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At its September Workshop and Business meetings, the Springfield Township Board of Commissioners explored constructive ways to improve community police relations and transparency with the community, … more
When Daralyse Lyons, 37, isn’t doing splits or jumping out of airplanes, this former yoga teacher, adrenaline junkie and Mt. Airy resident can be found scribbling her latest novel the … more
 The city announced an increased capacity for outdoor gatherings and outlined its economic recovery plan as this week marked six months since the first confirmed case of Covid-19 in Philadelphia.       The city announced an increased capacity for outdoor gatherings and outlined its economic recovery plan as this week marked six months since the first … more
Looking for something different to do on a Saturday morning? How about getting a free Antiques Roadshow-style appraisal of that 18th century antique chest you got from Aunt Jane's estate or the set … more
When the Local published an article about several pocket parks located on the east side of lower Chestnut Hill recently, Chestnut Hill resident Joe Pizzano felt slighted.  He had been helping to … more
by Len Lear Mt. Airy singer/songwriter Chana Rothman organized a demonstration on Tuesday, Aug. 25, noon, in front of the Mt. Airy Post Office, 6711 Germantown Ave., in coordination with the … more
Crime Report: Thieves ransack cars at Valley Green, woman reports assault and domestic abuse The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill from Aug 31 to Sep 6. Aug. 31 … more
This pandemic and time of social distancing has drastically altered the typical ways that many children and teens would spend their summer break from school. With limited social engagement … more
High school students all across Philadelphia are preparing to return to classes after a historic summer of masks, social distancing and travel restrictions. Teens have recently learned of their … more
The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill from Aug. 24 to Aug. 30, 2020. Aug 24 Theft from Vehicle on the 8200 block of Shawnee Street. A Shawnee St. resident called … more
By Chandler Fattah Schools have begun the process of reopening, and it is a back to school season unlike any we have ever seen. No one would have predicted students and teachers being … more
Kim is a licensed clinical social worker, counselor and owner of Amel Counseling and Consulting in Chestnut Hill. She has lived in Mt. Airy for nine years with her family. by Suzanne Cloud According … more
Wyndmoor resident Betsy Wallace on her deck overlooks the home of her neighbor and friend, Ella, who died of ovarian cancer. Ella guided Wallace through her diagnosis and treatment. (Photo by Barbara … more
Mt. Airy residents (from left) Jane Wiedmann, Mary Kalyna Deborah Cooper demonstrate to protect the post office from what many believe is meddling by President Donald Trump and his recent Postmaster … more
The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill from Aug. 17 to Aug. 23, 2020. Aug. 18 Theft from vehicle on 100 block of W. Highland Avenue. A woman reported that someone … more
By Kate Dolan Several updates to Philadelphia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic were announced this week, including the opening of Access Centers to supervise children on digital … more
Mt. Airy licensed marriage/family therapist Lauren Kahn has for years specialized in “outdoor therapy” for her clients. (Photo by Susan Beard Design) by Len Lear You might say that Mt. Airy … more
Donte Fassett (left), classically trained chef-owner of Alena's Cafe, which opened in June of last year at 6669 Germantown Ave. in Mt. Airy, also founded Mason Meals (named for Donte's son), a … more
By Stan Cutler There will soon be a used bookstore at 84 Bethlehem Pike, just a long block from Germantown Avenue with plenty of free, street parking. The Friends of the Chestnut Hill Library are … more
The Philadelphia Cricket Club’s Native American logo has been denounced by critics both within the club’s membership and from without. (Photo by Emilie Krause) By Kate Dolan In the wake of George … more
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