West Oak Lane: Basketball Games And More This Week

West Oak Lane: Basketball Games And More This Week

Looking to find out what’s going on in West Oak Lane this week? Our calendar round-up lets you know what’s happening in your neighborhood.  Wissahickon EMpowerment : Tuesday, August 1, 10-11:15 a.m., Ned Wolf Park (7018 McCallum St.) Shawna’s House Inc. Basketball Game Fundraiser : Saturday, August 5, 2-4 p.m., New Covenant Gym (7500 Germantown Ave.) […]

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Northwest Philadelphia: Entrepreneur Doing Well By Doing Good for the Community

Northwest Philadelphia: Entrepreneur Doing Well By Doing Good for the Community

For Ken Weinstein (above), passion is more than just a cliche, it is the driving factor that has motivated him to become the successful real estate developer, entrepreneur, and benefactor he is today.   “Passion isn’t just about making money or going to a job everyday, it’s doing what you love to do,” said Weinstein. […]

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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 […]

 

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 […]

 

Northwest Philadelphia: Five Places to Know Along Germantown Avenue

Northwest Philadelphia: Five Places to Know Along Germantown Avenue

Germantown Avenue is one of Philadelphia’s oldest cobblestone streets. The charming strip stretches across Northwest Philadelphia from Chestnut Hill to Mount Airy. Once a route where trolleys ran, the avenue features unique shops, bars, restaurants and historical attractions. Featured below are five locations anyone should look into if they find themselves walking up or down […]

 By Shayna Kleinberg and Kelsey Kondraski

Health Beat: People Helping People Get Fit

Health Beat: People Helping People Get Fit

In a city crawling with food trucks and fast food restaurants there exists an active, bustling community of health and wellness practitioners working towards changing social attitudes and health patterns in Philadelphia. Nutritionists, activist filmmakers, herbalists, fitness teachers and member-owned grocery stores are aiding Philly by providing wholesome products and offering knowledge, help and services […]

 

Northwest: Five Small Businesses in Chestnut Hill That Stuck Through The Years

Northwest: Five Small Businesses in Chestnut Hill That Stuck Through The Years

The stretch of Germantown Avenue that makes up Chestnut Hill’s main business district is home to many family owned and operated businesses. The Chestnut Hill Business Association represents more than 125 shops and restaurants in the neighborhood. Philadelphia Neighborhoods went out and talked to five business owners who have kept shop in the neighborhood over […]

 

Mount Airy: Improvements for Lovett Library

Mount Airy: Improvements for Lovett Library

A decision was made to perform renovations on the Lovett Memorial Library in Mount Airy, and the public responded positively to the idea.  Joe Benford, the Chief of Extensions for the Free Library of Philadelphia estimates that with funding in place, the project could break ground in March of next year.  Benford said the plan […]

 Christine Mattson and Aaron Stevens

Chestnut Hill: Record Store Holds “Back to Black Friday”

Chestnut Hill: Record Store Holds “Back to Black Friday”

Almost every shop has specials on the consumer-driven holiday of Black Friday. However, Chestnut Hill’s independent record store, Hideaway Music, took part in quite a unique day. The event known as “Back to Black Friday” was part of Record Store Day’s initiative to celebrate artists, albums and traditions in music.  Hideaway Music has celebrated Record […]

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