Penny turns out to be priceless for Chestnut Hiller

Local Life July 4, 2014 0 Comments

by Janet Gilmore My pal Jane got me into novelist Louise Penny’s books over lunch one day. I read the first one and then binge-read the next 10. Then I re-read them. I’m a tad obsessive. Penny’s detective is Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Canadian Police. He has the allure of a happily married […]
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Mt. Airyite gave up dance career – Husband’s death motivated her to aid cancer patients

Local Life July 3, 2014 0 Comments

by Lou Mancinelli and Len Lear When Mt. Airy resident Michelle Stortz’s husband, Jonathan Mark Lustig, died in 2009 due to complications from cancer treatment, the loss motivated her to investigate teaching yoga to cancer patients, an approach with which she was already familiar. “My husband’s passing was a life-changing event,” she explained last week. […]
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Ex-journalist ‘scoops’ his restaurant competition – Mandarin Garden still in bloom after nearly 30 years

Local Life July 3, 2014 0 Comments

by Jacqueline Rupp There’s a reason why Mandarin Garden in Willow Grove has been satisfying customers for almost 30 years and is still packing them in. Owner Michael Wei, who also owns Cin Cin in Chestnut Hill, Yangming in Bryn Mawr and Nectar in Berwyn, has obviously set the bar high for each restaurant. Check […]
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Approach the bench in Chestnut Hill — if you can find one

Local Life July 3, 2014 5 Comments

by Mary Gulivindala “Truly, the bench is a boon to idlers. Whoever first came up with the idea is a genius: free public resting places where you can take time out from the bustle and brouhaha of the city, and simply sit and watch and reflect.” — Tom Hodgkinson I love Chestnut Hill. I don’t […]
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SLIDESHOW: Adopt-a-Pet

Pets July 3, 2014 0 Comments

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Lippincott band this Thursday at the Mermaid

Arts, Local Life June 30, 2014 0 Comments

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by Kevin Callan The Randy Lippincott Band will be playing some of their blues and New Orleans music on Thursday, July 3 from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Mermaid Inn Bar located at 7673 Winston Rd in Chestnut Hill. The five piece blues band features guitar, drums, piano/organ, bass, and harmonica. They have […]
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Originally a form of communication by slaves: G’twn tap dance teacher spreads joy, even in Antarctica

Local Life June 27, 2014 0 Comments

by Constance Garcia-Barrio The snap and click of tap dancing raise rhythms from Philly’s past, when curbside dancing duels drew crowds. A chance to study with masters of that street staccato brought Corinne Anne Karon, 39, to Philadelphia. A short white girl from Providence, Rhode Island, rather than the black men of tap’s heyday, Corinne […]
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Hill filmmaker/scriptwriter hits the ‘Ground’ running

Local Life June 27, 2014 0 Comments

by Lou Mancinelli For Chestnut Hill screenwriter and professor David Greenberg, who has penned, edited and doctored over 30 films and documentaries throughout his nearly three-decade career, the journey to get his own film produced took him from Philadelphia to Hollywood and back. It has taken 10 years so far. Now, after a successful $12,000 […]
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Had a hair-raising experience with Dr. Oz – Local nit-picker itching to get rid of kids’ head lice

Local Life June 27, 2014 0 Comments

by Sue Ann Rybak Michele Barrack, 39, of Plymouth Meeting, had a problem that was just itching to be solved. Pediculosis humanis capitis. Better known as head lice. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that between six to 12 million infestations occur in the U.S. among children 3 to 11 years of […]
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Dogs won’t have a ruff day with new Erdenheim groomer

Local Life, Pets June 27, 2014 0 Comments

by JB Hyppolite and Len Lear The U.S. pet industry is expected to command more than $50 billion this year, according to the American Pet Product Association. The category of “other pet services,” which includes grooming, commanded $4.39 billion of that revenue last year and is projected to increase to $4.68 billion for this year. […]
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