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Returning for its 104th year, the Fourth of July Bike Parade rolled down Germantown Avenue on Saturday, July 3. more
Despite vast local oppositionand a plan that doesnot conform to existingzoning, the Philadelphia ZoningBoard of Adjustments voted June30 to approve a four-story apartmentbuilding at 6717 ChewAvenue, … more
What does a Mt. Airy catering firm do when no one is allowed to gather in large groups or to stand closer than six feet from each other? more
Chestnut Hill psychiatrist Vincenzo Sanguineti, 83, admits his new book, “Clash of Cultures” (Lexington Books), is not for everyone. more
It is no secret that more and more restaurants, grocery stores and supermarkets are offering plant-based options to meat and dairy foods. One Mt. Airy activist who is a part of this food revolution … more
Local music therapist Kimberly Szabo, 25, had been living out her dream of singing for hospice patients when the pandemic inspired her to compete as Miss Chestnut Hill in this year’s Miss USA pageant. more
Over the past 15 months, countless families in the city, including the Northwest, have struggled mightily to pay the rent, feed their children, etc., often because of coronavirus-induced unemployment. However, a group of Germantown activists created a nonprofit that cut through the usual bureaucratic red tape and have been providing direct cash payments to some of the most needy area residents. more
A variance request for subdividing the property at 540 W. Moreland was denied. A variance allowing an existing semi-detached cottage behind 215 E. Evergreen Avenue to be used as a long-term rental property was approved. more
We are all familiar with the term “big box stores,” but ABC Insert might aptly be called a “big box business.” more
The Chestnut Hill Community Association Design Review Committee meeting on June 15 covered two existing issues and heard preliminary reports on two newer variance requests. more
I am writing to ask for your help in restoring the plantings of our beloved Pastorius Park. Over the years, with little from the City, Friends of Pastorius Park has stepped up to clean, repair and … more
Jonathan Bittner is now finding a new way to serve veterans with PTSD as well as EMTs and other first responders. Last month he opened the Chestnut Hill Therapy Collective. more
After many years of work, dedication, achievement and the occasional sacrifice of creature comforts, Alex Stevers-Radtke of Wyndmoor and Michael Mathews of Oreland recently reached the rank of Eagle Scout in Oreland’s Troop 1.  more
Springfield Township will resume in-person meetings for all Board of Commissioner and advisory commission meetings beginning July 1, 2021.  But things are not going back to the old “normal.”  more
When Mt. Airy resident Cheryl Bettigole, MD, took over last month as acting Philadelphia Health Commissioner, she stepped into a pair of big shoes. Ones that seem to fit her just fine. more
With indoor dining restrictions lifting and summer crowds returning, this is the time of year when the Chestnut Hill Business District puts everything in place for the rest of the year. more
 Mt. Airy Business Improvement District is responsible for more than two miles of Germantown Avenue, from Cresheim Valley Road to Washington Lane. Starting at Washington Lane, Germantown United CDC takes over for the next few miles. more
My library system had a strict “no library cats” policy, but Shadow Perlmutter didn’t know anything about that. And if he had, I’m sure he would have disregarded it. more
“Hill work is speed work in disguise,” said Paul Hines on Sunday, May 30, as he and a small entourage of runners slogged through the rain up Valley Green Road toward Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. more
Mt. Airy became the intersection of history and Hollywood when some of the HBO seven-episode miniseries “Mare of Easttown” was filmed at St. Michael's Lutheran Church. more
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