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NEW Road Closure on Allens Lane

August 17, 2020

Dear neighbors,

Please see this updated announcement regarding the street closure on Allens Lane.

14th District Crime Bulletin 8/10/20-8/16-20

August 17, 2020

CW Henry School Video

August 11, 2020

If you have not already seen it, please take a few minutes to watch the following video highlighting  West Mt.Airy’s CW Henry School. 

This year a series of customized videos highlighting Mt. Airy/Chestnut Hill public schools. were created via Mt. Airy’s Schools Coalition (MASC), to promote our area public schools. 

MASC is a collaborative effort between Mt. Airy CDC, WMAN and EMAN,  Mt. Airy CDC took the lead on creating the videos, funding was provided via a grant from the EMAN community living fund.

Houston will be featured next week followed by Lingelbach. 

Eleanor C. Emlen School Video

August 4, 2020

If you have not already seen it, please take a few minutes to watch the following video highlighting  Eleanor C. Emlen School. 

This year a series of customized videos highlighting Mt. Airy/Chestnut Hill public schools. were created via Mt. Airy’s Schools Coalition (MASC), to promote our area public schools. 

MASC is a collaborative effort between Mt. Airy CDC, WMAN and EMAN,  Mt. Airy CDC took the lead on creating the videos, funding was provided via a grant from the EMAN community living fund.

Anna Blakiston Day School Video

July 28, 2020

If you have not already seen it, please take a few minutes to watch the following video highlighting  A.B. Day School. 

This year a series of customized videos highlighting Mt. Airy/Chestnut Hill public schools. were created via Mt. Airy’s Schools Coalition (MASC), to promote our area public schools. 

MASC is a collaborative effort between Mt. Airy CDC, WMAN and EMAN,  Mt. Airy CDC took the lead on creating the videos, funding was provided via a grant from the EMAN community living fund.

Free Food Distribution

April 4, 2020

The City has opened several food distribution locations around Philadelphia.  Sites nearest to West Mt. Airy include:

  • Dare to Imagine Church – 6610 Anderson Street,  (near Upsal St. ) – 19119
  • Roxborough Church  – 8232 Ridge Ave – 19138

(Please use the link below to see the full listing of distribution sites)
About the food sites:

  • Sites are open Mondays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.  
  • Residents can pick up one box per household. 
  • Residents do not need to present an ID or proof of income for eligibility.
  • Food sites are supported by the City, Share Food Program, and Philabundance

Please note, depending on the location you may be required to stand in line for a period of time. Boxes may be heavy, if possible bring assistance or a rolling cart. Arrive closer to 10 AM to ensure availability. 

Nearby sites includes, 
https://www.phila.gov/2020-03-28-where-to-find-free-nutritious-food-during-covid-19/

14th District Safety Alerts and Crime Bulletin 3/23/20-3/29-20

April 3, 2020

Greetings,

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, there may be an increase in criminal activities.  In particular, building security, theft from autos, and delivery worker safety are current concerns.  To date, there exist no elevated trends in these crimes, however, the potential exists and the attached flyers include suggestions to deter such crimes.  Please distribute/share accordingly.  Thank you and stay safe.

P/O Raubert Hicks #3278, 14th District Crime Prevention Officer

43 W. Haines St, Philadelphia, PA 19144

work: 215-685-2147.   fax: 215-685-2199.   email: [email protected]
 

Stay Home, Stay Safe

April 3, 2020

Greetings WMAN Community, 

It is our greatest wish that all of you are safe and healthy. 

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Last weekend Nate Holt, West Mt. Airy resident/Committee Person and a small group of volunteers organized a food/supply drive to assist the residents of Emlen Arms Apartments. Many of the 175 residents of the PHA building are some of the most vulnerable (elderly, chronic health problems) population for COVID-19 infection.  

 In an effort to minimize their need to go out, Nate sent an appeal to friends and neighbors requesting donations of food and other essential supplies. This grass roots effort garnered an overwhelming response, so much so that Nate and his fellow volunteers reached capacity very quickly. On Sunday, they went to sixty (60) homes to pick up donations (in a socially distant responsible manner) and filled 4 cars to the brim with food and supplies for delivery to Emlen Arms.

Nate said,  “The speed with which our neighbors organized this food drive was incredible. Mt. Airy has shown me time and time again that our neighborhood is as compassionate and civically engaged as you’ll find anywhere.” 

The neighborly outreach has led to an even larger donation to Emlen Arms. Today, volunteers will unload a truck full of groceries donated by Oak Street Health, to include water, bread, toilet paper, Chef Boryardee products, Campbell’s Soup, sugar, Ritz crackers, eggs and apple juice.
In another week or two, the team of volunteers plan to organize another community food drive similar to last week. Thirty (30) households have already signed up to donate.

We commend Nate and the team of volunteers for spearheading this initiative. 

At this time of unprecedented unemployment, and the uncertainty of the duration of our stay at home order, we encourage everyone to check in on your neighbors and support one another. If you are aware of a need, or have items you wish to donate to a family in need please feel free to contact WMAN at  [email protected] and will do our best to help connect community members with available resources. Please use “COVID Help” in the subject line.

Also, If you experience an act of kindness/generosity that WMAN can share please contact us at [email protected].  

Alert: Trash and Recycling Collections Are Currently One Day Behind

April 2, 2020

ALERT : Apr 02, 2020 – Trash and recycling collections are currently one day behind

Trash collections are currently one day behind. Residents should continue to place their materials out on their regularly scheduled day at their normal pickup location. 
 
Recycling materials will be collected on an every other week schedule. Residents should hold their recycling materials for the week of Monday, April 6th through Saturday, April 11th. Recycling collections will resume on Monday, April 13th with every other week collections through May 15th or further. 
 
Sanitation Convenience Centers are currently open Tuesday through Saturday from 8am to 8pm during the City’s COVID-19 response. 
 
We thank residents for their patience as we work to maintain trash and recycling collections on a consistent schedule and crews work safe and quickly as possible during these unprecedented times to deliver these services. For more info

What’s Open in Mt. Airy?

March 20, 2020

Mt. Airy Tap Room – Take Out and Delivery https://mountairytaproom.com/

Breakfast Boutique – take out –  https://www.facebook.com/BreakfastBoutiqueMountAiry/

Other Area Businesses – See Mt. Airy CDC Listing –  https://forms.gle/JS4CmTjUnwyTrnAD8
 
Mt. Airy CDC – Community Impact Survey
https://mtairycdc.org/covid-19-communityimpactsurvey/?fbclid=IwAR2YFjivEbhqCLYQH9sypsfTWtBgceIORAWNMmX41caOsFSXDSORhfU4HoA
 
Volunteer Opportunities – The Philadelphia Medical Reserve Corpshttps://www.phila.gov/services/mental-physical-health/volunteer-for-the-philadelphia-medical-reserve-corps-pmrc/