Re-opening 7 months after 4-alarm blaze – Fire could not destroy spirits of Flourtown merchants

Local Life July 25, 2014 0 Comments

by Barbara Sherf Despite the owners’ fears that customers would not flock back to South Ocean Asian Bistro in Flourtown, the community proved them wrong last Wednesday at the Grand Re-Opening. The Chinese/Japanese eatery, along with a half dozen other businesses, were forced to close following a devastating four-alarm fire at the Flourtown Pizza Shop […]
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Hill poet/author jumps into prominence with ‘Trampoline’

Local Life July 25, 2014 0 Comments

by Mary Frances Cavallaro Chestnut Hill resident Charlotte Boulay, 36, was able to find some time over the course of seven years to write her poetry and publish her first book, despite her busy schedule. Though always being an avid reader, Boulay began writing poetry in high school. She was involved in her high school’s […]
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Both art and music are jazzy at Woodmere Art Museum

Local Life July 25, 2014 0 Comments

by Beth Ann Downey The Woodmere Art Museum prides itself in offering the select sector of Philadelphians who know it exists as a way to slow down from the pace of daily life. In a 19th century, stone Victorian mansion nestled away from a traffic-heavy corner of Germantown Avenue and East Bells Mill Road in […]
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Mt. Airy radio editor hosts music festival this weekend

Local Life July 25, 2014 0 Comments

by Nathan Lerner Held in Wiggins Waterfront Park and at the Susquehanna Bank Center, both on the Camden waterfront, the XPoNential Festival will begin this Friday, last for three days and include more than 30 artists. It will be produced by radio station WXPN. Mt. Airy resident, John Vettese, will play a key role in […]
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She was betrayed by humans; bleach can’t wash away fear

Local Life, Pets July 25, 2014 0 Comments

by Gina DeNofa Minya, a very sweet cat, was terrified when the strange people came and put her into a chilling carrier she had never been in before. The hard plastic and glass front carrier still retained the essence of dread from other animals; no amount of bleach and cleansers can ever wash fear away. […]
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‘Raised by Betty Crocker,’ now a single mother; Why?’

Local Life July 25, 2014 0 Comments

by Mary Gulivindala I am a single mother; how can this be? This was not supposed to be my reality. You see, I was raised by Betty Crocker to cook, clean and wash, make all of the beds, feed the kids and speak softly. I was never told I could be a doctor, a lawyer or […]
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New Woodmere exhibit of late 111-year-old artist’s work

Local Life July 24, 2014 0 Comments

by Sally Cohen This Saturday, July 26, Woodmere Art Museum presents “Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art,” the first retrospective exhibition dedicated to the work of Theresa Bernstein (1890 to 2002). A Century in Art features more than 50 paintings and works on paper from an artist whose life and career spanned the entire century, and returns an erased woman […]
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Will appear at Mt. Airy bookstore – After 60 rejections, local novelist finally published

Local Life July 24, 2014 2 Comments

by Lou Mancinelli After releasing her first self-published young adult (YA) novel as an e-book in 2012 while teaching English in South Korea, Atlanta resident and Philly native Mya Kay Douglas re-released “A Song For Jordan” this spring. She will appear for a reading and book signing at the Big Blue Marble Bookstore in Mt. […]
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Joining ‘Big Girls Club’; be careful what you wish for

Local Life July 24, 2014 0 Comments

by Barbara Sherf Growing up with two older sisters and a younger brother, each about two years apart, I longed to gain entry into “The Big Girls Club.” My brother, Kevin, was in a club — and room — of his own. We three sisters shared a room, although I was a bit isolated on […]
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SLIDESHOW: Adopt-a-Pet

Pets July 24, 2014 0 Comments

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