Area crew: boys on the water, girls on the riverbank

The regattas that come later in the annual Manny Flick crew series split the schedule between boys' and girls' events. Two weeks ago, all the girls' races were held first, and the boys followed.

SCH stickmen top GA in League opener; softball also wins

The Blue Devils hosted the Germantown Academy Patriots to launch the 2024 boys' lacrosse season.

Clover Market returns April 14 with a focus on vintage

The award-winning Clover Market kicks off its 15th year in Chestnut Hill with a curated handmade and vintage popup market on Sunday, April 14.

Singles sweep helps GA win league tennis opener over SCH

The tennis courts at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy had dried just enough by Friday for the Blue Devils to host Germantown Academy.

Char & Stave opens all-day cafe and cocktail bar

Char & Stave, the local roastery and café-by-day, cocktail bar-by-night, from Bluebird Distilling founder Jared Adkins, has opened in Chestnut Hill.

A $200,000 windfall for local merchant's $50 purchase

If there is such a thing as a typical business owner in Chestnut Hill, George Hobe, owner of an art and antiques shop at 8407 Germantown Ave., is not it.

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Autism discussion on April 20

A panel of experts will discuss the talents and challenges of nonspeaking children and adults with autism at Johnson House Historic Site in Germantown.

Crime Report

The following report is for offenses reported in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy for the two-week period from April 1 to April 14. 

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Prestigious accreditation for Pastorius

Pastorius Park has been recognized as a Level 1 Arboretum by the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program.

Hiram Lodge is listed at $1.4 million

After two years of sitting as a burned-out hulk in the middle of one of the Chestnut Hill business corridor’s busiest blocks, Hiram Lodge has been listed for sale.

Spring donation drive at OMC

One person’s trash is another's treasure. Now is the time to collect your unwanted clothing and treasures to donate them.

Deep discounts at Chestnut Hill warehouse sale, April 5-6

The biannual warehouse sale on Germantown Avenue typically is offered in the spring and this year’s April 5-6 sale is no different.

Curbside parking rates are $2.40/hr, with a maximum of two hours, cash or credit. The lots are $2.40/hr with a maximum six hours. Both MeterUp! and ParkMobile apps work, and times can be extended via the app.  For a map of the six lots or more on hours and rates, see

The Chestnut Hill Parking Foundation is offering free parking in its six public lots all day and night every Wednesday from November 10th through Christmas.

Grief Walk at The Farm

Grief coach Naila Francis will lead a walk through nature for anyone in mourning, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at The Farm at Awbury Arboretum.

Mt. Airy sidewalks fully funded

The state Department of Community and Economic Development came through with a final $1.8 million that Mt. Airy needs to get started on its crossing project.

Judge hears plea to put Germantown Y in new hands

Common Pleas Court Judge Ann Butchart heard testimony supporting developer  Ken Weinstein’s effort to take control.

Mt. Airy gala announced

The Mt. Airy CDC is excited to officially announce the Go Mt. Airy Gala and open ticket sales this month. 

Hosting dinners that build bridges

“Dinner & Discussion” series creates a space where differing viewpoints are respected and honoring diversity is expected. 
Despite modifications, the Philadelphia Historical Commission unanimously denied a proposal to build a five-story building in the heart of Germantown.
The CHCA’s Land Use, Planning and Zoning Committee voted unanimously in favor of developers’ plans to rehabilitate the H. Louis Duhring Residence.
A controversial development proposal for the historic Greylock mansion was approved by the narrowest of margins by a committee of the Chestnut Hill Community Association.
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Springfield Twp. retirements, promotions celebrated

During the March Board of Commissioners meeting, a ceremony led by Police Chief Michael E. Pitkow honored old and new leaders.

Wyndmoor multi-tasker pens book for bullied vegans

Lisa Lyne Flynn, a full-time nurse, rock musician and small-business owner, has managed to squeeze yet another chapter into an already crowded life story.

Township receives $500,000 to preserve open space

The money will be used to purchase 2.76 acres on Hawes Lane in Erdenheim.
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