Child of an alcoholic prostitute – Terrified ‘angel’ in Catholic orphanage falls into coffin

Local Life September 19, 2014 0 Comments

by Ron Petrou Ed. Note: Ron Petrou, a resident of Mt. Airy, is a former high school English teacher at Kimberton Waldorf School and the founder/director of Wordsmiths, a public relations firm in King of Prussia. He is now writing a book about his own life and the lives of his wife, Martha, a nurse; […]
Continue Reading

‘Killer WASPs’ sting Main Line pretensions – Local author’s new book a crime mystery among the rich

Local Life September 19, 2014 0 Comments

by Lou Mancinelli Killer WASPs are loose on the Main Line. In her debut novel, Amy Korman, 46, long-time Philadelphia Magazine editor, has weaved together a playful crime mystery set in Bryn Mawr. Between the tennis matches and the cocktail parties and the expensively dressed people, it’s a glitzy society. But a major real estate […]
Continue Reading

Festival in memory of gardener killed in car accident

Local Life September 19, 2014 0 Comments

by Len Lear The fourth annual Garlic in the Garden Festival & Cookoff will be held Sunday, Sept. 21, 3 to 6 p.m., at the Temple Ambler Crops Garden, 580 Meetinghouse Rd., Ambler. It is open to the public and family-friendly, and all donations will benefit local food cupboards. There will be a garlic cookoff […]
Continue Reading

Retired Hill professor earns high Marx for new book

Local Life September 19, 2014 0 Comments

by Fred P. Gusoff A longtime Chestnut Hill resident and retired University of Pennsylvania sociology professor has a lot to say about Marx. No, not Groucho Marx, Karl Marx. He has so much to say, in fact, that he put his thoughts into a book. “When Marx Mattered: An Intellectual Odyssey” is Harold J. Bershady’s […]
Continue Reading

WWII vet stands on the shoulders of giants: Stunning exhibit by 90-year-old artist at Hill gallery

Local Life September 18, 2014 1 Comment

by Karen Plourde Artist Philip Cohn might say he stands on the shoulders of giants, French and Italian painters like Renoir, Cezanne, Masaccio and Bellini, whose work he first saw in Europe while serving in World War II. Those classic paintings influenced him to continue his art education and fueled a desire to make art […]
Continue Reading

‘Lion’ may be lyin’ about history, but it’s compelling

Local Life September 18, 2014 0 Comments

by Hugh Hunter Old Academy Players opened its new season with a revival of “The Lion in Winter” (1966), by James Goldman, a play that garnered fame after the hit movie version with Katharine Hepburn (1968). Directed by Carla Childs and produced by Helga Krauss, the OA production kicks life into a drama that is […]
Continue Reading

Her book tells you how to meet the right man (or woman)

Local Life September 18, 2014 0 Comments

by Lou Mancinelli There was a priest and a nun who both very much liked the other. For almost seven years they would see one another at different gatherings and barbecues. They taught together too. But their vows to the Church prohibited them from following their instincts, so they gave up their holy life and […]
Continue Reading

Custom millwork also sets them apart – 50 years of world class work for local construction firm

Local Life September 18, 2014 0 Comments

by Len Lear According to Jeff Jefferis of Glenside, “Ten years ago we were at our wit’s end when along came Dennis Meyer! After several frustrating years of being told by various designers, architects and contractors that we couldn’t possibly do what we wanted done with out home, we repeated the same wish list to […]
Continue Reading

It’s about building relationships also – Need something repaired? The price is right — Free!

Local Life September 18, 2014 0 Comments

by Len Lear Once upon a time in America, when something in the home was broken — a toaster, bicycle, vacuum cleaner, TV set, sofa — it would actually be fixed by the homeowner or by a repairman. Today, however, in our throwaway society, when something in the home is broken, it often is just […]
Continue Reading

SLIDESHOW: Adopt-a-Pet

Pets September 18, 2014 0 Comments

Want to support the Local? Join the Chestnut Hill Community Association. Membership helps fund what we do. Join today.
Continue Reading