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Mount Airy: Five Places to Grab a Bite on Germantown Avenue

Mount Airy: Five Places to Grab a Bite on Germantown Avenue

Mount Airy is a quiet neighborhood in the Northwest portion of Philadelphia. Situated between Germantown and Chestnut Hill, Mount Airy is undergoing a “revival” of sorts with many new businesses and restaurants coming to the area. Historically, it has been one of the most diverse and safe communities throughout Philadelphia, allowing it to be a […]

 

Manayunk: Thanks4Giving Clothing Drive Provides Local and City-Wide Benefits

Manayunk: Thanks4Giving Clothing Drive Provides Local and City-Wide Benefits

North Light Community Center has been serving families in Manayunk and nearby Roxborough for 80 years, and the Thanks4Giving Clothing Drive, which runs until December 31st,  is one of the ways North Light is able to continue its success. The drive was created by Joe DeCandido, CEO of ADVENT, and it’s a partnership with Impact […]

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Mount Airy: Sheila Avelin Making Community Connections at Big Blue Marble Bookstore

Mount Airy: Sheila Avelin Making Community Connections at Big Blue Marble Bookstore

Sheila Avelin, owner and manager of Big Blue Marble Bookstore in Mount Airy, strives to maintain a cozy and accessible literary space within the fast-paced technological world. Located at 551 Carpenter Lane, Big Blue Marble is nestled in a central part of town, neighboring the Weavers Way Co-op and Moving Arts of Mt. Airy. Avelin, a former English teacher at […]

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Mt. Airy: The Long Legacy of a Green Revolutionary

Mt. Airy: The Long Legacy of a Green Revolutionary

Paul Glover is an accomplished author, city planner, urban environmentalist, university professor, public speaker and political activist. However, his many titles do not even begin to scratch the surface of his fascinating story.  “Paul is a pioneer in his own right, coming here from Ithaca” said Chris Zelov, who is currently collaborating with Glover on creating […]

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Chestnut Hill: The Arts Thrive on Germantown Avenue

Chestnut Hill: The Arts Thrive on Germantown Avenue

Chestnut Hill, which is known as Philadelphia’s “Garden District,” is home to artists, an art supply store, art galleries, and the Woodmere Art Museum. The arts live and thrive in Chestnut Hill. Up and down Germantown Avenue, art can be found. Places such as the Chestnut Hill Gallery and Frame Shoppe and Gravers Lane Gallery […]

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Chestnut Hill: Enrichment Center Keeps Older Adults Active

Chestnut Hill: Enrichment Center Keeps Older Adults Active

The Chestnut Hill Center for Enrichment was formed in 1978 by the Chestnut Hill Community Association as a program (then known as the Chestnut Hill Senior Services Center) to provide activities and resources enhancing the wellness, community involvement, and independent living for older residents. “The mission was to serve the older adults in Chestnut Hill and the mission […]

 

Northwest: School Funding a Major Issue in Mayor Race

Northwest: School Funding a Major Issue in Mayor Race

While the race to see who will become Philadelphia’s next mayor revolves around a number of issues facing the city, the issue that appears to be at the forefront is funding for the city’s district and charter schools. Not only is the Northwest section of Philadelphia home to many public and charter schools, like Roxborough […]

 

Germantown: Mt. Airy Art Garage Integrates Artists & Community

Germantown: Mt. Airy Art Garage Integrates Artists & Community

This September makes five years that Mt. Airy Art Garage has brought artists out of isolation and provided a sanctuary for the creative-minded to commune, inspire and support one another in the Northwest communities of Germantown, Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill. Located at West Mt. Airy and Germantown Avenues, the site includes creative space for several […]

 

Northwest: Rediscovering The Past At Glen Fern

Northwest: Rediscovering The Past At Glen Fern

Glen Fern is the former property of wealthy and influential miller Thomas Livezey that dates back to 1747. In its day, the sprawling farmstead at the edge of the Wissahickon Creek featured one of the largest mills in the colonies. Unfortunately, the mill itself was torn down after being purchased by the city of Philadelphia […]

 

Germantown: Music For All Ages

Germantown: Music For All Ages

Often times activities are referred to as, “character builders.” Sports, more often then not, are noted for building character, if not revealing it. Going through the trials and tribulations of building anything with one’s hands is said to build character within people, as well. Students and instructors at Settlement Music School in Germantown, however, learned that building character and following […]

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