SLIDESHOW: Adopt-a-Pet

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Pathmark is her nightclub in the early morning hours

Local Life April 17, 2014 0 Comments

by Mary Gulivindala How long is your to-do list? How many things on them do you WANT to do? How many do you HAVE to do? Yeah, I thought so; me, too. My list dates back to 2008. Such is life. I have become a realist with age. I have responsibilities unlike when I was […]
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Blind musician: don’t take your senses for granted

Local Life April 17, 2014 0 Comments

by Orlando Enrique Fiol Orland Enrique Fiol is a doctoral student in Penn’s music department. He can speak seven languages and plays nearly a dozen instruments. The local resident has also been completely blind since infancy. Here, he takes us on a journey into his world full of sound. I live in a world where […]
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A ‘lightbulb moment’ changed his life: Eddie Flotte is now ‘Chestnut Hill’s Andrew Wyeth’

Local Life April 11, 2014 0 Comments

by Eddie Flotte Ed. Note: Eddie Flotte, 57, is to Chestnut Hill what Andrew Wyeth is to Chester County. His paintings and reproductions hang in private collections all over the world. If you walk or drive down Germantown Avenue, you just might see him in his chair at his easel, painting one of Chestnut Hill’s […]
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Author/OCD fighter at CH Library – Stories of overcoming depression, mental illness, etc.

Local Life April 11, 2014 1 Comment

by Len Lear Melissa Ann Hopely, a musician and author of “The People You Meet in Real Life” who admits battling obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), will speak Wednesday, April 16, 4 p.m., at the Chestnut Hill Library, 8711 Germantown Ave. The stories in “Real Life” range from cancer survival to bullying, addiction, divorce and domestic abuse. […]
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O’Neill classic staged powerfully at Mt. Airy theater

Local Life April 11, 2014 1 Comment

by Hugh Hunter Quintessence is ending its fourth season with a vigorous revival of “Mourning Becomes Electra” (1931) by Eugene O’Neill. It is an ambitious undertaking that runs for four hours (including three intermissions). But it held my attention and was warmly received. “Electra” is loosely based on the “Oresteia” trilogy by Aeschylus, in which Agamemnon is murdered by […]
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Carolina comes to Mt. Airy, bringing ‘Sacred Massage’

Local Life April 11, 2014 0 Comments

by Constance Garcia-Barrio The possibilities at Sacred Paradise Massage, 7203 Germantown Ave., seem so delicious that one can’t tell whether to pick up a spoon or stretch out on a treatment table. The milk, honey and coconut hydrating scrub (75 minutes for $115) might both please the palate and enliven the skin. If other recipes […]
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