Mt. Airy/Germantown
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Long-time Mt. Airy resident Benjamin L. Bynum Sr. who brought countless boldface jazz names to his Cadillac Club, died of age-related ailments on Oct. 19 at the age of 98. more
Ken Weinstein, owner of Philly Office Retail development company and co-founder of the Mt. Airy Business District, is teaming up with Morris Arboretum to turn Mt. Airy’s two-mile business … more
We received a letter recently from Rebecca Choitz of Chestnut Hill, who informed us that the retirement of Gerald P. Leaube, the hairdresser at Gerald Paul, 8316 Germantown Ave., was causing quite a stir among his loyal customers. more
Simons Recreation Cente received a $2 million grant from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) in 2020 to complete the Simons' Outdoor Renovation Project.  The check was officially presented Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. more
Jerry Pinkney, a Germantown native who became one of the most celebrated illustrators in the country, died last Wednesday of a heart attack at the age of 81 at his home in New York State, according … more
Financial expert and prolific writer Paul Mladjanovic, author of “Stock Investing For Dummies,” will be teaching three classes on investing online for the Mt. Airy Learning Tree starting Nov. 1. more
In 1989 Sue Ann Ryback couldn't complete the annual Captain Bill Gallagher Island 10-mile Run in Sea Isle City.. On Aug. 15, after 32 more years had passed, Rybak got up the moxie to try again. more
 Philadelphia police still have not found Qadr Williamson, a 10-year-old girl who disappeared from her Mt. Airy neighborhood on the morning of Thursday Oct. 21 while she was walking to school, leaving friends and neighbors feeling desperately worried. more
Turnout in off-year elections is traditionally low, but the court elections this year could have major consequences. more
While the exact space was not named because of negotiation status, it was described as slightly larger than the Chestnut Hill location, with 10-13 parking spaces, close to a public transit stop. more
Brian Foley is an attorney and law school professor who has also performed his stand-up comedy act hundreds of times over the last 13 years. more
If developers get their way, the former site of Mt. Airy’s Trolley Car Diner will become a five story, 114-unit apartment complex complete with 38 parking spaces, 7,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor and a roof deck. more
Gary Bernard, a resident of Mt. Airy, is a prolific and accomplished illustrator. He also works for the Vanguard Group. more
 Take a walking tour of the Tulpehocken Station Historic District on Sunday, Oct. 10, 1 p.m. The tour begins at Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W Tulpehocken St. more
The 2021 Revolutionary Germantown Festival will continue its  forty-plus  year  tradition of commemorating  Germantown's  Revolutionary  history on October 2, 2021.  more
With better lighting, the hope is customers and residents will use the 6400 block of Germantown Avenue more freely and will be more likely to patronize new businesses.. Victorian lamps will improve pedestrian experience. more
The Quintessence Theatre Group received a $500,000 state grant for major repairs to the historic building. State Senator Art Haywood (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia) presented the ceremonial check at a press conference at the theater September 8. more
Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission hosts the dedication of a State Historical Marker commemorating John S. Trower (10/3/1849-4/4/1911), an African American businessman and philanthropist who ran a restaurant and successful catering business in Germantown. In Partnership with the Black Writers Museum, Germantown United CDC, Historic Germantown, and the Keeping Society of Philadelphia. Sunday, October 3, 2021, 2:00 p.m., 5706 Germantown Avenue. more
Charlotte Hodgson of Penn Charter School has been named to the 2021 USA Select U18 team, chosen as one of 22 of the nation’s top high school girls’ lacrosse players. more
From late June through August of 1969, the Harlem Cultural Festival was graced by over 30 performances from music legends like Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly and the Family Stone, B.B. King, Gladys Knight and The Pips and more. more
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