Thursday, March 28, 2013
Find out what everyone's been drinking at Goat Hollow in Mt. Airy.
Want to know what everyone's ordering at the bar at Goat Hollow in Mt. Airy? According to Kate Stewart, front-of-the-house manager, their "Goat's Blood Sangria" is one of the most popular drinks at the restaurant. The red sangria is made and kegged in-house, said Stewart. Patrons can order the sangria by the glass or by carafe. According to Stewart, approximately 30 glasses of sangria go out each week. They're also looking into concocting a white sangria for the summer. Since they have 22 draft lines of craft brews constantly changing, Stewart said it's hard to pinpoint an absolute favorite craft brew. "Nothing on draft stays on draft," said Stewart. "We're changing it all the time and try to keep a wide variety of different beers on …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Captain Flemming will be at a neighborhood watch meeting.
Looking to get the ear of the 14th district's new police captain? You'll get your chance Thursday. John Flemming, who assumed command of the district in the flu of 2012, is coming to a Mt.Airy-Nippon-Bryan-Cresheim Township Watch meeting on Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Flemming will be on hand to meet with residents and will be available to hear about neighborhood concerns. The meeting is at 130 Nippon Street.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Gift ideas with a Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill connection and ties to local communities from the Upper Main Line, Chester County and western Philly suburbs.
Are you looking for a holiday present that is unique to this area? Check out the list below for alternate gifts, such as memberships to local gardens or museums, tickets to local performances or books or movies with local ties. Membership in Local Organizations Tickets, Subscriptions or Gift Cards to Local Performances Classes Books About the Area Books by Local Authors or Set Locally Movies With Local Ties Other Items with Local Ties
Friday, November 23, 2012
The Mural Arts program wants to show you the Northwest's art.
The Trolly Car Diner and the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program are hosting a first-ever tour of the murals of the Northwest. The tour, which will look at murals throughout the Mt. Airy, Chestnut Hill and Germantown neighborhoods, will include a stop at the "Wissahickon Crossing" mural at Bredenbeck's Bakery in Chestnut Hill. The tour will feature historical facts and explanations for each mural, hosted by a member of the Mural Arts Program. The tour will run from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Nov 24, departing from and returning to the Trolley Car Diner. Tickets can be purchased here.
Monday, October 22, 2012
See which area roads are seeing work for the week of Oct. 22
Road construction is coming to the Northwest. According to a release from the city's street's department, the following roads in the area will see construction for the week of Oct. 22. The department released the following statement regarding the construction: To minimize disruption to traffic and area residents and businesses some of the work will be completed during the evening hours. Weather or special events in the area may alter the resurfacing schedule. Residents are urged to move their cars from the work sites when temporary "No Parking" signs are posted so that vehicles are not towed. In the event a car is towed, please contact your local Police District to determine its location.
Friday, October 12, 2012
I don't know what any of this stuff does, but it looks pretty cool
Have you ever wanted to own a part of a Philadelphia Mill? Roxborough business Three Potato Four is having a one-day mill sale at its 7138 Chew Avenue location in Mt. Airy on Saturday, October 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check their website to see a full list of what they have for sale. In the mean time, check out these photos from some genuine old-fashioned mill stuff.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Mt. Airy's Andy Trackman lost his wife in 2010, but he's doing his best to make sure no one forgets her.
In Michele Courchene Trackman's last days, she would talk with her husband, Andy, about her fears. Michele, suffering from a cancer diagnosis that begin in 2004 and ended with endometrial cancer in 2010, told her husband that she was afraid to die. That she was afraid of how he and their then 13-year-old daughter would get on without her. Michele, an artist since Andy met her at Pottery Barn in Center City in 1980, said she was afraid of being forgotten. There wasn't much Andy could do about the first and second fears, but he was determined to address the third. "She told me she was afraid of being forgotten," he said. "That really stuck with me and, soon after she died, I knew I wanted to do something to keep her memory alive. I knew …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
in 2010, Andy Troutman lost his wife Michele to cancer. Now he wants people to remember her through her art.
After his wife lost a long battle with cancer in 2010, Mt. Airy resident Andy Trackman wanted to do something that would honor his wife as an artist, provide inspiration to others battling serious illness, and show the healing powers of art. “Michele Courchene Trackman - A Life of Art, Love, and Healing” will take place in the Solomon Levy Gallery at Philadelphia’s Mt. Airy Art Garage, 11 W. Mt. Airy Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, from October 12th through October 26th. Michele Trackman was a Mt. Airy resident, mother, wife and artist. She graduated from Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts) in 1980, and received her MFA in Photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore in 1987. The show …
Monday, September 24, 2012
Residents can ask their questions about crime in the area on Tuesday.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Nate Adams
Monday, September 24, 2012
Residents with questions or concerns about crime in the 14th district will get a chance to speak their minds on Tuesday. The 14th District is hosting a police service area meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at district headquarters on Haines Street. The meeting will provided residents of Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy a forum to speak to Lieutenant DeShawn Beaufort about crime concerns and questions about policing in the area. The meeting is open to the public and is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Residents observing Yom Kippur that night can send their questions in to Lt. Beaufort by faxing 215-685-2199, according to a release on the West Mt. Airy Neighbors website.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Check these listings for a house in Mt. Airy.
- PATCH'S HOUSE & HOME
- Nate Adams
Friday, April 27, 2012
There are 15 open houses scheduled for the weekend of April 28 in the Mt. Airy area, according to the listings on AOL Real Estate. The area's most expensive house is 6700 Wissahickon Avenue: a seven-bedroom, six-bathroom single-family home listed at $995,500. Homebuyers on a budget might want to look at 629 E Allens Lane, a three-bedroom single-family home listed at $219,000. For complete information on all 15 of the area's open houses, including the dates and time of their openings, check the listings at AOL Real Estate.