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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Annie Bortnick: from France to Chestnut Hill, with love

Local Life August 8, 2014 0 Comments

by Damon Fillman Annie Bortnick, 68, is a painter and teacher who has lived in Chestnut Hill for the past 36 years but who has very fond memories of her childhood in the Auvergne region of Central France, where volcanoes like Puy de Dôme sometimes host the finish line in the famed Tour de France […]
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Pilates expert also exercises imagination in new book

Local Life August 8, 2014 0 Comments

by Len Lear About 10 years ago I took my first Pilates lesson ever at Vitality Studio in Mt. Airy, which was owned from 2003 to 2008 by a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, named Phylinda Moore. (It is still in business but with a different owner, Jessica Meeker.) After one hour of working out on […]
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Local mom soars with much-acclaimed ‘Angel of Losses’

Local Life August 8, 2014 0 Comments

by Fred P. Gusoff The first time might be the charm for Stephanie Feldman. The Fort Washington resident and stay-at-home mom, whose in-laws are longtime residents of Chestnut Hill, is watching five years of research and writing come to fruition. Her first book, “The Angel of Losses,” just published in July, hit bookstore shelves and […]
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