Moselle to leave Mt. Airy USA

News July 22, 2014 0 Comments

Elizabeth Mosells

by Sue Ann Rybak Elizabeth Moselle, director of Commercial Corridor Revitalization and Business Development for Mt. Airy USA and director of the Business Association of Mt. Airy, will resign at the end of July to accept a position with the Fairmount Park Conservancy, a nonprofit, collaborative partner of Philadelphia’s Parks and Recreation Department. She also […]
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Torturous trip out of the country – Ballerina from war-torn Ukraine comes to teach in G’tn

Local Life July 18, 2014 0 Comments

by Mary Nearpass Several months ago, when she booked her tickets from Ukraine to the United States, Irina Komarenko thought her trip would be relatively routine. She would fly from Donetsk to Moscow, then to New York City and on to Philadelphia, where Komarenko, principal dancer for the Donetsk Ballet Company for over 22 years, […]
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Pastorius Park concerts: Rain, rain, go away (please)!

Note-Worthy July 18, 2014 1 Comment

by Michael Caruso For the third week in a row, the weather played a role in the summer season of concerts in Pastorius Park. The threat of rain, which never materialized, forced the moving of Mutlu’s June 25 concert from the park’s outdoor stage to the lower school auditorium of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. Considering […]
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J.S. Bach’s theatrical job audition very entertaining

Curtain Call July 18, 2014 0 Comments

by Clark Groome When six musicians show up in Leipzig, Germany, to audition to be organist Johann Kuhnau’s replacement, all manner of madness ensues. The first thing you notice in the People’s Light and Theatre Company’s production (in Malvern) of Itamar Moses’ “Bach at Leipzig” is the curtain speech. You know the drill: turn off […]
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Local optometrist sees a role for women in ice hockey

Local Life July 17, 2014 0 Comments

Ed. Note: Last week we ran a feature about Gwenn Amos, 51, a devout Christian and Doctor of Optometry who works for The Eye Institute in Chestnut Hill, is also an assistant professor at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Elkins Park, a musician (drummer), marathon runner, five-year survivor of stage III ovarian cancer, public […]
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Mt. Airy environmentalist gives up lawn for wildlife

Local Life July 17, 2014 0 Comments

by Bernard Brown John Janick plans to hit the 100 species mark in his backyard this year. In 2010, after consulting with Audubon Pennsylvania, he ripped up the car pad behind his house in West Mt. Airy. Since then Janick has planted 70 varieties of trees, shrubs and other plants, all native to Pennsylvania, in […]
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To find the key to Janet’s heart, look in the sand dune

From the Belfry July 17, 2014 0 Comments

by Janet Gilmore “You can’t retrace your steps.” — Gertrude Stein “We’ll have to retrace our steps.” — Hugh Gilmore Family vacation. “Mom, did you pack my headphones?” “I sure did, Andrew. They’re in the blue canvas bag under your feet,” I said. Back when we were school teachers, summer found us on the way […]
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What I’ve learned about writing a memoir by writing a memoir, Part 1

Enemies of Reading July 17, 2014 1 Comment

by Hugh Gilmore There’s rust building up around the metal frame of the casement window in my office. Its crusty orange blisters seem a little worse every time I look over there. Someone should do something about it, but I can’t because I’m in mid-project now – writing a memoir – and can’t be disturbed. […]
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During summer slowdown, some thoughts on how to fix sports

From the Sidelines July 17, 2014 0 Comments

by Clark Groome The events of the last few weeks – the World Cup, the baseball All Star Game, the NBA and NHL drafts – focused attention on what is great and what is flawed about these sports. The greatness speaks for itself, so let me make proposals about two changes that might remove some […]
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High drama at Germantown Friends theater camps

Schools July 17, 2014 0 Comments

There is high drama at Germantown Friends School this summer with the introduction of two new theater camps. On stage, third- through sixth-grade students are performing plays they have written, produced and directed themselves in an improv Acting Camp; backstage, high-school students are designing and building sets that will be used in a professional production […]
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