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Will Maggs and Andres Maldonado opened Adelie Coffee at 6610 Germantown Avenue on February 15, 2020. On March 15, the pandemic lockdown forced them to shut down. They didn’t reopen until March 20, 2021. more
After practicing law for 17 years, she’s entered the May 18 primary as a candidate for Judge on the Court of Common Pleas. more
It's not as if Josephine (Jo) Winter, 40, of West Mt. Airy, was not busy enough before she became a “vaccine finder.” more
How does a once-thriving Mt. Airy fitness training business that had contracts with several area nursing homes and senior citizen centers in addition to numerous at-home personal training clients manage to survive when the pandemic eliminated almost all of its business? more
When Skirt Boutique owner Maureen Doron had an opportunity to donate funds to Emlen Elementary through her ‘Skirt for School’ fundraiser, it was a chance she couldn’t pass up. more
On the first day of spring, a crew of volunteers worked at the Water Tower to help prepare the park for warmer days ahead. more
Breaking Bread, Building Bridges  is a new initiative from East Mount Airy Neighbors (EMAN) and West Mount Airy Neighbors (WMAN) to return a sense of community in a time when neighbors cannot … more
Mt. Airy resident Ty'Aja Jones-Brown and Norristown resident Maya Crockem are just two of many women changing the perception that women can’t do construction work. more
West Mt. Airy attorney, songwriter and civic activist Debra Wolf Goldstein and her husband, Jay, former president of Valley Green Bank, have a unique way of fighting the winter doldrums. more
Mt. Airy CDC (Community Development Corp.) last week announced the awarding of $27,000 in grants to 24 local businesses through the Go Mt. Airy Covid-19 Business Relief Fund. This fourth round of funding, the largest of the four rounds, brings the total raised since the fund launched last March to over $80,000. more
Not too many businesses can say that their sales in December, 2020, when the pandemic was spiraling out of control, were twice as high as they were in December, 2019, four months before the pandemic had even begun. more
The Commodore opened in October (with a “soft” opening). more
Howard A. Myrick's latest accomplishment is a newly published book he authored, “Surviving Toxic 'Isms' and Polarizing Dissent; Protecting Our Democracy." more
Philly Youth Vote has been around since 2016, when Thomas Quinn, a Mt. Airy resident and social studies teacher at Central High School, joined with others in the Caucus of Working Educators to … more
Luke Klein, 46, who lived in Chestnut Hill for the first 10 years of his life and in Mt. Airy ever since, is a Quaker who puts his time and efforts and passion behind his beliefs. more
Antoine and Samantha Joseph are investing everything they have and crowdsourcing help to renovate the Philadelphia Sunday Sun building into a black cultural space, as new residents flock to Mt. Airy. more
When Edie Appel, 73, retired as Director of ChildSpace Day Care Center on Jan. 29, she left behind a legacy dedicated to the improvement of early childhood education in our community. What will she … more
Last summer, Jane Ellis pitched the idea about starting their own community refrigerator to the administrators at Greene Street Friends School, who jumped right on board with it. more
Catering by Design has lost over 700 bookings since the pandemic began last March. “I’ve wanted to open a taqueria for about 10 years now,” said chef Roth Perelman last week, “but if it wasn’t for the pandemic, I wouldn’t have been able to do it.” more
Elizabeth Vander Veer Shaak took a roundabout route to making bows for violins, violas and cellos. more
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