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Romona Mercer never attended culinary school or enrolled in cooking classes, but today the Mt. Airy resident is head baker and CEO of her own company, Aunt Verlea's Pound Cake Experience. more
Temple leads a regional consortium to purchase Chestnut Hill Hospital, deal to close by year's end. more
The Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) confirmed to the Local last week that it has a memorandum of understanding with West Powelton Development, owned by developer Anthony … more
The indictment doesn’t mention checks being stolen from the 19118 or 19119 zip codes. The indictment does cite outdoor mailboxes in Lansdowne, Folsom, Southwest Philadelphia and Ellicott City, Md., as the four locations where checks were stolen. more
Springfield Township Commissioners Eddie Graham, Susanna Ratsavong, Michael Maxwell and Jonathan Cobb constituted a quorum for the July workshop and business meetings in the absence of Commissioners … more
An overwhelming majority of Chestnut Hill residents dislike the color and the brightness of the neighborhood’s new LED streetlights. more
Residents have had longtime issues with the neighborhood’s only post office. They say mail has been lost, stolen, and incorrectly or slowly delivered. more
Mt. Airy Day, the annual festival celebrating the Northwest Philadelphia neighborhood, has been cancelled because of weather forecasts predicting rain and thunderstorms this weekend. more
Nicolas Troyano is on a mission to remove the invasive ivy that is strangling so many huge trees in Chestnut Hill. more
I must gently take issue with the statement that “The tour is self-guided … so attendees will need a car.” more
Another Chestnut Hill resident has been left reeling after having at least one check stolen after mailing it inside the Chestnut Hill post office on Germantown Avenue. more
The owners of Earth, Bread + Brewery will be closing the once-beehive-busy brewpub on July 1, just before its 14th anniversary.  more
Wendy Weinstein credits the upsurge in going gray not just to the pandemic, but to it becoming a hot trend among people under 30. more
After two years off because of the pandemic, Mount Airy Home Companion is scheduled to perform June 11 at 7:30 p.m. and June 12 at 2 p.m. at Allens Lane Art Center in West Mt. Airy. more
Bridget Irons, who has lived in Chestnut Hill for all of her 79 years, has lots of hobbies and interests.  more
Four African American women, three sisters and a grandmother flee the South after the Civil War to find peace, prosperity and dignity. That is the hopeful story of "Flyin' West" (1990) by Pearl Cleage which opened at Quintessence Theatre this weekend, part of their final repertory pairing of the season. more
Bass’s victory came on the heels of a Friday court ruling that ordered her to allow Cain and three other committeepeople who had challenged her control over the ward to participate in ward meetings.  more
As we honor the McCauslands, Bonnie and Peter, Chris and Elizabeth, we appreciate their impact on Chestnut Hill now and far into its future.  more
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