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 […]

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Chestnut Hill: Enrichment Center Keeps Older Adults Active

Chestnut Hill: Enrichment Center Keeps Older Adults Active

The Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment was formed in 1978 by the Chestnut Hill Community Association as a program (then known as the Chestnut Hill Senior Services Center) to provide activities and resources enhancing the wellness, community involvement, and independent living for older residents. “The mission was to serve the older adults in Chestnut Hill and the mission […]

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Chestnut Hill: Community Association Welcomes a New Executive Director

Chestnut Hill: Community Association Welcomes a New Executive Director

Ryan Rosenbaum (above) is the new executive director of the Chestnut Hill Community Association. Despite only being at the association since November, Rosenbaum says he’s already learned a lot. The association’s main focus is to be dedicated to the social and economic well-being of the neighborhood. “The role of the association is to create civic and […]

 

Chestnut Hill: Community Group Spearheads Change in Chestnut Hill

Chestnut Hill: Community Group Spearheads Change in Chestnut Hill

Will Detweiler moved his family from a small farm in Montgomery County to Chestnut Hill in the late 1960s. Detweiler was drawn there by a number of factors, but the community itself was at the forefront. “The ambiance, the quality of life, the spirit,” said Detweiler. “This community has love, appreciation and enthusiasm for Chestnut […]

 By Brianna Michelle Bosak and Elizabeth Diane Sim

Chestnut Hill: Diverse Lineup Draws People to Pastorius Park Concerts

Chestnut Hill: Diverse Lineup Draws People to Pastorius Park Concerts

[vimeo 69421188] Chestnut Hill’s scenic Pastorius Park is great for a daily escape – a sprawling green space valued by the community for rest and relaxation. Come summertime, however, that tranquility is replaced by a custom even more coveted – the annual Pastorius Park concert series. “This has been going so long, it’s like a summer […]

 By Michelle C. Zei and Thomas A. Cochet

Chestnut Hill: Sharon Katz & The Peace Train Bring the Sounds of South Africa

Chestnut Hill: Sharon Katz & The Peace Train Bring the Sounds of South Africa

Sharon Katz & The Peace Train provided sounds from far off South Africa during the first of seven free concerts at Pastorius Park hosted by the Chestnut Hill Community Association with the help of the Chestnut Hill Community Fund and Chestnut Hill Hospital. This concert series has been going on for 64 years. “It brings […]