Torturous trip out of the country – Ballerina from war-torn Ukraine comes to teach in G’tn

Local Life July 18, 2014 0 Comments

by Mary Nearpass Several months ago, when she booked her tickets from Ukraine to the United States, Irina Komarenko thought her trip would be relatively routine. She would fly from Donetsk to Moscow, then to New York City and on to Philadelphia, where Komarenko, principal dancer for the Donetsk Ballet Company for over 22 years, […]
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Started by local singer/songwriter: Mt. Airy’s Fruit Tart Records appeal to musical palate

Local Life July 17, 2014 0 Comments

by Lou Mancinelli Inspired by a group of eco-friendly businesses and the eco-conscious environment in Mt. Airy, local resident and singer/songwriter Rosa Diaz wants to use the green approach with Fruit Tart Records, the record label she is working to create. To do so she’s launched an IndieGoGo campaign to raise $7,600. When Diaz released […]
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Local optometrist sees a role for women in ice hockey

Local Life July 17, 2014 0 Comments

Ed. Note: Last week we ran a feature about Gwenn Amos, 51, a devout Christian and Doctor of Optometry who works for The Eye Institute in Chestnut Hill, is also an assistant professor at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Elkins Park, a musician (drummer), marathon runner, five-year survivor of stage III ovarian cancer, public […]
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Mt. Airy environmentalist gives up lawn for wildlife

Local Life July 17, 2014 0 Comments

by Bernard Brown John Janick plans to hit the 100 species mark in his backyard this year. In 2010, after consulting with Audubon Pennsylvania, he ripped up the car pad behind his house in West Mt. Airy. Since then Janick has planted 70 varieties of trees, shrubs and other plants, all native to Pennsylvania, in […]
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SLIDESHOW: Adopt-a-Pet

Pets July 17, 2014 0 Comments

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

Local Life July 11, 2014 0 Comments

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’

Local Life July 11, 2014 0 Comments

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

Local Life July 11, 2014 0 Comments

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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