A compelling tale of political intrigue now at Stagecrafters

Local Life September 26, 2014 0 Comments

by Hugh Hunter It comes as no surprise to see a drama that presents politics as corrupting. The strength of “Farragut North” (2008), now running at Stagecrafters, is that it manages to do so without being cynical. The play is all about the toxic effect of politics on the character of 25-year-old Stephen Bellamy (David […]
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Literary Mt. Airy yoga instructor rocks – From eating disorder, near-suicide, to prolific author

Local Life September 26, 2014 0 Comments

by Len Lear and Lou Mancinelli Daralyse Lyons, of Mt. Airy, just turned 31 on Sept. 8, but the certified yoga instructor who suffered with a severe eating disorder (anorexia and bulimia) for 10 years, starting at age 14, and a near-suicide has become one of the most prolific authors in the Greater Philadelphia area. […]
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‘JoyRide’ honors avid Hill cyclist who died too soon

Local Life September 26, 2014 0 Comments

by Len Lear The Waldorf School of Philadelphia (WSP), 7500 Germantown Ave. in Mt. Airy, has announced its second annual “Ode to JoyRide” that will take place on Sunday, Oct. 5, in honor of the late Lewis duPont Smith, a beloved former parent of the school and resident of Chestnut Hill. “Lewis, along with his […]
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Mari now teaching drawing for MALT – Even brain tumor can’t stop former Woodmere curator

Local Life September 26, 2014 0 Comments

by Len Lear Meri Adelman, 59, whose brain tumor forced her to leave the position of Curator of Education that she held at Woodmere Art Museum from 1992 to 2005, will be teaching a 6-session course on drawing for Mt. Airy Learning Tree starting Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Chestnut Hill United, 8812 Germantown Ave. This […]
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Rescued from cruelty and certain death – Mozart, Mann Center reject, can’t hear music any more

Local Life, Pets September 26, 2014 0 Comments

by Brenda Malinics There are always those animals that reach into the depths of your heart a little deeper or a little stronger than most. Mozart is one of those animals. Mozart is a handsome, young, confident, curious and happy-go-lucky male cat who found his way to the Mann Music Center this summer. He was […]
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A ‘disease actor,’ as in famous Seinfeld episode: Woodmere/Mt. St. Joseph artist’s work ‘true-to-life’

Local Life September 25, 2014 0 Comments

by Lou Mancinelli For years, local artist Wayne Hibschman was painting in his head. At least that’s what he told people once he started painting again four years ago, after stopping for nearly four years before that. An accomplished artist, teacher and former business owner, Wayne’s past 10 years have been his most productive in […]
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Atypical director shakes up Allens Lane Theater with ‘Quake’

Local Life September 25, 2014 0 Comments

by Christine Cayer Sarah Mitteldorf, 29, may not ‘rawr’ like the dinosaur on her shirt, but her enthusiasm for the power of theater speaks volumes. Sarah will be directing “Quake,” the opening production of Allens Lane Art Center’s 61st theater season, and she insists that “I love what I do.” “It’s somewhat terrifying though, to […]
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Fell in love with her therapist – Local author’s new book a memoir of ‘people pleaser’

Local Life September 25, 2014 0 Comments

by Emily Brooks In 2010 Cheryl Rice was 45. She was living the ideal life she had always imagined, or so she thought. Married, with two stepchildren, a successful career as a professional speaker and coach, a loving and supportive family; she seemed to have it all. But then came news that Cheryl says shook […]
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Stunning new Mt. Airy photo exhibit by world traveler

Local Life September 25, 2014 0 Comments

by Len Lear and Jerome O’Neill “To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.” — Henri Cartier Bresson Ellie Seif, 73, an acclaimed photographer from Mt. Airy, will have a collection of […]
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SLIDESHOW: Adopt-a-Pet

Pets September 25, 2014 0 Comments

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