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Be on the lookout for these bears in Chestnut Hill. by John Derr, Publisher As a Time magazine story published on March 25t put it:  “Taking a page from Michael Rosen’s 1989 … more
By Sheyna Rose Hoitsma Transitioning from work, to relaxing, to studying, and back to working can be challenging. Especially when school, work, and downtime are all in the same place; your house. … more
Demi went missing in Chestnut Hill. It was up to the kindness of strangers to help find her. by Laura Palmer When I walked into Staples on Germantown Avenue on a recent Saturday morning, I didn't … more
Rona Sisson By Erin Flynn Jay Rona Sisson, 55, who recently began writing a career advice column for the Local, is hooked on the beauty of the area. Her family moved to Chestnut Hill and bought a … more
Mariangela Saavedra, the director at the Center on the Hill, has taken many of the center’s popular classes online. by Sue Ann Rybak Did you know that you can still take some of your favorite … more
Chris and Jennifer are seen hawking their pet products at the East Falls Farmers Market Holiday Market before the pandemic. By Len Lear Day after day we read in the press and see on TV story after … more
Robert D. Hicks, Ph.D, an expert on pandemics and epidemics, will answer questions from the public Saturday, May 2, 1 p.m., in a ZOOM meeting sponsored by the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion in Germantown. … more
This 1953 photograph shows (left to right) Joseph Pirall, Russell Medinger and Mary Ann Stalb planting a tree near the intersection of Germantown Avenue and Bethlehem Pike. While the exact program … more
Dr. Allison Chan. by Len Lear Chris Mattingly and his wife, Allison, are two Chestnut Hillers who are affected by the coronavirus pandemic in radically different ways. “As the husband of an … more
Ellen Glendinning (right), of Lafayette Hill, hands over the 75 masks she made and donated last week to employees of the Acme in Flourtown, three of whom are seen here. by Len Lear Ellen … more
Birdwatching instructor Tony Geiger has taken his Morris Arboretum class to Zoom. By Kate Dolan New Jersey holds a competitive World Series of Birding. An owl’s eyes are immobile and set in its … more
Mary Fennelly, a therapist from Mt. Airy, is offering free mental health counseling during the pandemic. by Suzanne Cloud COVID-19 has us all anxious and a bit frightened. Our jobs have disappeared … more
By Celeste Hardester Sixth of a series from the Chestnut Hill Community Association Physical Division Anyone who has applied for a permit with Philadelphia Department of Licenses … more
Rev. Jarett Kerbel of St. Martin-in-the-Fields by Sue Ann Rybak After Governor Tom Wolf issued a stay-at-home order to help stop the spread of COVID-19, churches in our area had to reimagine the way … more
Chestnut Hill psychologist, Rob Ziffer, PhD. by Stacia Friedman How concerned should you be about the amount of time your adolescent children spend outside the home not maintaining social distance … more
by Len Lear Laverne P. Hoffler-Duckworth, who sings professionally under the name Blessed Noble, was homeless as a child and was in the foster care system. “We were not in the streets, but we just … more
Molly Taylor, 10, of Mt. Mt. Airy, discovers nature in the Heart + Spirit program. by Christine Wolkin As families with young children struggle to provide educational and entertaining content for … more
Bill and Jennifer, owners of McM Entertainment of Lafayette Hill, are putting on two online trivia contests a week for free for hundreds of participants, asking only that donations be made to local … more
Jessica Lawlor (right) and her friends have a good time using Zoom to communicate during “Happy Hour.” by Len Lear Do you miss meeting your friends and co-workers for some food and drink at your … more
Josh Kim, uses this burger cart for catering and special events, seen here in better times, before COVID-19 closures made life very hard for restaurants. by Len Lear Michael Sivel, 45, a … more
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