Chestnut Hill: Road Closures Planned For Harry Potter Festival

Chestnut Hill: Road Closures Planned For Harry Potter Festival

The community’s annual Harry Potter Festival has become so popular that officials have decided to close a portion of Germantown Avenue during the event, which runs this year from Oct. 21-22. According to Chestnut Hill Local editor Pete Mazzaccaro, the neighborhood’s business association expects about 60,000 people to attend, which requires more planning and preparations in order for the […]

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Amateur Sports: Where People Run Around On Broomsticks and Peg People with Dodgeballs

Amateur Sports: Where People Run Around On Broomsticks and Peg People with Dodgeballs

The name of the game is quidditch. Based off J.K. Rowling’s fantasy literature series Harry Potter, United States Qudditch was founded in 2010. Quidditch is a co-ed contact sport that is a mixture of dodgeball, flag football and rugby. There are seven athletes on the field for each team at all times, and players must […]

 

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 […]

 By Aaron Stevens and Christine Mattson

Chestnut Hill: Businesses Come Together to Create a Magical Weekend

Chestnut Hill: Businesses Come Together to Create a Magical Weekend

On the third weekend in October, businesses along Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill came together to transform a few blocks into J.K. Rowling’s magical world of Harry Potter. The Chestnut Hill Business Association put on the 3th annual Harry Potter Festival along with The Brotherly Love Quidditch Tournament held at Chestnut Hill College. The festival […]

 By Angelo Fichera and Megan McNerney

Chestnut Hill: Harry Potter World Casts Spell Over Germantown Avenue

Chestnut Hill: Harry Potter World Casts Spell Over Germantown Avenue

Most days, Walt Maguire works with Web content at Fox Chase Cancer Center. This weekend, he slipped into a silver cloak and became Albus Dumbledore, also known as the long-bearded professor from the Harry Potter world. Maguire was one of many who dressed the part of witches and wizards from the popular series as Germantown […]