July 20, 2015 |
The luxury high-rise rental building 2116 Chestnut, which opened for tenants two years ago, is being sold for about $160 million. Although HFF, the real estate capital broker, acknowledged that it was handling the transaction, a spokeswoman at its Conshohocken office said there would be no announcement until the sale closed, and did not say when that would be. The buyer, sources said, is CBRE Global Investors, which did not respond Friday to...
July 13, 2015 |
THE CHESTNUT HILL Business District, proud of being a pooch paradise where many shops display "Dogs Welcome Here" signs, will prove it tomorrow when it presents "Dog Days of Summer" from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., followed by "Yappy Hour" until 6 p.m. at several outdoor cafes. How dog friendly is Chestnut Hill? The banks welcome four-legged companions as long as they don't make any deposits. Canine (and feline) lovers, and their hairy pals, can stroll down shady East Southampton Avenue and adjoining Germantown Avenue to schmooze with holistic veterinarian Natasha Kassell, gentle "Bad Dog Good Dog" trainer C.J. Hazell (who taught her chicken, "Hen-rietta," to twirl)
July 7, 2015 |
A BOUQUET OF balloons hung above an empty table in a Northeast Philadelphia union hall full of construction workers. A sign reserved the table for "Friends of Fonzie. " The workers, known to occasionally get into heated arguments, were conducting the routine business of reading expense reports and voting on issues with "ayes" or "nays. " Suddenly they grew silent and just smiled: Alfonso "Fonzie" Soglia, 4, and his parents had arrived. The Glaziers Union Local 252 had invited the boy as guest of honor at this monthly closed-door gathering June 17 at Southampton and Townsend roads.
June 17, 2015 |
Target Corp. will open in miniature at the Boyd Theater development site, tapping Center City's growing base of workers and residents amid the retailer's nationwide introduction of smaller shops tailored to urban storefronts. The Minneapolis-based company will open a TargetExpress store at 19th and Chestnut Streets in July 2016, offering fresh groceries, cellphone supplies, beauty items, and other goods in a retail building near the 1920s-era movie palace's facade, company spokeswoman Erika Winkels said Monday.
June 15, 2015 |
MORE THAN 40 local artists will be painting landscapes along Germantown Avenue tomorrow when the Chestnut Hill Business District presents its first "En Plein Air" (in open air) art competition from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Not to be outdone by the painters, four Chestnut Hill chefs will be brush stroking the shrimp on the barbie - and the meat and poultry - as they demonstrate the art of grilling all afternoon. Artist Cathy Hozack has lived and painted in Chestnut Hill for years, but tomorrow will be the first time she creates art on her neighborhood's main street.
May 26, 2015 |
Joseph K. Corson, 92, of Plymouth Meeting, a dermatologist who practiced in Chestnut Hill for half a century, died Sunday, May 10, of respiratory failure at home. Dr. Corson came from a long line of Quaker physicians, one of whom was decorated for bravery while serving as an assistant surgeon in the Union Army during the Civil War in 1863. Named Joseph K. Corson, too, he pulled an injured man out of the line of fire and received the Medal of Honor, said the younger Dr. Corson's daughter, Ann F. Corson.
May 15, 2015 |
Chester E. Smith, 90, of Chestnut Hill, a family physician for more than 50 years, died Friday, May 1, at home of complications from leukemia. In 1959, Dr. Smith opened a home office on East Willow Grove Avenue in Chestnut Hill. He continued seeing patients as a solo practitioner well into his 80s. When his patients could not get to his medical office, he made house calls or visited them in assisted-living facilities. "He was one of a dying breed of doctors," his family said in a tribute.
May 10, 2015 |
Thanks to an early season loss to Notre Dame and a setback against Agnes Irwin, Episcopal Academy's 12-year stranglehold on the girls' Inter-Ac lacrosse championship is likely at an end. However, if you thought the Churchwomen would simply slink away into obscurity, you don't know the Crager twins. "No, definitely not," Jane Crager said after host EA overwhelmed Springside Chestnut Hill, 15-6, on Friday. "Our coach (Josie Ferri) keeps saying just because the season is winding down doesn't mean we can't make changes and improve on our game.
May 3, 2015 |
AFTER GETTING crushed by first-place Malvern Prep in its previous Inter-Ac League outing, Springside Chestnut Hill realized the importance of a strong turnaround yesterday afternoon against Episcopal Academy. Boosted by a rookie hurler's flirtation with a perfect game and a senior backstop's gutsy defensive play in the late going, the host Blue Devils responded with a nail-biting 1-0 victory over the Churchmen and stayed on the heels of Malvern. Promising freshman righthander Aidan Frye, who was perfect through 5 2/3 innings, yielded three hits while recording a complete-game victory.
May 1, 2015
WHEN HE WAS playing football at Lower Merion High School, Joe Chovanes didn't dream he would grow up to be a woman. It's hard to wrap your mind around it, but the Joe of long ago, now Julie, says she was a woman all along. If this sounds like Bruce Jenner, but without the fame and national adoration, it is. Transgender has transitioned into our national consciousness. Like Jenner, Chovanes was kind of a jock and had a way with the ladies. Unlike Jenner, Chovanes became an attorney and married his college sweetheart.