Stag and Doe bonfire party to benefit Toys for Tots drive

Plan to celebrate the season of giving at this week’s Stag & Doe night.  The Sivel Group is hosting a bonfire party on Wednesday, December 7 to support its annual Holiday Toy …

Water Tower Craft Show returning after 5-year hiatus

For more than 30 years, organizers hosted a holiday craft show every December at the Water Tower Recreation Center, connecting dozens of artisans from the Philadelphia area with shoppers. Now it's coming back.

New York acting talent chose Germantown

You'd never know it from his 25-year career as a professional actor with many accolades that Germantown resident Gregory Isaac did not secure his first theatrical role in a school play because of any acting ability.

Local lawyer, musician and author mines gold again

Richard Tuttle, a professional musician and retired lawyer who just released the CD single, “Break Someone Else's Heart,” is also an author whose dialogue is often spellbinding.

Local wildlife expert gets 'high' on Mount Kilimanjaro

For William Konstant, 70, a Flourtown resident for the last 36 years, the top item on his bucket list was climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, East Africa.

Local woman celebrated for Hall of Fame "Vichy Eight"

A group of pioneers in women's crew, members of what became known as the Vichy Eight, were inducted recently into the National Rowing Hall of Fame, including Chestnut Hill resident Barbara Hoe.

The Frosted Fox bakery outwits the pandemic

When the pandemic first hit in early 2020, The Frosted Fox Cake Shop followed the city’s mandate and closed its doors – but by June, they were back in business. 

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CHCA agenda

Dec. 1, 2022: Land Use, Planning and Zoning Committee, 8pm via Zoom

Crime Report

The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy for the period from Nov. 14-Nov. 27. 

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A contemporary twist for a literary classic

Stagecrafters kicked off the holiday season with a lush production of "Miss Bennet – Christmas at Pemberley."

Cancer survivor and papermaker headline exhibit at Allens Lane Art Center

Somewhere between the third and sixth grade, Mt. Airy resident Nancy Agati decided she might like to be an artist one day.

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Quintessence Theatre wins prestigious Barrymore

Quintessence Theatre Group has won Theater Philadelphia’s $25,000 Philadelphia Award for Social Insight, honoring the company for its production of "Flyin' West."

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.

Germantown company presents a dance travelogue through arts and culture

Perhaps it was kismet that a Germantown-based ballet school and company with a mission to bring dance education and performance to students from diverse backgrounds would stage a production that is a travelogue through culture and the arts.

Small Business Saturday lifts Germantown culture

Germantown business leaders launched the shopping season with multiple Small Business Saturday events.

The Frosted Fox bakery outwits the pandemic

When the pandemic first hit in early 2020, The Frosted Fox Cake Shop followed the city’s mandate and closed its doors – but by June, they were back in business. 

City rolls out testing for new LED streetlights

The city Streets Department has begun testing two choices for the new LED streetlights that will be installed across the city and is now offering residents a chance to weigh in on their color.

Germantown’s Bolton Store and Residence is saved from demolition with historic designation

Civic leaders and preservationists succeeded in saving the Joseph P. Bolton Store and Residence at 4841 Germantown Ave. from near certain demolition on Thursday.
Philadelphia preservationists were alarmed to find the inbound passenger canopy for the former Fishers Station on SEPTA’s Chestnut Hill East Regional Rail line demolished on July …
The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia honored Mt. Airy and Germantown developer Ken Weinstein Thursday night, presenting him with the Alliance’s inaugural Mary Werner DeNadai Award.
Despite objections from the Chestnut Hill Community Association, Bowman Properties won city approval to trim the percentage of retail space in three of five properties.
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'Thin blue line' flag still an issue in Springfield Twp.

The Springfield Township Police Benevolent Association’s adoption of the "thin blue line" flag as their logo is still causing controversy for some township residents.

Magarity Tennis Club picks up Water Tower’s pickleball players

Elite Tennis Group, which operates a tennis school at Chestnut Hill College, is bringing pickleball to nearby Magarity Tennis Club in Flourtown. 


A correction to last week's story entitled "Springfield board president resigns, citing 'white fragility.”’
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