Survived ovarian cancer, now running marathons – Chestnut Hill optometrist, hockey player and much more

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by Len Lear Gwenn Amos, 51, a Renaissance woman who lives in Ambler, somehow finds enough time in the same 24-hour day we all have to cram in numerous passions and skills. Amos, a Doctor of Optometry who works for The Eye Institute in Chestnut Hill, is also an assistant professor at the Pennsylvania College […]
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New fitness club on Hill is open ‘Anytime’ you want it

Local Life July 11, 2014 1 Comment

by Carole Verona Too busy to exercise? Well, you’re just going to have to find another excuse. Anytime Fitness, a gym that is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, opened for business June 21 at 7719 Crittenden St. in the Market Square shopping center. “This is a club […]
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Cookbook author, 77, a volunteer ‘straight out of heaven’

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by Emily Brooks For 77-year-old Margaret Guthrie of Mt. Airy, who has published eight cookbooks, the key to success and longevity is all about perspective. “I still think I’m 18,” she says, laughing. “I wake up and look in the mirror, and I say, ‘Who the hell is that old hag?’ But I stay interested. […]
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Began writing as ‘therapy’ after divorce – Adam and Eve get new treatment, thanks to Hill author

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by Lou Mancinelli When published poet and founder of the Montgomery Count Poet Laureate Program (MCPL) Joanne Leva started writing 24 years ago, she had no plans to make a career as a writer. She was in an unhappy marriage, and she just started to write and shared some of her feelings with a friend. […]
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SLIDESHOW: Adopt-a-Pet

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Hiller has a most daunting task — prevent youth violence

Local Life July 10, 2014 0 Comments

by Len Lear I’m not sure anyone could have a more daunting job than Chestnut Hill resident Richard Greenwald. Since March of 2013 Richard, 49, has been executive director and assistant to the mayor for youth violence prevention. Anyone who watches the 11 o’clock news knows how many young people in the inner city are […]
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Angelic harpist, from the Tonight Show to Chestnut Hill

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by Len Lear Most young people who want to play a musical instrument choose the guitar or the piano. Last on their list, if it makes the list at all, is probably the harp, but if they listened to the angelic sounds of Mindy Cutcher, they might move the harp to the top of their […]
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Will speak Saturday at local bookstore – Mt. Airy author a powerful advocate for disabled kids

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by Len Lear West Mt. Airy resident Kathy Roberson, 55, who will be speaking at the Big Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Lane, on Saturday, July 12, 2 p.m., has worked for many years in the area of disability policy, advocating on behalf of families who are caring for a child with special needs. A […]
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Mt. Airy tree expert branches out; mulch biz growing

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by Len Lear Sam Mills, 50, who has lived in Mt. Airy since he was a 7-year-old student at Houston Elementary School, spent almost 20 years up in trees with his own company, Arbor Care Services, until he realized his future lay on firmer ground. “The tree work just got too physically hard,” said Sam, […]
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After 65 years of marriage, local pair together again

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by Barbara Sherf If you believe in reunions in the hereafter, Ethel (Decovny) Goldis, 90, is now with Albert, or “Doc,” as he was known, who died in 2009, also at age 90, following 65 years of marriage. The couple worked side by side; he filling prescriptions and she running the front of the West […]
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