A ‘lightbulb moment’ changed his life: Eddie Flotte is now ‘Chestnut Hill’s Andrew Wyeth’

Local Life April 11, 2014 0 Comments

by Eddie Flotte Ed. Note: Eddie Flotte, 57, is to Chestnut Hill what Andrew Wyeth is to Chester County. His paintings and reproductions hang in private collections all over the world. If you walk or drive down Germantown Avenue, you just might see him in his chair at his easel, painting one of Chestnut Hill’s […]
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Author/OCD fighter at CH Library – Stories of overcoming depression, mental illness, etc.

Local Life April 11, 2014 1 Comment

by Len Lear Melissa Ann Hopely, a musician and author of “The People You Meet in Real Life” who admits battling obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), will speak Wednesday, April 16, 4 p.m., at the Chestnut Hill Library, 8711 Germantown Ave. The stories in “Real Life” range from cancer survival to bullying, addiction, divorce and domestic abuse. […]
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O’Neill classic staged powerfully at Mt. Airy theater

Local Life April 11, 2014 1 Comment

by Hugh Hunter Quintessence is ending its fourth season with a vigorous revival of “Mourning Becomes Electra” (1931) by Eugene O’Neill. It is an ambitious undertaking that runs for four hours (including three intermissions). But it held my attention and was warmly received. “Electra” is loosely based on the “Oresteia” trilogy by Aeschylus, in which Agamemnon is murdered by […]
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Carolina comes to Mt. Airy, bringing ‘Sacred Massage’

Local Life April 11, 2014 0 Comments

by Constance Garcia-Barrio The possibilities at Sacred Paradise Massage, 7203 Germantown Ave., seem so delicious that one can’t tell whether to pick up a spoon or stretch out on a treatment table. The milk, honey and coconut hydrating scrub (75 minutes for $115) might both please the palate and enliven the skin. If other recipes […]
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100 years of passion for G’twn’s ‘Mr. Twinkle Toes’

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by Marcia Z. Siegal “When I was born, people said I was so small you could hold me in the palm of your hand. The doctors told my mother I wasn’t going to live very long,” Albert Brealand says. Time has told a different story. Last December, Brealand (“Mr. Al”) marked his 100th birthday with […]
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Learn how to get a ‘head’ with beer you brew yourself

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by Tamara Anderson On the corner of Emlen and Mt. Pleasant, there is a small retail shop filled with all of the magical ingredients needed to make craft beer. Owner, Scott Wikander, 42, who opened Malt House Ltd. in May of 2012 and who teaches beer-making at both his storefront and at Mt. Airy Learning […]
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Gin Canaries chirp to the beat of a different drummer

Local Life April 10, 2014 0 Comments

by JB Hyppolite Mt. Airy’s own, The Gin Canaries play hot jazz from the 1920s-1940s era. Together for almost four years, they have developed a local following from their performances every fourth Sunday at Earth Bread + Brewery in Mt. Airy. Each member plays several instruments, and they dress up in the vintage threads of […]
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