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Catering by Design has lost over 700 bookings since the pandemic began last March. “I’ve wanted to open a taqueria for about 10 years now,” said chef Roth Perelman last week, “but if it wasn’t for the pandemic, I wouldn’t have been able to do it.” more
This weekend, the Hill will come alive with the return of the Chestnut Hill on Ice two-day festival featuring food, firepits and fraternity. more
Elizabeth Vander Veer Shaak took a roundabout route to making bows for violins, violas and cellos. more
Neighbors of the former Blossom Philadelphia property, 102 E. Mermaid Lane, were concerned that the new owners were neglecting the buildings. Things improved last week when the Goldenberg Group responded. more
The Mt. Airy Community Development Corporation (CDC) will open applications for a fourth round of business relief funds on Friday, January 15. more
Developers of a proposed 37-unit apartment building on Chew Avenue have delayed plans to present their case to the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustments as Eighth District City Councilperson, … more
The Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Deck the Door Contest ran from December 14 through December 28. The feedback was so positive that the CHCA hopes to make this an annual event. more
E.B. O’Reilly and Associates, HVAC specialists, have proposed replacing their office at 30 West Highland Avenue with eight townhouses. more
Anyone who struggled through Chaucer, Milton, Dickinson, T.S. Eliot, etc., in an English-Lit course has to be surprised by this news: Poetry reading is up in the U.S. while reading books for pleasure is down slightly. more
Because of your support, the Chestnut Hill Conservancy has been able to sustain our stewardship of the history, architecture, and open space we treasure. more
The Covid-19 situation led to a significant uptick in park visitors, many of whom were unfamiliar with long-standing park policy and etiquette. more
Many community activists in Northwest Philadelphia virtually revere attorney Yvonne Haskins, who has been fighting for victims of injustice for a half-century, but I doubt if many know she was once a police officer here. more
Carl Drake has teamed up with Rob and Vanessa Mullen, owners of Campbell's Place, to open Mimi's Café at 184 E. Evergreen Ave., which had been vacant since The Top of the Hill Market and Café closed. more
Kaitlin Orner, 33, has brought a bit of Eden to 6352 Germantown Ave. with her new plant store and flower shop, Pomelo Flowers and Gifts. The word “pomelo,” a big Asian citrus fruit as … more
A proposed four-story market rate apartment building on Chew Ave. and Slocum St. sparked neighbor concerns this month as developers sought support for an upcoming Zoning Board of Adjustment hearing. more
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
Viva Leaf Tea Company officially opened in October, but Christa Barfield had been selling her herbal teas and infused honey in farmers’ markets and online for some time. more
Last Spring, the Friends of the Chestnut Hill Library committed to opening a neighborhood bookstore. 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
West Mt. Airy Neighbors (WMAN) had plans for 2020. While this year has been different, adjustments have kept members busy. more
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