Photographer of 9/11 and CHA grad documents history

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by Lou Mancinelli On his first day of college classes, two planes flew into the World Trade Center. There was fear and catastrophe on the streets of New York. One of Michael Koehler’s first responses was to document what was happening with his camera. “I was thinking how, especially when I saw the towers fall, […]
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Thai one on at Hill restaurant where east meets west

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by Jacqueline Rupp From its modern setting to high-tech accommodations, the three­year-old Thai Kuu, the BYOB at the Top of the Hill Plaza, offers Thai cuisine that’s tailored to the American palate. That probably is due in part to the owners of Thai Kuu, the husband and wife team of Steve and Atchara Cooley. Atchara, […]
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Girl Scouts beautifying Wyndmoor

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by Anna Hyde & Sarah Beck Four girls from Wyndmoor’s Girl Scout Troop 779 are working on a project to help beautify Willow Grove Avenue for the “Bronze Award,” the highest honor a Junior Girl Scout can achieve. The Girl Scouts have been watering and maintaining the existing flower barrels, will be adding new ones […]
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Even flies can teach a lesson of respect for all life

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by Bruce Yasgur There are a lot of yoga studios in Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill. Whenever I pass by one, I think about Bobbi Tighe, my former yoga instructor who said that one of those studios was hers. Something about her reminded me of a little old man I’d met years ago. I doubt […]
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Book is a U-turn for famed standup comic – Reunion for famed Hill author, producer, Emmy winner

Local Life August 1, 2014 1 Comment

by Len Lear Chestnut Hill area native Craig Shoemaker, 55, can truly say he has made it big in show business. For 35 years the Emmy winner who has been performing standup comedy, writing scripts and producing TV shows and movies, has put it all out there straight with no chaser. No one-trick pony, this […]
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‘Heart’ of 91-year-old man is an inspiration – ‘Random acts of flowering’ cheering up elderly patients

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by Patricia Gallagher Ed. Note: The cover story in Local Life on July 17 was about Patricia Gallagher, a Chalfont woman who is best known as “The Flower Lady.” Trisha founded the Flower Lady Project last year with the help of Bob and Hannelore Goodwin, who are both ministers at the Circle of Miracles Church […]
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Hill musician keeps loved one’s memory alive – Powerful ‘Living Memories’ honors the authors’ mother

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by Rita Charleston It ended — or rather it began — with the death of their mother in 2006. That’s when Arthur Fischman and his sister, Dr. Meryl Ain, decided to write a book to honor their mother. The end result is a book called “The Living Memories Project: Legacies That Last” (196 pages, recently […]
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Arugula new in Plymouth Meeting: fine food, very noisy

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by Emily Vanneman Arugula Restaurant, a BYOB owned by Alan Vaisberg and his daughter, Michelle, is appropriately named for the Italian influence on its menu. It is part of the recently constructed Cold Pointe Village, a development of town houses and businesses along Butler Pike in Plymouth Meeting. Arugula at Cold Point is the second […]
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Acclaimed medical writer’s stories on the cutting edge

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by Len Lear You never know where story ideas will come from. I happened to pick up a copy of “Philadelphia Stories” in a local store recently. It is a free, quarterly publication, founded in 2004, which is described under the table of contents as “a non-profit literary magazine that publishes the finest literary fiction, […]
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SLIDESHOW: Adopt-a-Pet

Pets August 1, 2014 1 Comment

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