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As the country begins to emerge from a year characterized by widespread restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many experts will be watching brick-and-mortar retail stores to see how they bounce … more
After practicing law for 17 years, she’s entered the May 18 primary as a candidate for Judge on the Court of Common Pleas. more
Concerned about the increase in crime in our area, Chestnut Hill residents Lynn Selhat and Jeff Meade have joined forces to organize a town watch for the neighborhood and are looking to recruit others to join.  more
While Earth Day is celebrated on April 22, the Greenspace Initiatives Committee is joining the chorus of those asking for an entire month of actions devoted to expanding and appreciating our greenspaces. more
Last week, an article in the Local announced that the large house at 9001 Germantown Ave., now known as Saint Michael’s Hall, is being offered for sale by the Convent of the Sisters of Saint … more
It's not as if Josephine (Jo) Winter, 40, of West Mt. Airy, was not busy enough before she became a “vaccine finder.” more
In the wake of the pandemic, many of the “charming shops of Chestnut Hill” have closed or moved up and down the Avenue like pieces on a chess board. With over a dozen vacant storefronts, we wanted to find out why some shops vanished while others survived and thrived. more
How does a once-thriving Mt. Airy fitness training business that had contracts with several area nursing homes and senior citizen centers in addition to numerous at-home personal training clients manage to survive when the pandemic eliminated almost all of its business? more
They hired a lawyer to uncover zoning violations, sent a letter to the Chestnut Hill Community Association, and met with Cindy Bass. Near-neighbors to the old top of the Hill Sunoco station have … more
When Skirt Boutique owner Maureen Doron had an opportunity to donate funds to Emlen Elementary through her ‘Skirt for School’ fundraiser, it was a chance she couldn’t pass up. more
On the first day of spring, a crew of volunteers worked at the Water Tower to help prepare the park for warmer days ahead. more
Chestnut Hill Youth Sports Club Opening Day is tentatively scheduled for April 17. The registration deadline is Sunday, March 28. more
Scenes that typified Chestnut Hill during the early days of the pandemic in the spring of 2020 are already fading from our daily experience: next-to-no cars on Germantown Avenue, closed stores, Xs … more
What benefits does a book provide that an e-book does not? Why, for example, have the Friends provided a room full of children’s books for sale at Hilltop Books, their new store at 84 Bethlehem Pike? more
Breaking Bread, Building Bridges  is a new initiative from East Mount Airy Neighbors (EMAN) and West Mount Airy Neighbors (WMAN) to return a sense of community in a time when neighbors cannot … more
Mt. Airy resident Ty'Aja Jones-Brown and Norristown resident Maya Crockem are just two of many women changing the perception that women can’t do construction work. more
West Mt. Airy attorney, songwriter and civic activist Debra Wolf Goldstein and her husband, Jay, former president of Valley Green Bank, have a unique way of fighting the winter doldrums. more
Normally, the first week of March brings us a reminder that spring is just around the corner, with the arrival of the Philadelphia Flower Show. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pennsylvania … more
Mt. Airy CDC (Community Development Corp.) last week announced the awarding of $27,000 in grants to 24 local businesses through the Go Mt. Airy Covid-19 Business Relief Fund. This fourth round of funding, the largest of the four rounds, brings the total raised since the fund launched last March to over $80,000. more
Hilltop Books  is a project of the Friends of the Chestnut Hill Library. more
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