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When Brendan Dwyer was four years old, his mom, Marianne, became the director of Teenagers, Inc., a nonprofit that aims to connect teens to the world through community service. more
According to city statistics, Philadelphia hit 1,250 opioid overdose deaths last year – a situation that Jose Benitez, CEO of Prevention Point Philadelphia (PPP), knows all too well. more
Alphonso “Al” Lassiter, 72, has a perpetually smiling face that has brightened up the Chestnut Hill Weavers Way market at the cash register and around the store for the past 12 years. more
Linda Chicchi has already sold a dozen of the 32 paintings at her solo show at Center on the Hill, the activity center for seniors located in the Presbyterian Church on Germantown Avenue. more
For most of us, it's easy to take a flush toilet for granted. more
Mt. Airy is perfect for Porchfest, and Tim Osborne knows it. more
Mt. Airy's much-praised racial diversity skipped over the issue of class, says author Abby Perkiss. more
“The opposite of getting is giving, and therein lies a secret to fulfillment." more
There is an old saying in publishing that you should “write what you know,” and Mt. Airy author and social science researcher Lynn Gregory is an exemplar of that maxim.  more
For 12 years, Allen "Zak" Zaklad, 80, has been leading free tai chi workouts several days a week for anyone who shows up at Ned Wolf Park in West Mt. Airy. more
Longtime Mt. Airy resident Penka Slavova is starting her seventh year as director of the International Student Program at Germantown Friends School. more
Dr. Delvin M. Dinkins was inspired to pursue a career in education by the teachers who guided him through school.  more
Days before fire ripped through the historic Hiram Lodge on Germantown Avenue last week, local artist Judy McCabe Jarvis had just captured the building in paint. It was a lucky accident, she said. more
The legendary American “Jazz Age” author F. Scott Fitzgerald famously wrote, “There are no second acts in American lives.” Fitzgerald did not know Harry Groome. more
More than four decades ago, Hattie Williams was given one of the most valuable gifts a person could receive — a house. more
Heather Gray is a sweet and soft-spoken Chestnut Hill resident who left her job in June as the Chestnut Hill Community Association's director of marketing and communications to work for Comcast. more
I have had the good fortune to interview many authors over the years, but until I met Otto Reichert-Facilides last week, I had never met one who has been working on their book for almost 80 years. more
After a five-month search for a new executive director, the Chestnut Hill Business Association has finally found its new leader in recently appointed executive director Courtney O’Neill. more
When Kathi Clayton first became president of the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s board in August 2020, Chestnut Hill looked a lot different than usual. In fact, the whole world did. more
Romona Mercer never attended culinary school or enrolled in cooking classes, but today the Mt. Airy resident is head baker and CEO of her own company, Aunt Verlea's Pound Cake Experience. more
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