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.
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.
I feel a need to check in and see that we are doing what we say we are doing.
The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy for the period between May 3 to May 9. Some dates earlier than the current period took place at that date and …
On May 13, 1984, the dining room doors opened for the first time at Face to Face in Germantown. The idea was simple: much like a soup kitchen, it would offer hot meals for locals, no questions asked.
The bravura biopic, “Selma,” is about more than one man; it’s about a community.
In “A Body of Water,” presented by Allens Lane Theatre in West Mt. Airy and streaming May 14, 15 and 16, we meet Moss and Avis, an attractive, middle-aged couple who wake up in bed …
Twenty-five years ago sisters Abby Pete and Leslie Pontz hired an agent to find a publisher for a proposal they had for a children's book of theirs that would be called “Harvey the Hippo.”
St. Paul’s Church resumes in-person celebration of Choral Evensong, Rite I. And Tempesta di Mare continued its series of “Artist Recitals” with a “virtual” performance featuring its resident harpsichordist, Adam Pearl.
The Clivia plant that my wife, Valerie, is inspecting in the photo is at least fifty years old; it was her mother’s.
Earth Day returns on Thursday, April 22, 2021, the 51st anniversary of the seminal event that changed the world by giving birth to the modern environmental movement. Please plant a tree for Earth Day—any time in and around April 22 works.
As they took the field on a cool, cloudy afternoon, Thursday, May 6, the SCH Blue Devils baseball team and Germantown Academy (GA) Patriots were on opposite sides of the spectrum when it came …
Germantown Friends School has been celebrating their demisemiseptcentennial anniversary all school year with exciting virtual events showcasing alumni talents.
The smell of mulch is in the air and sprung has spring in Chestnut Hill! On Saturday, April 10, the community came together to help with the Jenks Playground cleanup, which was part of the city-wide Philly Spring Cleanup day.
Powerful things can happen when you combine Quaker testimonies with computer science. The 2021 Germantown Friends School Quackathon (the GFS version of a Hackathon) proved just that.
I drove home thinking how wonderful it was to own a card once held by the immortal Henri Matisse – one on which he had warmly inscribed thanks to a person who had contributed, even in such a humble way, to making his dream come true. I vowed to always cherish it.