SUMMER 2022                                                                                              Issue no. 2
The official newsletter of the Downtown Glenside Foundation
In This Issue...

Business Spotlights

Featured Residents

Meet A Board Member

Events Calendar
Welcome to the second issue of the official Downtown Glenside Foundation newsletter!
We hope everyone beat the heat the past few months and had a safe and relaxing summer. With fall approaching quickly, we do have some exciting plans for the near future. Be sure to keep reading, so you don't miss out. As our quarterly newsletters are new, please spread the word to family and friends in the Glenside community to sign up for our mailing list on the DGF website!  DOWNTOWNGLENSIDE.COM

Business Spotlight

Featured Business
The Dovetail Artisans

Rhiannon Punzo took over The Dovetail Artisans a year and a half ago from Elayne Aion. Rhiannon is now the third owner of the store, so The Dovetail Artisans has been a part of the Glenside area for over 30 years! They carry cards, gifts, artwork, jewelry, clothing, accessories and local pantry items.

Some of these local items include Spring Honey from Elkins Park and Endless Mountains Maple syrup, which is Rhiannon’s family’s Pennsylvania maple products. Currently, over 75% of the inventory at the store is locally made. Rhiannon is an artist herself and was previously an art teacher. Because of this, she stated, “I find it very important to support local talent and feel honored to be able to provide a venue that gives talented makers an outlet to sell their wares and creations.”

The Dovetail Artisans is enthusiastic about community and charitable activities. They have teamed up with Abington High Art Students in the last year to raise money to donate to a charity providing relief to Ukrainian refugees. They also have donated to Habitat for Humanity and with the help of Rhiannon’s teenage daughter, Lily, and her friend Grace, they are presently selling their Love is Love Blueberry Maple syrup. These proceeds are going directly to The Trevor Project. They also are currently sponsoring SoMont Youth Racing teams and take every opportunity to fundraise in hopes of providing a scholarship for a rider that otherwise would not be able to afford to race.  

Rhiannon is a mother of four, with ages ranging from 18 years down to 11 months. She stated, “Running a store and running a family simultaneously is a new 'challenge' and I have been lucky enough to have the help of a handful of smart, talented high school and college aged girls who assist me when I can’t be there in person.  (I am grateful for them, but do look forward to the days where I can be there everyday!).” 

In the near future, Rhiannon hopes to bring back some events and happenings that were previously enjoyed at The Dovetail Artisans, such as First Friday Celebrations. There is also a soft goal of having the website up and running with some online sales available by the end of this year. Until then, they will continue updating and posting news on Instagram and Facebook. Be sure to visit The Dovetail Artisans at 105 E Glenside Ave to support an impactful local business!


Fall Events 2022

Mark your calendars!

September 8:
(Rain Date September 15)

Glenside Knight
Food Truck Festival 

on Easton Rd & Glenside Ave
Come enjoy delicious food and live music with the Glenside community!


Halloween Event In the Works:

Follow us on Instagram and check out our website soon to see future announcements on a Halloween event you won't want to miss. 

Neighborhood Eats

Featured Restaurant
Franklin's Pub

Whether you’re looking for tasty pub style food, a cold drink or a night of entertainment, Franklin’s is certainly the place to go. Some may recall this spot as the Blue Comet; however, after new ownership and change of name, the bar has had new and old customers coming back for more with their weekly events. One of their most popular events is their Quizzo Wednesdays. These nights are perfect for adults of all ages to test their trivia knowledge and have the chance to win discounts on their check. Franklin’s also has Open Mic nights every Tuesday as well as Open Jam nights every Thursday.

An Arcadia student favorite is the DJ Dance Party on Friday nights. All of these events are a fun way to enjoy some music and meet other people in the Glenside area!

To view their menu or for more information and a calendar view of the events, head to Franklin’s Facebook page.

Outdoor Dining

We understand that some of our community may be uncomfortable dining in at some of our amazing restaurants here in Glenside. However, we would like to remind you there are still outdoor dining options to utilize so that you do not have to miss out on the dining experience while remaining safe and comfortable.

Restaurants with outdoor dining include: 

TreVi- Italian

Franklin's Pub - Pub style

The Ways - Pub Style & Crafted beers

Catch up with an Alumni

Featured Glenside Resident
Faith Rineer

Faith is a proud Arcadia 2022 Alum from Southern Lancaster County, PA who has decided to stay in the Glenside area. Her major at Arcadia was Actuarial Science with a minor in Spanish and is going on to work as an Actuarial Assistant at Canada Life Reinsurance. 

Although Faith graduated a year early and had her time on campus limited due to the pandemic, she was still very involved at the university. She was in the honors program, played on the women's tennis team, and was a member & leader of the Christian fellowship at Arcadia. 

When asked why she wanted to stay in the Glenside area, her answer was, “I really liked being near Philadelphia but not in it!"


