Even flies can teach a lesson of respect for all life

Local Life August 7, 2014 0 Comments

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

Local Life August 1, 2014 0 Comments

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

Local Life August 1, 2014 0 Comments

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

Local Life August 1, 2014 0 Comments

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

Local Life August 1, 2014 0 Comments

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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Ghostwriter will come to life at W. Mt. Airy bookstore

Local Life July 31, 2014 0 Comments

by Len Lear “I have few marketable skills. One is that I can write; another is that I have a good head for business, but I don’t really want to be in business or in sales. So I write about it instead. I’m good at taking complicated information and reducing it to plain English that […]
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First-hand experience (almost) with fake car accidents

Local Life July 31, 2014 2 Comments

by Len Lear On May 28 of this year, Philadelphia District Attorney R. Seth Williams charged a South Philadelphia auto body shop owner named Ronald Galati, Sr. and a group of 40 co-conspirators in a nearly $5 million insurance fraud scheme. These charges were the result of a 16-month Grand Jury investigation of American Collision […]
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Mt. Airy neighbors turn trash dumping site into park

Local Life July 31, 2014 0 Comments

by Antje Mattheus Wissahickon East Project On April 26, 2014, with a Creek Clean Up and ribbon-cutting ceremony, the Wissahickon East Project (WEP) at Anderson Street and Woodbrook Lane in East Mt. Airy celebrated 25 years of neighborhood activism that led to the formation of a six-acre walk-to park. WEP thanked private citizens and public […]
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