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Phoebe Murer, who is on the autism spectrum, had lots of dreams growing up, and nothing could really discourage her love of life. more
The year starts at Woodmere with a feeling of gratitude as we reflect on the accomplishments of 2022. more
For three years, the Philadelphia Lullaby Project has been pairing parents with songwriters to write original lullabies for their babies. more
Rich Weisenbach recently wrote a memoir. Naturally, I was curious as to why a minister would write his first book at age 81. So I gave him a call.  more
Since the 1600s, the English have been ringing bells, some as big as the Liberty Bell. You are invited to an introduction to ringing. more
As families around the world lit candles last week to observe Kwanzaa, one Philadelphia nonprofit carried out a mission to incorporate the holiday’s principles into its work in 2023. more
There was a time when Russell Thompkins, Jr., who grew up in North Philadelphia but has lived in Mt. Airy for 50 years, could hardly walk around the Chestnut Hill area without one of his fans waving or asking for an autograph. more
Jewish families throughout northwest Philadelphia are celebrating Hanukkah this week. One holiday staple that’s found on every table is Challah. more
A listing of local Christmas services. more
Maybe you made your list and checked it twice – only to discover that someone fell through the cracks. Not to worry. Chestnut Hill’s shopkeepers have you covered. more
From the mauve colors of the 1980s to the grays that started around 2010, from the fussy furnishings of 1985 to the clean lines of 2022, there are always new “rules” to follow. more
Milk and cookies may be fine for Santa, but the rest of us deserve something stronger to take the edge off all that shopping, gift wrapping and wondering what the cat did with the tinsel. more
For more than 30 years, organizers hosted a holiday craft show every December at the Water Tower Recreation Center, connecting dozens of artisans from the Philadelphia area with shoppers. Now it's coming back. more
Northwest Philadelphia has a long history of supporting its artists and craftsmen, especially during this season of giving and gifting. Our community is enriched by their presence. more
Wednesday, November 23 Manayunk gets lit Gather on Main Street for the third annual holiday decorating event. more
‘Tis the season to put on the glitz. Whether you are looking for a special accessory or a head-turning dress, the shops of Chestnut Hill offer the selection and service you will not find anywhere else. more
The holiday season feels more familiar this year as the world gets back to normal, with many people getting out and about with less worry about Covid. more
The holiday spirit of Santa, Ralphie Parker, Buddy the Elf, and a post-conversion Grinch descends on the Northwest Philadelphia area as neighborhood residents celebrate. more
“Naps as Art” reads a folding sandwich board sign in front of a storefront at 5427 Germantown Avenue, in Germantown. more
Preparing Thanksgiving dinner, whether for two or 20, can be a challenge, especially since it requires cooking a large bird that rarely appears on the table any other night of the year. more
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