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The proposed division of 540 W. Moreland Ave was opposed by the committee on the grounds that it provided no information on plans for the new lot, nor architectural details for restoration of the existing main house. more
A new neighborhood group is forming in response to rapid density-oriented real estate development in Mt. Airy clustered along Germantown and Chew Avenues. East Mt. Airy resident, Linda Bell, is … more
Love Your Park Week ended May 16. It was intended to be a weeklong effort to clean Philadelphia parks, but the warm weather and new, less restrictive pandemic protocols brought out larger crowds. more
After 32 years of promoting hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education to middle and high school students, the President and Executive Director of  Delaware Valley Science Fairs, Inc. (DVSF), Henry Disston, will retire as of June 30. more
The question now is whether it turns into a 107-unit assisted living facility or luxury townhomes.     more
Andre Saunders is the Writers Matter Poet-in-Residence at LaSalle University. For three years he has been going to public schools every week (remote visits for the past year) and mentoring students there, encouraging them to express their emotions and thoughts in print. more
Members of Chestnut Hill Local VFW post 5205 will mark Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, with a ceremony that will begin at the Charles Buckley Park at 11 a.m. The group will also mark the sacrifices of … more
Five treasured places have joined the Chestnut Hill Conservancy’s (CH Conservancy’s) Architectural Hall of Fame, a distinguished list of Chestnut Hill’s most beloved significant buildings, structures, and landscapes, chosen by the general public. more
On a recent afternoon, Susan Nam considered how a proposed nine-house development in East Mt. Airy and a surprise historic designation for one of the buildings involved could change her life. more
Every two months Gene Kerrick sends a newsletter to 28 of his former students and 50 people in toto, who obviously enjoy hearing from him. more
Three zoning issues were presented. These were all initial presentations for DRC guidance, and no decisions were made. more
A funny thing happened on the way to disaster. First of all, a GoFundMe campaign raised more than $10,000 for now-out of work staffers, and donations are still coming in. Even more remarkable was all the other assistance offered by Mt. Airy customers that helped keep the business afloat. more
The Philadelphia Goat Project has a monthly All Abilities Goat Ramble. Described on their website as a “A monthly, inclusive, and sensory-friendly space for folks with disabilities and their friends/family” the ramble is designed for children with special needs. more
Lakisha Bullock is the CEO and founder of her own company, SCB Naturals, created in 2015 because even though she now works around the clock, she prefers it to having other employers tell her what to do. more
Rev. Becca Ehrlich will discuss her book, “Christian Minimalism: Simple Steps for Abundant Living” , accompanied by her friend, Rev. Callie Swanlund. more
The Chestnut Hill Library is hosting a weekly plant exchange in the new horticultural space of its building while the Library remains closed due to Covid-19 restrictions. more
Marcella Blakney Collins had a high-profile, high-prestige corporate job at Johnson & Johnson for 10 years that took her to countries around the world, but when she was 57 and just about to fly to Amsterdam for a business trip, she put on the brakes. more
The contested development plans for a 34-unit apartment building next to Pleasant Playground in East Mt. Airy hinge on known pollution at the site and what will eventually be done with it. more
The LUPZ meeting May 6 reviewed several agenda items, but no decisions were made, pending input from other groups. more
Since only last month, Woodmere has raised $3.2 million from within the community, and a large portion of that requires a match. The Sisters of Saint Joseph, who own the property, have given Woodmere an extension to June 15 to arrive at a purchase agreement. more
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