Meet Rashidah Robinson, a local entrepreneur bringing revitalization to East Germantown’s Chew and Chelten corridor. From childhood memories to business dreams, discover her journey to transform the neighborhood with new businesses, jobs, and community connections.
La Salle University’s art museum in East Germantown is displaying a selection of its permanent collection of over 5,000 works of art by Black artists, including pieces by Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, and Barbara Bullock, to celebrate Black History Month.
Maleka speaks with Alia Dickerson, principal of John B. Kelly Elementary School, and Naila Francis, a grief coach and death midwife. They discuss collaboration and communicating with grief.
Weavers Way’s new Germantown store has been bridging community connections with outreach initiatives, workshops, and active member engagement. They are set to open March 2024.
Philly Truce ran from August 26 through November 7, hoping to reignite a sense of community. Mazzie Casher shares some of his takeaways from the peace patrols and some Germantown neighbors lend their thoughts, too.
The Lightning House, a drumming, woodworking, and art hub, is open at Awbury Arboretum through the S(tree)twork project. In partnership with Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and Philly Tree Plan, it merges art, culture, tree education, and city-wide planting.
Artists and Germantown residents Heather Bowlan and Melinda Rice feature their new collaborative work at this year’s Fringe Festival.
Mighty Writers Germantown is launching a new after-school program this fall. Monday through Friday, students can participate in the Germantown Academy, engaging in literacy and writing in enriching ways.
Last week, a public hearing on the proposed gas plant in Nicetown occurred. Residents and organizers were in attendance to oppose renewing the gas plant permit in due to potential environmental and health risks.