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 1 Comment

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

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Moved to start by husband’s suicide attempt: ‘Flower lady’ brings beauty to those who need it most

Local Life July 18, 2014 0 Comments

by Carole Verona Trisha Gallagher has only missed 10 days of work since May of 2013. That’s not bad when you stop to consider that her full-time job as head of The Happy Flower Day Project is a volunteer one. Every day Trisha makes arrangements to stop at a nearby Trader Joe’s and picks up […]
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Torturous trip out of the country – Ballerina from war-torn Ukraine comes to teach in G’tn

Local Life July 18, 2014 0 Comments

by Mary Nearpass Several months ago, when she booked her tickets from Ukraine to the United States, Irina Komarenko thought her trip would be relatively routine. She would fly from Donetsk to Moscow, then to New York City and on to Philadelphia, where Komarenko, principal dancer for the Donetsk Ballet Company for over 22 years, […]
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Started by local singer/songwriter: Mt. Airy’s Fruit Tart Records appeal to musical palate

Local Life July 17, 2014 0 Comments

by Lou Mancinelli Inspired by a group of eco-friendly businesses and the eco-conscious environment in Mt. Airy, local resident and singer/songwriter Rosa Diaz wants to use the green approach with Fruit Tart Records, the record label she is working to create. To do so she’s launched an IndieGoGo campaign to raise $7,600. When Diaz released […]
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Local optometrist sees a role for women in ice hockey

Local Life July 17, 2014 0 Comments

Ed. Note: Last week we ran a feature about Gwenn Amos, 51, a devout Christian and Doctor of Optometry who works for The Eye Institute in Chestnut Hill, is also an assistant professor at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Elkins Park, a musician (drummer), marathon runner, five-year survivor of stage III ovarian cancer, public […]
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Mt. Airy environmentalist gives up lawn for wildlife

Local Life July 17, 2014 0 Comments

by Bernard Brown John Janick plans to hit the 100 species mark in his backyard this year. In 2010, after consulting with Audubon Pennsylvania, he ripped up the car pad behind his house in West Mt. Airy. Since then Janick has planted 70 varieties of trees, shrubs and other plants, all native to Pennsylvania, in […]
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SLIDESHOW: Adopt-a-Pet

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