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What does a Mt. Airy catering firm do when no one is allowed to gather in large groups or to stand closer than six feet from each other? more
Chestnut Hill psychiatrist Vincenzo Sanguineti, 83, admits his new book, “Clash of Cultures” (Lexington Books), is not for everyone. more
It is no secret that more and more restaurants, grocery stores and supermarkets are offering plant-based options to meat and dairy foods. One Mt. Airy activist who is a part of this food revolution … more
Local music therapist Kimberly Szabo, 25, had been living out her dream of singing for hospice patients when the pandemic inspired her to compete as Miss Chestnut Hill in this year’s Miss USA pageant. more
Over the past 15 months, countless families in the city, including the Northwest, have struggled mightily to pay the rent, feed their children, etc., often because of coronavirus-induced unemployment. However, a group of Germantown activists created a nonprofit that cut through the usual bureaucratic red tape and have been providing direct cash payments to some of the most needy area residents. more
We are all familiar with the term “big box stores,” but ABC Insert might aptly be called a “big box business.” more
I am writing to ask for your help in restoring the plantings of our beloved Pastorius Park. Over the years, with little from the City, Friends of Pastorius Park has stepped up to clean, repair and … more
Jonathan Bittner is now finding a new way to serve veterans with PTSD as well as EMTs and other first responders. Last month he opened the Chestnut Hill Therapy Collective. more
After many years of work, dedication, achievement and the occasional sacrifice of creature comforts, Alex Stevers-Radtke of Wyndmoor and Michael Mathews of Oreland recently reached the rank of Eagle Scout in Oreland’s Troop 1.  more
When Mt. Airy resident Cheryl Bettigole, MD, took over last month as acting Philadelphia Health Commissioner, she stepped into a pair of big shoes. Ones that seem to fit her just fine. more
My library system had a strict “no library cats” policy, but Shadow Perlmutter didn’t know anything about that. And if he had, I’m sure he would have disregarded it. more
“Hill work is speed work in disguise,” said Paul Hines on Sunday, May 30, as he and a small entourage of runners slogged through the rain up Valley Green Road toward Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. more
Mt. Airy became the intersection of history and Hollywood when some of the HBO seven-episode miniseries “Mare of Easttown” was filmed at St. Michael's Lutheran Church. more
Love Your Park Week ended May 16. It was intended to be a weeklong effort to clean Philadelphia parks, but the warm weather and new, less restrictive pandemic protocols brought out larger crowds. more
After 32 years of promoting hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education to middle and high school students, the President and Executive Director of  Delaware Valley Science Fairs, Inc. (DVSF), Henry Disston, will retire as of June 30. more
Andre Saunders is the Writers Matter Poet-in-Residence at LaSalle University. For three years he has been going to public schools every week (remote visits for the past year) and mentoring students there, encouraging them to express their emotions and thoughts in print. more
Members of Chestnut Hill Local VFW post 5205 will mark Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, with a ceremony that will begin at the Charles Buckley Park at 11 a.m. The group will also mark the sacrifices of … more
Five treasured places have joined the Chestnut Hill Conservancy’s (CH Conservancy’s) Architectural Hall of Fame, a distinguished list of Chestnut Hill’s most beloved significant buildings, structures, and landscapes, chosen by the general public. more
Every two months Gene Kerrick sends a newsletter to 28 of his former students and 50 people in toto, who obviously enjoy hearing from him. more
A funny thing happened on the way to disaster. First of all, a GoFundMe campaign raised more than $10,000 for now-out of work staffers, and donations are still coming in. Even more remarkable was all the other assistance offered by Mt. Airy customers that helped keep the business afloat. more
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