Clover Market returns April 14 with a focus on vintage

The award-winning Clover Market kicks off its 15th year in Chestnut Hill with a curated handmade and vintage popup market on Sunday, April 14.

Local WWII veteran wins high French honor

World War II veteran Benjamin Berry, a Germantown resident who celebrated his 100th birthday last Sept. 16, just received a belated birthday present.
Senior life: A vintage view

I wondered, for too long, about my teacher’s past

In 1960, I took a course in classical music. The professor was a very nice person and a wonderful teacher. I loved his class, but one thing troubled me.

How this champion powerlifter battles a rare cancer

Aaron, 71, is a champion powerlifter who holds two national records, eight Pennsylvania powerlifting records and one world record.

Bunny in the saddle

The Easter Bunny paid a visit to Northwestern Stables on Sunday.

About to celebrate her 100th birthday, she’s still dancing

Betty Matusow Perlmutter was in a coma and on life support for two weeks. She was 87. Now, “There is so much joy and wonder in everything," she says.
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The tennis courts at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy had dried just enough by Friday for the Blue Devils to host Germantown Academy.

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Grief coach Naila Francis will lead a walk through nature for anyone in mourning, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at The Farm at Awbury Arboretum.
Joe Khan’s campaign announced that it has now raised more than $1 million.
This agenda includes a schedule change; please read carefully.
The Norwood-Fontbonne Academy community is mourning the loss of Deborah Wood and her husband, Stephen Wood Sr., who died April 4 at their home.
Cacciamani's departure was effective immediately.

Crime Report

The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy for the period from May 16 to June 6. 

Homes and Gardens

The historic character of our neighborhood is a design all its own

When most people think about design, they usually immediately think of interiors. But we are surrounded by design no matter where we are. 
Design Matters

Sometimes you need a contractor who can say ‘no’

Almost every person who undertakes a major house renovation wants to get the very most for the budget they have.
By Design

When sleuthing helps you care for your historic home

Maintaining a home’s historic significance takes time, patience and often a lot of research.

Some budget-friendly ideas to decorate your home

People often seek our advice on affordable ways to enhance their home's appearance. The first question: “Why are you doing this?"

Design principles that work in all styles of homes

As in many cities, the housing inventory in Philadelphia and its suburbs covers a wide range of sizes, styles, layouts and configurations.


Women's professional football takes hold in NW Philadelphia

Professional women’s tackle football is a relatively new phenomenon, and the Philadelphia Phantomz don't have it easy.

Fast start helps SCH lacrosse overcome visiting Mounties, 19-12

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy and Mount St. Joseph Academy kept things local, meeting for a lacrosse match on March 25.

Five-run second inning powers SCH past Penn Charter

A day before spring break began, the softball teams from Penn Charter and Springside Chestnut Hill Academy opened the 2024 Inter-Ac League season.

We did it again - another fun and memorable Hoops Madness was had by all involved.

Area rowers launched the 2024 crew season on the Schuylkill last Sunday, enjoying unusually warm weather conditions for mid-March.
Mount St. Joseph Academy's lacrosse team figuratively dove right in at the deep end of the pool by hosting a perennial powerhouse.
Chestnut Hill College junior Bri Rider was hoping the Griffins could win last Tuesday's Central Atlantic Conference quarterfinal so that she could return to action in the semifinal round. She got her wish.
In the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference, the 2024 women's basketball championship came down to two teams from Northwest Philadelphia.

Eighth graders signed a steel roof truss in the parking lot at Our Mother of Consolation Parish School on Monday. Then it was hoisted onto the top of the school.

Located in beautiful Mount Airy since 1910, Holy Cross School is a landmark in the community. Holy Cross School is Middle States accredited and offers a small class size, with caring, experienced, …

Pennsylvania will need to spend at least $5.4 billion to close the gap between rich and poor school districts, according to a report.

Beloved farm manager, 33, dies in car accident
On March 27, a Philadelphia man was arrested and charged with drunk driving and vehicular homicide in connection with the death of Nala Bloom.
Henry School legend who fled Nazi Germany dies at 94
Eve R. Oshtry, a Holocaust survivor and two-time Teacher of the Year at the Charles W. Henry School, died Feb. 24.
‘Keeper of the earth’ rabbi dies at 70
Rabbi Ellen Bernstein, of the Germantown Jewish Centre in West Mt. Airy, founded the nation’s first national Jewish environmental organization.
The life of Mt. Airy's Dorothy Cousins was a series of 'firsts'
Dorothy F. Cousins, a pioneer whose life encompassed a series of “firsts” in the Philadelphia Police Department and District Attorney's Office, died Feb. 29.
Walter Joseph Clayton, Jr.
Walter Joseph Clayton, Jr., 80, of Chestnut Hill, PA, passed away peacefully on March 19, 2024, with his family by his side.
Opinion & letters
I have sad news. The Chestnut Hill Local is losing Tom Beck. 
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Spring donation drive at OMC
One person’s trash is another's treasure. Now is the time to collect your unwanted clothing and treasures to donate them.
Deep discounts at Chestnut Hill warehouse sale, April 5-6
The biannual warehouse sale on Germantown Avenue typically is offered in the spring and this year’s April 5-6 sale is no different.
Greeting the Light at Hill ‘Skyspace’
Judging from the comments in the Skyspace guest book, reactions to the program are unanimous – the experience is indeed wondrous. 
CHCA votes to support controversial development plan for Greylock
The Chestnut Hill Community Association board voted 10-5 in favor of supporting the variances required to redevelop the historic mansion.
Rex Ave. plans earn high praise
The CHCA’s Land Use, Planning and Zoning Committee voted unanimously in favor of developers’ plans to rehabilitate the H. Louis Duhring Residence.