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Elizabeth Vander Veer Shaak took a roundabout route to making bows for violins, violas and cellos. more
The Mt. Airy Community Development Corporation (CDC) will open applications for a fourth round of business relief funds on Friday, January 15. more
Developers of a proposed 37-unit apartment building on Chew Avenue have delayed plans to present their case to the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustments as Eighth District City Councilperson, … more
Anyone who struggled through Chaucer, Milton, Dickinson, T.S. Eliot, etc., in an English-Lit course has to be surprised by this news: Poetry reading is up in the U.S. while reading books for pleasure is down slightly. more
Many community activists in Northwest Philadelphia virtually revere attorney Yvonne Haskins, who has been fighting for victims of injustice for a half-century, but I doubt if many know she was once a police officer here. more
Kaitlin Orner, 33, has brought a bit of Eden to 6352 Germantown Ave. with her new plant store and flower shop, Pomelo Flowers and Gifts. The word “pomelo,” a big Asian citrus fruit as … more
A proposed four-story market rate apartment building on Chew Ave. and Slocum St. sparked neighbor concerns this month as developers sought support for an upcoming Zoning Board of Adjustment hearing. more
Viva Leaf Tea Company officially opened in October, but Christa Barfield had been selling her herbal teas and infused honey in farmers’ markets and online for some time. more
Grace Epiphany Episcopal Church is happy to announce The Rev. Darrell L. Tiller became the priest-in-charge at Grace Epiphany Church on Sunday, Nov. 29. Rev. Tiller served as seminarian at Grace … more
West Mt. Airy Neighbors (WMAN) had plans for 2020. While this year has been different, adjustments have kept members busy. more
Since 1981, Mount Airy Learning Tree (MALT) has used the “neighbors teaching neighbors” approach to tie the Mt. Airy community together.  Since most of this involves offline, hands-on experiences, they have decided to pause all programs until Fall 2021. more
Not too many local musicians have memories of playing with two legendary American innovators and composers whose music is still performed all over the world, but Ron Lipscomb, 77, who previously … more
While the continued impact of Covid-19 has made headlines – both for its unchecked spread and the businesses forced to close in its wake – many are finding the now nine-month-old pandemic … more
Keith Russell, 64, is a lifelong resident of Northwest Philadelphia except for his college years, having grown up in Mt. Airy and lived in Germantown since 1988. “My earliest memory of having … more
Paul Farber, 38, was born and raised in Mt. Airy and currently lives around the corner from his childhood home. He graduated from both Germantown Friends School and The University of Pennsylvania, … more
Emilie Clothier Harting, 78, and her family lived in Mt. Airy for 48 years. Recently, Emilie and her husband of 55 years, Rob, moved to Foulkeways, a Quaker senior independent living community in … more
Arnold Hall Jr., a Mt. Airy resident and active member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, 140 E. Mt. Airy Ave., was born in 1939 in Birmingham, Alabama, into a family of community builders and civil … more
Most people are lucky if they know for sure what kind of career they want to pursue upon finishing high school. But Denise Mitchell, 54, a resident of Mt. Airy for the past 26 years, knew exactly … more
Mt. Airy financial expert Vanessa Lowe, 55, is excited. “This is the most fascinating work I’ve ever done,” said Lowe, who is working with the Unitarian Universalist Association to … more
“The Green Book,” which won the Oscar for Best Picture of 2018, tells the story of Dr. Don Shirley, a world-class African-American pianist, who embarked on a concert tour of the Deep … more
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