Letters: July 16

Letters July 16, 2014 0 Comments

Charity Rip-off I received two calls this week asking me to donate money – one call from a charity for money for kids cancer drive and one call to raise money for homeless vets. I asked the first one what percentage goes to kids. They said 12 percent. I asked the other group what percent […]
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Crime Report: 7 thefts from vehicles and 1 stolen car

Crime Report July 16, 2014 0 Comments

The following crimes are from the week of July 6 to July 12, 2014. July 6. Valley Green Road and Springfield Avenue. Between 6 and 8 p.m., an unknown person bent the passenger side front door of complainant’s 1998 Honda CR-V and stole one wallet, one driver’s license and an ATM Wells Fargo card. July […]
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A new chapter for Mt. Airy’s used-book store

News July 15, 2014 1 Comment

by Sue Ann Rybak When Greg Williams, proprietor of Walk A Crooked Mile Books, 7423 Devon St., announced in January he was closing the bookstore after SEPTA – which owns the Mt. Airy train station ordered the bookstore to cease and desist hosting concerts and yard sales outside the bookstore, he never thought people would […]
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Mediation program offers a way to solve problems amicably

News July 15, 2014 0 Comments

by Sue Ann Rybak Most parents of adolescents would agree that raising a teenager can be difficult – raging hormones combined with a desperate desire to be independent can often result in a battle of wills between parents and children. For 30 years, Good Shepherd Mediation Program (GSMP), 5356 Chew Ave., a neighborhood justice center […]
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Springfield Twp. rejects Tecce Tract zoning change

News July 14, 2014 2 Comments

by Kevin Dicciani A decision has finally been made after a decade of negotiations concerning a 42-acre property in Springfield Township known as the Tecce Tract. On Wednesday, July 9, the Township Board of Commissioners voted 4-3 against the rezoning of 7.11 acres on the front of the property at 9303 Ridge Pike that would […]
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New GFS coach ready to take the helm

Sports July 14, 2014 0 Comments

by Tom Utescher In two seasons under head coach Adrian Cox, the girls varsity soccer team at Germantown Friends turned in winning records, finished second in the Friends Schools League playoffs in 2012 and 2013, and participated in the Pa. Independent Schools tournament. However, at the end of the 2013 campaign Cox regretfully told the […]
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Survived ovarian cancer, now running marathons – Chestnut Hill optometrist, hockey player and much more

Local Life July 11, 2014 0 Comments

by Len Lear Gwenn Amos, 51, a Renaissance woman who lives in Ambler, somehow finds enough time in the same 24-hour day we all have to cram in numerous passions and skills. Amos, a Doctor of Optometry who works for The Eye Institute in Chestnut Hill, is also an assistant professor at the Pennsylvania College […]
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Hill choir off to England; Lawsuits lose to the rain

Note-Worthy July 11, 2014 2 Comments

by Michael Caruso The culmination of the 125th anniversary celebration of the founding of the Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Chestnut Hill, will be the tour to England taken by the parish’ s choir later this month. The tour will be led by the parish’s music director, Erik Meyer. He will mark the third anniversary […]
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New fitness club on Hill is open ‘Anytime’ you want it

Local Life July 11, 2014 1 Comment

by Carole Verona Too busy to exercise? Well, you’re just going to have to find another excuse. Anytime Fitness, a gym that is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, opened for business June 21 at 7719 Crittenden St. in the Market Square shopping center. “This is a club […]
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Cookbook author, 77, a volunteer ‘straight out of heaven’

Local Life July 11, 2014 0 Comments

by Emily Brooks For 77-year-old Margaret Guthrie of Mt. Airy, who has published eight cookbooks, the key to success and longevity is all about perspective. “I still think I’m 18,” she says, laughing. “I wake up and look in the mirror, and I say, ‘Who the hell is that old hag?’ But I stay interested. […]
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