‘Dr. Doolittle’ raised wolves, leopard, etc. – Wood shines with passion for animals at zoo in area

Local Life August 21, 2014 0 Comments

by Jodi Benjamin A bald eagle spent the night in the attic; a black-necked swan made itself at home in the kitchen; and a baby skunk named Brie is temporarily living in the parlor. No, it’s not another sequel of Dr. Doolittle. It’s just another day in the life of Laurie Smith Wood, director of […]
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You must handle with care this ‘84-year-old relic’

Local Life August 21, 2014 0 Comments

by Barbara Sherf – Part Two In addition to sharing his philosophy on a host of issues on the front window, Milt Jacobson, 84, owner of a unique collectibles store at 251 Keswick Ave. in Glenside without a name, has placed numerous personal ads front and center because he just wants to find someone to cuddle […]
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Home Sweet Home-Schooling; should your children do it?

Everyday Matters August 21, 2014 0 Comments

by Elise Seyfried For someone who loved learning as much as I did, I wasn’t a very happy camper in school. Part of the problem was that we moved around so much; I was ALWAYS the new kid in town, with all the attendant social issues. Part of it surely was my gnat-like attention span, […]
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VIDEO: Matt Paul Sports & SCH students head to Williamsport

News August 20, 2014 0 Comments

Matt Paul, of Matt Paul Sports, and over forty Springside Chestnut Hill Academy students are taking a bus trip to Williamsport today to watch the Taney Dragons in the semifinals of the Little League World Series. Paul and 56 others will get a chance to watch the Dragons play Las Vegas tonight in person. There, they’ll cheer for the Dragons, and […]
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All in on Taney Dragons

Opinion August 20, 2014 0 Comments

by Pete Mazzaccaro City residents and nearby suburbanites are saying it out loud: “We finally have a successful baseball team in Philadelphia.” The Philadelphia Taney Dragons Little League team, which as of this writing is two wins from the U.S. Little League World Series title and three from a world title, have captured the imaginations […]
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Local efforts focus on sex trafficking in NW Philly

News August 20, 2014 0 Comments

by Sue Ann Rybak – The first article in a series When more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped from a secondary school in Chibok on April 14 of this year, it sparked international outrage and triggered a campaign on Twitter, using the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls. Local schools and businesses rallied to show support. Unfortunately, the […]
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Running on a trail of memories

Out and Back August 20, 2014 0 Comments

by Dante Zappala On the night of Aug. 5, 2009, Kevin McShea started his shift at the Northwest Detectives unit of the Philadelphia Police Department. He was presented with a case. A young girl had died on Forbidden Drive when, inexplicable even to fate, a tree branch fell and struck her while she was running. […]
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Mo’ne fever grips the Northwest

News August 20, 2014 0 Comments

by Bob Previdi As a the late afternoon crowd gathered slowly at McMenamin’s Bar & Restaurant on Germantown Avenue in Mt. Airy Friday, there was an anticipation in the air that felt a lot like the excitement of the US team during the recently completed World Cup in Brazil. But this time, the buzz at […]
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Letters: August 20

Letters August 20, 2014 2 Comments

Fighting over canned food Yet another splendid opportunity for right-minded people to squabble over the ever-diminishing parcels of ideological turf that we feel compelled to occupy and defend to the death. Why sell meat if vegans and vegetarians do not favor it? Why sell chocolate whose origins are in countries whose major exports otherwise seem […]
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Crime Report

Crime Report August 20, 2014 0 Comments

The following crimes are from the week of August 10 to August 16, 2014. Aug. 13. 8600 block Germantown Avenue. Complainant states that in line at store an unknown person picked his pocket of a cell phone. Aug. 14. Unit block E. Chestnut Hill Avenue. An unknown person stole a 26′ copper drain pipe from […]
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