Chestnut Hill: Chestnut Hill Local Remains a Vital Part of Northwest Community

Chestnut Hill: Chestnut Hill Local Remains a Vital Part of Northwest Community

Since its inception in 1958, The Chestnut Hill Local newspaper has served neighborhoods in the Northwest section of Philadelphia, covering smaller-scale news stories pertaining to the local community, rather than the entire city. “The Chestnut Hill Local started off as the newsletter of the community association and then morphed into an independent newspaper,” said Larry […]

 

Chestnut Hill: Association Works with Businesses to Promote Neighborhood

Chestnut Hill: Association Works with Businesses to Promote Neighborhood

Small businesses are no stranger to Chestnut Hill. Shops, boutiques and restaurants flood Germantown Avenue. Whether it is an upscale clothing boutique, a small frozen yogurt shop or a historical store a customer wants, their needs can be met all within one street. With business so abundant, it shouldn’t be a surprise that an association […]

 

Chestnut Hill: Chestnut Hill College to Introduce Women’s Bowling Next Year

Chestnut Hill: Chestnut Hill College to Introduce Women’s Bowling Next Year

When a person thinks about collegiate sports, the ones that come to mind include football, basketball and maybe even tennis or lacrosse. Beginning with the 2015-2016 academic year, Chestnut Hill College will add women’s bowling to that mix. Chestnut Hill College Athletic Director Lynn Tubman says that bowling is considered one of the fastest growing […]

 

Chestnut Hill: “Traditionally Untraditional” University Adds a Sprint Football Team

Chestnut Hill: “Traditionally Untraditional” University Adds a Sprint Football Team

The slim chance of playing football at the college level is a difficult pill to swallow for many high school hopefuls. However, a little-known variant of the game, known as sprint football, can provide these athletes with a much sought after opportunity on the gridiron. One Philadelphia-area university is now extending that opportunity to those […]

 

Chestnut Hill: College’s Secret Weapon

Chestnut Hill: College’s Secret Weapon

Mahki English, all 3 feet 7 inches, is the Chestnut Hill College men’s basketball team’s secret weapon. Majoring in battling cancer and inspiring buckets, the 5-year-old baller has been the team’s biggest inspiration. Thrilled to have Mahki on the team, head coach Jesse Balcer said Mahki has been a major impact this season. “It’s a […]

 By Nichole Baldino and Greg Paone

Chestnut Hill: Organization Gives Veterans the Help They Need

Chestnut Hill: Organization Gives Veterans the Help They Need

The Soldiers Project is a volunteer organization that facilitates free emotional-wellness services for returning veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. It was launched in 2004 by Dr. Judith Broder in Los Angeles. In 2010, a branch of the organization was established at Chestnut Hill College. It is directed by Sister Nancy DeCesare. “My father is a disabled […]

 By Angelo Fichera

Chestnut Hill: Despite Changing Business Landscape, Avenue Owners Cling to Small-Town Vibe

Chestnut Hill: Despite Changing Business Landscape, Avenue Owners Cling to Small-Town Vibe

At 92 years old, Russell Goudy still walks the creaky wood floors of his hardware store with obvious intent. When customers express doubt about finding an item, he guides them to the appropriate aisle, using his thin, long cane as a pointer to prove them wrong and, more importantly, to reaffirm his reliability. Goudy maintains […]

 By Megan McNerney

Chestnut Hill: Quidditch Comes to the Hill

Chestnut Hill: Quidditch Comes to the Hill

When Chestnut Hill College junior Stephan Wolfert put on his uniform this weekend he was not putting on his usual jiujitsu garb. Wolfert was dressed in an all-yellow outfit in order to be a snitch for the Philadelphia Brotherly Love Cup Quidditch Tournament hosted by his school. “I wanted to play Quidditch,” the computer information […]