Do-it-yourself miracle from our self-proclaimed hero

Over the Top September 5, 2014 0 Comments

by Mike Todd “We are family now, you and I,” I said, watching the blood drip from my finger, forming an unbreakable bond with my silent compatriot. “What are you doing?” my wife Kara asked from the doorway behind me. “Just having a moment with the laundry machine,” I replied. I’d never felt closer to […]
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Sit by Wissahickon Creek or report on homemade pickles?

Opinion September 5, 2014 0 Comments

by Lou Mancinelli There were two young teenagers sitting just beyond the banks of the Wissahickon Creek where the creek should be before it went under the bridge and the road, but the water was too shallow to cover the rocks. It was Monday afternoon, around two o’clock. It was July, and it was muggy […]
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When parents need to ‘let go’

Opinion September 4, 2014 0 Comments

by Pete Mazzaccaro Much in the national conversation in the last month that did not concern Islamic militants or leaked celebrity photos turned to how protective we are in supervising our children. One of the catalysts of this conversation was the story of South Carolina mother Debra Harrell who was arrested for having allowed her 9-year-old […]
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Parking rates to get a bump this month

News September 4, 2014 3 Comments

by Pete Mazzaccaro Chestnut Hill shoppers will experience a slight rise in parking rates this month following two separate announcements of a change in lot terms at both the Chestnut Hill Parking Foundation’s six kiosk-controlled lots and a private lot behind Spa Elysium on Bethlehem Pike. The Chestnut Hill Parking Foundation announced a bump from […]
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Dawn’s Place: Safe haven for sexually exploited women

News September 4, 2014 1 Comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Anne Marie Jones, 47, is one of the lucky ones. She is a survivor, thanks to the founders of Dawn’s Place, a safe house for both domestic and international victims of sex trafficking. “I believe God chose me to be here,” said Jones, a graduate of Dawn’s Place in Germantown who […]
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How my girlfriend saved my life

Enemies of Reading September 4, 2014 0 Comments

by Hugh Gilmore With the change of seasons and the return to school days, I always think of the unlikely coincidences that led to my going to college. The biggest influence came from my high school girlfriend, Connie (not her real name). And it came in both a direct and an indirect way. My girlfriend, […]
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Haunted by the ghosts of marathons past

Out and Back September 4, 2014 0 Comments

by Dante Zappala I’m running through the woods, and it appears I am winning the marathon. I’m surprised by this, but I go with it. The pace is solid, I feel great. Everything is going as expected. But suddenly, I get lost. The course opens into an empty field and it’s not clear which way […]
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Man bikes cross-country to aid bird conservation

News September 4, 2014 0 Comments

by Kevin Dicciani Dorian Anderson had never biked a day in his life when he decided to take a yearlong ride across the United States. His reason for doing so? Birds. Anderson, 35, who grew up in Chestnut Hill and attended what was then Chestnut Hill Academy, has been interested in birds since a very […]
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Phone scammers pose as PECO employees

News September 4, 2014 0 Comments

by Kevin Dicciani Callers posing as PECO workers are targeting local residents and businesses with a phone scam. The scam is not new, according to PECO. It starts with a phone call from someone claiming to be a PECO representative. They inform you that your account is delinquent in an X amount of dollars. If […]
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Just when you think it can’t happen to you

Opinion September 4, 2014 0 Comments

by Carolyn Tileston Not then; not ever. The recent series on sex trafficking in the Local brings forward memories best forgotten, but too important to forget. Years back, in a casual conversation with an old school friend, he said, “Did you know that my sister had had a teenage daughter? One day, after school, the […]
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