June 17, 2010

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Leon King (left) and Rev. Aisha Brooks-Lytle (right) were among East Mt. Airy neighbors new board members inducted recently. EMAN’S other new board members include Vernon Price and Jamie Camp. EMAN’S annual meeting, Greg Williams, owner of Walk a Crooked Mile book store at the Devon St. train station, was honored with the Edgar A. Baker award.

Mary Graceshelen Maleon, 6, of Chestnut Hill was chosen as a State finalist in the National American Miss Pennsylvania pageant to be held Aug. 13 and 14 in Harrisburg.

Aradith "Ari" Peikin, of Chestnut Hill, was among the 114 students who graduated from Brewster Academy, in Wolfeboro, N.H. recently. During the ceremony, Peikin received the Faculty "Growth Achievement" Award, presented to the graduate who has shown the greatest improvement in general record during the junior and senior years at Brewster. She is the daughter of Steven Peikin and Lori Snodgrass

Springfield Mills at the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania ( is a historic place that matters to the Fairwold Chapter of the Questers International Organization.   Fairwold Questers, an eastern Montgomery County chapter, celebrated completion of the window restoration for the mill, a project supported by Questers. Included on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Morris Arboretum, the mill is a rare survivor of the Philadelphia region’s rich milling heritage.  It features original 19th century machinery and is being restored by the arboretum with the support of many volunteers. “This Place Matters” is a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation ( The national Trust and the Questers are partnering to showcase the places that matter to them.  The Questers is an international organization ( whose mission is to study antiques and the support of historic restoration and preservation.

The Crefeld School held its annual graduation ceremony at the school in Chestnut Hill on, June 11. Twenty seniors – including two National Merit Finalists, Dan Sloane of Lafayette Hill and Emily Livingtston of Paoli – were honored. Grace Brown, of Narberth, was selected by her classmates to give a speech on behalf of the graduating class. Unlike more traditional schools, students at Crefeld “graduate” when they complete all of their academic course work and master competencies that the school has determined are essential for all high school graduates. Front row, from left: Jenna Montesano, Grace Brown, Heather Dixon, Michel Young, Julia Birnbaum, Leah Koontz, Sean Zerbe, Middle row: Andrew Barr, Chris Lapp, Sarah Ross, Back row: Connor Loughin, Steve Scherer, Paul Cunningham, Ben Palitz, Eric Abrams, Polly Carr, Sean Delone, Sam Nissim, Dan Sloane, Emily Livingston.


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