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Originally, they were just supposed to be up for just the holidays. In 1998, a group of local businesses decided to put up some holiday lights in a seven-block stretch of Germantown Avenue, centered … more
Even though Jonathan Dargan has been helping to keep Chestnut Hill beautiful and clean for the past 13 years, not many people know who he is for the simple reason that he leaves his apartment at about 3 a.m., and finishes his work by 8 a.m. more
Move over, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. After more than a year of getting hammered by the Covid pandemic, small business owners deserve all the love they can get this year on Small Business … more
For non-profit organizations like the Chestnut Hill Community Association, the last 18 months have been a time of constantly juggling decisions about having events and activities and making sure we … more
You’ve been good this year, right? So, take a little time out from your holiday to-do list and take advantage of the offerings of Chestnut Hill’s luxury spas. Think of it as a … more
We are lucky to live, shop and work in an area known for its green leafy streets and pocket parks. Chestnut Hill’s Greenspace Initiatives Committee will hold a Green Fest 2021 Winter Fundraiser … more
Chestnut Hill teenager Jackson Erdos is showing up on your TV screens this Thanksgiving, after having advanced to the Semifinals on the junior version of “American Ninja … more
Getting a pair of new eyeglasses used to mean going to your optometrist, getting a full eye exam and then choosing a pair of frames from whatever modest assortment was on hand.  Not so … more
If you happen to dine at three of the four White Dog Cafés in the region, you will see huge, spectacular paintings of dogs on the walls. You don't have to be an art maven or even a dog lover to appreciate them. more
The Chestnut Hill Business Association is hosting Holidays on the Hill, an annual series of events and festivities that has been delighting residents since the mid 20th century. more
In the era of Covid, the word “carrier” tends to take on a negative connotation, but when it comes to the term “mail carriers,” Tom and Jen Hasson are just what the doctor ordered for mail customers on their respective routes in Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill. more
If you think you’re noticing an uptick in the number of Black female shop owners in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy in recent years, you’re not imagining things. more
A Philadelphia City Council committee approved legislation to make these “streeteries” a permanent fixture in some parts of the city last week – a move that many in the Northwest say is a very good thing. more
The 200 t-shirts that line the grass in front of the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill each represent a Philadelphian lost to gun violence in the year 2020. more
Whether you’re shopping for a unique gift or browsing so you can drop hints when someone asks what you’d like for a present, the artwork and handcrafts on the Hill this season will draw you in. more
Things to see and do as the holidays arrive. more
With all the new gizmos and gadgets that children are plugging into electrical outlets nowadays, Beth Milley will have you know that the old school “vintage” toy are still among Villavillekula’s top selling items. more
Rashika West hit the ground running when she launched Essential Community Connections at 8030 Germantown on the first floor of the Venetian Social Club. more
Qadr went missing from the 300 block of Glen Echo Road on the morning of Thursday, Oct. 21. She was last seen walking to the Henry Houston Elementary School on Allens Lane where she is a fifth-grader. more
Fires in California, a lack of dock workers in France and a problem at the Canadian border are having a trickle down effect felt by shop owners on the Avenue. Shelves are not bare. Yet. But some coveted holiday items may be in short supply. more
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