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This year, it was pretty clear the annual Christmas Pageant at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill was not going to happen. more
Since 1981, Mount Airy Learning Tree (MALT) has used the “neighbors teaching neighbors” approach to tie the Mt. Airy community together.  Since most of this involves offline, hands-on experiences, they have decided to pause all programs until Fall 2021. more
Not too many local musicians have memories of playing with two legendary American innovators and composers whose music is still performed all over the world, but Ron Lipscomb, 77, who previously … more
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
The holiday season this year is a little different, and traditions are being reinvented to keep up. Holidays on the Hill might require more social distancing, but that means visitors can shop and stroll with more room to look around. 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
It is no secret to anyone, of course, that the pandemic has exacerbated the stresses and strains already felt by people struggling with medical, financial, work-related and family-related issues. The … more
On an unexpectedly warm November Saturday, the latest addition to family life in Chestnut Hill opened its doors. Scene-N-Action Productions Company (SNAPCo.) offers classes in dance and theater … more
The Springfield Township Commissioners presented the 2021 preliminary budget, reviewed a draft survey of township residents regarding satisfaction with the Police Department, discussed how to rewrite … 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
Kay Henderson, 41, who had lived in California her whole life, where she was a successful corporate recruiter for 22 years, came to Philly on a vacation a couple of years ago and fell in love with … 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
At their Workshop and Business meetings this month, the Springfield Township Commissioners received presentations on the progress of its Ready for 100 Plan and its efforts to improve community-police … more
Now there really is a good reason to walk and stare at your phone! Enjoy a fun and educational jaunt down Germantown Avenue by linking your smartphone to a game that challenges users to spot … 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
Book donations to help the Chestnut Hill Library can be made at 89 Bethlehem Pike at the following times: Saturday, October 10        10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, October … more
Despite the pandemic and uncertain economic times, Chestnut Hill has a new jewelry store in 8600 block of Germantown Avenue aptly named Kathie Provost Design + Jewelry. “It’s been a … more
Someone threw rocks through a stain-glass window at Our Mother of Consolation, 9 E. Chestnut Hill Ave., doing more than $19,000 in damage in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Sept. 30. On the … more
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