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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
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
A new neighborhood group is forming in response to rapid density-oriented real estate development in Mt. Airy clustered along Germantown and Chew Avenues. East Mt. Airy resident, Linda Bell, is … more
On a recent afternoon, Susan Nam considered how a proposed nine-house development in East Mt. Airy and a surprise historic designation for one of the buildings involved could change her life. 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
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
For many residents of Northwest Philadelphia facing eviction, Mt. Airy CDC has been indispensable. more
Rev. Becca Ehrlich will discuss her book, “Christian Minimalism: Simple Steps for Abundant Living” , accompanied by her friend, Rev. Callie Swanlund. 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
The contested development plans for a 34-unit apartment building next to Pleasant Playground in East Mt. Airy hinge on known pollution at the site and what will eventually be done with it. 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 was thinking of closing the school,” said artistic director Joy Delaney-Capponi, “but our students are extremely passionate about what they do." more
Neighbors of the proposed 34-unit apartment building at the corner of Pleasant Playground on Chew Avenue demonstrated Saturday in opposition to the project and to demand a more active role from city … 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 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
One of the most dynamic non-profit organizations in or near Northwest Philadelphia for years has been Dining for Women, which has four local chapters — in Mt. Airy, Chestnut Hill, Germantown and Ambler — that raise funds for food, toiletries and other items which are delivered to the homeless and others in need. 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
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