Features

Burial plots help families coping with childhood illness

Nonprofits are always looking for ways to raise funds, but the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund may have a new twist.

The Northwest continues to celebrate the power of Pride

Event hosts include St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Noname Gallery and the Andorra library.

‘Belonging’ at Woodmere’s annual juried exhibition

The exhibition, "What is Belonging?" opens with a reception on Saturday, June 8.

Tragic death of daughter spurs parents to save lives

It was a sudden and terrible shock to all those who loved her when 19-year-old Caroline Shea Kyle died in her sleep at home on July 9, 2022.

Love is Love: NW Philly prepares for Pride

Northwest Philadelphia is gearing up for Pride Month, which starts on Saturday, with a calendar full of activities recognizing that love is love.

CHCA approves Airbnb

The CHCA board voted to recommend approval of a variance for 7929 Roanoke Street, with provisos, for a short-term rental property.
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Thursday, June 6, Land Use Planning and Zoning Committee Meeting, canceled  
The following report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy for the period from May 20 to June 2.
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Crime

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

When renovating, windows and doors need special care

When preserving historic architecture, which brings so many benefits to a community, including sustainability, windows and doors carry particular importance.

New Habitat for Humanity ReStore in the Neighborhood

Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia recently opened the doors to its second ReStore, following the popular example of its South Philadelphia counterpart. The new store and donation center, located at …
By Design

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. 

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.

When sleuthing helps you care for your historic home

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

Sports

SCH softball battles past GA and PC to capture Indy Schools title

After suffering a 1-0 loss in the Pennsylvania Independent Schools tournament finals a year ago, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy's softball team captured the 2024 championship last Thursday at Ursinus College.

Area crews medal at sprawling Stotesbury Cup Regatta

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

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

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.
Schools

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy's Lower School has recently earned the first "Bird Safe Schools" recognition from Bird Safe Philly.

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

Obituaries
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, died peacefully in her sleep on April 18.
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.
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My aim, in my new position as the Local’s business growth officer, is to listen – to you.
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About Chestnut Hill
Arson at Chestnut Hill East; Feasterville man charged
A Feasterville man has been arrested and charged with arson for a fire he is alleged to have started at the SEPTA Chestnut Hill East regional rail train station.
Bass weighs in on new NCO
City Councilmember Cindy Bass met with Chestnut Hill community members to discuss a proposed zoning conservation overlay for East Mermaid Lane.
Mermaid Lane gets zoning protections
Chestnut Hill’s three Registered Community Organizations, have arranged for a public meeting on Zoom with City Councilmember Cindy Bass to discuss the proposal.
VFW invites community to gather for Memorial Day
The Chestnut Hill VFW is inviting the entire community to participate in a tribute to the fallen soldiers of past wars.
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.