Halloween festivities in Chestnut Hill this Weekend

News | October 24th, 2014 | Leave a comment

Halloween fun comes a little bit early to Chestnut Hill on Sunday October 26 with a parade, pumpkin carving and trim or treating along Germantown Avenue. The day begins with pumpkin carving at Market on the Fareway, 8229 Germantown Ave. Pumpkins and tools will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Pumpkin carving opens at 10 a.m. […]

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Targeting teachers continues to miss the mark

News, Opinion | October 22nd, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro Targeting teachers continues to miLast Thursday, thousands of Philadelphia School District teachers and their supporters staged a demonstration on North Broad Street to protest the recent cancellation of teacher contracts by the Philadelphia School Reform Commission. The SRC canceled the contracts a week before because, its members said, it planned on reworking […]

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Harry Potter Festival brings Hogwarts to the Hill

News | October 22nd, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Sue Ann Rybak The Hogwarts Express came to a screeching halt at the Chestnut Hill West station at precisely 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18. Thousands of muggles, wizards, death eaters, and dementors packed the train station’s platform to get a glimpse of the famous Harry Potter – “the boy who lived.” This year’s […]

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Funds sought to “re-tree” Germantown Avenue

News | October 22nd, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro Chestnut Hill is known for many things: historic homes, Belgian blocks and ample train stations. And it is also known for being one of the leafiest sections of the city with an abundance of trees from the edges of Fairmount Park to Stenton Avenue and from Cresheim Creek to the Morris Arboretum. […]

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‘Sorry, Wrong Number’ to screen Oct. 28

News | October 22nd, 2014 | Leave a comment

Chestnut Hill Film Group’s ongoing series “Tuesday Nights at the Movies” continues on Oct. 28 with the 1948 film “Sorry, Wrong Number.” After a wealthy hypochondriac becomes ill, she spends her bedridden days talking on the telephone. One night, when making a phone call, her telephone wires cross and she overhears two men plotting a […]

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CHCE sponsors Harvest Kitchen Tour

News | October 22nd, 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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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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