Letters: December 12

Letters | December 12th, 2013 | 2 Comments

A memorable House Tour The Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Holiday House Tour went over the top this past weekend, with an ambitious tour encompassing seven stops. Five beautiful homes were opened to tour guests. Two homeowners did their own decorating in full holiday style, and three homeowners generously opened their homes to transformation at the […]

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Letters: December 4

Letters | December 4th, 2013 | 1 Comment

Thanks for a writer who has moved on to bigger things Thanksgiving is for remembering those who are no longer with us. Some who recall those bad old times at the Local may indulge in the occasional “Whatever happened to” game. No, not me, you sillies. When Michael Mishak was cranking out dazzling prose, signs […]

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Letters: November 27

Letters | November 27th, 2013 | Leave a comment

Righting the city’s wayward ship Repeated mistakes are made over and over in Philadelphia because the dominance of one political party steers us off away from the center. Our city needs someone to turn the city’s rudder to a straight course ahead. We plod a hackneyed path every year about raising taxes, schools, teachers, crime, […]

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Letters: November 20

Letters | November 20th, 2013 | Leave a comment

Dismayed I was dismayed to read your article of October 10 regarding the Fall for the Arts Festival on Germantown Ave. The Stagecrafters Theater has been a a lively and prominent part of the arts scene, producing quality theater in Chestnut Hill since 1929. Yet, there was not mention of the group in your article. […]

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Letters: November 6

Letters | November 6th, 2013 | Leave a comment

Thankful for Antonelli help As a volunteer event organizer, I wanted to publicly thank the graphic design and photography students and staff at Antonelli Institute in Erdenheim. I would like to give special mention to Danielle Riccardi. Students there created a fun flyer and signs for a Downton Abbey fundraiser to benefit Chestnut Hill Meals […]

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Letters: October 30

Letters | October 30th, 2013 | Leave a comment

Expand background checks for guns October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time that brings awareness to the lives lost due to domestic violence and the role of guns in so many domestic violence homicides. Expanding background checks is a common-sense approach to curbing so many senseless deaths. Our current background check system only applies […]

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Letters: October 23

Letters | October 23rd, 2013 | 1 Comment

Lucky for hospital Having just returned from a totally unplanned three night stay at our Chestnut Hill Hospital, I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank the marvelous staff for their expertise, kindness, and care. From housekeeping (thank you, Mary) to physicians, the fifth floor staff was wonderful. In particular, thank you Mike, […]

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Letters: October 16

Letters | October 16th, 2013 | Leave a comment

Another ticket for Hill visitor I am a neighbor from the ‘burbs, up the Pike a bit from your lovely area. Yesterday, I met several friends, one formerly from the Hill, for lunch. We enjoyed a delightful time at McNally’s. I do visit the Hill. Guess not as much as I should. Before I return I […]

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Letters: October 9

Letters | October 9th, 2013 | Leave a comment

Pop-up concert was a great idea The Philadelphia Orchestra was scheduled to open Carnegie Hall’s season last night (Oct. 2), but the gala was cancelled at the last minute due to a stagehand strike (sounds like Philly), so Yannick and the gang decided to give a free pop-up, shirtsleeves concert at Verizon Hall. Tweets went […]

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Letters: October 2

Letters | October 2nd, 2013 | 6 Comments

Sign vigilantes Within the last several weeks I received a polite, well-written note in my mailbox at home. The note requested that I remove a lawn sign from my front yard inviting people to visit a local private school for an open house. The writer suggested that my sign ruined the look of our beautiful […]

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