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ISSUE 6 / SPRING • SUMMER 2018

Photo: Steve Feistel In this edition of Welcome, we took a look at some of the green and sustainable efforts in Chestnut Hill. First, we review some of the farm fresh and sustainable food findings available in Chestnut Hill restaurants and its fantastic Market at the Fareway farmers market. If you’re looking for organic, farm fresh food, Chestnut Hill is the perfect place. Next, we chat with Night Kitchen owner Amy Edelman. Edelman founded Green in Chestnut Hill (GRINCH), an environmentally conscious non-profit group that does everything from run recycling drives to funding scholarships for young “Green Warriors.” Edelman and her fellow GRINCH mem-

bers have led the way for environmental action in Chestnut Hill. Finally, we took a look at the various community farm programs started and maintained by Weavers Way Co-op. Weavers Way has done more than just provide farm fresh food options for its customers – it has nurtured community farm programs that have provided vital farming education services and other programs for adults and children. And as usual, we have a calendar listing of all the most important events the neighborhood and surrounding communities have to offer, including the Pastorius Park concerts pictured on the cover. We hope you enjoy the issue.

Copyright 2018 by the Chestnut Hill Local Welcome is published twice yearly by the Chestnut Hill Local, 8434 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19118, 215-248-8800, online at chestnuthilllocal.com. The Chestnut Hill Local is owned by the Chestnut Hill Community Association 215-248-8810 Associate Publisher: Larry Hochberger | Editor: Pete Mazzaccaro Designer and Production Manager: Ray DeJohn | Advertising Design: Cheryl Piehota Display Advertising Manager: Sonia Leounes | Advertising Representative: Maureen Gallo

With editorial assistance from: Valerie Jean-Baptiste and Maddie Clark Cover Photo by Steve Feistel For advertising, contact Sonia Leounes (215) 248-8133 sonia@chestnuthilllocal.com or Maureen Gallo (215) 248-8816 maureen@chestnuthilllocal.com

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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10 WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD An introduction to Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy, their history, attractions, and institutions 18 GOING GREENER How a couple of dedicated environmentalists led the way for one of Philadelphia’s greenest areas to become even greener. 22 EAT YOUR GREENS Several Chestnut Hill eateries have brought the country to the city with inventive and healty menus 28 GIVING GREEN The Weavers Way cooperative has amassed members, supported farmers and brought the co-op life to ever more area residents. 34 CALENDAR OF EVENTS Outdoor activities abound as festivals, parties, concerts, movies are sprouting up everywhere

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Chestnut Hill, located in the northwestern corner of Philadelphia, is one of the city’s most beautiful, affluent and historic neighborhoods. Anchored by Germantown Avenue and Bethlehem Pike, Chestnut Hill is surrounded by Fairmont Park and adjacent to the neighborhoods of Mt. Airy in Philadelphia and Wyndmoor, Erdenheim and Lafayette Hill in Montgomery County. Chestnut Hill is known for its walkable, village feel and for the great shopping and dining options along its Belgian-blocklined artery, Germantown Avenue. The neighborhood was designated one of the top seven urban enclaves in the USA by Forbes.com and selected as a 2010 Distinctive Destination by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Chestnut Hill is the home to Chestnut Hill College, Chestnut Hill Hospital, the University of Pennsylvania’s Morris Arboretum and the Woodmere Art Museum as well as the Philadelphia Cricket Club. Its housing stock ranges from (Continued on page 12)


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modest row houses to architectural landmarks by Louis Kahn and Robert Venturi. Shopping Chestnut Hill is home to more than 100 unique shops and businesses, most of them in convenient storefronts clustered on Germantown Avenue and Bethlehem Pike. Antiques, gifts and clothes, banks and spas, two yarn stores, two cigar stores, two independent toy stores, an old fashioned candy store, a neighborhood co-op grocery, a farmers’ market, a country market and more than a few bakeries and cheese shops. Attractions On the northern end of Chestnut Hill is the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, a 92-acre, Victorian landscape garden of winding paths, streams, flowers and special garden areas, featuring the Out on a Limb tree adventure for kids of all ages as well as the Woodmere Art Museum, a 19th century stone mansion converted to a Philadelphia-centric museum and surrounding grounds. To the south is Fairmount Park, the nation’s largest city park with scenic trails for walking, biking and horseback riding and fishing along the Wissahickon Creek (including one of the area’s only covered bridges).

