Helping customers escape from real life – From bartending to running upscale local restaurants

Table Hopping June 27, 2014 0 Comments

by Len Lear When Michael Dombkoski, who has lived in Glenside with his wife for 21 years (they have three children), was a business major at Villanova University in the early 1980s, he did not really plan to go into the restaurant and hotel industry. But Michael, now 53, took a job as a bartender […]
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Lilting harmonies from Hezekiah Jones at Pastorius Park

Note-Worthy June 27, 2014 0 Comments

by Michael Caruso The Chestnut Hill Community Association, with the generous help of Chestnut Hill Hospital, opened the 66th season of concerts in Pastorius Park Wednesday, June 18. Although the weather was a tad hotter than one might have wished, with a hint of the high humidity most likely to arrive in the weeks to […]
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Mike is so cheap when buying coffee; ‘grounds’ for divorce?

Over the Top June 27, 2014 0 Comments

by Mike Todd Once the words came out, there could be no putting them back in. My wife Kara would know the full extent of my betrayal. “There’s a pretty good chance you’re about be angry with me,” I told her. “Oh, really?” she laughed; then she saw the look on my face. “Wait, really? […]
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Running as a spectator sport – seriously

Out and Back June 26, 2014 0 Comments

by Dante Zappala Lawi Lalang. Edward Cheserek. If you’re a runner and these names mean nothing to you, please read on. It starts on a Friday night, which in my house usually means the great unwinding – pizza, ice cream, and lots of horseplay with the boys. But a recent end-of-week party consisted of me, […]
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We drove 100 km per hour to get to Slowness Day in Montreal on time

Enemies of Reading June 26, 2014 0 Comments

by Hugh Gilmore Our family takes an annual trip to Montreal each summer. In the past we went at no particular time of the season, just when it was convenient to go. But three years ago we happened on “la Journée de la Lenteur” (the Day of Slowness), a small festival designed to coincide with […]
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How would bike sharing work in Northwest Philadelphia?

Opinion June 25, 2014 2 Comments

by Pete Mazzaccaro Just before its taking off for the summer, Philadelphia City Council passed a law authorizing bike sharing in the city. The bill paves the way for a more than 150 stations where some 1,800 bicycles will be available for anyone who wants to use a public bike to get around. Proponents of […]
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No gain from pain – stay active safely

Opinion June 23, 2014 0 Comments

by Pekka Mooar We all know that regular exercise is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Exercise makes you look good and feel good – promoting greater muscle strength, endurance and flexibility, weight control and cardiovascular fitness. Too much of a good thing, however, can lead to an injury that can sideline you from […]
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Explorer Man finds the time is meow for ‘Kittenpalooza’

Opinion, Over the Top, Pets June 21, 2014 0 Comments

By Mike Todd “Dude, there could be hornets’ nests in there or poison ivy or rusty nails sticking out all over the place,” I told our four-year-old son, Evan, and his eyes grew wide. “Please can I go in there? Pleeeease?” he said again, and I realized that I might as well have told him […]
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Out and Back: A father’s running wisdom

Opinion, Out and Back June 18, 2014 0 Comments

by Dante Zappala The humidity on Kelly Drive rebuffed a welcoming breeze and kept the consistency of the air somewhere between soup and Jello. My head floated about 3 feet above my body and I couldn’t feel my legs. “Glorious,” I thought, “I’m 3 miles out; this will be fun getting back.” As the name of this […]
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The secret to sparking U.S. interest in soccer? Winning

Opinion June 18, 2014 5 Comments

by Pete Mazzaccaro If you didn’t see the U.S. National Team’s 2014 debut against Ghana Monday night, you missed a great match. After a goal in the first minute of play by U.S. superstar Clint Dempsey, the Americans held onto a lead until a late goal by Ghana tied the match 1 – 1 in […]
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