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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
On Thursday, April 25, the Chestnut Hill Community Association Board of Directors approved the variance request on 30 W. Highland Ave., incorporating changes made earlier in the week. more
Pre-pandemic, Dance Fit would have up to 16 clients dance/exercising at one time but was only allowed to have four after the pandemic started, so in-person classes were halted. more
After a year of preparation and several months of a “soft” opening to a limited crowd, Hilltop Books held an official opening ceremony on Friday, April 16. more
As the Local reported in previous issues, Woodmere Art Museum is presently working to secure funding to purchase the property at 9001 Germantown Ave. from the Sisters of St. Joseph. more
Barbara Thomson, a Hill attorney with a background in public service, is running for a seat on Philadelphia’s Municipal Court in the May 18 primary election. more
A conversation with Ruffian Tittmann, the Executive Director of the Friends of the Wissahickon, and Bill Valerio, the Patricia Van Burgh Allison Director of Woodmere. more
As the country begins to emerge from a year characterized by widespread restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many experts will be watching brick-and-mortar retail stores to see how they bounce … more
Concerned about the increase in crime in our area, Chestnut Hill residents Lynn Selhat and Jeff Meade have joined forces to organize a town watch for the neighborhood and are looking to recruit others to join.  more
While Earth Day is celebrated on April 22, the Greenspace Initiatives Committee is joining the chorus of those asking for an entire month of actions devoted to expanding and appreciating our greenspaces. more
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