Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Joffie Pittman, Monique DeLapenha and Dr. John Cacciamani appointed to board of community development corporation.
Tuesday, March 5
The following is a press release from Mt. Airy, USA Three local civic leaders have been newly appointed to the Mt. Airy, USA Board of Directors. Dr. John Cacciamani, Monique DeLapenha and Joffie Pittman will all serve on the overseeing body of the Northwest Philadelphia-based non-profit. “We are very eager to have these three community leaders on our board,” said Mt. Airy, USA Executive Director Anuj Gupta. “Monique, Joffie, and John are not only very accomplished professionally, but also share a common passion and vision for the continued improvement of our community.” Dr. John Cacciamani presently holds the post of CEO for the Chestnut Hill Hospital. With more than fifteen years of experience in hospital operations, he served at Temple …
Friday, January 25, 2013
The annual Mt. Airy USA event gives participants a taste of the neighborhood's best.
Friday, January 25
The following story was submitted by Mt. Airy USA: On Saturday, February 2nd at the Commodore Barry Club, Mt. Airy, USA will be hosting its annual "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" benefit. The event, which raises money for Mt. Airy, USA's community revitalization programs, boasts a lengthy list of guests and noteworthy items slated for both live and silent auctions. "We are very excited for what has become a cherished and highly-anticipated annual tradition," said Mt. Airy, USA Executive Director Anuj Gupta said in statement. "'Guess Who' is a wonderful opportunity to meet and interact with each other and community-minded Philadelphians. It also allows our organization to showcase itself and the wonderful community it serves." The dinner…
Friday, October 12, 2012
A workshop on the new law is taking place at Wine Thief.
For those unclear on how the Affordable Care Act will impact local business: Mt. Airy's business association has your back. Mt. Airy USA is hosting a panel at Wine Thief on October 16 that will "discuss small business tax credits, health insurance exchanges, wellness grants and cost containment" in terms of local businesses and Obamacare. The workshop will be led by Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, president of the National Physicians Alliance and will feature a panel of experts, according to a release from Mt. Airy USA. "[This] session provides entrepreneurs a chance to learn about the new law and share ideas about how to implement it in Pennsylvania," the release states. The workshop is schooled for Tuesday, October 16 at 5 p.m. at Wine Thief, …
Friday, August 31, 2012
The mayor discussed new facade building projects here.
Mayor Michael Nutter was in Mt. Airy on Thursday to discuss new building rehabilitation grants that will allow several Mt. Airy buildings to be rehabbed. He spoke alongside Mt. Airy USA Executive Director Anuj Gupta before departing quickly afterward. Nutter will be at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. next week.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
A news conference will happen Thursday.
Mayor Michael Nutter will appear at a Mt. Airy USA news conference Wednesday to highlight new development along Germantown Avenue. The news conference, which will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, will happen in front of a "crumbling, yet historic, building that will soon be restored thanks to a grant that Mt. Airy, USA received from the Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD)," according to a news release. That building is at 6614 Germantown Ave. There are a few other properties that will soon be rehabbed, thanks to grants the organization has received. Among them: - 6651-53 Germantown Ave. - 6513 Germantown Ave. - 6700 Germantown Ave. (an old, historic post office building) Councilwoman Cindy Bass will also be at the news …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
That's double the amount from last year.
About 40 food vendors will appear at Mt. Airy's Night Market on Aug. 16—more than double the amount that were at the market last year. The Food Trust said in an email that there will be some newcomers among them, like Jyoti (which will soon open a Mt. Airy store at Germantown Avenue and Nippon Street), Trio Delight (which will offer Korean food; it already operates a brick and mortar store in Mt. Airy) and Kung Fu Hoagies. None of those vendors have ever appeared at a Night Market. There will also be Yards beer, Penn Woods Winery wine and Philadelphia Distilling cocktails. The event will take place from 6 and 10:30 p.m. on Germantown Avenue between Carpenter Lane and Mt. Airy Avenue. The rain date is Aug. 24. Ryan Shaw is one of several …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Movies will be shown Aug. 11, 18 and 25.
Movies will soon be shown in Germantown on Chelten Avenue for the first time in quite some time, and a Mt. Airy group aided in the effort. Mt. Airy USA, which runs its own movie series (Moonlight Movies in Mt. Airy), helped with the effort. Germantown Movie Night will feature movies shown at the Flying Horse Center at 5534-46 Pulaski Avenue. It is being sponsored by the newly formed Germantown United Community Development Corporation. Movies will be shown Aug. 11, 18 and 25. The official lineup hasn't yet been announced. Short films produced by Germantown-based Big Picture Alliance will also be shown.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Volunteers are needed before and during the event.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Zach Subar
Monday, July 30, 2012
Night Market organizers are currently looking for volunteers to help with the evening's events, both before and during the festival. The market will feature food vendors, food trucks and artists that will line Germantown Avenue between Carpenter Lane and Mt. Airy Avenue on Aug. 16 from 6 to 10:30 p.m. There are already some volunteers signed up, but Mt. Airy USA, which is largely organizing the event, is looking for more. Here's what they said:
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The Smart Money Club has already had its first meeting, but the next one will be July 28. Membership is limited to 20 people.
Mt. Airy USA (MAUSA) launched a new free program last Saturday to help locals sort out their finances. The Smart Money Club will be a six-week program teaching attendees things like recovering from losses, general banking, credit, loans and saving. But MAUSA housing counselor and leader of the Smart Money Club Kimberly Henry said the club isn't just meant to teach skills, but a habit. "We want to move people beyond basic budgeting and get them to a financially savvy mindset," she said. "I would especially encourage young adults to join the club so they can learn the steps to get ahead early on." Members of Citizen's Bank will also be present at the workshops to give expertise on banking matters. It'll be held the last two Saturdays of each…
Monday, July 16, 2012
Residents gathered next to the Lovett branch of the Free Library to learn more about possible renovations to an area some think is underutilized.
It wasn’t until Anuj Gupta started strolling through the neighborhood with his daughter that he realized how underutilized the small park near the Lovett library branch is. “On the nicest days of the year, while people are streaming in and out of the library, I would walk by and we didn’t see a soul out here,” said Gupta, executive director of Mt. Airy USA. His organization, along with a design team, presented tentative plans for a renovation of Lovett Park on Friday to a crowd of 30 or 40. Illustrations of the proposed design were presented on easels in the park, but it was mentioned often that nothing had been finalized, and that the illustrations were not to scale. The main idea behind the gathering was to generate ideas for more …