Book is a U-turn for famed standup comic – Reunion for famed Hill author, producer, Emmy winner

Local Life August 1, 2014 0 Comments

by Len Lear Chestnut Hill area native Craig Shoemaker, 55, can truly say he has made it big in show business. For 35 years the Emmy winner who has been performing standup comedy, writing scripts and producing TV shows and movies, has put it all out there straight with no chaser. No one-trick pony, this […]
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‘Heart’ of 91-year-old man is an inspiration – ‘Random acts of flowering’ cheering up elderly patients

Local Life August 1, 2014 0 Comments

by Patricia Gallagher Ed. Note: The cover story in Local Life on July 17 was about Patricia Gallagher, a Chalfont woman who is best known as “The Flower Lady.” Trisha founded the Flower Lady Project last year with the help of Bob and Hannelore Goodwin, who are both ministers at the Circle of Miracles Church […]
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Hill musician keeps loved one’s memory alive – Powerful ‘Living Memories’ honors the authors’ mother

Local Life August 1, 2014 0 Comments

by Rita Charleston It ended — or rather it began — with the death of their mother in 2006. That’s when Arthur Fischman and his sister, Dr. Meryl Ain, decided to write a book to honor their mother. The end result is a book called “The Living Memories Project: Legacies That Last” (196 pages, recently […]
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Arugula new in Plymouth Meeting: fine food, very noisy

Local Life August 1, 2014 0 Comments

by Emily Vanneman Arugula Restaurant, a BYOB owned by Alan Vaisberg and his daughter, Michelle, is appropriately named for the Italian influence on its menu. It is part of the recently constructed Cold Pointe Village, a development of town houses and businesses along Butler Pike in Plymouth Meeting. Arugula at Cold Point is the second […]
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Acclaimed medical writer’s stories on the cutting edge

Local Life August 1, 2014 0 Comments

by Len Lear You never know where story ideas will come from. I happened to pick up a copy of “Philadelphia Stories” in a local store recently. It is a free, quarterly publication, founded in 2004, which is described under the table of contents as “a non-profit literary magazine that publishes the finest literary fiction, […]
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Loony family finds one of their own most unexpectedly

Over the Top August 1, 2014 0 Comments

by Mike Todd “It can’t be,” I said, stopping in the middle of the street between my double- and triple-takes. I pulled my dog Memphis’ leash tight, keeping her close to my leg. Zack, the two-year-old freeloader riding in my backpack, leaned over to see what was going on. “Whassat?” he asked. Just down the […]
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First-hand experience (almost) with fake car accidents

Local Life July 31, 2014 1 Comment

by Len Lear On May 28 of this year, Philadelphia District Attorney R. Seth Williams charged a South Philadelphia auto body shop owner named Ronald Galati, Sr. and a group of 40 co-conspirators in a nearly $5 million insurance fraud scheme. These charges were the result of a 16-month Grand Jury investigation of American Collision […]
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Indoors again for Pastorius; great Irish/Celtic concert

Note-Worthy July 31, 2014 0 Comments

by Michael Caruso Once again the weather had its way with another Pastorius Park concert. The John Byrne Band’s July 16 performance was driven indoors to the lower school auditorium of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. At least this time around, the predicted torrential downpour actually did occur, so the concert’s organizer, the Chestnut Hill Community […]
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Can the Phillies be brought back to life by cloning?

Life So Far July 31, 2014 0 Comments

by Jim Harris Watching the currently on-life-support Philadelphia Phillies sleepwalk their way through this very depressing season reminds me of the 1993 film, “Jurassic Park,” which popularized the idea of cloning dinosaurs from fossils. While the technology necessary to achieve such a thing is a bit beyond what exists today, there have been a few […]
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Busted by ‘predator cop’; slow sports cars ‘drive’ her crazy

Opinion July 31, 2014 0 Comments

by Mary Gulivindala Are you a believer in manifestation or prophecy? I am. I manifested a prophecy, and I have proof. A speeding ticket. One definition of “manifest” is: of or pertaining to conscious feelings of repressed psychic material; or a foretelling or prediction of what’s to come. Yes, I have both psychic and fortune-telling […]
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