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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
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 604 additional presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 8,045. Health … more
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Chestnut Hill is primarily known for its beer, but now you can also get a “chaser” of toilet paper and paper towels. By Brenda Lange Ed. note: Last week we … more
Dr. Thoms Farley provides the daily COVID-19 update from his office. City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley today announced another 311 new cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours since the last daily … more
Owners Lindsey Pete (right) and Nick Gunderson, owners of Chestnut Hill Brewing Company at Market at the Fareway. (Photo by Louise Wright) by Len Lear It is no secret that during the coronavirus … more
Source: Philadelphia daily briefings. Today, Dr. Thomas Farley announced that the city had recorded 317 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of positive tests in the city since the … 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
Cases per day reported by the city. Note that some of the lower dips in the line indicate incomplete reporting as many labs in the city do not report during the weekend. The current trend of a … more
Michael Sweeney, CRNP, Emergency Medicine, (2nd from left) meets with ER staff during morning huddle to prepare for the day. by Sue Ann Rybak It was a simple gesture. Sew fabric mask covers for … more
Note: the following is a press release from the city of Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Department of Public Health today announced 359 additional presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel … more
Source: Philadelphia daily press briefings. The city recorded its highest single day total of deaths due to COVID-19 but officials remain hopeful that the rate of new cases has reached a plateau as … more
Davis Cool, SCH instructor, shows parts of the medical face shields they are making with 3-D printers for medical teams treating coronavirus patients. (Photo by Nancy Cool) by Stacia Friedman In the … more
Stephanie Bruneau, MALT executive director, has announced that more than 250 classes have been canceled but that 75 will be available online. by Len Lear Just before the coronavirus pandemic caused … more
Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley again sounded an optimistic note as the number of new confirmed cases has again seemed to represent a plateau. Farley said the city has 494 new … more
Dr. William Hite by Sue Ann Rybak The School District of Philadelphia said it would begin formal, online instruction May 4 as part of its “Continuity of Education plan.” Superintendent William … more
The following is a slightly edited press release from the office of the governor. Governor Tom Wolf today announced that all schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 … more
by April Lisante The street is ghostly by day and at night. Pedestrians are few and far between, and the daily hustle and bustle that make Germantown Avenue hum have been absent for nearly four … more
Numbers based on daily press briefings. Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley struck an optimistic note at the city's daily press briefing on COVID-19. Farley reported that the city had … more
Park-goers flock to the Valley Green Inn on Forbidden Drive on Tuesday, April 7, despite the statewide stay-at-home order.  While parks are still open during the coronavirus pandemic, the Friends … more
Chestnut Hill West Station. Starting tomorrow, April 9, SEPTA will suspend service to both rail lines servicing Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy and Germantown. The suspension of both the Chestnut Hill West … more
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