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I enjoyed reading Pat Cove’s article about the importance of preserving interiors of historic buildings to not only understand the architecture of the past, but how people lived and thought. more
At the age of 67, I just did something I’d never done before. I used the Heimlich Maneuver on somebody. more
Depending on whether you read your Local online or in print, you may or may not be aware that we recently launched a new, more robust events calendar on chestnuthilllocal.com.  more
There is a connection between the trampling of democratic traditions during the January 6 insurrection and the violation of democratic rights that occurred in some of the June 6 Philadelphia ward leader elections.  more
The conservative members of the Supreme Court have done what they suggested they would never do during their confirmation hearings: they reversed the Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. more
Every so often I come across a feature or see a documentary with the topic about the importance of an original, intact, historic building interior.  more
Tempesta di Mare, Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra, closed out its 20th anniversary season with a concert that is now available online through July 19. more
Nancy Hubby and I had an ambitious dream: to nominate the community of Chestnut Hill to become a large Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. more
In the past few months, the Local has published multiple articles and letters from readers about theft from mailboxes and post offices. I offer two suggestions. more
Part of the problem between the SEPTA board and the riders is that the members of the board do not always listen carefully to riders' concerns and safety.   more
Hats off (or rather, bike helmets off) to John Meigs for his recent letter promoting bicycling by means of his gentle corrective to a May 26 article on the Mt. Airy Learning Tree’s recent Hidden Garden Tour.  more
In leading in confronting aggression in Ukraine, America is upholding the idea that freedom is not free.  more
It is not hard to find studies proving the value of wearing proper masks properly. more
While I wholeheartedly agree that popular media is incentivized to distract the public from the real problems facing our nation and our world, I must say that I chuckled at Lisante’s point of view.  more
I must gently take issue with the statement that “The tour is self-guided … so attendees will need a car.” more
When we make decisions, as the School District of Philadelphia recently did to force children, starting May 23rd, to once again cover their faces for entire school days for weeks on end, we need to consider two things. 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
The excess of six weeks of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard testifying when there is a war in Ukraine, and yet another school shooting this past Tuesday, one mirroring Columbine in 1999, and Sandy Hook in Connecticut in 2012, is hard to justify. more
At the end of the day we had raised $1,443.75 and there are a few sales pending. So, we may have more than $1500 in total. more
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