No need to leave N.W. Philly to have a great vacation

Local Life August 21, 2014 0 Comments

by John Colgan-Davis One of the great things about being on vacation is that I get to use and experience my time in many different ways. During our “normal” lives, work and responsibility control our clocks, and what we see and experience and do is somewhat limited by that. But vacation gives us a chance […]
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‘Dr. Doolittle’ raised wolves, leopard, etc.: Wood shines with passion for animals at zoo in area

Local Life August 21, 2014 0 Comments

by Jodi Benjamin A bald eagle spent the night in the attic; a black-necked swan made itself at home in the kitchen; and a baby skunk named Brie is temporarily living in the parlor. No, it’s not another sequel of Dr. Doolittle. It’s just another day in the life of Laurie Smith Wood, director of […]
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You must handle with care this ‘84-year-old relic’

Local Life August 21, 2014 0 Comments

by Barbara Sherf – Part Two In addition to sharing his philosophy on a host of issues on the front window, Milt Jacobson, 84, owner of a unique collectibles store at 251 Keswick Ave. in Glenside without a name, has placed numerous personal ads front and center because he just wants to find someone to cuddle […]
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As a child, he ‘saved Lou Gehrig’s life’ – Milt Jacobson, 84, is a funny, youthful treasure chest

Local Life August 15, 2014 0 Comments

by Barbara Sherf – First of two parts Question: What is the most interesting store in Glenside with the most uninteresting name? Answer: The Glenside Store at 251 Keswick Ave. That’s one of dozens of handwritten signs made and posted by Dr. Milton Jacobson, 84, a retired psychologist, advertising man, teacher, journalist, widower, father, grandfather, minor […]
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Don’t give this Hill writer a left-handed compliment

Local Life August 15, 2014 0 Comments

by Rita Charleston It’s often been observed that while the great dancer Fred Astaire received most of the attention and fanfare for his amazing routines, his partner Ginger Rogers was doing everything he was doing — only she was doing it all backwards and in high heels! Now, it’s not that I consider myself a […]
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Sports columnist covers a lot more than fun and games

Local Life August 15, 2014 0 Comments

by John Colgan-Davis I don’t regularly write about sports in these columns. It just doesn’t seem quite appropriate most of the time. I do not normally talk to most folks about sports. My wife and family and I have discussions about the disappointment of the Phillies this year and the apparent re-awakening of the Eagles, […]
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SLIDESHOW: Adopt-a-Pet

Pets August 15, 2014 0 Comments

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Chronicles Folk Festival for posterity – Wyndmoor car repairman brings high octane to photos

Local Life August 14, 2014 0 Comments

by Nathan Lerner Now in its 53rd year, the Philadelphia Folk Festival will kick off Thursday, Aug. 14, and extend through the weekend. Once again, the annual musical extravaganza will take place on the Old Poole Farm outside Schwenksville in Montgomery County. The diverse musical line-up includes Old Crow Medicine Show, Jason Isbell (of the […]
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56-year-old club facing 300% tax hike: Beloved Irish Center in Mt. Airy in danger of closing

Local Life August 8, 2014 0 Comments

by Marita Krivda Poxon Rumors had been circulating for many months about the financial difficulties that the Irish Center at 6815 Emlen St. in West Mt. Airy (also known as the Commodore Barry Club) continued to have ever since the City of Philadelphia raised the Irish Center’s property taxes in 2013. But while many suspected […]
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It also deters geese and deer – Hill inventor receives a patent on weed-free grass

Local Life August 8, 2014 0 Comments

by Sally Cohen Constant mowing of airfield turfgrass is costly, generates excessive fuel emissions and attracts wildlife dangerous to aircraft, like Canada geese and deer. Lafayette Hill resident Christina Kobland envisioned a better way and was recently awarded a U.S. patent on her invention. Marketed as FlightTurf®, it’s a turfgrass vegetation management system maintained weed-free […]
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