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Little Treehouse is wedding site

Ginny Robinson exchanges vows with Mark Messick in a wedding held at the Little Tree House Café. The Rev. Kent C. Matthies of the Unitarian
Universalist Church of Germantown conducted the ceremony. (Photo by Pete Mazzaccaro)

When Ginny Robinson e-mailed the Little Treehouse Café to see if she and her fiancé Mark Messick could get married there, she wasn’t sure what kind of response she’d get.

 “I didn’t think we had a chance at all in having them say ‘OK,’” Robinson said.

To Robinson’s surprise, however, Rachael Williams, who owns the Gravers Lane restaurant and playhouse, didn’t think twice about the idea and quickly sent a reply accepting Robinson’s request.

“We were just thrilled,” Williams said. “We worked incredibly hard to make this place happen and the fact that someone loved it enough to get married in it, it was really touching for us. So it was a pretty easy decision.”



The Borders Effect: Foot traffic slows on the Hill

For Enzo Mandarano, a co-owner of Cosimo’s Pizza in Chestnut Hill, February has been a perfect storm.

We’ve had a ton of snow – three blizzards (the last of which was still being shoveled from driveways and roadways on Friday morning when I stopped by to talk to him). It’s been hard to get people out for pizza all month.



CHCA board acts on three bylaws amendments

Two amendments to the Chestnut Hill Community Association bylaws – one limiting the number of votes apportioned to business members and the other providing for the removal of board members who miss more than four meetings in a term year – were defeated at the CHCA board meeting on Feb. 25.



A local choir returns from Antarctica

Sixty boys from the Keystone State Boychoir traveled to Antarctica in December to perform for scientists who work and live there. Pictured in Antarctica are (standing) Thomas Case, Jack Schmieg, Ricardo Jaramillo, Max Hoenig, Jordan Thomas, DaVonne Henry; and (seated) Avery Mitchell, Nic Hanson, Noah Goldstein, Tremayne Bundy, Nick Kelly and Pedro Ramos.

Last December, the Keystone State Boychoir reached a milestone. It became the first boys’ choir to sing on all seven continents with its latest trip to Antarctica.


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