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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‘Healthy on the Hill’ kicks off with Dr. Ramsey Thorp

News | October 9th, 2014 | Leave a comment

The Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment begins its new series “Healthy on the Hill” this Thursday evening, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m., with Dr. T. Ramsey Thorp, founding ophthalmologist of Thorp Bailey Weber Eye Associates and clinical associate professor of ophthalmology at Penn’s medical school. Dr. Thorp will talk about the intricate relationship in medicine […]

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5th Annual Old German Township House Tour on Oct. 19

News | October 9th, 2014 | Leave a comment

For the fifth consecutive year Historic Germantown and Mt. Airy Learning Tree are teaming up to open the doors of some of the area’s most historic and notable private homes. This year’s tour – Authentic History and Unique Style – features six pre-1926 homes from Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy and Germantown. Architects represented include George […]

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A new tradition for this year’s Black and White Gala

News | October 8th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro This Friday, the Chestnut Hill Community Association will host the 2014 Black and White Gala, a classic, black-tie affair that serves as one of the association’s most important fund raisers. The event will take place at the Philadelphia Cricket Club, 415 W. Willow Grove Ave., on Friday, Oct. 10, from 7 p.m. […]

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Springfield Twp. plans $20 million municipal project

News | October 8th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Springfield Township’s proposed $20 million municipal campus project includes plans for a new library and public works building with either renovations or a brand new administration and police department building. The Springfield Township Municipal Complex is at the intersection of Hawthorne Lane and Paper Mill Road in the Wyndmoor section of […]

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Kids edition and more

News, Opinion | October 8th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro Chestnut Hill artists start young. And the Local likes to give young artists an early start on finding a place to display their best work in our annual Kids Edition. At the end of the month, we’ll gather the best artwork and stories from local children and publish them. So it’s time […]

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October benefit concert set for long QT syndrome

News | October 8th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Kevin Dicciani Tristan Hall was 3½ years old when he first lost consciousness and fainted. His mother, Sandy, immediately took him to the doctors, who diagnosed Tristan, and her, with long QT syndrome. Long QT syndrome is an inherited heart rhythm condition that causes fast, chaotic heartbeats. The rare condition can trigger a seizure […]

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Workshops at library cater to homeschool set

News | October 8th, 2014 | Leave a comment

The Chestnut Hill Free Library will host a series of programs for children between grades 3 and 7. The programs, on Thursdays between Oct. 16 and Nov. 20, range from science to art and are geared towards homeschooled children in the area. The series is underwritten by the Friends of Chestnut Hill Library. October 16, […]

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