mother’s day ideas for shopping locally
the studio and shop at bumble beads in chestnut hill

  Are you wondering what to do for that special mom in your life? Well, we’d love to see you shop locally for Mother’s Day. Here are recommendations and wish lists from the moms at Germantown Avenue Parents.   Maleka says she’d be happy with goodies from: Grumblethorpe Farmer’s Market. Get me some delicious local brown eggs, […]

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Consign on a dime…

Two local opportunities to turn clothing into cash and/or score some great deals on baby and kids clothing, gear, and accessories. The first “hyperlocal” opportunity is this Saturday.  For a $10 donation, you can bring in your in-good-condition hand-me-downs, and take home as many items as you like. (All sizes & all seasons!) The Spring Clothing […]

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Spring Cleaning Opportunity for a good cause!

Drop-off lasts all this week for the second annual Kids Stuff Giveaway!  The actual giveaway will take place at Germantown Jewish Centre on Sunday, April 3 and will benefit the Haitian Relief Fund. Drop off your gently used kids clothes, books, toys, games, equipment, etc. to Germantown Jewish Centre between Sunday 3/27 and Friday 4/01. […]

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Time to sign up for your CSA!

If you’ve ever wanted to join a CSA (community supported agriculture), now is the time to get your applications in. The movement to get your food locally, to know the farmers who produced it and that no pesticides were used, and to be involved with a like-minded community is growing in popularity every year since […]

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If you like to rummage…

Don’t miss St. Paul’s annual rummage sale this Saturday, Sept. 12th, starting at 9:00 am. St. Paul’s is a beautiful old stone church at the top of Chestnut Hill. When my family moved from Florida to Philly two years ago, we were coatless and clueless about cold weather. We happened to see a little blue […]

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AveNEWS: Maternal Wellness Center Cuts Back

We have all seen the signs of our poor economy on the avenue, literal “closing” signs, that is.  Among many other closings of beloved local storefronts, we have seen Reese’s Pharmacy, Caruso’s Market, and What a Girl Wants close their doors.  And now the Maternal Wellness Center in Mt. Airy is feeling the effects of […]

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