"It's nice to be close to lots of small businesses and restaurants but also have a bit more space than in a city. I also really like the community in Glenside and I can stay near to my friends who are still at Arcadia!” Faith’s favorite thing to do in Glenside is go to the community events like the Arts Festival and the Food Truck Festival.

Blast from the Past

Did you know?
The Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) in front of the Glenside Free Library is the only living species in its genus?  The Dawn Redwood was thought to be extinct, but was “discovered” in China in 1939.  Universities and arboreta distributed the cones from that tree around the world.  The Glenside Free Library’s tree was planted on June 2, 1988 to honor Bill Green (of Primex) whose dedication and efforts made the current library building a reality.  It will potentially grow to be 100 feet tall. 

A Day In the Life

Featured Glenside Resident
Nancy Bower

Nancy is a very involved resident of Glenside of 20 years. She is a mother of two teenagers, teaches CPR and first aid, volunteers for Arcadia Christian Fellowship (ACF), and is on the DGF board! When Nancy moved to Glenside, she was a jeweler at the farmers market and sold her pieces there for eight years. She wanted to find more ways to connect to the community, so she asked to help with the arts festival, which at the time, was called the “street fair.” Upon her request, she was put in charge of the children’s corner and this experience led her to further be involved with Glenside and transform it into a more cohesive and welcoming area. Nancy highly recommends for anyone who may be interested to get involved with DGF because it is a great way to get to know new people. 

One of Nancy’s favorite things to do in Glenside is go walking to get in some exercise and fresh air. 

She also loves meeting with friends and getting a bite to eat from Elcy’s or Rocky’s. While meeting with friends, she will also stroll to check out the unique items at Sweet Magnolia and The Dovetail Artisans. 

Nancy’s personal favorite places to eat are Rocky's, Elcy’s, and TreVi. However, there is a debate in her family about which pizza place is the best, so check them out. They are all great! Nancy’s favorite Glenside event to attend is the arts festival because she loves to catch up with people in the community and see everyone enjoy the event as well.

Meet A DGF Board Member
(and neighbor!)

Featured Member
Laura Baldwin, MBA

Meet Laura!

Laura holds the marketing position on the Downtown Glenside Foundation board and is the Vice President for Marketing and Communications at Arcadia University. At DGF, Laura is the connector to Arcadia and brings marketing experience to the foundation. Since becoming a Glenside resident 22 years ago, Laura has also rotated off the Cheltenham School District Foundation (CSDF) board, where she was president for two years. This volunteer position she holds near and dear to her heart as they raise money for scholarships and innovative teacher grants. 

Laura has worked alongside DGF since 2013, before it was even a foundation! At the time, DGF was just a business partner group she attended on behalf of Arcadia to get the university more involved with the town. This is when Laura started her favorite project between Arcadia and Glenside: the mural Bits and Pieces under the bridge.

The mural project and subsequent public art projects with the Arcadia students are her favorite because they continue to lend to the student experience, transform students’ careers, and provide beautification and economic development to the town. Next time you travel under the bridge on Easton Road, be sure to admire the beautiful work done by these students!

Are you interested in volunteering for DGF? The Foundation is always looking for new volunteers and to recruit members who bring diverse, broad thoughts and experience. It is an excellent opportunity for business or relationship building. Any volunteer inquiries may be made via the websiteFacebook DM, or email us at

Arts Festival Wrap Up

Thank you to everyone who attended the Downtown Glenside Arts Festival on April 23rd, 2022. If you could not attend, we would love to see you there next year to join the community in enjoying the live music, food, drinks, and of course, the beautiful pieces of fine art for sale. Our raffle winners from this year were Ruth Anne Guidarelli, Mindy McDonald, and Mary Kate Nolen. Congratulations to you three!

Pictured left to right: Deb Campbell (DGF Board), Ruth Anne Guidarelli, Mindy McDonald,
Mary Kate Nolen, Nancy Bower (DGF Board)

Support The Downtown Glenside Foundation (DGF)

Your support of the Foundation will enable us to host events, beautify our community, and meet our goals. 

DGF is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster community and local businesses to support a vibrant Downtown Glenside. The Foundation's purposes are to support activities for residents and friends in all areas of the Township that:  

  • Promote civic engagement;  
  • Promote local arts and culture through the creation of alliances and partnerships;  
  • Develop and support initiatives to promote economic vitality through educational activities for small business creation and promotion, and for vocational education initiatives in key industries;  
  • Enhancing the quality of life through innovative township-based programs that promote a vibrant and diversified community.  

As a tax-exempt corporation, the Foundation can offer to donors a federal tax deduction to the extent permitted by law and provides expanded opportunities to raise funds to support key programs. As a 501(c)(3) it offers potential sponsors and donors the chance to be a part of the Glenside community.

Support the Foundation
The Downtown Glenside Foundation thanks 1853 Communications at Arcadia University.

This newsletter was designed and edited by Beth Mackey, a recent alum of 1853 Communications, a student-run public relations agency at Arcadia University.

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