CH Hospital doctors learn to ‘see’ better at Woodmere

Local Life July 4, 2014 0 Comments

by Carole Verona On a recent Friday afternoon, two attending physicians, six medical residents and a faculty member from Chestnut Hill Hospital Family Practice took time from their busy schedules to spend an afternoon at Woodmere Art Museum to study the paintings of three local artists. The goal of the program, “The Art of Observation,” […]
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Germantown’s multi-talented Wisher made history as poet

Local Life July 4, 2014 1 Comment

by Len Lear Yolanda Wisher, 38, who was born in Germantown and has lived there for the last 14 years after being raised in North Wales, is an accomplished poet, singer, musician and educator. In fact, she was named the first Poet Laureate of Montgomery County in 1999 when she was just 23. According to […]
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Lost 50 pounds due to bulimia, anorexia – Severe eating disorders a legacy of horrific abuse

Local Life July 4, 2014 1 Comment

by Lou Mancinelli Former Abington Hospital administrator, yoga teacher, freelance writer and local resident Mary Nearpass is a role model for resilience, for overcoming the most traumatic knockout punches that life can deliver. In the summer of 1975, before she entered college, her older brother died, and her parents were separated. In the following year, […]
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Penny turns out to be priceless for Chestnut Hiller

Local Life July 4, 2014 0 Comments

by Janet Gilmore My pal Jane got me into novelist Louise Penny’s books over lunch one day. I read the first one and then binge-read the next 10. Then I re-read them. I’m a tad obsessive. Penny’s detective is Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Canadian Police. He has the allure of a happily married […]
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Mt. Airyite gave up dance career – Husband’s death motivated her to aid cancer patients

Local Life July 3, 2014 0 Comments

by Lou Mancinelli and Len Lear When Mt. Airy resident Michelle Stortz’s husband, Jonathan Mark Lustig, died in 2009 due to complications from cancer treatment, the loss motivated her to investigate teaching yoga to cancer patients, an approach with which she was already familiar. “My husband’s passing was a life-changing event,” she explained last week. […]
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Ex-journalist ‘scoops’ his restaurant competition – Mandarin Garden still in bloom after nearly 30 years

Local Life July 3, 2014 0 Comments

by Jacqueline Rupp There’s a reason why Mandarin Garden in Willow Grove has been satisfying customers for almost 30 years and is still packing them in. Owner Michael Wei, who also owns Cin Cin in Chestnut Hill, Yangming in Bryn Mawr and Nectar in Berwyn, has obviously set the bar high for each restaurant. Check […]
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Approach the bench in Chestnut Hill — if you can find one

Local Life July 3, 2014 5 Comments

by Mary Gulivindala “Truly, the bench is a boon to idlers. Whoever first came up with the idea is a genius: free public resting places where you can take time out from the bustle and brouhaha of the city, and simply sit and watch and reflect.” — Tom Hodgkinson I love Chestnut Hill. I don’t […]
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SLIDESHOW: Adopt-a-Pet

Pets July 3, 2014 0 Comments

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Lippincott band this Thursday at the Mermaid

Arts, Local Life June 30, 2014 0 Comments

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by Kevin Callan The Randy Lippincott Band will be playing some of their blues and New Orleans music on Thursday, July 3 from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Mermaid Inn Bar located at 7673 Winston Rd in Chestnut Hill. The five piece blues band features guitar, drums, piano/organ, bass, and harmonica. They have […]
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Originally a form of communication by slaves: G’twn tap dance teacher spreads joy, even in Antarctica

Local Life June 27, 2014 0 Comments

by Constance Garcia-Barrio The snap and click of tap dancing raise rhythms from Philly’s past, when curbside dancing duels drew crowds. A chance to study with masters of that street staccato brought Corinne Anne Karon, 39, to Philadelphia. A short white girl from Providence, Rhode Island, rather than the black men of tap’s heyday, Corinne […]
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