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The business began with a bang, since area residents no longer had to trudge into Center City for exquisite French cuisine, not to mention the train station's ample free parking. more
The spring weather was chilly on the morning of Saturday, March 26, when East Mt Airy Neighbors partnered with FarmerJawn to provide 50 households with grow bags, cold weather seedlings and warm … more
Chestnut Hill volunteers turned out in force for the city’s 2022 Philly Spring Cleanup on Saturday, meeting at the Water Tower Recreation Center on Hartwell Lane, World War II Memorial Park on … more
Lantern’s entry into the neighborhood would mean two theaters on the same 7100 block of the business corridor.  The other, Quintessence Theatre Group, is located in the historic Sedgwick Theater building. And that has the potential to create a Shakespearean tragedy of a parking situation if the two theaters were to hold productions on the same night. more
“To be efficient, we’re going to clear the tenants out and completely renovate the interior and the exterior,” Cooley said. more
St. Paul's and St. Martin's Episcopal Churches joined the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill to organize a Prayer Vigil for Peace in Ukraine on Sunday evening, March 27th. About 100 people gathered … more
A police investigation was launched in the aftermath of the findings, which has led to arrest warrants for two people living outside the state. more
"I was really motivated by the power of community radio to reach local diverse groups with underrepresented sounds and ideas," Bear, a Roslyn native, told me a decade ago. "The major radio stations were owned by big corporations that do not want to take chances or rock the boat. It is all about money.” more
For the 21st consecutive year, the volunteers and small staff of the Chestnut Hill Garden District Fund are sprinting toward their Annual Spring Planting. more
This eclectic, week-long performance festival will feature seven shows from risk-taking, independent artists that run the gamut from contemporary circus, erotic, burlesque and clown performances. more
This year, Ramadan, Passover, and Easter, along with celebrations by Buddhists, Jain, Sikh and Hindu families will happen in April - falling within weeks and sometimes days of each other - and in some cases, on the same day. more
After furiously fundraising more than $7 million in roughly six months, Woodmere will soon be able to double its gallery spaces with the purchase of St. Michael’s Hall, a Victorian mansion located just steps from the museum's main campus. more
With this pedigree, Traub, now 80, could have taken a high-profile job in architecture in New York, London or virtually anywhere else in the Western world, but he chose to stay in Philadelphia.  more
“I believe people in this area really do want to support our local artists,” Masterman said last week, “and I feel like we are just scratching the surface so far." more
Despite his lofty pedigree as a member of the first family of Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy, George Woodward III was a soft-spoken, modest gentleman whose lifestyle was proudly pedestrian. more
Captain Austin Fraser spoke with the Local about his 26-year history with the Philadelphia Police Department, what it's like to be a police officer in a time when trust in police is decreasing and how the city’s homicide problem is affecting its ability to combat crime.  more
Neighbors of the former Presbyterian church building on the corner of Germantown and Mt. Pleasant Avenues voted Thursday to approve the Lantern Theater Company’s proposed tenancy - with the stipulation that it never be used for a strip club.  more
The city is limiting hours for Chestnut Hill's popular pickleball courts due to noise complaints while some neighbors consider a lawsuit. more
Some neighbors have complained about the look of the fabricated stone wall the college is beginning to install as part of its landscaping, as well as plans that call for wide swaths of grass.  more
Floyd will be performing “From Gospel to Jazz,” a concert about the impact of the Black experience on American music, at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 27, in the Epiphany Chapel at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCH). more
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