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“I had never even met many of these families,” Buck, 89, said last week during an interview in his living room, “but they bring me fabulous meals and want to stay and talk. It was a real shock, and I am so appreciative of what they are doing that I wanted a wider audience to know how caring this small community is.” more
The westward facing windows were “so large that they started to bow on their own weight,” Meyer said. “The crumbling glazing and deteriorating mullions (wood pieces in panes of glass) let in harsh amounts of air and noise. Besides, it was clear that these windows were much too large to try to repair in place.” more
The Catholic school run by the Sisters of St. Joseph, located at the top of Chestnut Hill on Germantown Avenue, 30 percent of the 1,074 undergraduate students now enrolled identify as Black or African American. more
The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy for the two-week period from Jan. 31 to Feb. 13. (This report includes last week’s incidents, as that report was … more
I wish to wholeheartedly thank Councilmember Cindy Bass for introducing legislation to temporarily halt demolition in the 8th district.  I hope that during the six months’ moratorium City … more
I had spent days preparing, gathering items I knew would be appreciated in Bududa, including secondhand clothes, inexpensive reading glasses, shoes, fabric for the girls in the tailoring class, first-aid supplies, used phones and a few precious second hand laptops. Most importantly, I needed a visa and a negative PCR test. more
College president Sister Carol Jean Vale opened the meeting with a heartfelt apology for the way neighbors had been informed about the blasting.  more
While this news is an unwelcome shock to a long list of loyal customers, it isn’t to Phil Taylor and Madeline Rambo-Colisto, the shop’s mechanic and office manager. more
Stern, a legendary fundraiser for the Curtis Institute of Music in Center City, lifelong camper, animal lover and outdoor enthusiast who hiked most of the 2,000-mile Appalachian Trail, died at home Jan. 9, surrounded by his loved ones, after a long battle with cancer. more
From rowing along the remote, tree-covered Mekong Delta to walking the streets of downtown Saigon, Seif captured the spirit of Vietnam. more
Near the end of the meet, PC decided not to send out wrestlers at 220 and 285 lbs., so there was a double forfeit in each of those weight classes. more
“I asked my partner if we wrote a $7,500 check for anything,” Griffiths told The Local in a phone call while vacationing in Los Angeles. “We didn’t. So I was freaked out by that.” more
At first, it seemed almost too easy as PC sprinted out to a 19-5 lead over the first seven minutes. more
Gene Caffrey, a longtime Chestnut Hill resident whose creativity and strategic sense of adventure led him from a budding legal career to real-estate entrepreneurship and then to the authorship of a … more
NFA's record improved to 7-1 in the league and 7-2 overall, while the visitors went back to the Main Line at 5-1, 10-3. more
Legal issues aside, stakeholders in the 8th Councilmanic District have also questioned what the moratorium would mean for development in the community. more
When Martha Repman and Ralph Hirshorn began the first screening of Tuesday Nights at the Movies, a whole movement in cinema literacy was fostered by both of them, not only in Chestnut Hill, but in the greater Philadelphia region.  more
One of the few surviving repertory movie theaters, Chestnut Hill Film Group’s Tuesday Night movie program is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. more
Retired history professor Edward J.M. Rhoads just finished his memoir, “War and Revolution in South China: The Story of a Transnational Biracial Family, 1936-1951” more
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