Rescued from cruelty and certain death – Mozart, Mann Center reject, can’t hear music any more

Local Life, Pets September 26, 2014 0 Comments

by Brenda Malinics There are always those animals that reach into the depths of your heart a little deeper or a little stronger than most. Mozart is one of those animals. Mozart is a handsome, young, confident, curious and happy-go-lucky male cat who found his way to the Mann Music Center this summer. He was […]
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Atypical director shakes up Allens Lane Theater with ‘Quake’

Local Life September 25, 2014 0 Comments

by Christine Cayer Sarah Mitteldorf, 29, may not ‘rawr’ like the dinosaur on her shirt, but her enthusiasm for the power of theater speaks volumes. Sarah will be directing “Quake,” the opening production of Allens Lane Art Center’s 61st theater season, and she insists that “I love what I do.” “It’s somewhat terrifying though, to […]
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Fell in love with her therapist – Local author’s new book a memoir of ‘people pleaser’

Local Life September 25, 2014 0 Comments

by Emily Brooks In 2010 Cheryl Rice was 45. She was living the ideal life she had always imagined, or so she thought. Married, with two stepchildren, a successful career as a professional speaker and coach, a loving and supportive family; she seemed to have it all. But then came news that Cheryl says shook […]
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Two great new shows, as entertaining as it gets

Curtain Call September 25, 2014 0 Comments

by Clark Groome Last week was as enjoyable a week for this theater critic as I’ve experienced in ages. Let’s get right to it. La Bête About three-quarters of the way through David Hirson’s brilliant “La’ Bête,” the play’s mood changes drastically, becoming, after more than 90 minutes of unalloyed hilarity, a thought-provoking piece about […]
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Stunning new Mt. Airy photo exhibit by world traveler

Local Life September 25, 2014 0 Comments

by Len Lear and Jerome O’Neill “To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.” — Henri Cartier Bresson Ellie Seif, 73, an acclaimed photographer from Mt. Airy, will have a collection of […]
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When impatience can be painful

Out and Back September 25, 2014 0 Comments

by Dante Zappala I just celebrated my birthday. In this small period of reflection, I can appreciate that I’ve learned a lot in my 39 years. But it’s a wonder that I’m a distance runner because one thing I still haven’t mastered is patience. Despite many episodes of getting ahead of myself only be to […]
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Venetian Club to mark 90 years on the Hill

News September 25, 2014 0 Comments

The Venetian Social Club, 8030 Germantown, will celebrate its 90th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 27,with a 1920s-inspired gala, beginning at 5 p.m. Music will be provided by the Monday Blues Jazz Orchestra. The club was formed in 1924 by artisans from the Friuli-Venezia-Giulia region in northern Italy who had come to Chestnut Hill to work […]
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Looking at an independent Chestnut Hill

Opinion September 24, 2014 0 Comments

by Pete Mazzaccaro Self determination is in fashion. It was narrowly defeated last week in a popular election in Scotland where a majority decided to remain a part of the United Kingdom. In California, a ballot will go before state voters to split the state into six states, the idea being that carving the large […]
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Local wins three Pa. media awards

News September 24, 2014 0 Comments

The Chestnut Hill Local has won three awards in the 2014 Advertising Tearsheet Contest sponsored by the Pennsylvania Newsmedia Association Foundation. The Local took a second-place award for its special Harry Potter section and received two awards for its Pastorius Park Concert Series advertising: one for best in its division (in competition with newspapers up […]
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Labyrinth walk and film at St. Paul’s

News September 24, 2014 0 Comments

A special labyrinth walk “with the angels” and a documentary examining belief in angels will take place Monday, Sept. 29, in Saint Paul’s Church, 22 E. Chestnut Hill Ave. at the medieval labyrinth within the church on the day on which the church celebrates St. Michael and All Angels. The labyrinth will be open for […]
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