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In the lower, heart of Chestnut Hill, just to the west of Germantown Avenue is Pastorius Park, an urban gem designed by Frederick W. G. Peck in 1935. The park hosts the Chestnut HIll Community Association’s summer concert series, a series that has been running now for almost 70 years. There is ice skating at the Wissahickon Skating Club and tennis, golf and cricket at the Philadelphia Cricket Club, and indoor activities at the Water Tower Recreation Center. Civic Resources: Chestnut Hill Community Association - CHCA Chestnut Hill has remained a vital community since its annexation with the City more than 100 years ago, by controlling it destiny through a strong community. In the 1950’s and 1960’s local residents established a formal organization, the Chestnut Hill Community Association, dedicated to the social and economic wellbeing of the neighborhood. Chestnuthill.org Chestnut Hill Conservancy The Chestnut Hill Conservancy is dedicated to preserving the historical, architectural, and cultural resources and the open spaces that define the character of Chestnut Hill and its environs. Chconservancy.org Chestnut Hill Business Association The Chestnut Hill Business Association is a membership organization for the 125 retailers and restaurants located in Chestnut Hill, the beautiful Northwest Philadelphia neighborhood designated by Forbes.com as one of the top seven urban enclaves in the country. It also has more than 200 professional and sustaining members. Chestnuthillpa.com (Continued on page 14)


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WELCOME TO MOUNT AIRY Mount Airy is just southeast of Chestnut Hill and is bordered by Fairmount Park, to the west, Germantown on the south and extending up to Stenton Avenue on the north which leads to West Oak Lane. History Originally named Cresheim Village, part of the German Township, the area was later named after the sprawling summer estate of Chief Justice of Pennsylvania, William Allen: Mount Airy.

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Housing Much of modern Mount Airy was developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, spreading out from Germantown Avenue and two railroad lines. Large threestory, gray-stone Victorian, colonial revival, and Norman and Cotswold-style houses and mansions, with stained glass windows and slate roofs, are situated on many of the area's tree-lined streets. With a population of about 27,000, Mount Airy is nationally famous as one of America’s most diverse and successful city neighborhoods. Starting with the 1950’s and 60’s when neighbors banded together to stop (Continued on page 16)


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block-busting and urban flight, Mt. Airy has proudly and continuously fostered harmony among different groups of differing, races, religions and sexual orientations. It was cited by Oprah’s O Magazine and US News and World Report for its successful diversity and by CNNMoney in 2013 as one of America’s top 10 best big-city neighborhoods. Dining As you would expect in Mt. Airy, the dining options tend to be varied, informal and tempting. There are a couple coffee houses and everything from a diner and ice cream parlor in a real trolley car to Indian, Italian, Mexican, Chinese, soul food, pastries, and bistro pub fare as well as wide selections of craft beer; all in several short blocks on or near Germantown Avenue. Shopping Mount Airy is home to an independent bookstore, as well as a variety of vintage clothing stores, boutiques and other shops as well as the original Weavers Way coop food store. In the center of Mount Airy is the Art Deco Sedgwick Theatre, which now serves as the home to the Quintessence Theatre Group.

Mt. Airy has two main civic association dedicated to those halves of the neighborhood based on both sides of Germantown Avenue. East Mt. Airy Neighbors www.eastmountairy.org West Mt Airy Neighbors www.wman.net Mt Airy USA Mt. Airy USA was founded in 1980, by residents of East and West Mt. Airy who had tired of blighted and dilapidated buildings on Germantown Avenue, the community’s business corridor. Driven by a desire to revitalize this historic avenue, the dedicated residents established Mt. Airy USA to solve these problems. Mtairyusa.org Mt Airy Business Association/ Business Improvement District The Business Association of Mt. Airy (BAM) launched in April 2012. BAM, an initiative of Mt. Airy USA (MAUSA), is managed by MAUSA’s dedicated staff and provides a high level of service to its members, with an emphasis on marketing and educational programming Gomtairy.com

