Teenagers Inc. heading to Guatemala

News June 26, 2014 0 Comments

by Maisey Bradley, Ione Gallagher, Gabrielle Weiss and Cameron Callanan For the past six years, Teenagers Inc. has served as a nonprofit organization located in the Northwest section of the city. We strive to bring young people together from all over Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs for recreation/service activities. Out of all of the service […]
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Get up to date with colonoscopy screening

News June 26, 2014 0 Comments

by Amit Khanna Only about half of Americans age 50 or older are up to date with colorectal cancer screening. If everyone were tested as recommended, thousands of lives could be saved each year. Regular colorectal cancer testing is one of the most powerful weapons for preventing colorectal cancer or finding it early, when it’s […]
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Historical society and developer at odds over the fate of a 104-year-old home

News June 25, 2014 4 Comments

by Pete Mazzaccaro The 400 block of West Moreland Avenue is as quiet and leafy a street as you’ll find in Chestnut Hill. A block away from the campus of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, the wide, tree-lined street fronts half a dozen or so stately homes. Tucked behind a row of old trees at one […]
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Valley Green Bank acquired by Souderton-based Univest

News June 25, 2014 0 Comments

by Pete Mazzaccaro Valley Green Bank announced this week that it has entered into an agreement to merge with Univest Corporation – a bank based in Souderton with 40 branches between the Lehigh Valley and Maryland. The acquisition is an all-stock transition of approximately $75 million. Under the agreement, Valley Green will become an independent […]
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New dentist office gives residents something to smile about

News June 25, 2014 0 Comments

by Sue Ann Rybak Jacob Orozco and his wife Abbey Sullivan Orozco, owners of the recently opened Top of the Hill Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, 8705 Germantown Ave., say taking your kids to the dentist doesn’t have to be like pulling teeth. Abbey, 33, a pediatric dentist, said The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) […]
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Next up at Pastorius: ‘The Lawsuits’

News June 25, 2014 0 Comments

by Pete Mazzaccaro The first week of July will start off with a show by the upbeat Philly band The Lawsuits, which takes the Pastorius Park Concert stage at 7:30 p.m. The band will be welcomed by WXPN. The Lawsuits, a four-piece band, is composed of songwriter and lyricist Brian Dale Allen Strouse, backing vocalist […]
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Are we prepared for the decline of ash trees?

News June 25, 2014 0 Comments

by William Hengst Ash Yellows As mentioned in the June 5 issue of the Local, ash trees are undergoing a decline due to other pests and diseases besides emerald ash borer (EAB), such as ash yellows. Ash yellows is a microplasm, or virus, transmitted by native leafhopper insects that infect the phloem or the food-conducting […]
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UPDATE Police respond to pick pocket call

News June 24, 2014 0 Comments

At least eight 14th district police cars descended on East Highland Ave. at around 3 p.m. in response to what bystanders said was a pick pocket call. According to police, Michael Pugh of the 4600 block of Germantown Avenue, entered Cake, 8501 Germantown Ave., a little before 3 p.m. and was observed switching tables at […]
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Singer Songwriter Mutlu next for Pastorius Park

News June 23, 2014 0 Comments

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by Kevin Callan  The multicultural signer-songwriter Mutlu is the next artist to perform in the Pastorius Park Summer Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 25. Best known for his silky, angelic vocals and his ability to blend different styles of music, Mutlu Onaral is a Philadelphia born guitarist and singer-songwriter who draws influences from […]
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Hill Church bids farewell to pastor

News June 20, 2014 0 Comments

Pastor Martin Lohrmann

by Sue Ann Rybak The Rev. Dr. Martin Lohrmann will give his last homily at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, June 29, at Christ Ascension Lutheran Church, 8300 Germantown Ave. Lohrmann is accepting a call to serve as assistant professor of Lutheran Confessions and Heritage at Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. Katherine Reier, president of the Church […]
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