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The Children’s Park of Chestnut Hill is finishing 2021 with capital improvements, but they’re far below what they need to keep the playground operational in the long run.  more
Before the pandemic, photographer Amber Johnston was doing a lot of wedding and portrait photography, specializing in capturing intimate moments in the lives of diverse couples and families. more
An actor, writer and director, Hassan Al Rawas finds the time to spread his many talents between the U.S and Kuwait. more
Local mediator Max Rivers seeks to share Braver Angels, a national organization that aims to douse the fire in political discourse and help people understand those that hold opposing viewpoints instead of just screaming at them. more
Carmen, a 14-year old therapy dog, is a sato, which is Puerto Rican slang for a mixed-breed stray dog. She was found on “Dead Dog Beach” on the southeastern shore of Puerto Rico. more
Local businesses deserve a big thanks for keeping our community cohesive and economically viable during the pandemic. We urge our readers to continue to shop and dine locally throughout 2022. more
“Really Good Tidings” includes Tony Braithwaite, Act II's Artistic Director who also directs the show; Renee McFillin and Kevin Toniazzo-Naughton. more
Sandy Day is a triple threat. She’s a talented artist ; an acclaimed opera singer; and also a music instructor at Maplewood Music Studio. But the hardest thing she ever had to do had nothing to do with art or music. more
With schools closing for holiday break on Friday, an ice hockey contest in Chestnut Hill drew a lot of student supporters that afternoon. A sizeable home crowd for Springside Chestnut Hill Academy … more
The Chestnut Hill Conservancy believes that growth and  development must add value to, rather than extract value from, any community. This defines our work as a progressive and collaborative community advocate; we use  preservation, conservation, and history as tools to strengthen and defend the community.  more
Shoppers arrived in Chestnut Hill Friday morning, December 17, to find the parking had gotten a little complicated. Someone had poured glue into the credit card slots on six random parking kiosks. more
Abbey and her husband Devin Romanul started Raising the Bar, a company that delivers non-alcoholic craft cocktails. It was in September of 2020, a year that was possibly the most stressful most people have ever experienced more
When Dr. Paul M. Farber was growing up in Mt. Airy, he was surrounded by history. He started with that in his talk on public art for the Chestnut Hill Conservancy last week. more
n 2021 the Friends of Pastorius Park embarked upon an ambitious plan to restore the plantings and vistas of Pastorius Park. We did so with the goal of not only preserving Frederick Peck’s original Olmsted-inspired Pastorius design, but also to expand the diversity and resilience of the park’s trees and shrubs for the future. more
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy freshman and Chestnut Hill native Jackson Erdos took home top prize in the Championship round of American Ninja Warrior Jr., in the 13-14 age group. more
CHIILie, the popular bear bench outside Jenks playground, has had a hard time lately. Someone used a black magic marker. more
The city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment unanimously denied the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s appeal of a building permit issued to developers seeking to build a 33-unit apartment complex at 10 W. Bethlehem Pike, clearing the way for a proposal heavily opposed by residents. more
Caroling at the Creche, a favorite Hill tradition, is back this year with a whole new twist. more
The incessant popping sound of the perforated plastic ball being struck back and forth by geriatrics with wooden paddles is enough to drive anybody who lives in proximity of a pickleball court crazy. more
The entrance, at the intersection of Germantown and Hillcrest Avenues, is for the Commonwealth Chateau at SugarLoaf. The construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2022. more
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