FALL 2022                                                                                              Issue no. 3
The official newsletter of the Downtown Glenside Foundation
In This Issue...

Business Spotlight

Events Calendar

Neighborhood Eats

Meet A Board Member
Welcome to the Fall 2022 issue of the Downtown Glenside Foundation newsletter! Thank you for coming out in droves to support our 5th Annual Food Truck Festival—what a success!! We hope everyone has been adjusting to the cooler and changing leaves. We have been busy planning some exciting events for our community this fall and winter. This quarterly newsletter is building a following, so please spread the word to join our mailing list.

Business Spotlight

Featured Business
State Farm

Stephanie Raieta has been the owner of The Stephanie Raieta State Farm agency in Glenside for almost six years. She had no idea what she wanted to do in college until she took a job as a team member with a local State Farm agent. She loved educating and helping people get the right coverage and understand what they were paying for. Stephanie takes the time to understand and know her customers to make the proper recommendations and build strong relationships with them. She meets with her customers at least once a year to see what they have going on so that she can adjust the insurance as their lives change.

Stephanie chose State Farm because, while she was working there, she experienced a fire and was insured with State Farm. She got to understand firsthand how important it is to have the proper coverage from the best company, through an agency who really cares. In her job, Stephanie saw that the policies she helped people recieve really came through in the worst times. Stephanie commented, “My job is helping people in the most stressful and devastating times. I get to bring hope for the future in times when it’s hard to see past all the devastation.” She stresses the importance of having life and disability insurance, especially if someone has a family that financially depends on them. 

Stephanie grew up in East Norriton but attended high school at Mount St. Joseph Academy in Flourtown. She knew she wanted to stay in Montgomery county because she was familiar with the area and had school friends who grew up in Glenside. Stephanie loves the small town feel and how close knit the community is. She likes working in Glenside because it’s an area with other small business owners who collectively want to work on beautifying the community.

They all try to contribute time and energy to support the Downtown Glenside Foundation to plan events that give back to the local community members. She says, “They support us, the local small business owners, and encourage community members to support as well. My team and I feel like family here, which is synonymous with how we treat our customers.”

Stephanie and other Glenside members are preparing for their Halloween event, “Glenside’s Howl-o-ween Pet Promenade.” This is the first Halloween event, and it’s open to not just pets but to all to come to have some fun. It will be held on Saturday, October 22, from 11 pm-2 pm. Stephanie and her team will be at the event, giving away candy and pumpkins to the kids and “doggy bags” for the pets. Make sure you come to the event and bring your friends and family because it’s sure to be a good time! 



Fall Events 2022

Mark your calendars!
Glenside's Howl-o-ween Promenade 
October 22: 
on Wesley Ave. in downtown Glenside.
Come enjoy a Halloween costume parade for dogs!  $10 per dog - proceeds benefit Home at Last Dog Rescue. Stores will be giving away treats for kids, and there will be pet vendors, live music, shopping, and great food.

(Rain Date October 29)

Save the date: 
November 28 - Small Business Saturday
December 2 - Winterfest

Follow us on Instagram and check out our website soon to see future announcements on Winterfest & Small Business Saturday. 

Upcoming Events at the Glenside Library
215 S. Keswick Avenue
(215) 885-0455

Outdoor story times (Waverly & Keswick corner) (registration)
For ages 6 months – 5 years
Mondays @ 10:30 starting 9/26 – November 14
B.Y.O.C.  (Bring Your Own Craft)
Third Thursdays at the library @ 3 pm.
Knitters are encouraged to attend. 
The next day is October 20. 
Senior Central (registration)
September 28, October 12 & 26 @ Glenside Library
September 22, October 6 & 20 @ Elkins Park Library (563 Church Road)
Senior Central is a weekly gathering for seniors featuring social time and refreshments, cards and games, health programming, exercise classes, and a variety of services and programming designed around the needs and interests of the group's members.
If registration is required, you can do that from the “Attend It” section of the library’s website:

Neighborhood Eats

Featured Restaurant

TreVi is a family-owned Italian restaurant and winery in Downtown Glenside, located at 21 East Glenside Avenue. They opened their doors in April 2011 and have been serving delicious Italian dishes in the Glenside area. They’ve created a wonderful and inviting atmosphere for family and friends to enjoy themselves. TreVi is open Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM and 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Friday and Saturday.

Gina Burke, one of the co-owners of TreVi, recommends the Chicken Saltimbocca for chicken lovers or the Penne Seafood Bolognese for pasta lovers. Their pizza was also recognized in Philadelphia Magazine for its delectable sauce, so if you like pizza, try their traditional or Margherita pizza! They also offer a few special dishes seasonally throughout the year. If you cannot make it in person, TreVi has an online ordering system on their website,

TreVi is always happy to support great causes for the benefit of those in the Glenside area. On October 12, TreVi sponsored the Glenside Library, with 10% of all sales that day benefitting the library directly. Additionally, throughout October, TreVi will honor breast cancer survivors by handing out pink ribbons to all patrons, along with donating a portion of their proceeds to breast cancer awareness and research. The aforementioned co-owner Gina Burke has a special connection with and passion for this cause as a two-time breast cancer survivor. Lastly, TreVi will run a fundraiser for drug addiction and recovery in November.

Come out and enjoy some quality time at TreVi, where they make you feel like you’re part of the family! 


Arcadia Student

Featured Glenside Resident
Harper Jones

Harper Jones is a fourth-year Arcadia student pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting with a concentration in Musical Theater. She was recently cast in the University production Into the Woods, directed by Kevin Glaccum.  The show ran from October 6 to October 9.

