Thursday, February 7, 2013
The East Mt. Airy Neighbors made about $700 from their Christmas tree recycling event in January.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Nate Adams
Thursday, February 7
So just how man trees can one neighborhood group recycle in a given day? If you are the East Mt. Airy Neighbors and the day is the 2013 Christmas tree recycling event, the answer is "just under 200." EMAN reportedly recycled about 180 trees at their recycling event early in January, "saving 180 trees from going to the dump," according to the board. The community group netted about $700 from the event. The mulch created from the recycled trees went into commiunity gardens around the Mt. Airy area. 2013 marked EMAN's second year holding the tree-recycling event. According to reports from the board, its second year was more successful than its first.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
"This community is our priority and we want to provide the best care that we can."
Chestnut Hill Hospital is not messing around in trying to promote itself. The area hospital has an extensive ad campaign lined up, including the continued publication of its two magazines. There are adds on SEPTA buses and at stops promoting the hospital's services. According to Dr. John D. Cacciamani, the hospital's semi-new CEO, over 50,000 households will receive materials from the hospital three times in 2013. For all it's efforts to grow, however, Cacciamani says that the hospital's main area of interest is a place near by: Mt. Airy. "We've made a lot of progress, but we want to grow here," he said. "This community is our priority and we want to provide the best care that we can." In a joint meeting of the East and West Mt. Airy …
Monday, January 14, 2013
The two neighborhood groups will host a public forum on Tuesday.
Mt. Airy's two major neighborhood groups, the East Mt. Airy Neighbors and the West Mt. Airy Neighbors are holding a joint meeting and forum on Tuesday. The event, which is titled "Making the City, Hospital and College Work for Us," will focus on "significant changes and improvements that affect our daily lives," according to a statement on the WMAN website. The forum will feature three speakers: Kathy Cruz, from the Office of the Managing Director of Philadelphia, who will be talking about the city's 3-1-1 program, Dr. John Cacciamani, from Chestnut Hill Hospital, who will discuss the hospital's recently-completed emergency room, and Diane Kae from the Community College of Philadelphia, who will discuss changes to Pell grants. The meeting …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
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Looking to get involved in the decisions making process in the Northwest? Here's what meetings are happening this week in the Mt. Airy / Chestnut Hill area: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday:
Thursday, November 15, 2012
A new expansion could be coming for Wissahickon Charter School.
Though its still several steps away, Wissahickon Charter School could expand to a second campus near the Washington Lane train station as early as 2014. In a presentation made to the East Mt. Airy Neighbors board of directors on Tuesday, Mt. Airy USA executive director Anuj Gupta outlined how a land deal between the charter school and the Mt. Airy group could help the school expand into East Mt. Airy. "Wissahickon Charter School has had a very successful model," he said. "They have a 96 percent attendance rate, almost no teacher turnover, steadily increasing scores on their PSSAs. The consequence of that is that the have a 600 student wait list and they have maxed out their potential at their current site. Gupta said that MASUA purchased …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
A new grocery store is one step closer to coming to the edge of Mt. Airy.
The Northwest is one step closer to getting a new grocery store. Newsworks is reporting that local neighborhood and civics groups gave the grocery store a "yes" vote at a recent Chew and Belfield Neighbors Club meeting, meaning the store will go to city's zoning board with the area's blessing. East Mt. Airy Neighbors were present at the meeting. Check out the Newsworks story on the meeting here, and check the links before for our other stories on the grocery store.
Monday, October 1, 2012
EMAN meets at Office 7301 Germantown Ave.
Tonight, East Mt. Airy Neighbors (EMAN) is hosting their monthly community/board meeting at their office on 7301 Germantown Ave. Anuj Gupta will be the guest speaker. Gupta is the Executive Director of Mt. Airy USA and will be presenting the organizations plans for the upcoming year. The Board meets in Executive Session from 7 – 7:30, and the general meeting begins immediately following at 7:30. EMAN's community/board meetings are open to the public, You are welcome to come meet neighbors, volunteer for committees & activities, bring questions & concerns.
Friday, January 13, 2012
"Clybourne Park" will be performed for a Mt. Airy audience Jan. 25.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Zach Subar
Friday, January 13, 2012
The East and West Mt. Airy Neighbors organizations are putting together a fundraiser that will take place at the Arden Theatre. A news release said "Clybourne Park," a Pulitzer-winning play, deals with a subject that's "very Mt. Airy." It has to do with the changes that take place in a house and a neighborhood over a 50 year period. The Jan. 25 show is the final dress rehearsal. The organizations will offer tickets at a discount from Arden's regular ticket prices—$20 for paid members of EMAN &/or WMAN; $25 for others. The curtain goes up at 8 p.m. and there will be small reception at 7 p.m. You can purchase tickets on either organization's website using PayPal (here or here). If you'd rather pay by check or cash, call the EMAN office at …