Mt. Airy garden group trades plant varieties

Breaking News, News | July 12th, 2011 | Leave a comment

by Lou Mancinelli If you’ve got a green thumb, or want one, and you’re willing to share, the Mt. Airy-based group Philly Garden Swap can be your teachers and nursery. Maybe you already have a garden, but want to add some black-eyed Susan, lamb’s ear, Shasta daisies or mountain phlox and petunias. The three-year old […]

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G’tn hotel worker saves guest’s life

Breaking News | July 8th, 2011 | Leave a comment

By Sally Cohen Germantown resident Leon Bibbs, 50, didn’t set out to be a hero, but on June 8, he became one. Leon, the banquet houseman at the Radisson Plaza Warwick Hotel Philadelphia at 17th and Locust Streets was busy at work when he heard a loud commotion in the ballroom and went to investigate. […]

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Talbots closing “part of plan”

Breaking News, News | July 7th, 2011 | Leave a comment

by Madeleine Wattenbarger One more Chestnut Hill storefront has lost its tenant: Hillers noticed on Friday, June 24 that the Germantown Avenue Talbots had suddenly closed. The store offered little advance warning, and its sudden closure took local shoppers by surprise. Talbots representative Julie Lorigan, in an e-mail today, said that the closing was part […]

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Obituary: Gilbert A. Rosenthal, architect

Breaking News, Obituaries | July 7th, 2011 | Leave a comment

Gilbert A. Rosenthal, 58, of Chestnut Hill, an award-winning architect who specialized in the revitalization of postindustrial cities, died June 27 of complications from cancer at the Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse.   Mr. Rosenthal was a principal in the Philadelphia design firm of Wallace Roberts & Todd (WRT) where he was recruited in 1983 to […]

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