Although the Into the Woods performances dates are past us, Jones believes any Glenside local who attended would have been thrilled to notice parallels between the universe on stage and the one they live in. Both worlds have a spectacular sense of community and incredible small businesses. Jones says that one of the perks of Glenside has been the events such as the Food Truck Festival, which celebrates the town's hub. 

In the play, Harper portrayed the Witch, who was a person in tune with her garden, nature, and magic. So, if you ever think you saw the Witch around Glenside, Jones could confirm you would most likely have encountered her at the Soul Seed, Glenside's Crystal Shop on 12 Easton Glenside Avenue, Glenside, PA 19038.

"One of the perks of Glenside has been the events such as the Food Truck Festival, which celebrates the town's hub."


On the other hand, if you ever saw the actress from Into the Woods, Harper Jones, it would probably be "strolling down Downtown Glenside on a bright and sunny day." The young performer loves to check out local businesses, pamper herself at the local nail shops, and then finish the day with the cherry on top as she grabs food at the Glenside Pub at 122 South Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038.

Regardless if you find yourself more like Harper or her character, the Witch, Glenside has countless alternatives to present you with. The town gives you the chance to be whoever you want to be! Whether this is a Witch who takes care of her nails at the local nail shops or a Witch who would prefer to spend her time enhancing her crystal collection. 

Even though Into the Woods just recently completed its run, another exciting performance is coming up. Dancing at Lughnasa is directed by Megan Bellwoar and runs from November 17 to November 20.  Keep your eye out for tickets.

Blast from the Past

Did you know?
In 1881 William Welsh Harrison purchased Rosedale Hall, which would later become Grey Towers Castle. Ten years after the initial purchase of the estate, Harrison hired architect Horace Trumbauer to expand the home, renovate the stables, and add another home onto the property. Though in 1893 a fire destroyed Rosedale Hall, and thus construction on Grey Towers Castle began to replace the family home. Grey Towers is a gorgeous gothic revival structure, featuring 40 rooms which made it one of the largest homes in the United States at the time. The castle was sold to Beaver College in 1929 for $712,500 or $11,243,968 today. Grey Towers has been a hub of student life ever since, events are held throughout the year, and the student-run club Society for Castle Restoration (SCR) holds ghost tours throughout the year, a haunted castle in the fall, and live-action clue in the spring; all events that are open to the public.

A Day In the Life

Featured Glenside Resident
Paayal Nair

I met Paayal Nair, a Glenside Resident (and wife of Arcadia's President Ajay Nair) with a unique perspective on our downtown Glenside community, and talked about her ideal day downtown.

It is so important to support local businesses. I really enjoy walking around the neighborhood. I do it almost daily. Typically we will go to Robert's Block or TreVi and then catch a theater production or sporting event at Arcadia. I enjoy Crate and Press, Elevate Beauty Room, and Glenside Nails. I would like to give a special shout-out to Johnny Cool's Barber Shop; my son gets his haircut when he is home from school. 

In addition to our local favorite destinations, Downtown Glenside is also home to a bevy of events for locals and visitors to enjoy. From the Halloween Festival in the Fall to Winterfest to the Arts Festival to kick off spring and so many more events to come, events Downtown are a year-round celebration. With places to shop, dine and celebrate locally, the perfect day in Downtown Glenside may be closer than you think.

Meet A DGF Board Member

Featured Member
Deb Campbell

Our Board Member Feature is Deb Campbell of DC Interiors.  She has been active with Downtown Glenside Foundation since she opened the shop in 2014.  Initially Deb served as the secretary, filling out the township paperwork for events, writing the newsletters, communicating with other businesses, setting up methods of communication, taking notes at meetings and picking up loose ends that we need for events. Additionally, she is the co-chair of the Cheltenham Economic Development Task Force, (EDTF) which is a citizen-based committee that works to help retain businesses in our area. As the EDTF member representative to the board in Downtown Glenside, she helps to coordinate information to the township and vice versa.   Deb says,

“I believe that supporting and working in the community is something we all need to participate in to make our hometowns thrive.”

The design community is also a huge part of her career, and she has been on the board of the American Society of Interior Designers, Pa East chapter for the last four years. She served as Director at Large for two years, then President-Elect, and just completed her year as President. PA East ASID is a community of nearly 500 designers and industry partners in Eastern PA, Delaware, and Southern NJ. Her business, DC Interiors, specializes in residential and small commercial interiors with an emphasis on custom window treatments. Homeowners who work with DC Interiors generally want to renovate an area of their home, like the bathroom or kitchen, or update a room.    



“It’s my belief that your home and office should reflect your space and style and should make you feel good.  I work with people to find their style and the products that reflect their style.   From the custom window treatments to the perfect chair,  area rug, new chandelier, the possibilities are endless.”  

Have great ideas for your home and need to talk about it with a professional?  Call and schedule a consultation!  DC Interiors phone number is 215-962-5245.

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

Food Truck Festival Wrap Up

Thank you to everyone who attended the Downtown Glenside Food Truck Festival on September 8th, 2022. If you could not attend, we would love to see you there next year to join the community in enjoying over 38 food trucks, local restaurants, and live music!

Save the date for next year: September 7, 2023
TOP: Scenes of our vendors; Bird's Eye View from Glenside Fire Company
BOTTOM: Arcadia students out on Glenside Ave. 

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.

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