Art, friendship and mustangs: The Wyndmoor connection

Susannah Thomer and Joe Borrelli, both in their 70s, have admired one another for more than 50 years. Now her work is being shown at his gallery.

Two seasons end as new seasons are announced

Two local ensembles, Piffaro, the Renaissance Band, and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, rounded out their 2022-23 concert seasons with recent performances.

Woodmere exhibition celebrates the art of connection

The Woodmere Art Museum’s Annual Juried Exhibition, now in its 81st year, is back once again.

'Hello, Dolly!' brings optimistic delight to Act II Playhouse

The effervescence of  "Hello, Dolly" is on display at Act II Playhouse.

Crossing fingers for the return of Mt. Airy Day

For three years, the Northwest Philadelphia area community has been waiting to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mt. Airy Day.

Native American biblical scholar to lecture at St. Martin-in-the-Fields

Rev. Chebon Kernell, a native American theologian, will be leading two days of conversation at the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields.
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Community Feature

Starting in early May, the inured players for the Blue Devils were back in action, with the exception of a two-year veteran out for the season with an ACL tear.

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Small business owners looking for financial help and advice are invited to apply for this year’s round of Comcast RISE initiative grants, which award $5,000 to local entrepreneurs.
For the week of 5/29
As a child, I would have loved to go to a unique summer day camp like Dog Savvy Kids.
Historic RittenhouseTown is set to host its 2nd Annual Town Fair On Saturday, June 3rd, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Walking along Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill you can easily miss it, somehow.

Crime Report: May 16 to June 6

The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy for the period from May 16 to June 6. 

Homes and Gardens

A history of window coverings, from function to design

Windows have always played an important role in any room’s design. 
Design Matters

The fleeting joy of childhood whimsy

Designing rooms for children always presents a rare opportunity to revisit our younger selves and imaginations.
Our Town

You, too, could live like Bond, James Bond, right here on the Hill

Chestnut Hill contains many important examples of Midcentury Modern design. But others also deserve attention -- like the former residence of James Bond, scheduled for a sheriff's sale.

Renovating historic buildings to reflect a modern aesthetic

The anticipation of seeing a building that was built hundreds of years ago still holds that unique wonder.

When old becomes ‘in’

Studio IQL is located on Indian Queen Lane, in a converted church. I made an offer on it the first time I saw the building. 


SCH ahead for most of lacrosse semifinal, but PC leads last

Last Tuesday the second-seeded PC Quakers hosted the third-ranked Blue Devils in a Pa. Independent Schools semifinal match.

Every Mount St. Joseph eight wins gold at Stotesbury Regatta

Mount St. Joseph Academy's crew swept the eights categories to take home four gold medals.

Area scullers face stiff competition at Stotesbury

The four area sculling programs were all in action last weekend at the historic, sprawling spectacle that is the Stotesbury Cup Regatta.

For many years, Nazareth Academy was a dominant softball power in the Athletic Association of Catholic Academies. Not last week.

In girls' lacrosse, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy finished the regular season with a winning overall record.
With 162 team points accumulated across almost the full spectrum of events, Episcopal Academy repeated as Inter-Ac champion.
The Mount Magic won six of 15 events, finishing second in six others, and piling up additional points with its team depth.
The softball squads from Springside Chestnut Hill and Mount St. Joseph Academy turned out to be pretty evenly matched when they met at SCH last Wednesday.

Four juniors at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy clinched first place in the inaugural Mid-Atlantic AeroSpace Robotics Challenge.

Penn Charter won just three events last Saturday when it hosted the Inter-Ac track and field championships, but the versatility and depth of the Quakers girls allowed them to win the team title.

Once again, the Springfield Township School District will host the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of the Wissahickon Valley.

Former Local sales rep and 'free spirit' dies at 55
Maureen Gallo, of Wyndmoor, a former advertising sales representative for the Local, died of cardiac arrest at age 55.
Albert John Wenzel, multitalented CHA grad, dies at 76
Albert John Wenzel, formerly of Wyndmoor and former member of Whitemarsh Valley Country Club, died April 11.
Linda Brunn, Mt. Airy social justice warrior, dies at 79
Linda Brunn, social justice activist and volunteer for countless causes in Northwest Philadelphia, died March 25 at Einstein Medical Center.
Unconventional local personality Chris Romig dies at 61
With his long white beard and jean jacket, looking like a hippie from the 1960s, Gerald Christian Romig III definitely stood out in Chestnut Hill.
Gay rights pioneer dies at 89
Ada Bello, who lived all her adult life in Northwest Philadelphia and her last 18 years at Cathedral Village in Roxborough, died of pneumonia and Covid.
Opinion & letters
The choice is between incumbent Councilmember Cindy Bass and political newcomer Seth Anderson-Oberman. Both are vying to secure the Democratic Party’s nomination to represent the 8th District
Letters to the editor
About Chestnut Hill
From illicit to legal: the Northwest’s cannabis pioneer
Dr. Rebecca Maury, 53, an internal medicine specialist, was the first medical doctor in the Northwest to approve patients for the use of cannabis from her Germantown Ave.  office.
Election-themed thrillers on tap at Hilltop Books
Chestnut Hill resident Stan Cutler will appear at Hilltop Books, the community bookstore at 84 Bethlehem Pike, on Saturday, May 27.
Woodmere Art Museum unveils new landscape
Woodmere Art Museum celebrated the completion of its landscape project in Woodmere's Outdoor Wonder (WOW).
Gala to honor modern-day heroes of 'The German Township’
Once collectively known as the German Township, the three neighborhoods of Chestnut Hill, Mount Airy and Germantown are steeped in centuries of a rich history.
CHCA Agenda
Thursday, May 25, 2023, CHCA Board of Directors Meeting