Make a trellis or tuteur

Almost everywhere you look in Mt. Airy, there is evidence of the big ice storm that sheared branches off our tree canopy and littered our yards. But with so many creative, resourceful, and environmentally sensitive folk living locally, there are alternatives to bringing all that fallen wood curbside for municipal trash pickup. Here’s a collection […]


Movie Nights with West Mt. Airy Neighbors

Join West Mt. Airy Neighbors for Movie Nights on Germantown Avenue. With partners Golden Crust Pizza and Video Library, you and your family can have an economical night at the movies. Save even more. $10 for a family of 4 Friday April 4th at 7pm at the Video Library Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs […]


William Penn’s Political Philosophy

West Mt. Airy:  Yesterday and Today March, 2014 (Yesterday, Mt. Airy, Article 14) WILLIAM PENN’S POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY by Burt Froom     William Penn wrote nearly 90 books, tracts and pamphlets describing, explaining, defending, and supporting the beliefs of the young Quaker movement. His years as a writer spanned from 1668 to 1702 (when Penn […]

How One Neighborhood Solved the Problem of Unplowed Streets

by Steve Stroiman For most of us who live on very narrow streets which rarely get plowed by the city, snow of any significant depth can pose a major challenge.  However, for one of our neighbors, it was a matter of life and death–he had to receive dialysis treatments.  After one particularly heavy storm, the […]


Back in 1972, Edwin “Ned” Wolf was president of West Mt. Airy Neighbors.  Yvonne Haskins was the Director.  Every day when she walked to work at Summit Church, she passed an abandoned gas station on the corner of Ellet and McCallum Streets.  It was an unsightly little hut that she thought didn’t make sense being […]

Ned Wolf Park Schist Wall 1

It was just announced that the Friends of Ned Wolf Park (“NWP,”SWC McCallum & Ellet Streets) have been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Fairmount Park Conservancy [].  For some time, Friends of NWP volunteers have been fundraising for the Terrace Wall Project.  This grant – plus your schist – could finally remove the rotting […]

Phase II Wall before & after


Jeff Sedwin’s Flower Show Winner 1

Local amateur botanist, Jeff Sedwin, has won the Far Out Cactus award at the 2014 Philadelphia Flower Show with this bizarre plant from South Africa named, Haemanthus deformis. Jeff has been collecting and growing cacti and other succulents for more than 40 years AND also won 92 ribbons for his various entries. He placed third […]

Mt. Airy Brunch Sessions

Mt. Airy Restaurants Debut Brunch Sessions: Four Seasons of Prix-Fixe with Three Courses of Seasonally Inspired Fare     Enjoy a very special seasonal prix-fixe menu at each participating restaurant. For just $16 per person, enjoy a choice of starter, entree, side and coffee or tea. This Spring’s event will take place on the weekend […]


Free Home Improvement and Energy Workshop

Free Home Improvement and Energy Workshop Saturday, April 5th, 10AM – 1PM Mt. Airy USA 6703 Germantown Avenue, Suite 200 Philadelphia, PA 19119 Learn about: Affordable home improvement loans Low-cost do-it-yourself home repairs Energy efficiency improvements How to avoid contractor scams Energy-saving ways to lower utility bills **Light lunch will be provided** This is a […]

Streetscapes Update with Tree Planting Info

Hello Everyone, This winter has been long and snowy, so I am sure that you are all ready to be outside again. Streetscapes has a few things coming up to help get you going: SUNDAY MARCH 30 FROM 9 AM TO 12 NOON: Clean up at the GATEWAY PROJECT, Lincoln Drive and Johnson Street. For […]



  Eat Your Heart Out! is SOLD OUT.   STILL INTERESTED? There is a wait list in the event of last minute cancellations. Please send us an email ( with your contact information, (name, phone, email and dietary restrictions) and we’ll seat you if we can. Please inform us of your dietary preferences in the “Special […]

West Mt. Airy: Yesterday and Today

West Mt. Airy:  Yesterday and Today February, 2014 (Yesterday, Mt. Airy, Article 13) WILLIAM PENN, OUR PROPRIETOR by Burt Froom   This is the first of three articles about the founder of Philadelphia, William Penn, too gigantic of a figure to understand easily. This column reviews his life; next month his Quaker political philosophy; and […]


Zoning + Development 2

West Mt. Airy Neighbors’ Zoning Committee has created a Zoning and Land Use Protocol to assist those who might require zoning variances or use certificates for projects in West Mt. Airy. The purposes of the Zoning Committee are to review and make recommendations on issues relating to land use and development within West Mt. Airy, to facilitate community […]