Cover article in N.Y. Times Magazine – ‘For Goodness Sex’: Gtn teacher’s new book for parents

Local Life September 11, 2014 0 Comments

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

Local Life September 5, 2014 0 Comments

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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Local painters finding comfort in artistic fellowship

Local Life September 5, 2014 0 Comments

by Lou Mancinelli For the past 30 years a group of artists has met every Wednesday night at the home of a husband and wife in the group in Fort Washington. The artists are university professors, botany teachers, a NASA artist, portrait artists, etc. The meeting is a place of camaraderie and a place of […]
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‘Edgy,’ death-defying poetry performance in graveyard

Local Life September 5, 2014 0 Comments

by Constance Garcia-Barrio The adventurous 34th Street Poets will transform the gates of St. Peter’s Churchyard, 313 Pine St., Old City, into a portal between worlds this coming Saturday night. The poets will invite guests to enter the land of shades, or at least touch its boundaries, with “Graveyard Voices: a death-defying poetry performance with musings […]
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Why are so many drivers so angry at bike riders?

Local Life September 5, 2014 0 Comments

by Max Feldman – Part two  ED. NOTE: Max Feldman, 29, and his dad, Ken, 64, of Mt. Airy, rode their bicycles from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean, 3,756 miles in all, from June 24 to Aug. 15 of this year. This is the second installment of Max’s record of the extraordinary journey: […]
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She doesn’t just play with animals all day – Caring for 300 animals in local zoo no walk in the park

Local Life September 5, 2014 0 Comments

by Emily Brooks When Hannah Fullmer, 28, was a child, she wanted nothing more than to be a veterinarian, but she soon came to a stark realization: as a vet, she’d almost always be spending time with animals only when they were sick. “I decided I wanted to be a part of illness prevention instead,” […]
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Hill merchants donate

Local Life September 4, 2014 0 Comments

Several Chestnut Hill businesses will be participating in a fundraiser that will help build a primary school in Malawi, Africa. On Friday, Sept 5, between 3 and 7 p.m., proceeds of sales from Ten Thousand Villages, Taste of Olive and El Quetzal will go towards the cause. Robertson’s Flowers, Iron Hill and Ten Thousand Villages […]
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SLIDESHOW: Adopt-a-Pet

Pets September 3, 2014 0 Comments

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