One threatening idiot can’t ruin coast-to-coast bike ride

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by Max Feldman – Part Three ED. NOTE: Max Feldman, 29, and his dad, Ken, 64, of Mt. Airy, rode their bicycles from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean, 3,756 miles in all, from June 24 to Aug. 15 of this year. This is the third and final installment of Max’s record of the […]
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It was right after her husband’s suicide – The Thanksgiving I spent with generous Joan Rivers

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by Jeffrey Charles Marder In November, 1987, I walked off-stage at Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club in Caesar’s Palace, Lake Tahoe. I had just closed a lightly attended show. It was early in the week, and historically those club performances are never crowded. Imagine, then, my surprise to see Joan Rivers and a few […]
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New owners of shop at Top of Hill have lots of Seoul

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by Lou Mancinelli When she moved to Philadelphia in 1983 from South Korea, Denise Hellenbrand was 12 and did not know any English. Not the alphabet, not anything. Her uncle had moved from Seoul in 1976 and later opened a clothing manufacturing warehouse on Broad Street near Olney. Her parents were expert tailors who ran […]
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Joe Black: natural foods pioneer, ex-hippie, ‘manny’

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by Lou Mancinelli In January of 1970 a young hippie who was against the Vietnam War enlisted in the Army because he was about to be drafted. There were three different jobs he could choose from, and with any luck Joe Black would not end up in combat in Vietnam. Now 44 years later, after […]
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Dozens of awards for Wyndmoor firm – Landscape design/building experts are as busy as bees

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by Len Lear Burke Brothers is a landscape design/build firm based at 7630 W Cheltenham Ave. in Wyndmoor that has been serving Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs since 1990. Their services include natural and formal landscape design, creative stone work, patios, pools, walkways and gardens as well as landscape maintenance. Their team of landscape designers and installation specialists, led by brothers Kevin and […]
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Learn everything about Yeakel Cemetery at Flourtown site

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The history of the Yeakel Cemetery, the final resting place of some of Chestnut Hill and Springfield Township’s earliest inhabitants, will be the subject of a program presented by the Springfield Township Historical Society on Thursday, Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Bethlehem Pike and East Mill Rd., Flourtown. The burial ground is […]
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SLIDESHOW: Adopt-a-Pet

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Former site of General Lafayette Inn: Hiller scores home run with hottest new area gastropub

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by Len Lear Lafayette Hill resident Erin Wallace, 36, is definitely a quintessential American success story. She makes it rain everywhere she goes. Growing up in modest circumstances in Baltimore, Erin came to Philadelphia to attend Moore College of Art & Design, and like so many college students, she wound up waitressing to help pay […]
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Local actor, musician, ex-pilot flies into Halligan’s Pub

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by Len Lear and Lou Mancinelli Andy Kimbel, an L.A.-based, former Wyndmoor musician who has acted in several television shows, recently returned to the Chestnut Hill area for a series of concerts and guitar workshops. Kimbel will be performing at Halligan’s Pub, 1619 Bethlehem Pike in Flourtown, on Saturday, Sept. 13, 9 p.m. Most recently, […]
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Hill native gets high in ‘Tangle’ at Fringe Festival

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by Len Lear Chestnut Hill native, Lauren Rile Smith, 27, is the founder of Tangle, an aerial dance company of eight women which will be performing “Loop,” a full-length circus and theater show (www.tangle-arts.com/loop) mixing dance, theater and aerial acrobatics as part of the Philadelphia FringeArts Festival on Sept. 18 to 20. Tangle’s acrobats swing, climb and weave through suspended […]
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