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Mount Airy: Redevelopment Projects Look to Eliminate Blight, Improve Livelihood of Historic Neighborhood

Mount Airy: Redevelopment Projects Look to Eliminate Blight, Improve Livelihood of Historic Neighborhood

Dating back to the 1680s, when it was a just small part of Germantown, the neighborhood of Mount Airy has a rich history that has shaped the diverse and tight-knit community that it is today. In 1750, William Allen, a chief justice for the province of Pennsylvania, built an estate at the corner of modern-day […]

 By Alexis Wright-Whitley and Nia Prater

Germantown: Local museum explores Germantown’s Christmas past

Germantown: Local museum explores Germantown’s Christmas past

Saturday, Nov. 23 marked the official unveiling of the Woodmere Art Museum’s newest exhibition, entitled “A Christmas Past in the Pennsylvania German Tradition.” The exhibit joins four others currently on display, just in time for the holiday season. “A Christmas Past” is intended to shed light upon the Christmas traditions of the early German settlers of […]

 By Natasha Shapiro and Niambi McDonald

Germantown: Francis Daniel Pastorius, the Founder of Germantown

Germantown: Francis Daniel Pastorius, the Founder of Germantown

The fact that a German immigrant founded Germantown may seem common knowledge, but the various layers of Francis Daniel Pastorius’ legacy are often overlooked. While a monument in honor of Pastorius is positioned along Germantown Avenue in Vernon Park for many to see, less well-known symbols of his importance can be found at the German […]

 By Natasha Shapiro

Germantown: Wistaria Vintage Perpetuates the Past

Germantown: Wistaria Vintage Perpetuates the Past

Buying used clothes, often called “thrifting,” has become fashionable, but many people often confuse the term thrift with vintage. Wistaria Vintage, located at 6375 Germantown Ave., is a vintage shop where the mission is to correct this common misconception. “There’s a difference between vintage and thrift,” said Wistaria Vintage owner Jose Sanchez. “I’m not just […]