Lovett Mem. Library and Park – Redesign

Lovett Memorial Library Plans 21st Century Library Initiative For more information please go to Mt. Airy USA’s site, Go Mt. Airy ( Overview of Improvements   Additional 2,680 square feet for new children’s area with programming space New ADA entry way with reduced foot print for circulation desk Open living room space with custom shelving/comfortable […]



Quench Your Thirst With The Sweetness of MAAGs Summer Salon

The Mt. Airy Art Garage, a creative center for emerging and professional artists in Northwest Philadelphia, invites you to join them for the opening of their Summer Salon on Friday, July 18, from 6-8 pm. If you’re looking for a way to beat the heat this season, MAAG has the perfect solution to overcome those […]

SPOTLIGHT ON Henry Houston School – 2013-14 School Year

by Marilyn Lambert, WMAN Board Member and Vice President, Community Affairs   Because of the budget crisis in 2013, our community joined forces with our neighborhood public schools to help minimize the impact of those cuts on the children.  At the beginning of the school year, the Mt. Airy Schools Coalition (MAUSA, WMAN, and EMAN) […]


by Abby Thacker, Mt. Airy USA As you’ve probably heard, the School District of Philadelphia has gone through extremely difficult budget cuts in recent years, while next year’s budget is uncertain as state legislators continue to negotiate. Yet in spite of these challenges, Mt. Airy’s public schools have continued to offer high quality programs thanks […]


The WMAN Zoning Committee is a good place to volunteer if you know and care about land use, development, architecture, planning, real estate legal issues.  The West Mt. Airy volunteers who serve on Zoning Committee, as one of the hardest working committees for WMAN, are mostly non-Board members. Only one volunteer is a WMAN Board […]

Juneteenth Celebration !

The Juneteenth Festival celebrates the heroic efforts of individuals active in the anti-slavery and abolition movements. Join us as we celebrate the 149th Anniversary of Juneteenth, the passage and ratification of the 13th Amendment commemorating the end of slavery. Is this not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. Saturday, June 21st 10 am – […]

CLIVEDEN PRODUCTION… “Liberty to Go to See”

Liberty to Go to See - A dramatic play produced in collaboration with New Freedom Theatre Thursday, June 19; Friday, June 20; and Saturday, June 21, 2014 Cliveden partners with the Philadelphia Young Playwrights and New Freedom Theatre: ‘Liberty to Go to See’   Cliveden is excited to announce the presentation of the interactive dramatic event “Liberty to Go […]

Student Working #2

A Tree Grows at Lingelbach Elementary School

By James Gallagher, Science Teacher at Lingelbach Actually, it’s closer to 460 trees, give or take a few, according to a recent survey conducted by Bob Wells, Associate Director of Arboriculture at the Morris Arboretum.  Wells is working on creating a catalogue of tree species and tree sizes to be used in different class activities […]


Susan Gobreski, executive director of Education Voters of Pennsylvania, our guest speaker at the WMAN Annual Meeting, will talk about “Saving Philadelphia Schools: It’s a matter of political will.”. Susan is quoted as saying a simple, yet powerful truism, i.e., that our schools should be a priority. “The schools need sustainable, long-term funding,” she said.  “And […]

Henry, From My Eyes

By: Dominique Swift Hi, my name is Dominique Swift.  I am the student council president of C.W. Henry Elementary School.  I am 13 years old and in the 7th grade.  I’ve been attending Henry School since first grade.  This school is like my second home, and the teachers and my friends are a part of my family.  Next year, I […]


Tai Chi practice develops the mind, body, and spirit in powerful and connected ways. A growing number of scientific studies on the benefits of regular Tai Chi practice include sharpened cognitive abilities, strengthened immune, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems, and developed values of compassion, humility, and modesty. Mount Airy Tai Chi practices the Yang style 37 […]


Ned Wolf Park Plant Sale Thank you!

(Note from Yvonne Haskins:  This article is actually Eric Sternfels personal note to the volunteers who make up the Friends of Ned Wolf Park, gardeners and neighbors who toil year around to sustain this beautiful and unique paradise of a garden! It is posted to share the passion and spirit of these volunteers.)   At […]

WMAN Annual Meeting & Board Member Voting

The West Mount Airy Neighbors will hold their annual meeting for their membership and any one else who would like to attend on  Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 7:00 pm. It will be held at the Cliveden Carriage House. (Please enter through the rear gate on Morton St. Parking is available.) Our featured topic will […]