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Elfant Wissahickon to move to the Hill

The former Reese Pharmacy building at 8039 Germantown Ave. will soon have a new owner after an 11-month vacancy.

Elfant Wissahickon has hashed out an agreement of sale with owner Stephen Reses, who abruptly closed the pharmacy in November, according to Robert J. Elfant, president of real-estate firm, but the deal has not been finalized.

“We have to resolve the contingencies,” Elfant said on Monday, one day before he was to present his plans for the building to the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Development Review Committee.

“We’re going to do a significant change to the exterior, in keeping with the neighborhood,” Elfant said. “We’re going to totally renovate the interior.”
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TEAM CANADA Rain may have cancelled the first two days of the Breast Cancer 3-Day walk but a group of local walkers, known as Team Canada, did not let it stop them for marching up the Hill to raise awareness of breast cancer. Team Canada also walked on Saturday joining forces with other unflappable groups to continue the march and finished on Sunday with the more than 2000 walkers who participated this year. Pictured from left, front row: Yosma Luby, of Mt. Airy, Nora Berger-Green, of West Philadelphia, Beth Ann Bailey, of Ambler; second row: Lori Lander Murphy, of Ambler, Katie Dullea, of East Falls, Lauren D’Amico, of Glenside, Courtney Malley, of Chestnut Hill; last row: Brit Marie Dominick, of Glenside, Ethan Rightmyer, of Doylestown, Anne McNiff, of Mt. Airy. (Photo by Jennifer Katz)
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Flourtown’s recycling craftsman creating treasures

When we met Flourtown’s affable and enthusiastic John Duffy III, we hardly expected an economics lesson — at least, not right off the bat. But, sitting next to this 46-year-old wood craftsman in his historic Dutch Colonial home, that’s just what we got, complete with bar graph and bell curve. With a few deft strokes of a ball-point pen on the back of a piece of used computer paper, he imparted a graphic lesson in the virtues of the small (as in few-people) business.
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Main Street on the Avenue

Last week, we ran a front-page story on the results of a lengthy session of meetings by members of both the Chestnut Hill Business Association and the Chestnut Hill Community Association. The group – dubbed the Retail Vacancy Committee – produced an “interim” report that recommended a Main Street program for Chestnut Hill

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INTERFAITH MURAL Northwest Interfaith Movement officially unveiled its new mural with a ceremony over the weekend that included (from left) Jan Golden, executive director of the Mural Arts Program, Paul Downie, one of murals’ designers, Elaine Dusoff, a mural honoree, Dave Woods, another of the murals’ designers, George Stern, executive director of NIM and Bessie Jordan Byrd, chair of NIM’s board.
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CHC women fight foul weather, defeat Nyack

“Warriors, come out to play-yay!” The well-known taunt from the 1979 cult film “The Warriors” might have seemed appropriate at a Chestnut Hill College women’s soccer match last Saturday, but the truth is that the host Griffins didn’t enjoy being out in the cold, wet, windy conditions much more than the visiting Warriors of Nyack College.

For Chestnut Hill, victory probably diminished the discomfort caused by last weekend’s Nor’easter, as the home girls shut out their guests from New York, 2-0.
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WHEN DID YOU START CARRYING THE GLUTEN-FREE PRODUCTS? “We originally started six months ago. We were starting to get inquiries from our customers and that’s what really led us into it... Amanda and I were down at the Appetite for Awareness at the Wachovia Center two weeks ago and that was the national celiac convention basically and we made some really great contacts…. We’re going to begin to set up a time to advertise to our customers that we’re going to be doing some taste testing.

“Now we have some of our breads out taste-testing but I’d like to do it on a bigger scale.” Ron Loux with granddaughter Amanda Yoder and wife Bev, Poppy’s Seed Bakery, Chestnut Hill Farmer’s Market. Visit http://closeup.brianrudnick.com to see video interview

 

 

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