Acclaimed medical writer’s stories on the cutting edge

Local Life August 1, 2014 0 Comments

by Len Lear You never know where story ideas will come from. I happened to pick up a copy of “Philadelphia Stories” in a local store recently. It is a free, quarterly publication, founded in 2004, which is described under the table of contents as “a non-profit literary magazine that publishes the finest literary fiction, […]
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SLIDESHOW: Adopt-a-Pet

Pets August 1, 2014 1 Comment

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Ghostwriter will come to life at W. Mt. Airy bookstore

Local Life July 31, 2014 0 Comments

by Len Lear “I have few marketable skills. One is that I can write; another is that I have a good head for business, but I don’t really want to be in business or in sales. So I write about it instead. I’m good at taking complicated information and reducing it to plain English that […]
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First-hand experience (almost) with fake car accidents

Local Life July 31, 2014 2 Comments

by Len Lear On May 28 of this year, Philadelphia District Attorney R. Seth Williams charged a South Philadelphia auto body shop owner named Ronald Galati, Sr. and a group of 40 co-conspirators in a nearly $5 million insurance fraud scheme. These charges were the result of a 16-month Grand Jury investigation of American Collision […]
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Mt. Airy neighbors turn trash dumping site into park

Local Life July 31, 2014 0 Comments

by Antje Mattheus Wissahickon East Project On April 26, 2014, with a Creek Clean Up and ribbon-cutting ceremony, the Wissahickon East Project (WEP) at Anderson Street and Woodbrook Lane in East Mt. Airy celebrated 25 years of neighborhood activism that led to the formation of a six-acre walk-to park. WEP thanked private citizens and public […]
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Re-opening 7 months after 4-alarm blaze – Fire could not destroy spirits of Flourtown merchants

Local Life July 25, 2014 0 Comments

by Barbara Sherf Despite the owners’ fears that customers would not flock back to South Ocean Asian Bistro in Flourtown, the community proved them wrong last Wednesday at the Grand Re-Opening. The Chinese/Japanese eatery, along with a half dozen other businesses, were forced to close following a devastating four-alarm fire at the Flourtown Pizza Shop […]
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Hill poet/author jumps into prominence with ‘Trampoline’

Local Life July 25, 2014 0 Comments

by Mary Frances Cavallaro Chestnut Hill resident Charlotte Boulay, 36, was able to find some time over the course of seven years to write her poetry and publish her first book, despite her busy schedule. Though always being an avid reader, Boulay began writing poetry in high school. She was involved in her high school’s […]
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Both art and music are jazzy at Woodmere Art Museum

Local Life July 25, 2014 0 Comments

by Beth Ann Downey The Woodmere Art Museum prides itself in offering the select sector of Philadelphians who know it exists as a way to slow down from the pace of daily life. In a 19th century, stone Victorian mansion nestled away from a traffic-heavy corner of Germantown Avenue and East Bells Mill Road in […]
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Mt. Airy radio editor hosts music festival this weekend

Local Life July 25, 2014 0 Comments

by Nathan Lerner Held in Wiggins Waterfront Park and at the Susquehanna Bank Center, both on the Camden waterfront, the XPoNential Festival will begin this Friday, last for three days and include more than 30 artists. It will be produced by radio station WXPN. Mt. Airy resident, John Vettese, will play a key role in […]
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She was betrayed by humans; bleach can’t wash away fear

Local Life, Pets July 25, 2014 0 Comments

by Gina DeNofa Minya, a very sweet cat, was terrified when the strange people came and put her into a chilling carrier she had never been in before. The hard plastic and glass front carrier still retained the essence of dread from other animals; no amount of bleach and cleansers can ever wash fear away. […]
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