Dozens of awards for Wyndmoor firm – Landscape design/building experts are as busy as bees

Local Life September 12, 2014 0 Comments

by Len Lear Burke Brothers is a landscape design/build firm based at 7630 W Cheltenham Ave. in Wyndmoor that has been serving Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs since 1990. Their services include natural and formal landscape design, creative stone work, patios, pools, walkways and gardens as well as landscape maintenance. Their team of landscape designers and installation specialists, led by brothers Kevin and […]
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Learn everything about Yeakel Cemetery at Flourtown site

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The history of the Yeakel Cemetery, the final resting place of some of Chestnut Hill and Springfield Township’s earliest inhabitants, will be the subject of a program presented by the Springfield Township Historical Society on Thursday, Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Bethlehem Pike and East Mill Rd., Flourtown. The burial ground is […]
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SLIDESHOW: Adopt-a-Pet

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Former site of General Lafayette Inn: Hiller scores home run with hottest new area gastropub

Local Life September 11, 2014 0 Comments

by Len Lear Lafayette Hill resident Erin Wallace, 36, is definitely a quintessential American success story. She makes it rain everywhere she goes. Growing up in modest circumstances in Baltimore, Erin came to Philadelphia to attend Moore College of Art & Design, and like so many college students, she wound up waitressing to help pay […]
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Local actor, musician, ex-pilot flies into Halligan’s Pub

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by Len Lear and Lou Mancinelli Andy Kimbel, an L.A.-based, former Wyndmoor musician who has acted in several television shows, recently returned to the Chestnut Hill area for a series of concerts and guitar workshops. Kimbel will be performing at Halligan’s Pub, 1619 Bethlehem Pike in Flourtown, on Saturday, Sept. 13, 9 p.m. Most recently, […]
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Hill native gets high in ‘Tangle’ at Fringe Festival

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by Len Lear Chestnut Hill native, Lauren Rile Smith, 27, is the founder of Tangle, an aerial dance company of eight women which will be performing “Loop,” a full-length circus and theater show (www.tangle-arts.com/loop) mixing dance, theater and aerial acrobatics as part of the Philadelphia FringeArts Festival on Sept. 18 to 20. Tangle’s acrobats swing, climb and weave through suspended […]
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Cover article in N.Y. Times Magazine – ‘For Goodness Sex’: Gtn teacher’s new book for parents

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by Len Lear and Mary Frances Cavallaro For some reason, says Germantown educator Al Vernacchio, the metaphors for talking about sex in the U.S. all come from baseball — scoring, getting to first base, hitting a home run, etc. The problem is, this frames sex as a competition, with a winner and a loser. Instead, […]
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The eagle has landed in nearby Wissahickon Valley

Local Life September 5, 2014 0 Comments

by Brenda Malinics Sheepishly, my friend shared the news that she thought she had seen an eagle on her morning walk in the Wissahickon. “That’s not possible, is it?” she asked. It’s possible, I assured her; indeed, the eagle has landed in Philadelphia. The first bald eagle nest in Philadelphia in modern times was discovered […]
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Exhibit now at local gallery – Holocaust survivor, world-renowned Chestnut Hill artist

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by Len Lear In 1998, after artist Monique Seyler moved to Chestnut Hill, where she later opened and operated an art gallery, Gallery Saint Martin, she met fellow artist Ursula Sternberg, who lived at the top of the Hill with her husband, classical music maestro Jonathan Sternberg. “Although we would know each other for only […]
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Was with Cirque du Soleil for 5 years – Fringe Festival show for Gtwn’s ‘Tonight Show’ juggler

Local Life September 5, 2014 0 Comments

by Lou Mancinelli Greg Kennedy may live modestly in Germantown, but the 43-year-old juggler has won a Gold medal at the International Jugglers’ Association Championships, appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, been featured on the cover of Juggler’s World and Juggle Magazines, received over two million views on his YouTube videos and performed on […]
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