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 […]
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 […]
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.”
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]