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A capital campaign to restore the Chestnut Hill Community Center continues, with the goal of raising $1.75 million to restore the 200-year-old building. more
Last Spring, the Friends of the Chestnut Hill Library committed to opening a neighborhood bookstore. more
The Chestnut Hill Business District unveiled new signs last week, a feature piece in the organization’s multi-year effort to improve the entranceways to the Chestnut Hill shopping corridor. more
The Chestnut Hill Rotary Club will feature Dr. Arthur L. Caplan who is the founding head of the Division of Medical Ethics at the NYU School of Medicine and the  ethics advisor to the U.S. … more
Grace Epiphany Episcopal Church is happy to announce The Rev. Darrell L. Tiller became the priest-in-charge at Grace Epiphany Church on Sunday, Nov. 29. Rev. Tiller served as seminarian at Grace … more
Twenty one years ago, Dottie Sheffield and a group of other aesthetically minded Chestnut Hillers founded the nonprofit CHGDF with one goal: to enhance the appearance of our beloved Avenue. more
Kate Dailey may not have planned to be a pioneer when she was a child, but now she is one. more
This year, it was pretty clear the annual Christmas Pageant at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill was not going to happen. more
From 2008 to 2012, at least once a week on a Saturday or Sunday, Phil Clark would run from Northern Liberties to Henry Avenue in Roxborough or to Forbidden Drive in Chestnut Hill and back, about 22 to 24 miles all told. more
Overwhelmed by climate change and not sure what you can do? Planting trees is a small, simple way to help the planet. more
If you’ve walked in the Wissahickon Woods lately, you probably noticed a change at Cedars House, the historic property on Forbidden Drive at 200 W. Northwestern Ave. Since last May, the … more
It is no secret to anyone, of course, that the pandemic has exacerbated the stresses and strains already felt by people struggling with medical, financial, work-related and family-related issues. The … more
As the pandemic spikes this holiday season, with Philly reporting the highest incidences of Covid in the state, the role of palliative care for Covid patients is in sharp focus. At Chestnut Hill … more
The Rev. Dr. Timothy Jones, East Mt. Airy resident and pastor of the Ebenezer Full Gospel Church, 2210 Belmont Ave. in the city's Overbrook section, has held his share of jobs over the years — … more
Spending more time outside during this pandemic gives us the opportunity to explore new places and learn more about our neighborhood. Ever popular are the paths on either side of the Cresheim … more
In 1978, my husband and I decided to embark on a wonderful vacation by taking a cruise. As the bell rang for dinner on the first night, we were seated with an elderly couple. We silently wondered … more
She may be 16 years old, but Alexa Rhodes, a junior at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCH), is wiser and kinder than many people double her age. Always a person with compassion and thoughtfulness, … more
Arnold Hall Jr., a Mt. Airy resident and active member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, 140 E. Mt. Airy Ave., was born in 1939 in Birmingham, Alabama, into a family of community builders and civil … more
The Springfield Township Historical Society will present a program, “The Mining Industries of Southern Montgomery County”, on Thursday, November 5, at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. Guest speaker … more
When Morris Arboretum began to establish its fundraising goals for the Ever Green campaign which began in April, 2018, several key priorities were obvious, none more so than the establishment of a … more
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