Forced to retire at age 29 – Adam Sterr likes to keep his students on their toes

Local Life April 18, 2014 0 Comments

by Fred P. Gusoff Adam Sterr, a professional ballet dancer-turned-dance instructor, wants to keep people on their toes for six weeks. The newcomer to Mt. Airy will teach an intermediate-level ballet course that will begin next Wednesday and will offer adults an opportunity to learn or improve on the ins and outs and ups and […]
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Coached 6 national championship teams – ‘Love’ for tennis instructor at Allens Lane Art Center

Local Life April 18, 2014 0 Comments

by J.B. Hyppolite “I do tennis, and if I don’t do it well, then I’m going to die poor.” So says Bryan Hughes, 45, founder of the South Philadelphia Tennis Association and the president of his own non-profit, Jedi Tennis LLC, and a tennis coach for more than 20 years, including helping to coach Texas’ […]
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Motivated by suicide of songwriter – Mt. Airy’s ‘Stars’ shine light on mental health issues

Local Life April 18, 2014 0 Comments

by Lou Mancinelli At Box Of Stars (BOS), a Mt. Airy-based organization founded by two music producers, Ted and Jessica Richardson have found a new calling in using music as a vehicle for spreading awareness and opening up a new discussion about mental health issues. What started in 2010 at their home as an idea […]
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Springside/CHA poet: No need for writers to starve

Local Life April 18, 2014 0 Comments

by Lou Mancinelli For the past seven years award-winning poet Iain Haley Pollock has balanced his wonderful craft and teaching English at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCHA). “I just want kids to know that there is a path forward,” said Pollock during a recent interview, about his goals as a teacher. “[I want them to […]
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Chestnut Hill’s ‘Wyeth’ meets the real Andrew Wyeth

Local Life April 17, 2014 0 Comments

by Eddie Flotte – Part Two Ed. Note: Eddie Flotte, who has been called the “Andrew Wyeth of Chestnut Hill,” continues to describe his journey from childhood in the Chestnut Hill area to a career as an artist whose paintings hang in private collections all around the world. Although he lives most of the year […]
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‘Thief’ leaves Mt. Airy; to be replaced by ‘Exchange’

Local Life April 17, 2014 0 Comments

by Tamara Anderson The Wine Thief, a restaurant which was at 7152 Germantown in the center of the Mt. Airy business district, recently closed its doors, and last week Ken Weinstein, owner of the building, announced that a new lease has been signed for the property by Marvin Graaf, a Mt. Airy resident who also […]
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Compelling music honors St. Martin’s 125th anniversary

Note-Worthy April 17, 2014 0 Comments

by Michael Caruso The Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Chestnut Hill, marked the final Sunday of Lent before Palm Sunday during its 125th anniversary year with a Choral Evensong April 6. The afternoon’s guest of honor was the Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the National Episcopal Cathedral Church of Saints Peter & Paul in […]
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