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Amy Edelman reviews 9 years of Hill’s environmental group: GRINCH by Valerie Jean-Baptiste

With one stroll around the Chestnut Hill area, one can tell that the neighborhood has a village feel to it. Part of that feel is due to the seriousness with which local residents and business people take the environment. One business owner who takes the environment seriously is Amy Edelman, the co-owner of Chestnut Hill’s very own Night Kitchen Bakery and the founder and former president of the neighborhood’s very own Green in Chestnut Hill, or GRINCH for short. GRINCH is an organization interested in furthering sustainable practices in the beautiful Chestnut Hill area of Philadelphia. GRINCH hopes it will become a forum for all things green happening in the Chestnut Hill area and to join forces, share information and promote their efforts. GRINCH began more than eight years ago, Edelman said, in part to help local businesses tackle the issue of their “carbon footprints. “It was sort of the beginning of the current awakening of the environmental issues, projects that we were working on

GRINCH founder Amy Edelman (right) with husband John Millard. The couple own Night Kitchen Bakery.

in 2009,” Edelman said. “A lot of businesses were already doing as part of their business plan. LED lights, reducing energy use, recycling, over the past ten years that sort of becomes common place, but when we started GRINCH, people were just beginning to sort of get into that mode, so the organization morphed a lot over the nine years.” Today, GRINCH is focused on recycling. “We’re really focused on recycling and that’s how we started doing our electronic (Continued on page 20)

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waste responsible recycling, and we do that collection twice a year and we’ve been doing it for years now,” Edelman said. “We try to do these events twice a year in early spring and again in the fall, because there’s so much demand for it.” Some events that Green in Chestnut Hill have organized for the Chestnut Hill area are their tree recycling events, e-waste collections, and efforts to bring pedestrian recycling to Chestnut Hill. Pedestrians on sidewalks can see the Big Belly trash cans and trash compactors on various corners of the Chestnut Hill area, as well as outside many businesses, which are more efficient and keep the streets and sidewalks clean. All that and more helped in the development of GRINCH, Edelman said; particularly the early volunteer work by people like Jen Reed and Noreen Spota, who

helped made GRINCH what it is today. Current GRINCH president Reed and Edelman are in the midst of discussing where the organization is going to go now. “For the past few years we have been fundraising through the electronic waste events and through the tree recycling events,” Edelman said. “We’ve been giving grants to students in the 19118-zip code, and we are about to award grants to the Houston school for a garden in their schoolyard and most likely going to be awarding a grant for tree planting in the spring. But we are looking for other ways to support environment projects in the neighborhood.” About nine years in the making, GRINCH wants people in the Chestnut Hill community to have their voices heard, preserve their neighborhood and to get involved.

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Eating out or stocking up, Hill has abundance of ‘green’ food options

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by Maddie Clark

Who said that naturally grown, sustainable food can’t also taste good? Anyone who lives in Chestnut Hill knows that some of the area’s best dining options were conceived with the idea of giving customers a well-rounded eating experience while still running an environmentally sustainable business. From farm grown ingredients to actually eating in a garden, these line of restaurants along Germantown avenue know the true nature of what it takes to maintain a sound ecosystem. Market at the Fareway Behind the Chestnut Hill Hotel and accessible via the Fareway from Germantown avenue or the South Hampton street parking lot lies the Market at the Fareway, a modern 16-vender farmer’s market equipped with the area’s freshest ingredients. At Market at the Fareway, customers can take advantage of the many fresh

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food components either by dining in at a vender’s location, taking a meal to go or by picking up some ingredients to cook at home. Either way, it will be a win-win situation. Some popular food spots include Poppy’s Café, Tokyo Sushi, Barry’s Buns and Rice’s Quality Meats. Whether you’re looking for fresh locally brewed coffee, made-from-scratch cinnamon buns, hand rolled sushi, or butchered meat, Market at the Fareway is guaranteed to have what you need. Though Market at the Fareway is already on the bandwagon of environmental friendliness, they are also heavy on recycling items such as cardboard, plastic, glass, cooking oils and even kitchen scraps. 866-413-6066 www.marketatthefareway.com 8229 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, Pa. 19118

