SLIDESHOW: Adopt-a-Pet

Pets June 27, 2014 0 Comments

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Social worker gets no complaints from 4-legged clients

Local Life, Pets June 26, 2014 0 Comments

by Len Lear Michaela Greif, 35, is a licensed social worker and mental health professional with a Masters degree in social work from the University of Pennsylvania, but unlike her fellow graduates, Michaela now works exclusively with clients who have four legs, not two. Michaela, who lived in Los Angeles and Minneapolis before moving to […]
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Montco Poet Laureate a memorable teacher – Trying to inspire locals to become immersed in poetry

Local Life June 26, 2014 0 Comments

by Len Lear Not many students can say they were taught by a Poet Laureate, but many students at Musehouse in Chestnut Hill, Arcadia University in Glenside, the Poetry Reading Series at Elkins Park Library, Abington Adult School and Abington Free Library, among others, can in fact say it without fear of contradiction. That’s because […]
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‘I just don’t like many of these people’ – Brett is the ‘Michael Jordan of Facebook Unfrienders’

Local Life June 26, 2014 0 Comments

by Brett Harrison Warning: The following piece requires the reader to have a working knowledge of Facebook and an understanding of the term “Unfriending.” The following story is true. Just the names have been changed to protect the innocent. Mainly me. Several years ago I joined Facebook on the advice of an old school chum. […]
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Mt. Airy senior citizen drives – A ‘hot’ convertible. But why?

Local Life June 26, 2014 0 Comments

by Ron Petrou One of the most annoying things anyone can say to me when seeing me drive my Miata convertible with its top down, is, “Oh, you’re experiencing a ‘middle age identity crisis,’” or “You’re out fishing for young women.” Some of my best friends compare me to a noisy teen who would be […]
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Explorer Man finds the time is meow for ‘Kittenpalooza’

Opinion, Over the Top, Pets June 21, 2014 0 Comments

By Mike Todd “Dude, there could be hornets’ nests in there or poison ivy or rusty nails sticking out all over the place,” I told our four-year-old son, Evan, and his eyes grew wide. “Please can I go in there? Pleeeease?” he said again, and I realized that I might as well have told him […]
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Free concert: Hill flutist to perform Beethoven’s 9th

Arts, Local Life June 20, 2014 0 Comments

By Sally Cohen and Len Lear Chestnut Hill area resident Keisha Slaughter, a music therapist, will join the professional musicians of the Mt. Airy-based Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra to perform the musical masterpiece, Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 9 (Ode to Joy),” at the Dell Music Center, 2400 Strawberry Mansion Drive, on Saturday, June 21, 7 p.m. […]
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Hiller now starring in ‘Allergist’s Wife’ – From off-Broadway and Lincoln Center to Stagecrafters

Arts, Local Life June 20, 2014 0 Comments

By Rita Charleston She thinks it all began when her best friend’s mother began taking her to see live theater. “I was absolutely mesmerized by the whole thing. I was fascinated by how the actors could transport you into a whole different world,” said Pierlisa Chiodo-Steo, now an actress herself who is currently appearing in […]
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Mt. Airy lawyer/author speaks to speak at Blue Marble Books, June 22

Local Life June 20, 2014 0 Comments

by Len Lear Margy Klaw, a Mt. Airy attorney and author, will be speaking about her book, “Keeping it Civil: The Case of the Pre-Nup and the Porsche & Other True Accounts from the Files of a Family Lawyer” (Algonquin Books) at the Big Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Lane, on Sunday, June 22, 2 […]
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Classic Italian-American comfort food for 25 years

Local Life June 20, 2014 0 Comments

Pasta from italia

By Jacqueline Rupp Spaghetti and meatballs, chicken parmigiana, a good ol’ fashion hand-thrown pizza pie… This is classic Italian-American comfort food at its best. And this is what Riviera D’Italia Restaurant and Pizzeria at 1185 Easton Rd. in Roslyn (just past Glenside) is all about. But what gives Riviera its heart and soul isn’t just […]
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