Letters: March 26

Letters | March 26th, 2014 | Leave a comment

First hospital in Chestnut Hill I saw the picture in the Chestnut Hill Local of the Mower General Hospital, created during the civil war, and it reminded me that Robertson’s building at 8501 Germantown Ave. was a hospital during the Revolutionary War. At that time it was the Inn of Henry Cress. I would guess […]

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Letters: March 19

Letters | March 19th, 2014 | Leave a comment

Recent increase in Internet scams Over the past few weeks, I’ve been solicited through emails to engage in risky email activity. There was the not surprising notice that I won a British lottery, which I had not entered, for £185,000 and all that I needed to do was . . . You get the idea. […]

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Letters: March 12

Letters | March 12th, 2014 | Leave a comment

A library please – not a fishbowl A library is a special place, a sanctuary of books and atmosphere, enhanced by nooks seemingly meant just for you. A feeling of voluntary seclusion. Old fashioned libraries have always appealed to me; their history and secrets seem to linger in the air. These libraries are rare and […]

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Letters: February 26

Letters | February 26th, 2014 | 1 Comment

Annual blood drive was a success On Saturday we were host to 82 prospective donors and we collected 61 units of blood. This blood will be used by Chestnut Hill Hospital and other area hospitals. The blood drive has become a tradition in Chestnut Hill that brings out the best in our community. A special […]

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Letters: February 20

Letters | February 20th, 2014 | Leave a comment

A Hiller ‘discovers’ Chestnut Hill Hotel I have had the pleasure of living in Chestnut Hill for almost 14 years now. I have watched my two children experience all the great things this community offers families: the sports at CHYSC, the 4th of July parade and wonderful day of games, and of course Halloween. When […]

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Letters: February 12

Letters | February 12th, 2014 | Leave a comment

Thanks to all unsung heroes We should all pay tribute to the unsung heroes who may have had trees falling into their own homes, no power or heat, and who had to serve people since this storm hit. I had nurses who had to cut trees out of the way so they could see people, […]

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Letters: February 6

Letters | February 6th, 2014 | 1 Comment

Take responsibility for dogs Last week, on a very cold day following a heavy snowfall, I set out for some cross-country skiing in Pastorius Park. There I found dogs frolicking with each other while their owners chatted and a father cleared the pond for his young children to play ice hockey. On my last revolution […]

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Letters: January 23

Letters | January 23rd, 2014 | Leave a comment

Impressed by councilwoman’s commitment The Education Delegation from Mutual Mount Airy, www.mutualmtairy.org, sent the following letter to City Councilwoman Cindy Bass. Dear Councilwoman Bass. Thank you for meeting on January 14 with the Education Delegation from Mutual Mount Airy, www.mutualmtairy.org. We were glad that you spoke favorably about most of our ideas for raising money for […]

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Letters: January 8

Letters | January 8th, 2014 | Leave a comment

‘Important event’ omitted from list I read of all the important events of 2013 listed in the Local over the past two weeks. I see one very important event that occurred in our neighborhood that was overlooked, namely that in the Wissahickon Park, our neighborhood park where we walk with our families and enjoy the […]

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Letters: December 26

Letters | December 26th, 2013 | Leave a comment

Six local churches brighten the new year for workers Here is what grass roots organizing can do for our community. Chestnut Hill United Church, Mishkan Shalom Synagogue, Germantown Jewish Center, St. Vincents, Grace Epiphany Episcopal Church and the Church of St. Martin in the Fields collaborated for two years in an organization of 43 Jewish, […]

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