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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‘One Man’s Trash’ in park: tires and pregnancy test, etc.

News July 24, 2014 0 Comments

by Bradley Maule I knew when I started my year-long litter project that Devil’s Pool (in Wissahickon Park) is a perennial problem spot for trash. (That’s why there are at least three outdoor trash cans at the site.) I’ve also seen the area under the Henry Avenue Bridge in the aftermath of a party. But […]
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Joining ‘Big Girls Club’; be careful what you wish for

Local Life July 24, 2014 0 Comments

by Barbara Sherf Growing up with two older sisters and a younger brother, each about two years apart, I longed to gain entry into “The Big Girls Club.” My brother, Kevin, was in a club — and room — of his own. We three sisters shared a room, although I was a bit isolated on […]
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Art Splash scheduled at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

News July 24, 2014 0 Comments

by Siobhan Gleason Parents looking for a creative outlet for their kids or a way to meet up with other art-loving parents should visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art for Art Splash, a summer program in the main building every week until Sept. 1. Each week, a different masterpiece from the museum’s collection is celebrated […]
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Chestnut Hill: A squash powerhouse

News July 23, 2014 0 Comments

by Garrison Xian Chestnut Hill is famous for its architecture, stone paved roads, boutique shops and flowers. The neighborhood, however, is also known for something that most Hillers are unaware of: Chestnut Hill is a squash powerhouse. No, not squash the vegetable, but the racket sport in a four-walled room in which players alternate hitting […]
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Down on the farm in Treunbrietzen

Out and Back July 23, 2014 1 Comment

by Dante Zappala Follow the road out of Berlin down towards Wittenberg. Just before you get to the town of Treunbrietzen, make a right. You’ll rumble over cobblestones and cross a one lane bridge. Hang a left. Take the first dirt road you see to the barn with the solar panels on the roof. It’s […]
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