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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Outward Bound scholarship honors SCH graduate

News | October 14th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Kevin Dicciani Edward McIlvaine was driving home from a concert in Maine on U.S. Route 302 when he fell asleep at the wheel and his car collided head-on with a cement truck. Three friends traveling with him and the truck driver all survived, but Edward did not. He was pronounced dead at the scene […]

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Hill consignment shop aids local nonprofits

News | October 14th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Kevin Dicciani Bird in Hand has been a Chestnut Hill staple for 38 years. Inside the shop, at 8419 Germantown Ave., you can find antiques, furniture, collectibles, fine china, crystal, silver and more. With inventory updated regularly, there is always a sale, always something new to discover – and for a good cause. As […]

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