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Chestnut Hill: Safety, Community Enhancement are Top Priorities for Business District Executive Director

Chestnut Hill: Safety, Community Enhancement are Top Priorities for Business District Executive Director

Martha Sharkey is the executive director for the Chestnut Hill Business Association and is one of the primary people leading the way in bringing new businesses, programs and community safety projects to the local community. Sharkey, who has held her current position for three years, believes that helping bring new people to the neighborhood will ultimately […]

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Chestnut Hill: Architectural Hall Of Fame Gets 5 New Members

Chestnut Hill: Architectural Hall Of Fame Gets 5 New Members

Chestnut Hill has inducted five new members into its Architectural Hall of Fame. The buildings and landscapes chosen this year include the Morris Arboretum (numerous architects, 19th-21st centuries); the Chestnut Hill Fire Station (John T. Windrim, 1894); the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields (G.W. and W.D Hewitt, 1895); Krisheim, located at 7638 McCallum St. (Peabody and Stearns, Olmsted Brothers, 1910-12); […]

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Chestnut Hill: Four Things That Make This Community Special

Chestnut Hill: Four Things That Make This Community Special

Chestnut Hill is a neighborhood in Philadelphia that houses a unique community. It’s historical significance and abundance of green life makes it a great place to live and visit. Within the town are shops such as boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and antique shops. There are countless things to see and do, so here are five attractions […]

 

Chestnut Hill: Morris Arboretum Bounces Back After Harsh Winter

Chestnut Hill: Morris Arboretum Bounces Back After Harsh Winter

After the past winter with its harsh weather conditions, the Morris Arboretum is still looking to bounce back without too much delay. “The biggest impact is the timing of flowering,” said Anthony Aiello, director of horticulture at the arboretum. “They usually are flowering around this time but we are seeing a delay, from a week […]

 

Northwest Philly: Five Community Gems that Focus on Art, History or Nature

Northwest Philly: Five Community Gems that Focus on Art, History or Nature

A mixture of art, history and parks makes Northwest Philly a diverse area for community activities and events. Check out the community treasures of the Northwest. Woodmere Art Museum This 19th-century Victorian mansion sits on six acres of land in Chestnut Hill. Once the home of Charles Knox Smith, an oil and mining businessman, the site is now […]

 

Chestnut Hill: Five Places to Escape Philadelphia Without Leaving the City

Chestnut Hill: Five Places to Escape Philadelphia Without Leaving the City

The concrete jungle of Philadelphia can sometimes drive citygoers mad. Regardless of your love or hate for city life, sometimes you just need an escape. Whether it be to a park to collect your thoughts or just a trip to a bookstore for some much needed “me” time, Chestnut Hill offers places for residents to […]

 By Becky Kerner and Kris Kitts

Chestnut Hill: Kids Get Ready for Cherry Blossom Festival

Chestnut Hill: Kids Get Ready for Cherry Blossom Festival

“Long ago and far away there was a little village at the foot of Mount Fuji,” began Allison Zito, the teacher of the Japanese Paper Figures class at Chestnut Hill’s Morris Arboretum. “And the people of the village were quite happy. But every spring, when the cherry blossoms fell from the trees, they began to […]