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Local author inspired by sister with Down syndrome

It took quite a few years, but Andrea completed the book with help from another daughter, Elizabeth Anne, who grew up and graduated in 2006.

Hill native named All-Conference in Big Ten

Now a sophomore, Burns earned a starting role for the Wolverines as a freshman.

Finally, Chestnut Hill gets a new librarian

“Why do we still need libraries now that almost every kid has a virtual Google library in their pocket?” 

Mt. Airy native graduates from the U.S. Naval Academy

Frazier was a member of the United States Naval Academy Drum and Bugle Corps and the Yard Patrol Squadron, where he served as Commodore and a member of the Brigade leadership. 

Local lawyer at the center of abortion rights battle

“This is what we have been predicting,” said Kolbert, who is the lawyer who successfully argued to protect that right before the U.S. Supreme Court in the 1992 landmark case Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
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Allens Lane actress: 'Don't give up on your dreams.'

In the middle of all this turmoil is a middle-aged, grumpy, single man named Vanya who bemoans his fate and a younger woman, Sonia, his niece, sharing living space at her father's estate and not much else.

Hill’s new vegan chef rebelled against killing animals

Now, after 20 years of honing his craft in many fine restaurants, Hosey is using his skills to encourage others to make vegan or vegetarian choices.

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Germantown Quaker group giving $500,000 in reparations

Recognizing that for most middle class Americans, home ownership is a primary source of wealth and stability, the congregation is focused on making sure their immediate Black neighbors are able to keep and maintain their properties. 

Maguire Foundation gives $10 million to Gwynedd Mercy University

The grant comes on the heels of another $10 million grant the Maguire Foundation gave to the Woodmere Art Museum in late April to help renovate St. Michael’s Hall. 

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Saving our stations: The 1983 restoration of the Gravers Lane 

The Gravers Lane train station, the first building in Chestnut Hill to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places, was in grave danger when the Historical Society took it on.

With two weeks to go, state rep. candidates DeLissio and Khan make their cases

Running in this year’s Democratic primary are six-term incumbent Pam DeLissio, who for the past 12 years has served Roxborough and parts of Montgomery County, and Tarik Khan, a nurse who made a name for himself getting more than 500 Philadelphians vaccinated during the pandemic.

Scott Galloway speaking on core competencies at SCH

Known for his candor and vision in the entrepreneurial space, Galloway will be the keynote speaker for a special evening celebrating innovation in education.

A major effort to update CHCA bylaws is now complete

The CHCA Board made the decision to work on the organization itself, and update internal controls, documents and guidelines. 

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 chestnuthillpa.com/parking/

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.

More state funds for historic Sedgwick Theater 

State Sen. Art Haywood helped secure the $750,000 grant, a significant step toward the theatre group's ultimate goal of buying and restoring the entire building.

Weavers Way announces a new store in Germantown

The Co-op has signed a lease for 328 W Chelten Avenue at the corner of Chelten Avenue and Morris Street, in the section of the neighborhood known as West Chelten. It expects to open the new store next summer.

Ebenezer Maxwell museum honors Black jockeys with Kentucky Derby party

What most people probably don't know is that the Derby was originally dominated by Black jockeys when it was first launched in 1875, the height of the Victorian era.

Mt. Airy Day's return postponed due to weather

Yes, Mt. Airy Day is back - in June.

Phil Dawson makes the move to Mt. Airy

His new position at the Mt. Airy CDC, which he started in March, has the same title as his old one: executive director. But this time around, he’ll have a different set of responsibilities.  
The city’s Civic Design Review board praised the architecture of Blake Development’s five story, 114-residential unit development proposal Dec. 7 and opted not to require its development team to come back for a second meeting.
About 40 residents turned out on December 6th for a lengthy Springfield Township Commissioners workshop meeting on the 4.7-acre site at 380-402 Haws Lane.  In other business, a group of youngsters and their parents are hoping to put a skateboard park at Laurel Beach Park in Wyndmoor.  And it looks like there won’t be a light installed at the busy intersection of Haws Lane and Church Road. 
Despite more than two decades of vacancy, a renewed interest in redeveloping Germantown Town Hall has emerged from at least one Germantown-born and raised developer, Anthony Fullard.
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Blue Lives Matter logo divides Springfield Township officials

“It is a very offensive flag to the African American community,” said Ed Graham, one of several commissioners to speak out against the logo. “There is no such thing as Blue Lives Matter. That doesn’t represent an ethnicity of people [like Black Lives Matter].”

Springfield Township library account targeted by foreign hacker

A police investigation was launched in the aftermath of the findings, which has led to arrest warrants for two people living outside the state.

New hair salon caters to children with autism

This is the story of one woman’s mission, a mission that called her to a craft, then a career, and finally, to a dream she has just recognized.
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