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Mount Airy: Construction, Transportation Headaches To Persist During Planned Bridge Overhaul

Mount Airy: Construction, Transportation Headaches To Persist During Planned Bridge Overhaul

Five months into a $12.1 million repaving project on Lincoln Drive, Mount Airy residents prepare for the rebuild of the Allens Lane Bridge, set to begin in April. Between the two projects, residents can expect to see roadway construction in their community for the next three years. “This project, and I’m sort of embarrassed to […]

 

Mount Airy: Residents Bring Concerns About Child Care Centers Directly to Councilwoman Cindy Bass

Mount Airy: Residents Bring Concerns About Child Care Centers Directly to Councilwoman Cindy Bass

Mt. Airy resident Robin Miller confronted City Councilwoman Cindy Bass in a meeting on Sept. 26 on her controversial bill to cut down on building new child care centers in the area. “I think if you really wanted to help citizens of your entire district that you would really focus on what quality there is […]

 

Germantown: Keeping the History Alive

Germantown: Keeping the History Alive

From England to Philadelphia to Germantown: A Lineage As the Stackhouses look over their flourishing Germantown garden, a small woodpecker stops to perch on a birdhouse nearby. Rare birds and hungry squirrels wander in and out with grace, careful not to disturb any of the family’s four cats that sun in the yard daily. A […]

 

Mt. Airy: Inside Majeki’s Stained Glass Works

Mt. Airy: Inside Majeki’s Stained Glass Works

In today’s world, it is easier than ever to get one’s name out there. Social media and other websites have given artists the ability push their names out there with only a click of their mouse. One local shop going against the grain in that regard is Majeki’s Stained Glass Works. The “Majeki” from the […]

 

Northwest: Five Historic Sites You Didn’t Know on Germantown Avenue

Northwest: Five Historic Sites You Didn’t Know on Germantown Avenue

Every summer, tourists flock to Market and Fifth streets to visit the sights linked to our nation’s independence. Drive up Broad Street and hook a left at Germantown Avenue however, and one will follow a path of historic sites and structures that spans well beyond 1776. Northwest Philadelphia is filled with the metal blue markers […]

 

Northwest Philadelphia: 6 People Paving Paths To A Better Life

Northwest Philadelphia: 6 People Paving Paths To A Better Life

Passion is an essential element in the development of communities in Northwest Philadelphia. Each of these individuals brings their own skill set in an effort to build a stronger community. They strive to improve their communities by instilling stability within families, reinforcing positive attitudes for children and providing invaluable guidance for adolescents. Rich Drayton (pictured […]

 

Northwest Philadelphia: Five Women Making A Difference

Northwest Philadelphia: Five Women Making A Difference

While the cliche might state “a good deed never goes unnoticed,” that doesn’t quite hold true for these five women you need to know. Collectively they’ve harnessed their skills and passions to give back to neighbors in their communities who are sometimes in need of a little help. These five woman normally play their parts […]

 Aaron Stevens & Christine Mattson

Mt. Airy: Houston Elementary Devises New Funding Plan

Mt. Airy: Houston Elementary Devises New Funding Plan

In lieu of the Philadelphia School District budget crisis, Houston Elementary in Mount Airy has created a different model for creating and funding various after school programs. With the decrease in funding from the state of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Schools have to learn to do without or get very creative in procuring their needs and materials. […]

 By Christine B. Mattson

Brewerytown: Mt. Airy’s High Point Cafe to Add Life to Girard Avenue

Brewerytown: Mt. Airy’s High Point Cafe to Add Life to Girard Avenue

The Brewerytown section of Philadelphia has had its highs and lows but right now, it’s on the rise. Businesses are moving in and plans are being made for the part of the city that was once left in the dust. Entrepreneurs and development planners alike are devising their own ways to bring the Brewerytown section […]

 By Christine Mattson and Aaron Stevens

Mount Airy: Earth Shows Spooky Chemistry

Mount Airy: Earth Shows Spooky Chemistry

In Mount Airy at Earth – Bread + Brewery, patrons young and old were tricked and treated to a spectacle seemingly supernatural. Fred Schaefer, a chemistry professor from University of the Sciences, is a regular at the restaurant, recently showing patrons how physics and chemistry can be used to produce fun results. One of Schaefer’s […]