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With indoor dining restrictions lifting and summer crowds returning, this is the time of year when the Chestnut Hill Business District puts everything in place for the rest of the year. more
The proposed division of 540 W. Moreland Ave was opposed by the committee on the grounds that it provided no information on plans for the new lot, nor architectural details for restoration of the existing main house. more
After 32 years of promoting hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education to middle and high school students, the President and Executive Director of  Delaware Valley Science Fairs, Inc. (DVSF), Henry Disston, will retire as of June 30. more
The restrictions on indoor dining brought more sidewalk cafés to Chestnut Hill. No one is in a rush to see them go away. more
Andre Saunders is the Writers Matter Poet-in-Residence at LaSalle University. For three years he has been going to public schools every week (remote visits for the past year) and mentoring students there, encouraging them to express their emotions and thoughts in print. more
Members of Chestnut Hill Local VFW post 5205 will mark Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, with a ceremony that will begin at the Charles Buckley Park at 11 a.m. The group will also mark the sacrifices of … more
Two articles in these pages recently mourned (and explained) the loss of the iconic tree that gave Chestnut Hill its name.   Ned Barnard (“Hunting for the American Chestnut in the … more
Five treasured places have joined the Chestnut Hill Conservancy’s (CH Conservancy’s) Architectural Hall of Fame, a distinguished list of Chestnut Hill’s most beloved significant buildings, structures, and landscapes, chosen by the general public. more
Every two months Gene Kerrick sends a newsletter to 28 of his former students and 50 people in toto, who obviously enjoy hearing from him. more
Three zoning issues were presented. These were all initial presentations for DRC guidance, and no decisions were made. more
Streetscape is a local column about architecture, city planning, and urban design. The controversy over the proposed townhome development at 30 W. Highland Ave. has sparked a debate not only about … more
Amy Wilson, 35, the new executive director of the Friends of Chestnut Hill Library Board and manager of Hilltop Books, is an environmentalist, social justice advocate, cyclist and avid book reader. more
The Chestnut Hill Library is hosting a weekly plant exchange in the new horticultural space of its building while the Library remains closed due to Covid-19 restrictions. more
The LUPZ meeting May 6 reviewed several agenda items, but no decisions were made, pending input from other groups. more
Since only last month, Woodmere has raised $3.2 million from within the community, and a large portion of that requires a match. The Sisters of Saint Joseph, who own the property, have given Woodmere an extension to June 15 to arrive at a purchase agreement. more
I feel a need to check in and see that we are doing what we say we are doing. more
Among the most important community assets of the Saint Michael’s estate are the mature trees, some of which date to the 19th century and were likely planted when the mansion was built. more
Landscape and lawn design experts, specialty flowers, food, family activities and more await Chestnut Hill visitors this weekend at the Chestnut Hill Home & Garden Stroll. more
The hearing resumption is scheduled for 2 p.m., June 23. more
With regard to the effort to save St. Michael’s Hall, Bill Valerio, the Patricia Van Burgh Allison Director of Woodmere, recorded a conversation with Sister Karen Dietrich, General Councillor for the Sisters of St. Joseph. more
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