Woman assaulted while walking along Cresheim trail

News | September 29th, 2014 | 12 Comments

by Sue Ann Rybak A 51-year-old woman was assaulted during an attempted robbery on Sept. 26 while walking on a trail along Cresheim Creek, which passes under the McCallum Street Bridge, just off of 600 block of Gatehouse Lane. According to the police report, at approximately 4:30 p.m. the woman observed a man walking towards […]

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Police seek suspect in series of Hill burglaries

News | September 26th, 2014 | Leave a comment

Northwest Detective Division is looking to identify and locate the suspect for multiple burglaries in Chestnut Hill who was apparently captured by security cameras at one of the homes. According to the PPD’s YouTube channel: On Monday, September 15, between the hours of 1:00 am, and 4:00 am, an unknown male gained entry into several […]

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Venetian Club to mark 90 years on the Hill

News | September 25th, 2014 | Leave a comment

The Venetian Social Club, 8030 Germantown, will celebrate its 90th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 27,with a 1920s-inspired gala, beginning at 5 p.m. Music will be provided by the Monday Blues Jazz Orchestra. The club was formed in 1924 by artisans from the Friuli-Venezia-Giulia region in northern Italy who had come to Chestnut Hill to work […]

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Main Street, Chestnut Hill

News | September 24th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Miles Orvell – The second in a two-part series The visitor to Chestnut Hill in the late 1940s would have been met by an unsightly clutter of shops and stores, billboards, supermarkets and gas stations – the kind of incoherent assortment of commercial activity typical of linear suburban Main Streets. Some few merchants had […]

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Local wins three Pa. media awards

News | September 24th, 2014 | Leave a comment

The Chestnut Hill Local has won three awards in the 2014 Advertising Tearsheet Contest sponsored by the Pennsylvania Newsmedia Association Foundation. The Local took a second-place award for its special Harry Potter section and received two awards for its Pastorius Park Concert Series advertising: one for best in its division (in competition with newspapers up […]

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Labyrinth walk and film at St. Paul’s

News | September 24th, 2014 | Leave a comment

A special labyrinth walk “with the angels” and a documentary examining belief in angels will take place Monday, Sept. 29, in Saint Paul’s Church, 22 E. Chestnut Hill Ave. at the medieval labyrinth within the church on the day on which the church celebrates St. Michael and All Angels. The labyrinth will be open for […]

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Local notables ‘star’ in upcoming Black and White Gala

News | September 24th, 2014 | Leave a comment

The “black tie” Black and White Gala was originally conceived to recall the roaring 20s – a time for formal attire and choice cocktails in the style of the lavish jazz age parties chronicled by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The party will return on Friday Oct. 10, at the Philadelphia Cricket Club, 415 West Willow Grove […]

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Fall events at Woodmere

News | September 24th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by William R. Valerio There’s a great deal happening at Woodmere as we welcome the fall. Responding to letters from some of our youngest friends, we built and opened our annual straw maze on Sept. 5 – earlier than we did in past years. The maze feels like a season-long party, and we invite you […]

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What you need to know about the Philadelphia zoning code and fences

News | September 24th, 2014 | Leave a comment

This information is for PROPERTY OWNERS who are contemplating building a new fence or replacing an existing fence. Importantly, it is also for REALTORS, FENCE COMPANIES, CONTRACTORS, DESIGN PROFESSIONALS, and any other entity in the position to advise on the installation of a fence. The Chestnut Hill Community Association (CHCA) is dedicated to encouraging a […]

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Board approves policy on “illegal” fences

News | September 23rd, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Kevin Dicciani The Chestnut Hill Community Association, at its Sept. 18 board meeting, approved publication of a fence communication statement that discusses the zoning code and where the CHCA currently stands in regards to it. Introduced by Larry McEwen, vice president of the CHCA’s Physical Division, the motion was passed with a 12-1 vote. […]

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