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Campbell’s Place Located on Germantown Avenue just below Gravers lane, Campbell’s Place offers new American cuisine plus an array of draught beers and wines that include plenty of garden and farm fresh aspects. When longtime Chestnut Hill residents Rob and Vanessa Mullen took over the business in 2008, Campbell’s Place adopted a new priority regarding the use of fresh food components. With a degree from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY and experience working at several Grand Hyatt locations, Rob Mullen’s goal with the English-pub-styled tavern was to focus on creating high quality food with fresh and local ingredients. Mullen’s connections with local and regional farmers and suppliers has given

him the opportunity to create a top-notch menu using seasonal ingredients. Though former owner Mary Campbell has since gone into retirement, the Mullens have kept the original elements of Campbell’s Place alive while still adding their own personal spin to the beloved restaurant. 215-242-1818 www.campbellsplace.com 8337 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, Pa. 19118 Green Soul After owning and operating many successful southern cooking and jazz styled restaurants like Warmdaddy’s, Relish, South and Paris Bistro, brothers Robert and Ben Bynum have since decided to stray away from their usual cuisine and (Continued on page 26)

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go the more farm-friendly route with their café, Green Soul. The Bynum brothers describe Green Soul as a comfort food café featuring food that tastes as good as it is for your body, which is pretty good. Everyone at Green Soul is committed to making real food for real people with careful preparation and clean ingredients. Under Green Soul’s motto of “keep your friends close and your farmers closer,” the Bynums partner with local farms such as Phillips Farms in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, Blue Moon Acres in Buckingham, Pennsylvania and Griggstown Farm in Princeton, New Jersey, all in the hope of creating healthy food that is easily accessible to everyone. 215-242-2300 www.greensoulliving.com 8229 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, Pa. 19118 Cake Just off Highland Avenue, Cake originated as a small Chestnut Hill bakery in March of 2000. After Cake started to develop into a popular local spot and began serving lunch in 2001, it was evi-

dent that the business would eventually need to relocate to a larger space. In August of 2007, Cake moved into the former Robertson’s Nursery Conservatory. Though the location underwent five months of renovations, many of the conservatory’s traditional elements were kept, including the fountain and elegant slate floors, giving guests the feel that they’re dining in a greenhouse. Filled with various potted plants, small scale trees and sky lit ceilings, Cake has gained quite the notoriety for its natureesque venue. Cake has even begun to hold wedding receptions and other large-scale events. 215-247-6887 www.cakeofchestnuthill.com 8501 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia Pa. 19118

If you’re looking for great food that’s also fresh and locally grown, or just want the experience of eating in an orchardlike atmosphere, then along Germantown Avenue is the place to be because the Chestnut Hill community knows that the foundation for good food includes farm fresh and local ingredients.

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Weavers Way Cooperative breaks traditional grocery store bounds

Children participate in one of Weavers Way Co-op's farm programs.

by Maddie Clark

The Weavers Way Cooperative made its home at the intersection of Greene street and Carpenter Lane in West Mt. Airy on January 13, 1973, and it has remained there ever since. More than 40 years later, the co-op food market has expanded to include five locations, including the original site in Mt. Airy as well as in neighboring areas such as Chestnut Hill and Ambler. Though Weavers Way appears as a traditional neighborhood food store, its mission statement includes supporting local businesses, committing to sustain the planet by pro-

ducing environmentally sound products and through encouraging local and organic farming. “Working with local farmers gives us a more direct connection to both the people that produce our food and the land used to produce food, which in turn allows for more transparency and trust that the food is being produced in a healthy manner since we can talk to the producers and also visit the land and facilities,” said Norman Weiss, the purchasing manager for Weavers Way. Working with local farms also provides benefits like “reducing food miles, keeping money local and other related benefits that help our community,” Weiss said. “There will be a thriving and sustainable local economy providing meaningful jobs, goods and services to our members and the community,” he said. “Our community will have access to high quality, reasonably priced food, with an emphasis on local, minimally processed and ethically produced goods.” Despite having a philosophy to support local farming businesses, Weavers Way doesn’t just settle on the nearest farm to supply them with products. Weiss explained that “product quality, (Continued on page 30)

