Features
Small business Saturday, Nov. 25

Supporting local merchants in style

Chestnut Hill will have all its historic charm on display this weekend as it celebrates the holiday season – and supports local merchants. 
Small business Saturday, Nov. 25

Manayunk celebrates its small-town, small-biz character

More than 50 independent boutiques, restaurants and shops in Manayunk will celebrate Small Business Saturday with a variety of festivities.
Small business Saturday, Nov. 25

Germantown builds community while celebrating the holidays

The holiday season brings new chances to celebrate community in Philadelphia's Germantown neighborhood.
Small business Saturday, Nov. 25

Mt. Airy shopping crawl, complete with passports

This Small Business Saturday, Mt. Airy is encouraging residents to shop local with a fun Go Mt. Airy Shopping Crawl.

Hill scientist behind 350-million-year-old fossil exhibit

Whoever first used the term “old school” might have been thinking about Edward “Ted” Daeschler of the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Community meals, food resources and a serving of Thanksgiving spirit

Thanksgiving is approaching, and the Northwest Philadelphia region has much to offer residents.
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Community Feature

Alana and Scott Davis gave up lucrative corporate careers to pursue one of the riskiest businesses in the country.

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If the team slated to turn the former Germantown High School into an apartment complex gets its way, it could be ready for move-in in 18 months.
Cheap parking has officially come to a screeching halt in Chestnut Hill – shocking many longtime regulars along the neighborhood’s busy business strip. 
A new civic group with the potential power to influence development in both Mt. Airy and Germantown has community leaders worried.
Crime

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

Mid-century furniture complements many styles

Interior design is about layout, balance, color, proportion and style.
Design Matters

A Wyndmoor transformation increases space, intimacy and light

Located in a charming and bucolic pocket of Wyndmoor is a stone cottage. But built in the 1920s, the original kitchen was too small.
By Design

Shades of English country style

In 1988, I was asked to participate in my first “Art and Design” showhouse. My vision was impeccable... until it wasn’t.

Small space planning is a ‘jigsaw’ exercise

Laura and Blake loved their row home on a historic block. The problem was fitting everything they wanted inside.

Redesigning the White House reflects presidential personalities

Each administration is given the opportunity to create surroundings that are individual to them.

Sports

A putter’s dream: Golfweek ranks historic St. Martins course

Golfweek's list of the top 40 short courses in the United States lists the nine-hole St. Martins course in the heart of Chestnut Hill as No. 2.

Area sports teams wrap up the fall season

Fall sports teams from the area that qualified for postseason tournaments have now ended their seasons, with varying degrees of success.

Another intense PC-SCH soccer match in teams' third meeting

Fourth-seeded SCH earned a bye in the first round, but number five PC advanced to meet the Chestnut Hill squad.

In the 2023 championship match, which was played last Wednesday in the gym at Agnes Irwin School, the Patriots finally got over the hump and knocked off Notre Dame, 3-1.

In field hockey, Mount St. Joseph Academy's seeding for the PIAA state tournament was determined last week.
Playing Inter-Ac League soccer games last week, the girls of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy came away with a win and a tie.
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy split its two Inter-Ac League field hockey games last week, downing Penn Charter and losing to Episcopal Academy.
In a pair of home soccer games last week, the boys of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy faced the two teams competing for the league's top spot.
Schools

As we caught up, the years seemed to slip away. 

After four straight AACA championships won by Mount St. Joseph Academy in cross country, the Mount Magic reclaimed the league laurels.

For almost an hour of game time, the scoreboard at Mount St. Joseph Academy's soccer field stood at 0-0 as the host took on Haverford High.

Obituaries
Hill software engineer, a passionate dancer, dies at 78
Stephen “Steve” Blum, 78, who had a long career as a software engineer with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, died Oct. 29.
Medical marijuana pioneer from Wyndmoor dies at 52
Christina (“Chrissy”) J. Visco, of Wyndmoor, the first woman to receive a medical marijuana license in Pennsylvania, died Oct. 19.
Beloved Hill teacher, coach, killed in bike accident
Kevin Saint Clair, 65, a Chestnut Hill resident and recently retired from the Julia R. Masterman School, was hit in a car crash.
Hill architect, raised in Nazi Germany, dies at 98
Otto Reichert-Facilides, a celebrated architect whose work includes designing the Academy House in Center City, died Oct. 23.
Compassion was the hallmark of Judge Edward Russell, 91
Edward E. Russell, 91, of Chestnut Hill, a retired judge in Philadelphia's Family Court and Court of Common Pleas, died Sept. 16.
Opinion & letters
Editorials
I am gratified by the number of inquiries we have received into how the Chestnut Hill Local has been managing since John Derr’s departure.
Letters to the editor
About Chestnut Hill
Meetinghouse poll volunteers ‘accosted’ by election worker
The City Commissioners Office is investigating one of its employees, after he was summoned to the polling station to fix a technical error.
The Local wins Lenfest grant to fuel news sustainability and expansion
The paper is among 17 local news organizations to receive such awards, which are designed to help support long-term sustainability.
A centennial celebration kicks off by looking back
In 1924, the Venetian Social Club was founded at 8030 Germantown Ave. by artisans from northern Italy. The club will celebrate its centennial in 2024.