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Our local restaurants do a great job of creating unique comfort food menus that embrace the tastes of the season. more
Though I strive each year to read 100 books, I fail more often than succeed. This year I managed 60. I don't know why. more
Carmen, a 14-year old therapy dog, is a sato, which is Puerto Rican slang for a mixed-breed stray dog. She was found on “Dead Dog Beach” on the southeastern shore of Puerto Rico. more
Local businesses deserve a big thanks for keeping our community cohesive and economically viable during the pandemic. We urge our readers to continue to shop and dine locally throughout 2022. more
The Chestnut Hill Conservancy believes that growth and  development must add value to, rather than extract value from, any community. This defines our work as a progressive and collaborative community advocate; we use  preservation, conservation, and history as tools to strengthen and defend the community.  more
Let’s celebrate the holidays this year / With wassail, music, and abundant cheer. more
From Arnie and the staff at the Chestnut Hill Local, best wishes for a Happy Holiday and a better New Year. more
I seldom object to the behavior of public officials, but the appearance of councilwoman Cindy Bass at a community meeting in Germantown was a disgrace to our neighborhood and our city.  On … more
I was astounded when I saw the recent demolition and mass deforestation in progress at the Sugarloaf Campus of Chestnut Hill College bordering on Germantown Pike. more
I think I can safely say that no one moves to Mt. Airy, East or West, because they want to live in a dense neighborhood. People move here because they are looking for a suburban feeling, not an urban one. more
I’m at the computer in my home office in Chestnut Hill with headphones on and the volume of Beethoven’s Fifth too loud to get anything done. more
n 2021 the Friends of Pastorius Park embarked upon an ambitious plan to restore the plantings and vistas of Pastorius Park. We did so with the goal of not only preserving Frederick Peck’s original Olmsted-inspired Pastorius design, but also to expand the diversity and resilience of the park’s trees and shrubs for the future. more
A diverse community has evolved and it involves all the players, regardless of age, athletic ability, occupation, gender, race or class. more
A day does not go by when I do not think about and miss Cheyenne. But when one barn door closes, another often opens. I believe that Letty was looking for her forever person at the same time I was looking for my next heart-horse. more
In October 2021, a few volunteers in Germantown initiated a Call to Action by the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (“PRA”) to do what it had not done in the past six years…maybe not ever in its history!  We called on the PRA to act counter to the politics that has governed the disposition of publicly-owned property in the City.  more
The recent article on Pickleball is extremely biased and unnecessarily snarky towards the players. Calling pickleball players “geriatrics” is highly insulting. more
As Chestnut Hill and Mt Airy residents, and pickleball players, we are writing this letter in reply to Tom Beck’s story to offer a more balanced view. more
Proof of vaccination is required at more and more venues. And it's easy to get with a free vaccination. more
The Greenspace Initiatives Committee would like to thank our community for the great turnout and support of Green Fest 2021 on Saturday, December 4. more
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