West Oak Lane: This Week In The News — Community Meetings And Paint Mixers

West Oak Lane: This Week In The News — Community Meetings And Paint Mixers

In case you missed it, we found a few things places where people were talking about things happening in West Oak Lane.  The Philadelphia Police Department’s 14th District PSA Meeting – On Thursday, July 20, a community meeting was held for police servicing West Oak Lane. The meeting allowed community residents to voice concerns with […]

 By Aaron Stevens

Mt Airy: A Change in Consumer Awareness

Mt Airy: A Change in Consumer Awareness

[vimeo 78714382] In Mt. Airy, a handful of businesses with an environmentally conscious business model are helping to bring change to the consumer’s landscape. Earth: Bread + Brewery, Wine Thief and The Night Kitchen are conscious of their carbon footprint. Each place sources ingredients locally and tries to raise awareness on many topics considered sustainable. Amy […]

 By Christine Mattson and Aaron Stevens

Mt. Airy: Serving “Food Awareness” at Wine Thief Bistro

Mt. Airy: Serving “Food Awareness” at Wine Thief Bistro

In a cozy bistro on Germantown Avenue, food awareness is the idea behind every dish. The owners Mount Airy’s Wine Thief, Sophie and Chris Simpson, have embraced the idea of “you are what you eat.” The Simpsons have developed their restaurant on the principle that food should be clean, healthy and environmentally safe. They use […]

 By Brianna Michelle Bosak and Elizabeth Diane Sim

Mount Airy: Art Garage Functions as Dream Factory for Local Community

Mount Airy: Art Garage Functions as Dream Factory for Local Community

The Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) is a community organization unlike Daisy Juarez has ever been involved in.
“We have visual arts, performing arts, literary arts, we even have a quilting club,” she said. “It’s a multifunctional garage.”
Juarez became a member last year after moving to Philadelphia. An artist herself, Juarez said she was looking to join an organization similar to the watercolor society she was part of in Illinois – a group where she could connect with fellow artists as well as with the community – luckily, she discovered the Art Garage.
“We’re really all about community and creativity,” said Linda Slodki, president and cofounder of MAAG. “Our goal is to bring artists out of isolation.”

 By Erin Purcell and Max Pulcini

Axis Philly: Chestnut Hill Business Owners Still Feeling Insecure About Actual Value Initiative

Axis Philly: Chestnut Hill Business Owners Still Feeling Insecure About Actual Value Initiative

Before the new property assessments under the Actual Value Initiative were mailed out, business owners in Chestnut Hill were feeling anxious about what effects the new values would have on their establishments. Dan Weiss is the owner of the Chestnut Hill Cheese Shop and the building that the business is located in at 8509 Germantown […]

 By Thomas Cochet and Michelle Zei

Mount Airy: The Princess Bride Kicks Off the Moonlight Movie Series

Mount Airy: The Princess Bride Kicks Off the Moonlight Movie Series

The Moonlight Movies series kicked off last Friday in the garden at the Lovett Library Park, located at 6945 Germantown Ave., in Mount Airy. A free screening of The Princess Bride launched the summer series of Friday night films. The Friday night films start at 8:30 p.m. Movie attendees are encouraged to arrive at 8 […]

 By Kadida Kenner and Tom Knopp

Fairhill: Jordan Retro Shoes Hard to Come By

Fairhill: Jordan Retro Shoes Hard to Come By

Art enthusiasts collect Picassos. Baseball fans collect autographed balls. Shoe collectors, or “sneakerheads,” buy the Nike Air Jordan. The term sneakerhead refers to a person who collects rare, original or exclusive shoes. Fairhill native Chris Jackson, 32, fits that description. Jackson has been collecting basketball legend Michael Jordan’s Nike Air sneakers for more than 20 […]

 By Jennifer Lee

Chestnut Hill: Battling the Economic Downturn in an Upscale Neighborhood

Chestnut Hill: Battling the Economic Downturn in an Upscale Neighborhood

Chestnut Hill is known to be a destination for unique boutiques, shops and restaurants. But recently, some local shop owners have gone out of business or are struggling to stay open. To try and stimulate sales along this stretch of Germantown Avenue, the Chestnut Hill Business Association has been supporting the national retail campaign called […]