Narrow hoops victory for Ursinus locals

Sports July 28, 2014 0 Comments

by Tom Utescher Two local 2013 high school grads, Adrienne Cellucci of Mount St. Joseph Academy and Gianna Pownall of Springside Chestnut Hill, finished up their summer basketball schedule with a victory in the Malvern League last Wednesday evening. Both are rising sophomores for the Ursinus College team, which led by as many as 17 […]
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Hill poet/author jumps into prominence with ‘Trampoline’

Local Life July 25, 2014 0 Comments

by Mary Frances Cavallaro Chestnut Hill resident Charlotte Boulay, 36, was able to find some time over the course of seven years to write her poetry and publish her first book, despite her busy schedule. Though always being an avid reader, Boulay began writing poetry in high school. She was involved in her high school’s […]
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Both art and music are jazzy at Woodmere Art Museum

Local Life July 25, 2014 0 Comments

by Beth Ann Downey The Woodmere Art Museum prides itself in offering the select sector of Philadelphians who know it exists as a way to slow down from the pace of daily life. In a 19th century, stone Victorian mansion nestled away from a traffic-heavy corner of Germantown Avenue and East Bells Mill Road in […]
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Finally, no one rained on Pastorius Park’s parade!

Note-Worthy July 25, 2014 0 Comments

by Michael Caruso The planets and stars were all in alignment Wednesday, July 16, when the Venissa Santi Quartet performed in Chestnut Hill’s Pastorius Park. For the first time in a month, the weather had nothing to do with the concert. There was no threat of rain, so Santi’s performance was neither moved indoors nor […]
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Mt. Airy radio editor hosts music festival this weekend

Local Life July 25, 2014 0 Comments

by Nathan Lerner Held in Wiggins Waterfront Park and at the Susquehanna Bank Center, both on the Camden waterfront, the XPoNential Festival will begin this Friday, last for three days and include more than 30 artists. It will be produced by radio station WXPN. Mt. Airy resident, John Vettese, will play a key role in […]
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She was betrayed by humans; bleach can’t wash away fear

Local Life, Pets July 25, 2014 0 Comments

by Gina DeNofa Minya, a very sweet cat, was terrified when the strange people came and put her into a chilling carrier she had never been in before. The hard plastic and glass front carrier still retained the essence of dread from other animals; no amount of bleach and cleansers can ever wash fear away. […]
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‘Raised by Betty Crocker,’ now a single mother; Why?’

Local Life July 25, 2014 0 Comments

by Mary Gulivindala I am a single mother; how can this be? This was not supposed to be my reality. You see, I was raised by Betty Crocker to cook, clean and wash, make all of the beds, feed the kids and speak softly. I was never told I could be a doctor, a lawyer or […]
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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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As Bette Davis used to say, old age ain’t for sissies

Everyday Matters July 24, 2014 0 Comments

by Elise Seyfried Well, folks, it happened last summer. I got my first senior citizen discount in the supermarket I frequent at the Delaware shore. Shoppers ages 55 and up get a 5% discount every Tuesday. I stood in line with my driver’s license, ready to prove I was old enough (it’d been awhile since […]
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Is today his ‘clucky day?’ – Vegetarian wannabe is too chicken to stop eating meat

Over the Top July 24, 2014 1 Comment

by Mike Todd “Come on, try it,” I said to my wife, Kara, nudging the cube of who-knows-what toward her. “Uh uh,” she said, shaking her head. “Oh, try something new, Evan,” I said, reminding her of the phrase we employ 27 times a day in our vain attempts to get our four-year-old son, who […]
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