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The proposed map has also raised the eyebrows of many Chestnut Hillers, more than 300 of which have signed a petition to keep Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy intact.  more
“Art was always my first love, but my interest in biology and medicine influences my paintings and drawings,” said Hannum, a Mt. Airy resident. Yet her work in no way resembles medical illustration or textbook images. It has a profound depth and mystery which Hannum, 45, achieves by using a classical but time consuming technique. “I work in layers of acrylic glazes,” she said, “Sometimes up to two hundred layers.” more
The Friends group said its meeting was “hijacked” by Bass, who they say “incited physically-threatening behavior by unknown men who seemed to be there on Cindy’s behalf.”  more
Covid’s Omicron variant is spreading rapidly throughout Philadelphia, pushing the number of people hospitalized with the virus from 368 to 949  in the space of four weeks. At Chestnut … more
Over the decades I have dealt with quite a few stock brokers promoting one stock or another. I often wondered why these brokers, if they are so smart and prescient about their analyses, don't quit their day jobs and start investing their own money full-time in all of these stocks they are so sure will hit home runs. more
On November 1st, tenants at half the units in the historic Wood Norton apartments were surprised by a letter announcing their buildings will be demolished so a new, six story apartment building with more than 50 units can be built. more
Ron Bryant was born in Philadelphia and spent his youth in and out of foster homes. He tended to run away when foster parents became too protective of him due to his visual impairment. Despite his deteriorating eyesight, he always prioritized freedom of movement. more
Local mediator Max Rivers seeks to share Braver Angels, a national organization that aims to douse the fire in political discourse and help people understand those that hold opposing viewpoints instead of just screaming at them. more
Y2B Fit, a studio in West Mt. Airy that specialized in  helping new mothers. more
“Really Good Tidings” includes Tony Braithwaite, Act II's Artistic Director who also directs the show; Renee McFillin and Kevin Toniazzo-Naughton. more
Kevin Keene, head of WMAN’s Neighborhood Transformation Committee, served as moderator. more
Leon Tilson Burrows, the newly appointed Organist and Choirmaster at Grace Epiphany Episcopal Church in Mt. Airy, is a nationally recognized organist who brings a wealth of preparation and experience … more
The Philadelphia Water Department gave an update on the Cresheim Valley Road project Tuesday evening, Dec. 14. PWD is conducting a large construction project to install new sewers along the … more
Miriam Lippman Finkel, who devoted her life to family and social justice issues, died after a long illness on Wednesday, Oct. 27 in the East Mt. Airy home where she had lived for 60 years. She was 94. more
The city’s Civic Design Review board praised the architecture of Blake Development’s five story, 114-residential unit development proposal Dec. 7 and opted not to require its development team to come back for a second meeting. more
Despite more than two decades of vacancy, a renewed interest in redeveloping Germantown Town Hall has emerged from at least one Germantown-born and raised developer, Anthony Fullard. more
In playing de Gouges, Jen Allegra has the lead role in “The Revolutionists” by Lauren Gunderson at Stagecrafters, 8130 Germantown Ave., through Dec. 12. more
During a recent interview with Mt. Airy professor and author Kyla Schuller, she urged me to read a new book, “The Days of Afrekete” and to interview the author, Asali Solomon, because “the entire book takes place in Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill, and it is a very good book.” more
Mt. Airy residents are so used to some developers erecting high-rise apartments without apparent regard for the impact on local traffic or quality of life that they were not sure what to expect when Lee Hecht, president of Able Plumbing Supply, invited them to a Zoom meeting. more
A group of area residents braved the cold on Dec. 4 to protest the development of a new high-rise at the site of the former JOA Mart at Hortter and McCallum streets. Time was not on their side. A notice on the building announced that it is slated for demolition on Dec. 8. more
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