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If you are a fan of the television shows “Downton Abbey'' or “Bridgerton,” you know that an afternoon English tea is more than a hot beverage. It is a sumptuous indulgence steeped in tradition, dating back to the seventh Duchess of Bedford. more
The business began with a bang, since area residents no longer had to trudge into Center City for exquisite French cuisine, not to mention the train station's ample free parking. more
Chestnut Hill volunteers turned out in force for the city’s 2022 Philly Spring Cleanup on Saturday, meeting at the Water Tower Recreation Center on Hartwell Lane, World War II Memorial Park on … more
“To be efficient, we’re going to clear the tenants out and completely renovate the interior and the exterior,” Cooley said. more
St. Paul's and St. Martin's Episcopal Churches joined the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill to organize a Prayer Vigil for Peace in Ukraine on Sunday evening, March 27th. About 100 people gathered … more
During her many travels (France, Italy, Greece, Scotland, and Canada), she studied at Rhodes University in South Africa for one year, which she devoted entirely to classes in drama. more
"I was really motivated by the power of community radio to reach local diverse groups with underrepresented sounds and ideas," Bear, a Roslyn native, told me a decade ago. "The major radio stations were owned by big corporations that do not want to take chances or rock the boat. It is all about money.” more
For the 21st consecutive year, the volunteers and small staff of the Chestnut Hill Garden District Fund are sprinting toward their Annual Spring Planting. more
This eclectic, week-long performance festival will feature seven shows from risk-taking, independent artists that run the gamut from contemporary circus, erotic, burlesque and clown performances. more
For the past three years in the pages of the Chestnut Hill Local, I have been so fortunate to be able to write about what I love most: food. more
Local luminary Paul Meyer, just awarded the Veitch Memorial Medal in London, played a major role in the restoration of Morris Arboretum’s historic gardens, architecture and vistas. more
After furiously fundraising more than $7 million in roughly six months, Woodmere will soon be able to double its gallery spaces with the purchase of St. Michael’s Hall, a Victorian mansion located just steps from the museum's main campus. more
Taylor has sought to do the same not only through his art, but in his everyday life. more
“I believe people in this area really do want to support our local artists,” Masterman said last week, “and I feel like we are just scratching the surface so far." more
“Nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our children. ... These are the basic values that we all share, regardless of race, party, religion. This is what we share.”  more
The city is limiting hours for Chestnut Hill's popular pickleball courts due to noise complaints while some neighbors consider a lawsuit. more
Some neighbors have complained about the look of the fabricated stone wall the college is beginning to install as part of its landscaping, as well as plans that call for wide swaths of grass.  more
Floyd will be performing “From Gospel to Jazz,” a concert about the impact of the Black experience on American music, at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 27, in the Epiphany Chapel at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCH). more
Anyone interested in planting new trees in Chestnut Hill, supporting the maintenance of green spaces, or becoming a tree tender with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, which supervises the program, is welcome at the March 17 event.  more
When Webster graduated one year later from Kennedy-Kenrick High School in Norristown, she joined the Army and wound up as a military guard stationed at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, overseeing prisoner detainees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. more
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