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Friends of the Wissahickon Executive Director Ruffian Tittmann by Samuel Newhouse About 50 members of Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) and the public gathered on Thursday, Jan. 29 for the annual … more
by Kate Dolan Neighbors responded unfavorably to a proposed expansion of signage at the Chestnut Hill Hospital and expressed skepticism that Tower Health, which has owned Chestnut Hill Hospital since … more
Neighbors are opposed to a planned development at 208-210 Rex Avenue that will preserve the historic home but add town houses that neighbors believe will be out of character for the neighborhood. … more
For more on the new plan, read our publisher John Derr's case for the Local. by Pete Mazzaccaro On Jan. 1, the Chestnut Hill Community Association and the Chestnut Hill Local will introduce … more
Howard Brosius (left, in red) passes out fresh vegetables to preschoolers at Mt. Airy Child Space. The children are in Brosius’ new mobile classroom – a greenhouse on a flat bed trailer. (Photo … more
A dining room decorated for the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s annual Holiday House Tour. The fundraising event is one of the neighborhood’s biggest attractions of the year. (Photo by … more
The Chestnut Hill Market in about 1930. Owner Sam Blumenthal is at the far left with his young son. by Lois Perch Villemaire Sam Blumenthal was a ladies man. He was handsome, and he knew it. He … more
Norio Ariumi (Photo by Carol Bates) by Sue Ann Rybak Chestnut Hill resident Norio Ariumi, owner of Norio of Toyko Hair Salon, will retire after more than 45 years in Chestnut Hill on Saturday, Nov. … more
Print Shop owner Don Cresswell is planning to retire. by Brendan Sample Many Chestnut Hill residents were surprised to see a “For Sale” sign on the Philadelphia Print Shop, which has been in … more
Part of the team making Bird in Hand what it is:(from left) board member Carol Seving, former executive director and volunteer Dolly Stamat, board member Sara Robbins and volunteer Sue Brint. (Photo … more
Maura McCarthy (right) leads hikers through several trails in the Wissahickon Valley Park. (Photo courtesy of Friends of the Wissahickon) by Brendan Sample After 13 years as executive director for … more
More than 200 attended a meeting at the United Lutheran Seminary to oppose the school's plans to build 149 units of new housing. (Photo by Brendan Sample) by Brendan Sample With more than 200 people … more
It was a glorious Saturday for attendees of its annual Witches & Wizards weekend in Chestnut Hill. The weekend began Friday, Oct. 18, with a pub crawl and continued on Saturday with a day of fun … more
by Tom Utescher For last Tuesday's Inter-Ac soccer square-off at Penn Charter, the girls of host PC came in with a 6-1 league record. The lone blemish was a 2-1 mid-September road loss to … more
Cheese Shop owners Dan Weiss (right) and his wife, Susan, help customers on the shop’s last day in business. (Photo by Pete Mazzaccaro)[/caption] by April Lisante They came by the dozens, some … more
Cars back up into the intersection at Highland and Germantown avenues. PGW work on Seminole has cut traffic from West Chestnut Hill Ave. and forced drivers to use Highland and Germantown avenues. … more
Living Beyond Breast Cancer CEO Jean Sachs. by April Lisante Jean Sachs has never had breast cancer. But for more than two decades as the head of the Living Beyond Breast Cancer organization, the Mt. … more
Megan Rutt with her children, twins Carly and Madeline, and her son, Owen. (Photo courtesy of Megan Rutt) by April Lisante It was the size of a pea, but Megan Rutt knew something was wrong. She was … more
2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate, Sen. Cory Booker, spoke in the backyard of Chestnut Hillers Jason and Gingi Wingard. (Photo by Kenny Holdsman) by Pete Mazzaccaro New Jersey Sen. Corey Booker, … more
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