‘Great server’ was visa lottery winner – American Dream still flickers for Hill server from Romania

Local Life April 10, 2014 1 Comment

by Lou Mancinelli After coming to the U.S. in 2003 from her native Romania, Liliana Predoaica, now a waitress at Paris Bistro, next to the Chestnut Hill Hotel, sometimes worked two jobs. They were usually at night, in addition to daytime classes towards her bachelor’s degree in fashion at the Art Institute of Philadelphia (AI) […]
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Course may help families repair damaged relationships

Local Life April 10, 2014 0 Comments

by Lou Mancinelli Perhaps you’ve gone out to dinner with the family or to a family gathering and left horrified. There was tension that led to arguments and relationships that were strained, perhaps even ruined. Or maybe it seems that somehow everyone else’s family is perfect. These are the kinds of issues that local family […]
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Best seller in Blue Bell

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Mary Higgins Clark, #1 New York Times bestselling author will be visiting the Wissahickon Valley Public Library, 650 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell, on Wednesday, April 16, 2 p.m. She will speak and sign copies of her newly released book, “I’ve Got You Under My Skin.” The cost of $30 per seat, includes a copy of her new […]
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Specializes in painting ‘crumbling buildings’ – Hill ‘Best of Show’ artist adds style to Weavers Way

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by Jacqueline Rupp Like scenes from an avant garde movie, local artist Lara Cantu-Hertzler creates the illusion of three-dimensional worlds in her paintings. Drawing upon elements of architecture intermixed with the human form, her pieces are surreal, soft and liquid snapshots into an abstract yet familiar world. 

Locally and nationally, Lara, 28, has been quite […]
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SLIDESHOW: Adopt-a-Pet

Pets April 10, 2014 0 Comments

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Eugene O’Neill tragedy now on stage – After slow start, classic dramas catching on in Mt. Airy

Local Life April 4, 2014 0 Comments

by Caryl Johnston Alexander Burns, 32, directs the Quintessence Theatre, which has made its home in Mt. Airy since 2010. Four years ago an interview appeared in the Local, when Alex was just beginning his journey. He hoped at that time to perform Eugene O’Neill’s powerful drama, “Mourning Becomes Electra,” for his opening season. This […]
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At Friends Meetinghouse on April 9 – ‘Downton Abbey’ journeys from England to Chestnut Hill

Local Life April 4, 2014 0 Comments

by Barbara Sherf Timing is a funny thing. Just ask Mt. Airy resident and longtime Wyck Historic House Board Member Ingrid E. Bogel, who had kept in touch with Jeff Groff, Executive Director at Wyck for 16 years before moving on to Winterthur Museum in Delaware in 2006. A blockbuster exhibition of the costumes of […]
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