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Thanksgiving 2022 might be a distant memory for many but it’s still vivid at the Today is a Good Day organization. It’s a precious time of year for us. Many of our volunteers and our … more
I just finished a book written by Anne Perry titled “Shoulder the Sky.” It is a work of fiction which follows a family through their experiences in World War I. more
Wissahickon Valley Park has reached a dark time in its storied history.  This winter marks 25 years of the unjust war on white-tailed deer, the state animal of Pennsylvania. more
Not mentioned in Bridget Irons’ important April 2022 letter about ending the unjust annual Wissahickon deer kill is that it doesn’t work. more
Recently, a homeless man living in his truck was invited to sleep on a friend's couch on a 5-degree night. He parked at a train station. more
As the Jenks Playground comes up on its 25th anniversary, there were a number of projects completed in 2022, thanks to generous donations and grants. more
Water Tower pickleball extends many benefits to Philadelphians and the broader community. more
In November, the Springfield Township Board of Commissioners voted 4-3 against advancing a single-use plastic bag prohibition. more
As a community we united to host another fantastic holiday parade. Our parade continues to grow and evolve while fostering our simple goal – to celebrate the season and our community spirit! more
It's time for us to ban gas leaf blowers. They are hazardous to our health, significantly contribute to air pollution, and are a waste of money. more
“What is Hanukkah?” These are the words that open the discussion on Hanukkah in the Talmud, the central text of Rabbinic Judaism. more
Before we know it, Advent ends – with us wondering where it went. So whatever religious tradition you follow, I would like to take this Advent season to offer a thought: Slow down. more
I will be delivering a check to CHCA this weekend because I believe in supporting local community institutions. more
The CHCA, founded in 1948, will celebrate its 75th Anniversary in 2023 and our Annual Appeal is more ambitious and exciting than ever this year. more
We appreciate State Rep. Rabb’s profound impact while representing our section of the city. He has gone to great lengths to ensure the immediate and long-term well-being of his constituents. more
I am writing in regards to State Representative Chris Rabb’s recent reelection, and how he will change or uphold his policies.  more
In last week’s Chestnut Hill Local, I wrote about the financial state of the paper. This year, unlike previous years, you will be able to help The Local address some immediate needs when you give to the CHCA Annual Appeal. more
We are surprised by our City officials’ lack of action in responding to the Chestnut Hill community’s dismay over the sudden arrival of new, excessively bright and cold LED streetlights. more
Like Ned Bachus, the author profiled last week by Len Lear, I was not a very good student in high school. And, like Bachus, I wound up in community college. more
Architects notice so many details and ask so many questions that it can make a client's head spin.  more
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