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Ruth Joray was the children's art teacher for 20 years at Woodmere Art Museum. Her work there eventually helped lead to the creation of the museum's Children's Gallery. more
There is an orchestra full of outstanding musicians in our area, but when it comes to the respect of fellow music-makers and critics, flutist and saxophonist Lynn Riley is right at the top of the mountain. more
Kielinski Photography in Germantown is a husband-and-wife team whose work seems born of an ability to coax their own hearts, and that of their subjects, into the picture. more
A brief but strong storm on Wednesday afternoon knocked out power to local neighborhoods. PECO reported 14,267 customers affected in the region. As of 11:40 this morning, Flourtown was still without power. more
In 2015 an elderly typewriter expert started a  sales/repair business and instead of rent, he paid Pamela Rogow in typewriters. When he moved out in 2017, Rogow had 60 typewriters. more
Mt. Airy's Quintessence Theatre Group production features real-life husband and wife Rachel Bay Jones as Mrs. Maggie Antrobus and Benim Foster as Mr. George Antrobus. "The Skin of Our Teeth" streams through August 1. more
They had been invited to participate along with many other immigrant-run food vendors to “Taste of Home”, promoted as “an event celebrating diversity through food, art, entertainment and community.” Then they weren't asked not to come. more
While finding parking along Germantown Avenue will always be difficult, it will soon be easier to walk the avenue in Mt. Airy.   more
Bringin’ the Joy, a series of activism and art pop-up events happening at several Northwest Philadelphia parks this summer, gives children the space, and the art supplies, to participate in the work for racial justice. more
As trash piled up last year, people realized they could reduce the load by composting. Bennett Composting sometimes made up to 4,000 stops a week. more
Mt. Airy's Ellie Seif, who recently celebrated her 80th birthday, had her first exposure to film and imaging as the daughter of a motion picture projectionist in a local movie theater in Brooklyn, New York, in the 1950s. more
The Allen’s Lane Bridge reopened on June 11. It closed back in May of 2019 due to the poor condition of the deck, superstructure, and substructure, blocking a major route from Lincoln Drive to Germantown Avenue. more
I have had the good fortune to interview countless talented men and women in the arts in what I call the Greater Chestnut Hill area, but I don't think any of them are more multi-talented in more disciplines than Nikki Harmon. more
Drexel University selected Mt. Airy native Maisha Kelly to be their new directorof athletics following a national search. She will begin her new position on July 19. more
Despite vast local oppositionand a plan that doesnot conform to existingzoning, the Philadelphia ZoningBoard of Adjustments voted June30 to approve a four-story apartmentbuilding at 6717 ChewAvenue, … more
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
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
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
 Mt. Airy Business Improvement District is responsible for more than two miles of Germantown Avenue, from Cresheim Valley Road to Washington Lane. Starting at Washington Lane, Germantown United CDC takes over for the next few miles. 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
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