Eat Your Heart Out! – Almost a Decade Old!

It was Fall, 2005 and West Mount Airy Neighbors was in need of an event.  They wanted an event that celebrated the diversity and friendliness of the neighborhood while raising some money to support the wonderful organization.  So, a small group of then WMAN board members sat around and threw out some ideas.   During the […]

Ned Wolf Park updates

Pollen & Dust (excerpted from NedWolfParkblogpost) Just 6 days and 25 degrees more warmth have elapsed since the last post!  This time, the air around Ned Wolf Park is full of sinus clogging particles.   They come from both Mother Nature as well as the steady progress of our contractors from Morning Dew Stonework as […]

William Penn’s Success and Frustrations

West Mt. Airy Yesterday and Today by Burt Froom William Penn was Pennsylvania’s parent. Along with other founders of English colonies in North America, he gave birth to a new species of humans who called themselves “Americans.” Like William Penn, these colonists were born into a semi-feudal world. They were inspired by the new religious […]


Join West Mt. Airy Neighbors

Now’s the time to Become a WMAN Member   Why Should You Join West Mt. Airy’s Premier Neighborhood Organization? West Mt. Airy Neighbors works every day to build a better Mt. Airy. We are a community-based volunteer organization committed to preserving and enhancing the quality of life in our diverse urban neighborhood. As a member, […]

PGW Program – Save on Energy!

Do you and your family suffer with an uncomfortable home and high energy bills? PGW’s EnergySense Home Rebates Program can help! Right now, PGW customers get discounted home energy assessments, access to special low-interest financing, and rebates up to $3,500 to identify and address your home’s performance.  Beginning April 7, Home Performance Technicians will be […]

Mutual Mt. Airy – Potluck Dinner

Mutual Mt. Airy, an organization to support and enrich those who wish to age in their community, is pleased to provide information and support to our community.  You may have seen their programs throughout the year, or you may not realize that there are people working to address aging in place in Mt. Airy.  This […]

New Book – “Making Good Neighbors”

Making Good Neighbors: Civil Rights, Liberalism, and Integration in Postwar Philadelphia In the 1950s and 1960s, as the white residents, real estate agents, and municipal officials of many American cities fought to keep African Americans out of traditionally white neighborhoods, Philadelphia’s West Mount Airy became one of the first neighborhoods in the nation where residents […]

Explore Cliveden!

Cliveden, one of America’s most well-preserved historic sites, is located 6 miles from Center City Philadelphia in Historic Germantown (actually in Mt Airy, but identified with Historic Germantown). Explore what America is through the stories of Cliveden’s people:  be they revolutionaries, inhabitants, or enslaved workers.   Cliveden’s architecture: the 1767 building contains stellar furniture and decorative […]

Mt. Airy Art Garage

The Art of the Quilt: Unfolding Our Stories continues through Finally Friday, April 25 at the Mt Airy Art Garage, 11 W. Mt. Airy Ave. The show features an array of 40 textiles by contemporary artists and quilters with details of traditional and contemporary quilting techniques and their application to creative expression. We will also be […]

Eat Your Heart Out – ‘Testimonials’

Dear WMAN:  This year’s EYHO, as in years past, was a lot of fun from our point of view as hosts. We got to meet or, in the case of one couple, got to know better 10 wonderful neighbors whom we did not know before, and thanks to the hard work of Alex Fries and […]

Make a trellis or tuteur 1

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 […]