into an agreement to merge with Univest Corporation – a bank based in Souderton with 40 branches between the Lehigh Valley and Maryland. The acquisition is an all-stock transition of approximately $75 million. Under the agreement, Valley Green will become an independent […]
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New dentist office gives residents something to smile about

News June 25, 2014 0 Comments

by Sue Ann Rybak Jacob Orozco and his wife Abbey Sullivan Orozco, owners of the recently opened Top of the Hill Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, 8705 Germantown Ave., say taking your kids to the dentist doesn’t have to be like pulling teeth. Abbey, 33, a pediatric dentist, said The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) […]
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Next up at Pastorius: ‘The Lawsuits’

News June 25, 2014 0 Comments

by Pete Mazzaccaro The first week of July will start off with a show by the upbeat Philly band The Lawsuits, which takes the Pastorius Park Concert stage at 7:30 p.m. The band will be welcomed by WXPN. The Lawsuits, a four-piece band, is composed of songwriter and lyricist Brian Dale Allen Strouse, backing vocalist […]
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Are we prepared for the decline of ash trees?

News June 25, 2014 0 Comments

by William Hengst Ash Yellows As mentioned in the June 5 issue of the Local, ash trees are undergoing a decline due to other pests and diseases besides emerald ash borer (EAB), such as ash yellows. Ash yellows is a microplasm, or virus, transmitted by native leafhopper insects that infect the phloem or the food-conducting […]
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