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Dr. Rilling meets with a patient at Lock Haven Hospital, from which he will be retiring on June 11 after a long and distinguished career as a general surgeon. by David Rilling, M.D. Ed. note: Dr. … more
How often have you heard the phrase “in these uncertain times”? Since the beginning of widespread COVID-19 business shutdowns and stay-at-home orders, the phrase is used daily by … more
Senator Art Haywood (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia) James Robinson | Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus By Sen. Art Haywood While small businesses owners and politicians have demanded that the state … more
by Karen Bojar According to the PA Democratic Party, 1.26 million Democrats applied for a mail-in ballot; however, only some 520,000 Republicans did so. The dramatically lower numbers … more
by Rona Sisson Dear CHCC (Chestnut Hill Career Column):  I have been required to work from home, but frankly want to get back into the office asap.  I love my job but … more
by Pete Mazzaccaro Last week, I listened to an interview with SEIU president Mary Kay Henry. Henry’s union, Service Employees International Union, represents almost two million workers who are … more
By Kadafi El-Kardah, Pennsylvania Environmental Council Life under quarantine has Philadelphians looking for ways to beat the boredom and itching for a change of scenery. For many dog … more
by Pete Mazzaccaro The story of COVID-19 is one of sacrifice, stress and loss. This week, we have a story highlighting the efforts of Army Reservists who are working at Chestnut Hill Hospital to … more
Visitors attend the open house for “Africa in the Arts of Philadelphia: Bullock, Searles and Twins Seven-Seven,” before the Woodmere Art Museum closed due to COVID-19. By William Valerio For the … more
Ira Einhorn is seen at an Earth Day rally in Center City in 1970. He was one of the founders of Earth Day and was an influential political and environmental figure until his arrest for murder in … more
Helen Corson Hovenden's 'The Concert' By William ValerioThe Patricia Van Burgh Allison Director and CEOWoodmere Art Museum Sometimes when I write for the Local I get an email or two with a follow-up … more
by Jean Hemphill There is a trail in Fairmount Park off Chestnut Hill Avenue that runs along a creek.  It has three huge old trees that fell almost at the same time a few years … more
Laura sharpened her cooking skills while isolated on the Indonesian island of Bali. People have marveled at the bizarre Balinese holiday I have talked about for years and am currently fully immersed … more
Friends of Pastorius Park's Ted Wiedermann, Quita Horan, John Schmitt, Bill Washburn, Ernesta Ballard and Andy Vogelson, with photos of possible ground cover that could be planted on the bank near … more
By Claudia Apfelbaum, LCSW In the time of Covid-19, something good is happening, despite the tremendous social, physical, mental and financial costs. The “something good” is that we … more
By John Derr, Publisher The March 26edition of the Chestnut Hill Local was notable in that it was the first of six issues (including this week’s) we have published in … more
by Pete Mazzaccaro This is the sixth issue of the Chestnut Hill Local we’ve put out since widespread closures due to COVID-19 have sent must of us home, working remotely and seeing little of our … more
By Theo Wyss-Flamm On Friday, April 10, 2020, the morning after Governor Wolf announced that all Pennsylvania schools were to be closed for the remainder of the year, my friends and I … more
Senator Art Haywood (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia) James Robinson | Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus By State Sen. Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) The Covid-19 pandemic has rocked the … more
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