Brewing up democracy at Iron Hill

MarchOnHarrisburg, a nonpartisan good-government watchdog group, hosted a group of about 40 Northwest Philadelphians at Iron Hill Brewery for "Rank the Beers," an entertaining way to learn about ranked-choice voting.

Germantown's SLA grad Luke Risher finds national success in music video production

Despite his success with national directors, Twenty-four-year-old Luke Risher continues to shoot for smaller artists around Philadelphia.

When Lyme strikes your four-legged friend

In dogs, stiffness is the most common sign of Lyme disease, and it can develop fast enough to really surprise you.

Emmy-winning comic returns for Sellersville performance

I like to think that I discovered Chestnut Hill area native Craig Shoemaker, who will be performing his stand-up comedy act at Sellersville Theater in Bucks County, about a half-hour drive from …

Mt. Airy Arcadia student wins national recognition

Rasheed Booker won the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA)  award at its conference in Portland, Oregon, beating 70 other students from across the country.

A 7,948-mile journey from finance to fine art

It's a long way from northern India to Chestnut Hill – 7,948 miles, to be exact – but Pragya Gupta has navigated the distance quite smoothly.
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Community Feature

Germantown Friends School and Mount St. Joseph Academy made strong showings on the Schuylkill alongside Kelly Drive.

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The Philadelphia Historical Commission has unanimously voted to list the Chestnut Hill Hospital's Women's Center at 8835 Germantown Ave. in the Philadelphia Register.
When Vietnam Restaurant was awarded the prestigious 2024 James Beard Foundation's America's Classics Award, I could not help but recall its CHC connection.
One of Chestnut Hill's newest businesses teamed up with one of its more established favorites for "May the Fourth be with you."
In an era when developers are descending on Northwest Philadelphia, Ashton Gage, Linard Gay and Jonathan Harris are on a different mission.
Weavers Way Co-op will hold a May 17 ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new Germantown store.

Crime Report

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

The historic character of our neighborhood is a design all its own

When most people think about design, they usually immediately think of interiors. But we are surrounded by design no matter where we are. 
Design Matters

Sometimes you need a contractor who can say ‘no’

Almost every person who undertakes a major house renovation wants to get the very most for the budget they have.
By Design

When sleuthing helps you care for your historic home

Maintaining a home’s historic significance takes time, patience and often a lot of research.

Some budget-friendly ideas to decorate your home

People often seek our advice on affordable ways to enhance their home's appearance. The first question: “Why are you doing this?"

Design principles that work in all styles of homes

As in many cities, the housing inventory in Philadelphia and its suburbs covers a wide range of sizes, styles, layouts and configurations.


GA boys, PC girls place second at Inter-Ac track and field championships

Episcopal Academy proved to be an unstoppable force at the Inter-Ac League track and field championships, winning both the boys' and girls' team titles at Penn Charter.

Mount track team cruises to a fourth championship

Mount St. Joseph Academy last Tuesday won its fourth straight track and field championship in the Athletic Association of Catholic Academies.

Mount track team cruises to fourth championship

Mount St. Joseph Academy won its fourth straight track and field championship in the Athletic Association of Catholic Academies. It wasn't close.

There's been a major development in Springside Chestnut Hill Academy's track and field program: Coach Paul Hines officially retired.

The Chestnut Hill Youth Sports Club (CHYSC) Junior Baseball players are buzzing with competitive spirit as they near midseason.
Many area rowers came home with medals from last weekend's Philadelphia City Championships.
Mount St. Joseph Academy picked up a good non-league victory in softball last Wednesday, rallying to beat Springside Chestnut Hill Academy.
The steady wave of game day buzz grew throughout the week as families settled in on Water Tower bleachers for CHYSC games.

Chestnut Hill College and Our Mother of Consolation celebrated Earth Day with "Hands Across Chestnut Hill."

As students across the nation continue to grapple with the educational setbacks caused by the pandemic, SCH is taking proactive steps.

My older brother Bennett taught English for many years. Every time he tells us about grateful former students, I wish I had contacted my own best teachers.

A leader in government, journalism and the arts
Verna Mae Andersen Shmavonian, who served as a director of research and technical staff in Philadelphia City Council and special projects coordinator for the Buckingham Township Board of Supervisors, …
Hill's Van Sciver Furniture chain descendant dies at 53
Carolyn Louise Van Sciver Armstrong, formerly of Chestnut Hill, died unexpectedly March 27 in Orlando, Florida.
Beloved farm manager, 33, dies in car accident
On March 27, a Philadelphia man was arrested and charged with drunk driving and vehicular homicide in connection with the death of Nala Bloom.
Henry School legend who fled Nazi Germany dies at 94
Eve R. Oshtry, a Holocaust survivor and two-time Teacher of the Year at the Charles W. Henry School, died Feb. 24.
‘Keeper of the earth’ rabbi dies at 70
Rabbi Ellen Bernstein, of the Germantown Jewish Centre in West Mt. Airy, founded the nation’s first national Jewish environmental organization.
Opinion & letters
My aim, in my new position as the Local’s business growth officer, is to listen – to you.
Letters to the editor
About Chestnut Hill
Hill festival returns, Michael Allman to headline after party
Michael Allman, known for a bluesy, soulful voice that evokes his father in his prime, will perform at the Venetian Social Club of Chestnut Hill, located at 8030 Germantown Ave.
A milestone Arbor Day at Pastorius Park
The Friends of Pastorius Park are marking Arbor Day on Friday by gathering at the big American Sycamore to celebrate the park’s new Level 1 arboretum status. 
Prestigious accreditation for Pastorius
Pastorius Park has been recognized as a Level 1 arboretum by the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program.
Hiram Lodge is listed at $1.4 million
After two years of sitting as a burned-out hulk in the middle of one of the Chestnut Hill business corridor’s busiest blocks, Hiram Lodge has been listed for sale.