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attributes, ingredients, price, availability, demand in our stores, the farm’s or producer’s growing practices and manufacturing practices, delivery schedule, packaging used, etc.� are all determining factors when choosing a local farm to work with. “Often producers seek us out and ask if we’d sell their products. Then our buyers evaluate suitability for us,� he said. In addition to Weavers Way using their ties with the agricultural communities to provide food for their various store locations, the co-op also offers educational opportunities in the areas of nutrition and farming. In 2007, the Board of Weavers Way Cooperative created a spinoff organization, Food Moxie, “as a means for the co-op to expand its role in the community,� according to Jill Fink, the executive director of the program. Though it was founded by Weavers Way, Food Moxie functions as an independent non-profit organization with its own staff, board of directors, programs, etc. However, Food Moxie and Weavers Way are still heavily involved in their original partnership. One of the ways that Weavers Way and Food Moxie take advantage of their partnership is through Weavers Way’s operation of the Henry Got Crops Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), “a method of food distribution that links customers directly to the

farmer,� according to Weavers Way. Henry Got Crops is located on the campus of the W.B. Saul High School for Agricultural Sciences on Henry Avenue in Roxborough where Food Moxie uses the farm as a land lab in order to provide educational opportunities to the students. “From seed to supper, Food Moxie’s mission is to educate and inspire people to grow, prepare and eat healthy food,� Fink said. Fink explained that “we work with food science teachers and their classes, as well as offer after-school programming through our Land to Table club where students delve deeper into topics of interest, build leadership skills, learn cooking skills, etc.� Weavers Way and Food Moxie’s collaboration with Saul high school began in 2008 when Weavers Way farms was looking to expand. According to Nina Berryman, the farm manager at Weavers Way, the co-op considered a variety of locations for their expansion. But it was because of Weavers Way’s existing relationship with Saul that caused them to set up shop on the school’s campus. This decision was also influenced by the fact that Saul is only one of two urban agriculture high schools in the United States. “[Weavers Way] received an enthusiastic response from [Saul] about us starting a (Continued on page 32)

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greenhouse. We piloted a program that spring with a few students, did so again in the fall, and in 2015, we cut the ribbon on the one fourth acre that is currently under cultivation. Programming was then formalized and has continued to grow into what we’re doing today,” Fink said. Similar to the program at Saul, Food Moxie uses the Hope Farm at Martin Luther King High School in Germantown to teach practical and vocational life skills with a focus on farming and nutrition to students with intellectual disabilities and autism. “It is in our mission as a co-op to work with the community to meet community needs and to protect the environment. Having farms that educate students is a great venue for teaching about food, the cooperative economy and the environment,” Berryman said.


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WELCOME / CALENDAR OF EVENTS April Tuesday Night at the Movies Tuesdays through May 8, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Woodmere Art Museum 9201 Germantown Ave (at Bells Mills Road), Chestnut Hill Every Tuesday evening, the Woodmere Art Museum on will present a different movie from a different era, from W.C. Fields and George Burns to Bob Hoskina and Helen Mirren. For more information, go to woodmereartmuseum.org/experience/programs/movies-at-woodmere Clover Market Sidewalk Sale Sunday, April 8, 10 am – 5 pm 25 W. Highland Ave. Chestnut Hill With a variety of vendors on hand, the Clover Market and Sidewalk Sale will give consumers more than 100 vendors of art, including boutiques, artifacts and jewelry to choose from and a handful of food trucks for refreshments. For more information, head to http://www.theclovermarket.com/ Whitemarsh Township Day Saturday April 28, noon-5 p.m. Victory Fields at Colonial School District Whitemarsh Township businesses and organizations, host crafters, food vendors,

games, rides, prizes, music, and much more! For information, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at (610) 8287276 or visit www.whitemarshtwp.org/ Go Mt. Airy Garden Party Saturday, April 28, 7-10 p.m. Lovett Park 6945 Germantown Avenue The 2018 Garden Party will continue the tradition of honoring three Community Champions as well as a Project of the Year. Proceeds from the Go Mt. Airy Garden Party, and all Mt. Airy USA events, provide critical support for each of Mt. Airy USA’s service areas, which include transforming vacant and blighted buildings into vibrant community assets; promoting economic development along the business corridors; helping homeowners avoid foreclosure through housing counseling; and supporting the neighborhood’s public schools. Tickets are $60$220. Visit MtAiryUSA.org. MAY Whitemarsh Township Mini Spring Fling Tuesday May 1, noon-2 p.m. Parks and Recreation Building, 4021 Joshua Road, Lafayette Hill A celebration of the arrival of the spring season geared for ages five and

