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While the continued impact of Covid-19 has made headlines – both for its unchecked spread and the businesses forced to close in its wake – many are finding the now nine-month-old pandemic … more
Keith Russell, 64, is a lifelong resident of Northwest Philadelphia except for his college years, having grown up in Mt. Airy and lived in Germantown since 1988. “My earliest memory of having … more
Paul Farber, 38, was born and raised in Mt. Airy and currently lives around the corner from his childhood home. He graduated from both Germantown Friends School and The University of Pennsylvania, … more
Emilie Clothier Harting, 78, and her family lived in Mt. Airy for 48 years. Recently, Emilie and her husband of 55 years, Rob, moved to Foulkeways, a Quaker senior independent living community in … more
Arnold Hall Jr., a Mt. Airy resident and active member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, 140 E. Mt. Airy Ave., was born in 1939 in Birmingham, Alabama, into a family of community builders and civil … more
Most people are lucky if they know for sure what kind of career they want to pursue upon finishing high school. But Denise Mitchell, 54, a resident of Mt. Airy for the past 26 years, knew exactly … more
Mt. Airy financial expert Vanessa Lowe, 55, is excited. “This is the most fascinating work I’ve ever done,” said Lowe, who is working with the Unitarian Universalist Association to … more
“The Green Book,” which won the Oscar for Best Picture of 2018, tells the story of Dr. Don Shirley, a world-class African-American pianist, who embarked on a concert tour of the Deep … more
His customers would no doubt all agree that Willie Alston, 68, has a lot of sole. “Mr. Willie,” as his customers call him, has been the co-owner (along with Naeem Iddeen) of Ace Shoe … more
Mt. Airy resident Craig Stone, now 24, was just 14 years old when he was sent to Glen Mills Schools (GMS), a juvenile detention center in Delaware County, for nine months. GMS, which was originally … more
An architect’s rendering shows what the entryway to 7111 Germantown Avenue, a new condo development, will look like once complete. By Pete Mazzaccaro Local developer Ken Weinstein has made a … more
After being forced to shut down for almost five months, Mika’il Abdul-Karim, 50, was allowed to open his gym, Diverse Body Sculpturing, Inc., 7224 Germantown Ave., on Aug. 10. by Len Lear … more
Helping World Central Kitchen make sandwiches for the Asylum Seekers in the Camp are Megan Ambros Nascimento and Tina Shelton. by Sue Ann Rybak A humanitarian crisis is happening just yards away … more
Hakim Franklin and Jessica Lane of Mt. Airy Animal Hospital. By Heather S. Gray The 2020 CHCA Meritorious Award was presented to the Essential Workers throughout the Chestnut Hill area. This is the … more
The Mt. Airy resident is the founder of The Social Impact Cafe at 6620 Germantown Ave., a location she shares with Mount Airy Groceries to provide children in need with snack boxes of healthy food … more
Mt. Airy native Meg Hagele, owner of the two local High Point Cafés, told us, “Every customer counts. Every sale matters. Every tip to our staff is greatly appreciated. We have had to change our … more
Herb Rothe, III, the fourth-generation owner of Rothe Florists. Rothe received a $2,000 grant from Mt. Airy CDC"s COVID-19 Relief Fund. by Sue Ann Rybak The Mt. Airy Community Development … more
Molly Taylor, 10, of Mt. Mt. Airy, discovers nature in the Heart + Spirit program. by Christine Wolkin As families with young children struggle to provide educational and entertaining content for … more
by Diane Fiske This is a local column about architecture, urban planning and regional development. This Christmas marks the second anniversary of the reopening of the Lovett Memorial Library in Mt. … more
Pictured are the staff members of the Women’s Law Project: Mari Flamm, Carol Tracy, Raven Dorsey, Terry Fromson, Dabney Miller, Amal Bass, Tara Murtha and Margaret Guthrie. Not pictured are the … more
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