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Curtis W. Sisco, Sr was "handsome enough to model his own clothes." more
Almost four of every 10 of us will make New Year’s resolutions. By Jan. 2, 75% of those four will abandon their temporary insanity. more
My name is Ayla DiBattista and I’m a senior at Springfield Township High School. I jumped at the chance to intern with the Chestnut Hill Local. more
June 26 was not just the first day I stepped into the office, it was also the first day I took a step into a higher level of professionalism. more
First, let me thank you for the trust you place in The Local to deliver your advertising message to the residents of Northwest Philadelphia. more
Life can be like a precious gem. Its many facets reveal a breadth and depth of experiences and perspectives. more
Last week’s Trinseo chemical spill showed how environmental disasters can potentially impact everyone in a community. more
Beginning Tuesday or Wednesday evening at sunset, Muslims around the world began the tradition of watching for the new moon to determine when the Ramadan fast would begin. more
While March 20 marks the beginning of spring, many garden and green space lovers have been planning larger projects. more
On Saturday, March 4, the Springside Chestnut Hill Varsity Lacrosse Team worked on a cleanup and landscaping project to benefit  the Water Tower Recreation Center. more
Since 1871, there has been a library building in Chestnut Hill at 8711 Germantown Avenue. Now, we need you to do your part. more
Wilson Eyre was one of Philadelphia’s best known and most respected architects.  The house at 339 East Willow Grove Ave. should be saved. more
“What is Hanukkah?” These are the words that open the discussion on Hanukkah in the Talmud, the central text of Rabbinic Judaism. more
What gives us that sense of being truly at home? It's different for each of us. more
Every so often I come across a feature or see a documentary with the topic about the importance of an original, intact, historic building interior.  more
Tempesta di Mare, Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra, closed out its 20th anniversary season with a concert that is now available online through July 19. more
The economic boom following World War II led to an even larger consumer culture and increased the desire for even more stuff, especially clothing, shoes and accessories. more
Discovered in the Chauvet Cave in France, the mural was first seen around 30,000 BC.  It has remained popular as a form of both public and private art ever since. more
When the progenitor of the clan for which Rex Avenue is named arrived in the Germantown settlement, the now eponymous lane still resembled the wooded path Lenni-Lenape elders walked in single-file to Council Rock, their sacred meeting place overlooking the Wissahickon valley. more
The tradition of reflecting on Christ’s sayings on the cross goes back 335 years. A century later, Haydn was commissioned to provide music for a Good Friday service in Cadiz, Spain. more
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