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Chestnut Hill: Film Group Screens Classics and Rarities at the Woodmere

Chestnut Hill: Film Group Screens Classics and Rarities at the Woodmere

Some people from the Chestnut Hill community go to the Woodmere Art Museum for more than its exhibits. They go for the Chestnut Hill Film Group’s “Tuesday Nights at the Movies.” [vimeo 123270477] “When I was younger, I saw the ‘Lost Horizon’ on TV and became mesmerized by the story,” said Chestnut Hill resident Linda Cashman. “It […]

 

Kensington: Organization Works to ‘Impact’ Lives of Veterans, Youths

Kensington: Organization Works to ‘Impact’ Lives of Veterans, Youths

The neighborhood of Kensington is one filled with hope for a better future. While jobs may be few and far between in this section of Philadelphia, its citizens still believe in a better tomorrow. One organization reaching out to its residents in order to fulfill this goal is Impact Services Inc., which has done its […]

 

Mantua: Residents, Business Owners Hope for More Progress With New Mayor

Mantua: Residents, Business Owners Hope for More Progress With New Mayor

With Philadelphia’s primary election creeping up in May, the city is already prepping for a new mayor to take the reins from Mayor Michael Nutter, and many are talking about what changes they would like to see. In the West Philadelphia neighborhood of Mantua and the Lancaster Avenue corridor, students, residents and small-business owners are thinking about […]

 

Chestnut Hill: Association Works with Businesses to Promote Neighborhood

Chestnut Hill: Association Works with Businesses to Promote Neighborhood

Small businesses are no stranger to Chestnut Hill. Shops, boutiques and restaurants flood Germantown Avenue. Whether it is an upscale clothing boutique, a small frozen yogurt shop or a historical store a customer wants, their needs can be met all within one street. With business so abundant, it shouldn’t be a surprise that an association […]

 

Chestnut Hill: Community Group Spearheads Change in Chestnut Hill

Chestnut Hill: Community Group Spearheads Change in Chestnut Hill

Will Detweiler moved his family from a small farm in Montgomery County to Chestnut Hill in the late 1960s. Detweiler was drawn there by a number of factors, but the community itself was at the forefront. “The ambiance, the quality of life, the spirit,” said Detweiler. “This community has love, appreciation and enthusiasm for Chestnut […]

 

Olney: Laundry Café Offers Customers a Different Spin on Clothing Chore

Olney: Laundry Café Offers Customers a Different Spin on Clothing Chore

Tyrone Akins and Brian Holland knew that they didn’t want to be in the pharmaceutical business forever. At the same time, they knew that if they opened a business that it had to be unique and welcoming to customers if it was going to succeed. That’s how the idea started for The Laundry Café. Located in […]

 

Northern Liberties: Finding a STAR in the Community

Northern Liberties: Finding a STAR in the Community

The Street Tails Animal Rescue (STAR) is an organization that has helped to get animals adopted and into good “forever” homes for around 10 years. The animals they receive are older and usually have medical issues. Deb Rand, a woman who never thought she would work at a place like STAR, now sits on the board […]

 

Kensington: Philadelphia Pet Health Center Builds Roots in the Neighborhood

Kensington: Philadelphia Pet Health Center Builds Roots in the Neighborhood

The Philadelphia Pet Health Center has gone through plenty of renovations since Michael F. Wilson and his father, Dr. James F. Wilson took over in 2012. Michael Wilson (below), the center’s co-owner, jokingly described it as “the money pit” when they first started to fix the business, considering how many pieces of it had to […]

 

Walnut Hill: Community Association Encourages Residents to Stand Up and Be Heard by Voting

Walnut Hill: Community Association Encourages Residents to Stand Up and Be Heard by Voting

Walnut Hill Community Association President Horrace Patterson believes that the primary election and November general election could impact the community significantly. As president of the association for the past four years, Patterson finds that drugs, crime, cleanliness, schools, abandoned buildings and vacant lots are plaguing the community. “In my opinion, Mayor Nutter hasn’t done anything directly […]