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New book reveals betrayal of genius/humanitarian

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Mt. Airy scientist’s discovery saved millions of lives by Len Lear Not many human beings on earth can honestly claim that something they did was responsible for saving millions of human lives. But West Mt. Airy resident Albert Schatz, who died of pancreatic cancer at 84 in his home in January of 2005, did just […]

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Mother writes, daughter illustrates bilingual book for kids

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by Barbara Sherf A family vacation to Mexico coupled with a midlife crisis produced a third bilingual children’s book in 18 months by Springfield Township resident Cynthia Rafetto Kreilick, founder of Morning Circle Media.  Her 24-year-old daughter, Alyssa, a student at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, illustrated the book with colorful acrylic depictions […]

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Valley Green Bank sponsors its 5th Annual Holiday Book Drive

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In the holiday spirit, Valley Green Bank is holding its 5th annual local book drive from Nov. 23 through Dec. 31. The Mastery Charter elementary schools – Mann Elementary, Harrity Elementary, Smedley Elementary, Hardy Williams Academy Mastery Charter School, Mastery Charter Clymer Campus and Grover Cleveland Elementary – will be the recipients of this year’s […]

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The professor’s house: Another bookman’s adventure (Part 1)

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by HUGH GILMORE Roberta Foss, who is an artist and lives in Mt. Airy, emailed me about a personal library last week. She reads my column and knows that I also buy and sell old and rare books. Her mother-in-law had died recently. Five years ago her mother-in-law’s husband had died. He had been a […]

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Zoning: Neighbor promises opposition to college signs

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by Wesley Ratko Two new signs planned to flank the main entrance to Chestnut Hill College’s campus at 9601 Germantown Ave, met with a promise of opposition from one neighbor at the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Land Use Planning and Zoning Committee on Thursday, Dec. 6. Representatives Lauri Strimkovsky, VP for Financial Affairs for the […]

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Zoning: Cricket Club expansion plans move forward

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by Wesley Ratko Representatives for the Philadelphia Cricket Club appeared before the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Land Use Planning and Zoning committee Thursday night, Dec. 6, to present their proposed upgrades to the St. Martins Clubhouse at 415 W. Willow Grove Ave. The project was “expedited” by the CHCA board, meaning the DRC would have […]

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Crime Report

Crime Report

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The following crimes are from the week of Dec. 2 to Dec. 8, 2012. Dec. 2. 7700 block Crittenden Street. Complainant states that someone took lunch meat from store without paying for items. Male fled on foot southbound on Crittenden Street. Black male, 6′ tall, 36 to 40 years old, husky build, wearing black scrubs. […]

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