FOW to mark 90th year at fall gala

News | October 21st, 2014 | Leave a comment

Friends of the Wissahickon’s signature 90th anniversary celebration will take place on Saturday, Oct. 25 at its fall gala at the Valley Green Inn. Christine Bamberger and Christopher Bentley are co-chairs of the 90th anniversary gala. The two Mt. Airy residents have been working along with a 45-member gala committee over the last months to […]

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Mexican restaurant coming to the Hill

News | October 21st, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Kevin Dicciani El Poquito, a Mexican cantina and bar, is coming to Chestnut Hill. Owner George Atterbury said the restaurant is set to open this fall at the former location of Chestnut 7, 8201 Germantown Ave. Atterbury, the former director of operations of the Garces Group, a restaurant company founded by Chef Jose Garces, […]

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Avenida announces closure

News | October 17th, 2014 | Leave a comment

Cantina Avenida, the Latin restaurant that opened up at the former Cresheim Cottage Cafe less than five years ago announced on its Facebook page that the restaurant is now closed. The restaurant, owned by Chef Ken Alvarez and his wife, Kim, underwent a complete renovation, including a new menu, in May of this year. The […]

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Synagogue mourns death of East Mt. Airy member

News | October 15th, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Ronald Fischman – a cantor, a poet, a writer, a teacher and a father – will be remembered above all as a man who was constantly seeking a genuine and authentic relationship with God. Fischman, 54, a longtime member of Mishkan Shalom in Roxborough, was stabbed to death in his East […]

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Halloween: Great for kids – not me!

News, Opinion | October 15th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro It must be a sign of old age really getting me. I’m just not that excited about Halloween anymore. I don’t have a complaint about Halloween. If anything, it may be our best holiday. Get dressed up. Go door to door for free candy. When I was a kid, I’d plan my costume […]

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“Il Sorpasso” screening Oct. 21

News | October 15th, 2014 | Leave a comment

Next up for Chestnut Hill Film Group’s ongoing series “Tuesday Nights at the Movies” is the 1962 Italian comedy “Il Sorpasso.” On a holiday weekend in Rome, two polar opposites – a shy law student and an arrogant extrovert – cross paths accidentally and take a joy ride through the Tuscan and Roman countryside. In […]

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CHCE sponsors Harvest Kitchen Tour on Nov. 1

News | October 15th, 2014 | Leave a comment

Melissa Palmer of Florum Flowers and Claudia Stemler and Laura Belmonte of The Brunettes’ Bookshop Bakery are combining forces to provide floral arrangements and tasty treats for the 2014 Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment Harvest Kitchen Tour on Nov. 1. They will be joined by other volunteer chefs – Glenn Bergmann, of Weaver’s Way Catering; […]

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Teenagers Inc. hosts annual Ghost Walk

News | October 15th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Arianna Neromiliotis Teenagers Inc. will host its annual Halloween fundraiser with spooky stories and dark alleys on Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Chestnut Hill Library, 8711 Germantown Ave. Costumed guides take you on a storytelling tour that’s filled with familiar haunts, old Philadelphia stories and that definite Halloween spirit. Please join us for our […]

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VFW seeks entrants for audio essay contest

News | October 15th, 2014 | Leave a comment

This year, the Chestnut Hill Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5205, 8217 Germantown Ave. is again looking for submissions for the Voice of Democracy audio essay competition. The competition is a national contest sponsored by VFW in which audio essays are judged and compete in regional, state and national levels with $2.2 million in scholarship […]

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