Would you believe interest-free loans are available?

Local Life August 22, 2014 0 Comments

by Len Lear “We offer interest-free loans, both personal and for businesses! You have to pay back the principal, but there will never be one penny of interest on the loan!” Let’s face it. If you saw that ad in a newspaper, on TV or the internet, what would be your first thought? Ripoff; scam; […]
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SLIDESHOW: Adopt-a-Pet

Pets August 22, 2014 0 Comments

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No need to leave N.W. Philly to have a great vacation

Local Life August 21, 2014 0 Comments

by John Colgan-Davis One of the great things about being on vacation is that I get to use and experience my time in many different ways. During our “normal” lives, work and responsibility control our clocks, and what we see and experience and do is somewhat limited by that. But vacation gives us a chance […]
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‘Dr. Doolittle’ raised wolves, leopard, etc.: Wood shines with passion for animals at zoo in area

Local Life August 21, 2014 0 Comments

by Jodi Benjamin A bald eagle spent the night in the attic; a black-necked swan made itself at home in the kitchen; and a baby skunk named Brie is temporarily living in the parlor. No, it’s not another sequel of Dr. Doolittle. It’s just another day in the life of Laurie Smith Wood, director of […]
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You must handle with care this ‘84-year-old relic’

Local Life August 21, 2014 0 Comments

by Barbara Sherf – Part Two In addition to sharing his philosophy on a host of issues on the front window, Milt Jacobson, 84, owner of a unique collectibles store at 251 Keswick Ave. in Glenside without a name, has placed numerous personal ads front and center because he just wants to find someone to cuddle […]
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As a child, he ‘saved Lou Gehrig’s life’ – Milt Jacobson, 84, is a funny, youthful treasure chest

Local Life August 15, 2014 0 Comments

by Barbara Sherf – First of two parts Question: What is the most interesting store in Glenside with the most uninteresting name? Answer: The Glenside Store at 251 Keswick Ave. That’s one of dozens of handwritten signs made and posted by Dr. Milton Jacobson, 84, a retired psychologist, advertising man, teacher, journalist, widower, father, grandfather, minor […]
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Don’t give this Hill writer a left-handed compliment

Local Life August 15, 2014 0 Comments

by Rita Charleston It’s often been observed that while the great dancer Fred Astaire received most of the attention and fanfare for his amazing routines, his partner Ginger Rogers was doing everything he was doing — only she was doing it all backwards and in high heels! Now, it’s not that I consider myself a […]
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Sports columnist covers a lot more than fun and games

Local Life August 15, 2014 0 Comments

by John Colgan-Davis I don’t regularly write about sports in these columns. It just doesn’t seem quite appropriate most of the time. I do not normally talk to most folks about sports. My wife and family and I have discussions about the disappointment of the Phillies this year and the apparent re-awakening of the Eagles, […]
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SLIDESHOW: Adopt-a-Pet

Pets August 15, 2014 0 Comments

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Chronicles Folk Festival for posterity – Wyndmoor car repairman brings high octane to photos

Local Life August 14, 2014 0 Comments

by Nathan Lerner Now in its 53rd year, the Philadelphia Folk Festival will kick off Thursday, Aug. 14, and extend through the weekend. Once again, the annual musical extravaganza will take place on the Old Poole Farm outside Schwenksville in Montgomery County. The diverse musical line-up includes Old Crow Medicine Show, Jason Isbell (of the […]
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