Born in Ethiopia, Mt. Airy resident shares journey to find forever family in children’s book

News July 29, 2014 0 Comments

by Sue Ann Rybak Sara Miller Greene, 40, of Mt. Airy, understands what it means to be different. Greene was born in Nazareth, Ethiopia. Her birth mother was homeless and knew she couldn’t afford another mouth to feed. Her son Yonas was slowly dying of starvation. “My mother left me at the country hospital where […]
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CHCA board planning street tree program

News July 29, 2014 0 Comments

by Kevin Dicciani At a lightly attended meeting of the CHCA Board of Directors on July 24 that consisted mostly of division reports, an upcoming project to repopulate Germantown Avenue with street trees came up. Larry McEwen, vice president for the Physical Division, discussed the Green Space Initiative Tree-Planting Campaign – a measure that would […]
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Chestnut Hill Business District announces new Retail Recruiter

News July 29, 2014 0 Comments

The Chestnut Hill Business District announced last week that it had named Kathie Meadows as its new Retail Recruiter. She will replace Laurie Wrightman who held the position for just less than two years. Meadows has more than 20 years of experience in hospitality sales and marketing, with a strong background in retail and interior […]
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Little TreehousePlay Cafe closed

News July 28, 2014 0 Comments

The Little Treehouse Play Cafe, 10 W. Gravers Lane, which opened to considerable praise and fanfare five years ago, appears to have finally gone quietly out of business sometime in June. The business had reduced its hours recently to Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Weekends. In May it reported on Facebook and Twitter that the building had […]
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Kelly Green, Black split in NCAA League

Sports July 28, 2014 0 Comments

by Tom Utescher In collegiate women’s hoops action in the NCAA League last week, two franchises with area players went 1-1 in their Tuesday and Thursday outings, while a third lost both of its games. The Kelly Green team that features 2014 Mount St. Joe grad Alex Louin turned back a tough challenge from Team […]
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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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