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Jeannine Mermet, a multi-talented, strong, self-reliant businesswomen and professional singer and dancer long before the word “feminism” was commonly used, died at the age of 93 on May 17, surrounded by her loving family.  more
Uterine fibroids, muscular tumors that grow in the wall of the uterus, are the most common tumors in women, affecting 70% of white women and 90% of Black women by the age of 50.  more
The owners of Earth, Bread + Brewery will be closing the once-beehive-busy brewpub on July 1, just before its 14th anniversary.  more
Almost a year and a half after announcing his departure, Head of School Stephen L. Druggan is stepping down from Springside Chestnut Hill Academy to become the Superintendent of the American School of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.  more
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy celebrated the 10th anniversary of its distinctive program for teaching entrepreneurship this year with the announcement of a $3 million gift from former board chair Dick Hayne. more
The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy for the period from May 16 to June 6.  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
City Councilmember Cindy Bass committed to contributing capital funding to move pickleball courts from the Water Tower Recreation Center during a Monday night meeting and said that her office would work to create more pickleball courts across the 8th Councilmanic District. more
On Mon. May 23, somebody named Jillian Buxton posted in the Nextdoor App about a cat being stuck in a tree in Winston Park in Chestnut Hill.  more
On Friday, May 20, The Inquirer published an article on mask mandates being reinstated in Philly public schools. Who made that decision? more
When Chestnut Hill's Beth Ann Margolis Rupp tells how someone felt her forehead for horns after learning she was Jewish, she has more humor than resentment. more
Norman Aaron Newberg, a Mt. Airy resident, author, and University of Pennsylvania professor who trained a generation of educators, died in his sleep on May 8 at age 87. more
Even before pandemic shutdowns, historic house museums were having a rough time. But our local house museums are working hard to buck that trend, including those in Historic Germantown. more
The Woodmere Art Museum’s 80th Annual Juried Exhibition, which starts on Saturday, examines migration as an act of movement - between places, identities and memories. more
Before you head out the door this summer, make sure you grab the bug spray. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Pennsylvania leads the nation in confirmed Lyme disease. more
Lin's new book, “Beethoven in Beijing: Stories from the Philadelphia Orchestra's Historic Journey,” was just released May 24 by Temple University Press. more
Chestnut Hill resident Dr. Paul Wallace is a rare medical doctor who makes house calls. more
Christopher Alexander believed that ordinary people, not just trained architects, should have a hand in designing their own houses, neighborhoods and cities. more
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