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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: The Arts Thrive on Germantown Avenue

Chestnut Hill: The Arts Thrive on Germantown Avenue

Chestnut Hill, which is known as Philadelphia’s “Garden District,” is home to artists, an art supply store, art galleries, and the Woodmere Art Museum. The arts live and thrive in Chestnut Hill. Up and down Germantown Avenue, art can be found. Places such as the Chestnut Hill Gallery and Frame Shoppe and Gravers Lane Gallery […]

 

Chestnut Hill: Film Group Screens Classics and Rarities at the Woodmere

Chestnut Hill: Film Group Screens Classics and Rarities at the Woodmere

Some people from the Chestnut Hill community go to the Woodmere Art Museum for more than its exhibits. They go for the Chestnut Hill Film Group’s “Tuesday Nights at the Movies.” “When I was younger, I saw the ‘Lost Horizon’ on TV and became mesmerized by the story,” said Chestnut Hill resident Linda Cashman. “It will be […]

 

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 […]

 

Rittenhouse Square: Koresh Dance Company Jetés Out Of Recession

Rittenhouse Square: Koresh Dance Company Jetés Out Of Recession

During a time when many cultural organizations were snuffed out by a dismal economic climate, the Koresh Dance Company in Rittenhouse Square was able to weather the storm. Now in the wake of the Great Recession, the company continues to grow. For Alon Koresh, executive director of the Koresh, it was simply a matter of […]

 By Alexis Wright-Whitley and Nia Prater

Germantown: Local museum explores Germantown’s Christmas past

Germantown: Local museum explores Germantown’s Christmas past

Saturday, Nov. 23 marked the official unveiling of the Woodmere Art Museum’s newest exhibition, entitled “A Christmas Past in the Pennsylvania German Tradition.” The exhibit joins four others currently on display, just in time for the holiday season. “A Christmas Past” is intended to shed light upon the Christmas traditions of the early German settlers of […]

 By Eric Donnelly

Chestnut Hill: Woodmere Art Museum Gets All Jazzed Up

Chestnut Hill: Woodmere Art Museum Gets All Jazzed Up

The Woodmere Art Museum is known for bringing new, exciting exhibits to Chestnut Hill. More recently, however, art in a different form has taken hold of visitors. Jazz at Woodmere has rapidly developed into an important element of the museum’s dynamic. Pamela Birmingham, the curator of education at Woodmere, is optimistic about the fusion of […]