100 years of passion for G’twn’s ‘Mr. Twinkle Toes’

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by Marcia Z. Siegal “When I was born, people said I was so small you could hold me in the palm of your hand. The doctors told my mother I wasn’t going to live very long,” Albert Brealand says. Time has told a different story. Last December, Brealand (“Mr. Al”) marked his 100th birthday with […]
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Learn how to get a ‘head’ with beer you brew yourself

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by Tamara Anderson On the corner of Emlen and Mt. Pleasant, there is a small retail shop filled with all of the magical ingredients needed to make craft beer. Owner, Scott Wikander, 42, who opened Malt House Ltd. in May of 2012 and who teaches beer-making at both his storefront and at Mt. Airy Learning […]
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Gin Canaries chirp to the beat of a different drummer

Local Life April 10, 2014 0 Comments

by JB Hyppolite Mt. Airy’s own, The Gin Canaries play hot jazz from the 1920s-1940s era. Together for almost four years, they have developed a local following from their performances every fourth Sunday at Earth Bread + Brewery in Mt. Airy. Each member plays several instruments, and they dress up in the vintage threads of […]
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‘Great server’ was visa lottery winner – American Dream still flickers for Hill server from Romania

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by Lou Mancinelli After coming to the U.S. in 2003 from her native Romania, Liliana Predoaica, now a waitress at Paris Bistro, next to the Chestnut Hill Hotel, sometimes worked two jobs. They were usually at night, in addition to daytime classes towards her bachelor’s degree in fashion at the Art Institute of Philadelphia (AI) […]
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Course may help families repair damaged relationships

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by Lou Mancinelli Perhaps you’ve gone out to dinner with the family or to a family gathering and left horrified. There was tension that led to arguments and relationships that were strained, perhaps even ruined. Or maybe it seems that somehow everyone else’s family is perfect. These are the kinds of issues that local family […]
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Best seller in Blue Bell

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Mary Higgins Clark, #1 New York Times bestselling author will be visiting the Wissahickon Valley Public Library, 650 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell, on Wednesday, April 16, 2 p.m. She will speak and sign copies of her newly released book, “I’ve Got You Under My Skin.” The cost of $30 per seat, includes a copy of her new […]
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Specializes in painting ‘crumbling buildings’ – Hill ‘Best of Show’ artist adds style to Weavers Way

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by Jacqueline Rupp Like scenes from an avant garde movie, local artist Lara Cantu-Hertzler creates the illusion of three-dimensional worlds in her paintings. Drawing upon elements of architecture intermixed with the human form, her pieces are surreal, soft and liquid snapshots into an abstract yet familiar world. 

Locally and nationally, Lara, 28, has been quite […]
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