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For 12 years, Allen "Zak" Zaklad, 80, has been leading free tai chi workouts several days a week for anyone who shows up at Ned Wolf Park in West Mt. Airy. more
Longtime Mt. Airy resident Penka Slavova is starting her seventh year as director of the International Student Program at Germantown Friends School. more
Dr. Delvin M. Dinkins was inspired to pursue a career in education by the teachers who guided him through school.  more
Days before fire ripped through the historic Hiram Lodge on Germantown Avenue last week, local artist Judy McCabe Jarvis had just captured the building in paint. It was a lucky accident, she said. more
The legendary American “Jazz Age” author F. Scott Fitzgerald famously wrote, “There are no second acts in American lives.” Fitzgerald did not know Harry Groome. more
More than four decades ago, Hattie Williams was given one of the most valuable gifts a person could receive — a house. more
Heather Gray is a sweet and soft-spoken Chestnut Hill resident who left her job in June as the Chestnut Hill Community Association's director of marketing and communications to work for Comcast. more
I have had the good fortune to interview many authors over the years, but until I met Otto Reichert-Facilides last week, I had never met one who has been working on their book for almost 80 years. more
After a five-month search for a new executive director, the Chestnut Hill Business Association has finally found its new leader in recently appointed executive director Courtney O’Neill. more
When Kathi Clayton first became president of the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s board in August 2020, Chestnut Hill looked a lot different than usual. In fact, the whole world did. more
Romona Mercer never attended culinary school or enrolled in cooking classes, but today the Mt. Airy resident is head baker and CEO of her own company, Aunt Verlea's Pound Cake Experience. more
Marge Sexton couldn’t imagine how she would survive after her 47-year-old son Ron committed suicide in 2015. more
“The Way In; What a Hospice Chaplain Learned Living with Parkinson's, in Poetry and Prose”  is a courageous, brutally candid revelation of Robinson’s own periodic rages. more
The late comic Rodney Dangerfield used to say, “I'm getting so old that I could not blow out all of the candles on my latest birthday cake. The heat drove me back.” more
Three local authors, one from Chestnut Hill and two from Mt. Airy, will discuss their books at a signing event on Thursday, July 28, 6 p.m., at Hilltop Books, 84 Bethlehem Pike. more
Mt. Airy residents Doug Hirlinger and his wife, Keisha Hutchins Hirlinger are both musicians, but have not played together much - until now. more
Act II Playhouse’s latest production is a tribute to Ethel Merman and Mary Martin,  the equivalent of royalty on the Great White Way. more
My Weight Loss and Lifestyle Support Group will meet monthly, the 3rd Wednesday of every month. more
Lots of people enjoy Wissahickon Park and visit it often, but James Charnock is probably more enthusiastic than any other user of the park that traverses parts of Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy. more
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