House Tour to feature three centuries of East Falls homes

News | October 8th, 2014 | Leave a comment

The featured stop on the Sunday, Oct. 26, East Falls House Tour is the Roxboro House on the campus of Philadelphia University. The historic building is now the Arlen Specter Center for Public Service. It was built about 1800 and was the subject of a two-year-long comprehensive, $4 million renovation. Many items from the late […]

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Police release sketch of Fairmount Park assailant

News | October 2nd, 2014 | Leave a comment

Philadelphia police have released this sketch of the man who attacked a woman in Fairmount Park in the Cresheim Creek area near the McCallum Street bridge. The following is from the Philadelphia Police Blog: Northwest Detective Division is looking to identify and locate the suspect wanted for an attempted robbery/assault in Chestnut Hill. On Friday […]

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Women’s health event set for Saturday in Mt. Airy

News | October 2nd, 2014 | Leave a comment

Chestnut Hill Hospital’s Alpha Kappa Alpha Rho Theta Omega Chapter and New Covenant Church of Philadelphia will present “Healthy Woman 2014,” a free wellness conference designed especially for women. The event will be held on the New Covenant Campus, at 7500 Germantown Ave. in Mt. Airy, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. […]

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Theologian to speak at Lutheran Seminary

News | October 2nd, 2014 | Leave a comment

Dr. Larry L. Rasmussen, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor Emeritus of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary, will present the William Lazareth Lecture in Theology and Ethics at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP). A renowned theologian and advocate for the poor and for environmental issues, Rasmussen’s lecture is entitled […]

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‘Suddenly’ to screen Oct. 7

News | October 1st, 2014 | Leave a comment

The 1954 film “Suddenly” will screen Oct. 7 as part of Chestnut Hill Film Group’s ongoing series, “Tuesday Nights at the Movies.” The President of the United States is traveling by train to the small, quiet town of Suddenly, California. Three assassins posing as FBI agents arrive in the town and take a family hostage […]

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Albert Greenfield: The man who remade Philadelphia

News | September 30th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro As European immigrants reshaped American cities like New York and Chicago in the late 19th century, Philadelphia remained largely untouched – happily in the control of a wealthy, Protestant political system in no hurry to see itself displaced by newcomers. The ethnic Democratic machines that were taking power in these other cities […]

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Venetian Club marks 90 years of Hill heritage

News | September 30th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak While its function has changed over the years, the Venetian Social Club at 8030 Germantown Ave. continues to be a safe haven, a place where people can feel secure and accepted. The club was established in 1924 by artisans from the Friuli-Venezia-Giulia region in northern Italy who had come to Chestnut […]

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