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Directed by Mary Carpenter, the show features an ensemble cast of four who take on multiple roles in a series of vignettes throughout the show, including Lauryn Morgan Thomas, 26, who is making her Act II debut.  more
The 36-year Mt. Airy resident, who wrote countless fascinating and entertaining articles for many area publications, including the Chestnut Hill Local, died April 15 at the age of 91. more
Schermer said she was incredibly nervous about performing after so many years of not having picked up her instrument. more
Thornburgh recounted an experience he had five years ago when voting in a primary election at the Chestnut Hill Library, where he saw a mother with two young children ask two poll workers how she, as a registered independent, can vote in the primary election. more
“Our Catholic identity was part of our family life,” she said during a recent Zoom interview. “My faith was always part of my identity.” more
In early 1996, Holtz began working with the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History project, which director Steven Spielberg started after the movie Schindler's List to document the experiences of Holocaust survivors. more
Hoerlin, who served as Health Commissioner of Philadelphia and now lives in Center City, taught public health at the University of Pennsylvania and has been a visiting lecturer at Haverford College and Oxford University. more
Northwest Philadelphia produces and supports any number of individuals who live this way: artists, free thinkers, people on the margins who do not follow a set template in their life choices. You probably know a few. Neva Givnish, mother, artist, morel forager, yogi, ex-pat and francophone is one such person.  more
Not many people would be willing to visit inmates in prison who are complete strangers, and who may have committed horrific crimes, such as murder and rape. more
During her many travels (France, Italy, Greece, Scotland, and Canada), she studied at Rhodes University in South Africa for one year, which she devoted entirely to classes in drama. more
With this pedigree, Traub, now 80, could have taken a high-profile job in architecture in New York, London or virtually anywhere else in the Western world, but he chose to stay in Philadelphia.  more
Captain Austin Fraser spoke with the Local about his 26-year history with the Philadelphia Police Department, what it's like to be a police officer in a time when trust in police is decreasing and how the city’s homicide problem is affecting its ability to combat crime.  more
A huge thank you to everyone who contacted their council members asking for their support and especially to Councilmember Derek Green for championing the bill through the process.” more
The couple holds classes at several locations in Northwest Philadelphia, including Summit Presbyterian Church in Mt. Airy. Classes are primarily outdoors. more
The kitchen manager for Caring for Friends, a 48-year-old nonprofit food bank and volunteer organization based in Northeast Philadelphia is dedicated to helping care for people who are hungry. more
When Webster graduated one year later from Kennedy-Kenrick High School in Norristown, she joined the Army and wound up as a military guard stationed at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, overseeing prisoner detainees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. more
Christa Barfield had no more desire to be a farmer when she was growing up than she did to be a coal miner.  more
Richard Snowden, one of Chestnut Hill’s most prominent developers and a Local board member, is stepping down from his role at the newspaper. It’s not because he no longer wants the job. … more
Born in the Ukrainian capital city of Kyiv, Roman Strakovsky has family and friends now trapped there. He also speaks fluent Russian, is married to a Russian woman from St. Petersburg, and they are teaching their children to speak both languages.  more
If there was a listing in the dictionary of the phrase “Chestnut Hill volunteer” or the “Chestnut Hill Hall of Fame,” Mark Keintz's photo would be next to both. more
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