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under, this event will have food, crafts, games, and more for everyone to enjoy! $5 for township residents, $7 for non-residents. For more information, visit whitemarshtwp.org. Mt. Airy Day Saturday, May 5 (Rain Date: May 6), 11 am – 5 pm 6400 Germantown Ave, Mt. Airy Come join the community for a day of family fun, exhibits and information from community groups, live musical entertainment, and different vendors from all around on the grounds of Cliveden of the National Trust, 6400 Germantown Avenue. For more information, contact info@mtairyday.org 21st Annual Chestnut Hill Home and Garden Festival Sunday, May 6, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Germantown Avenue between Rex and Willow Grove Chestnut Hill celebrates the 21st anniversary of its being designated Philadelphia’s Garden district as Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill closes down and blossoms into an outdoor garden marketplace for the Annual Home & Garden Festival. Tens of thousands of visitors will shop and savor hundreds of landscape and garden displays, crafts

and tasty treats, while bands play and amusements and rides for children are available. For information, visit chestnuthillpa.com. J.S. Jenks Fun Fest Saturday, May 19 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Playground at J.S.Jenks Academy of Arts & Sciences, 8301 Germantown Ave, Chestnut Hill. Join us for games, bouncy castles, raffles, food, and more on the J.S. Jenks playground. In addition to being a great family event, the carnival will also help fundraise to support infrastructure and programming at J.S. Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences, Chestnut Hill’s community public school. For more information, email info@friendsofjsjenks.org Chestnut Hill Great Houses Tour Sunday May 20 noon-5 p.m. Chestnut Hill Conservancy, Chestnut Hill This annual tour sponsored by the Chestnut Hill Conservancy and Chestnut Hill Community Association showcases the best of Chestnut Hill traditional and contemporary design. Six homes will be featured, along with the owners, architects, designers, and contractors to connect you to a wealth of information. Advance registration required. $45 for non-members; (Continued on page 38)

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$40 for members of the Conservancy or Community Association; $30 for members of both. For more information, visit chconservancy.org or chestnuthill.org. Wyndmoor Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 28 9:30 a.m. Willow Grove Avenue in Wyndmoor For more than 60 years, Springfield Township and Wyndmoor have honored the military with a parade down Willow Grove Avenue which now includes scouts, Mummers, and bagpipers led by a hundred volunteers, after which there is food and refreshments, all organized by the American Legion and enjoyed by generations of local citizens. For information, visit arthursavagepost100.org

JUNE Pastorius Park Concerts Wednesdays, June 13 – July 25, 7:30 pm Millman Street and Hartwell Lane Chestnut Hill (Rain location: Springside Chestnut Hill Academy’s Cherokee Campus) Every Wednesday night through July, Pastorius Park will host a series of con-

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certs for the general public. The different genres of music and easygoing nature gives an alternative to the locals around the area. For more information on this year’s event and performers, email pastoriusparkconcerts@gmail.com JULY Chestnut Hill July 4 Parade and Festival Wednesday, July 4, 9 a.m. 118 East Hartwell Lane (the headquarters of the Chestnut Hill Bocce Club) Decorated bikes and wagons gather at the intersection of Devon St. and Hartwell Lane at 9 a.m. for a parade to the Water Tower Recreation center which starts at 10. Judges will award prizes to the best decorations in a number of categories. Face painting, balloons, pony rides and races for boys and girls at the Watertower Recreation Center ballfields. There will also be a candy find for toddlers, clowns, a moon bounce and petting zoo. At 11 a.m., there will be a free lunch of hot dogs, juice and ice cream. At 11:30 a.m., there will be a magic show. This event is sponsored by the Chestnut Hill Bocce Club. For more information, call 215-247-9776


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