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The Philadelphia Goat Project has a monthly All Abilities Goat Ramble. Described on their website as a “A monthly, inclusive, and sensory-friendly space for folks with disabilities and their friends/family” the ramble is designed for children with special needs. more
Lakisha Bullock is the CEO and founder of her own company, SCB Naturals, created in 2015 because even though she now works around the clock, she prefers it to having other employers tell her what to do. more
Rev. Becca Ehrlich will discuss her book, “Christian Minimalism: Simple Steps for Abundant Living” , accompanied by her friend, Rev. Callie Swanlund. more
The Chestnut Hill Library is hosting a weekly plant exchange in the new horticultural space of its building while the Library remains closed due to Covid-19 restrictions. more
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. more
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. more
As a lawyer for Pennsylvania state and local election officials, Mt. Airy native Michele Hangley helped to ensure that Philadelphians’ votes were counted in the 2020 presidential election. more
I feel a need to check in and see that we are doing what we say we are doing. more
“I was thinking of closing the school,” said artistic director Joy Delaney-Capponi, “but our students are extremely passionate about what they do." more
Among the most important community assets of the Saint Michael’s estate are the mature trees, some of which date to the 19th century and were likely planted when the mansion was built. more
Empathy gained over a lifetime smoothed the way for Jill Gates Smith, 70, a long-time resident of Mt. Airy, to become outreach and administrative coordinator for Philly Families Read Together. more
With regard to the effort to save St. Michael’s Hall, Bill Valerio, the Patricia Van Burgh Allison Director of Woodmere, recorded a conversation with Sister Karen Dietrich, General Councillor for the Sisters of St. Joseph. more
With the increasingly sharp political and social divisions between the two camps of Americans, perhaps unprecedented since the Civil War, we hear calls from some editorial writers, clergymen and … more
Nobody goes into the U.S. military expecting to dine on gourmet food, but Nathan Baynes was probably a bit more disappointed than most. more
Pre-pandemic, Dance Fit would have up to 16 clients dance/exercising at one time but was only allowed to have four after the pandemic started, so in-person classes were halted. more
As the Local reported in previous issues, Woodmere Art Museum is presently working to secure funding to purchase the property at 9001 Germantown Ave. from the Sisters of St. Joseph. more
Warmer weather means flower buds and blooming trees, and if you are one of the millions of people who have seasonal allergies, it also means bothersome symptoms. more
When Natalie Sloane and her partner Brody Rosenfeld moved to their new home last year, they began picking up trash that they found on the street and formed the Mt. Airy Trash Team to tackle the problem of litter in their neighborhood. more
A conversation with Ruffian Tittmann, the Executive Director of the Friends of the Wissahickon, and Bill Valerio, the Patricia Van Burgh Allison Director of Woodmere. 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
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