Child of an alcoholic prostitute – Terrified ‘angel’ in Catholic orphanage falls into coffin

Local Life September 19, 2014 0 Comments

by Ron Petrou Ed. Note: Ron Petrou, a resident of Mt. Airy, is a former high school English teacher at Kimberton Waldorf School and the founder/director of Wordsmiths, a public relations firm in King of Prussia. He is now writing a book about his own life and the lives of his wife, Martha, a nurse; […]
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‘Killer WASPs’ sting Main Line pretensions – Local author’s new book a crime mystery among the rich

Local Life September 19, 2014 0 Comments

by Lou Mancinelli Killer WASPs are loose on the Main Line. In her debut novel, Amy Korman, 46, long-time Philadelphia Magazine editor, has weaved together a playful crime mystery set in Bryn Mawr. Between the tennis matches and the cocktail parties and the expensively dressed people, it’s a glitzy society. But a major real estate […]
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Retired Hill professor earns high Marx for new book

Local Life September 19, 2014 0 Comments

by Fred P. Gusoff A longtime Chestnut Hill resident and retired University of Pennsylvania sociology professor has a lot to say about Marx. No, not Groucho Marx, Karl Marx. He has so much to say, in fact, that he put his thoughts into a book. “When Marx Mattered: An Intellectual Odyssey” is Harold J. Bershady’s […]
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Esteemed English choir at St. Paul’s Church on Sunday

Note-Worthy September 19, 2014 0 Comments

by Michael Caruso St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, will host the Schola Cantorum of Oxford Sunday, Sept. 21, 5 p.m. The concert is free and open to the general public. This intercollegiate choir from Oxford, England, has a long-held reputation as one of the oldest and finest chamber choirs in the United Kingdom. Its […]
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‘Lion’ may be lyin’ about history, but it’s compelling

Local Life September 18, 2014 0 Comments

by Hugh Hunter Old Academy Players opened its new season with a revival of “The Lion in Winter” (1966), by James Goldman, a play that garnered fame after the hit movie version with Katharine Hepburn (1968). Directed by Carla Childs and produced by Helga Krauss, the OA production kicks life into a drama that is […]
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Her book tells you how to meet the right man (or woman)

Local Life September 18, 2014 0 Comments

by Lou Mancinelli There was a priest and a nun who both very much liked the other. For almost seven years they would see one another at different gatherings and barbecues. They taught together too. But their vows to the Church prohibited them from following their instincts, so they gave up their holy life and […]
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Baseball season not over at local theaters

Curtain Call September 18, 2014 0 Comments

by Clark Groome Last week two baseball-themed plays opened a day apart. They are very different plays, but both are blessed with strong productions. They almost make you forget about the futility of the Phillies season. Rounding Third Two Little League coaches with differing points of view about the purpose of their team’s activities bicker […]
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Custom millwork also sets them apart – 50 years of world class work for local construction firm

Local Life September 18, 2014 0 Comments

by Len Lear According to Jeff Jefferis of Glenside, “Ten years ago we were at our wit’s end when along came Dennis Meyer! After several frustrating years of being told by various designers, architects and contractors that we couldn’t possibly do what we wanted done with out home, we repeated the same wish list to […]
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It’s about building relationships also – Need something repaired? The price is right — Free!

Local Life September 18, 2014 0 Comments

by Len Lear Once upon a time in America, when something in the home was broken — a toaster, bicycle, vacuum cleaner, TV set, sofa — it would actually be fixed by the homeowner or by a repairman. Today, however, in our throwaway society, when something in the home is broken, it often is just […]
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‘Qualifying’ for marathons and everything else

Out and Back September 18, 2014 0 Comments

by Dante Zappala Ryan Hall is fast. He is qualified. He’s the only American marathon runner to break 2:05, accomplishing that at Boston in 2011. So when he toed the line at the same event in 2014 with the world’s best, you’d have to believe he deserved to be there; except that he hadn’t actually […]
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