Thursday, May 9, 2013
A city-wide celebration of parks is coming to the Chestnut Hill - Mt. Airy area.
Lovers of the urban outdoors, rejoice. A number of Roxborough and Manayunk-area parks will be part of Love Your Park, a city-wide celebration of the city's parks and public spaces. The week-long celebration, which kicks off on May 11, will feature "service projects, fun events, educational programs, family activities, tours and more at over 100 parks throughout Philadelphia," according to its website. Below are the park events near Roxborough-Manayunk. Valley Talks: Birds of the Wissahickon Ned Wolf Park Plant Sale Waters of The Wissahickon 11th Annual Ridge Runners Car Show
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Want to make a real difference in the world? Consider one of these seven "green" careers that help protect -- and improve -- our planet. Provided by Jobs at AOL.
The following story was provided by AOLJobs.com By Debra Auerbach for CareerBuilder Have you ever had an itch to quit your job and instead do work that makes a real difference in the world? In honor of Earth Day on April 22, we've compiled a list of seven jobs that help people live a better life – from the buildings they work and live in, to the energy that fuels their homes, to the air they breathe. 1. Conservation scientist: Conservation scientists are hired to help preserve and protect natural habitats. They usually work with landowners and federal, state and local governments to find the best ways to use and improve the land while conserving the environment.* If you’re looking for a green job in Chestnut Hill-Mt. Airy, check out our …
Monday, April 15, 2013
These obituaries come from around the Greater Philadelphia Area.
Donald Hart, of Chestnut Hill, dies at 50. Shirley Laird, former member of the Chestnut Hill Committee of the Philadelphia Orchestra, dies at 87. Dorothy Annetta Bagley, of Mt. Airy, dies at 87. Barry Rankin, of Mt. Airy, dies at 64. The following obituraires are from around Greater Philadelphia:
Monday, April 8, 2013
Remembering those in Greater Philadelphia who have passed on.
Margaret Sowter, of Chestnut Hill, dies at 70. The following obituaries are from elsewhere in Greater Phialdephia:
Thursday, April 4, 2013
One list has a Philly spot as the country's best, but what is your favorite in the Northwest?
Philadelphia has the best coffee shops, at least according to one list. Daily Meal released its list of “America’s Best Coffee Shops” and a number of Philadelphia-area shops made the list. Ultimo, in South Philadelphia, topped the list, but other nearby locations like Town Hall Coffee in Merion Station also made the list. Check out their full list here. That’s all well and good, but what’s the best place to get a cup of coffee in the Northwest? According to Yelp.com, the two highest-rated coffee shops in the Chestnut Hill – Mt. Airy area are Chestnut Hill Coffee Company and the High Point Café. On our site, the highest-rated coffee shop is the High Point Café on Cresheim, which Patch user John Goldsborough said has “the best baked good …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Get to know one of the owners of Mt. Airy's new restaurant Goat Hollow.
Patch wants to get to know the owners of Goat Hollow, one of Mt. Airy's newest restaurants. Meet one of the owners of this neighborhood restaurant below. Name: Andy Shahan Co-Owner of: Goat Hollow. The other owner is Neil Campbell. Year Established: Jan. 21, 2013. The original Goat Hollow Tavern closed in 2004, after 17 years of business. How Long He's Been in the Industry: Together, their management has been in the business for 56 years. Shahan for 20 years; Campbell for 20 years; and their front-of-the-house manager Kate Stewart for 16 years. Hometown: Glenside Current Residence: State of Delaware Origins: Shahan has years of beer bartending under his belt. Favorite Drink at Goat Hollow: "The whole cocktail program. Kate [Stewart] did a…
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Tuesday's snowfall in Mt. Airy.
The Christmas decor located at 308 Mt. Pleasant Avenue was the perfect depiction of Tuesday's snowfall—except the fact that it's the end of March. Check out a couple of these photos depicting the contradictory weather and season. Have your own? Upload them here.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Mt. Airy's Goat Hollow will feature Passover items this week.
In observence of Passover, Goat Hollow in Mt. Airy will feature special menu items for the holy week. According to Goat Hollow's Facebook page, they featured Matzoball and cabbage soups on Monday night and Chef Glickman's "Bubbe's brisket" is available Tuesday. View their full menu here.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The city celebrates March 17 a week early.
Thanks to Chestnut Hill-Mt.Airy Patch user Shannon for uploading these great photos of the Philadelphia St. Patrick's Day Parade. If you ever want to post photos yourself, or just take a look at what other users are up to, head over to our Pics and Clips page.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Obituaries from Greater Philadelphia for the week of March 11.
William Biche, of Chestnut Hill, dies at 83. Hellen Hayes, of Chestnut Hill, dies at 89. Gail Simmonds, of Chestnut Hill, dies at 70. Elsewhere in the region: Linda Knapp, of Bala Cynwyd, died on March 2. Helen Warner, of Narberth and Gladwyne, dies at 86. Gloria Silverberg, of Penn Valley, died on March 9. Alfred Stumpo, of Bellmont Hills, dies at 87. Jane Morgan Shoemaker, of Ardmore, dies at 95. Robert Walker, of Ardmore, died in March. John Boehringer, of Wynnewood, dies at 82. John Flanigan, of Wynnewood and Berwyn, dies at 96. Nancy Louise Graham, of Wynnewood and Bryn Mawr, died on March 7. Helen Warner, of Narberth and Gladwyne, dies at 86. David Crawford Hall, of Bryn Mawr, died on March 6. William Barcley Lex, of Bryn Mawr, dies …