First annual Erdenheim Howl-o-ween Pet Parade

Pets | October 23rd, 2014 | Leave a comment

The first annual Erdenheim Howl-o-ween Pet Parade will be held Sunday, October 26, 3 p.m., at Cisco Park, 200 Montgomery Ave. in Erdenheim. The idea for this free community event started with one of the Erdenheim Community Association junior members, 9-year-old Henry Luce, after he saw so many community dogs at the Springfield Township 5K on Community Day last […]

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Go for a spin at all-new Chestnut Hill Cycle Fitness

Local Life | October 17th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak If you love “spinning” but don’t want to commit to a long-term gym membership, or if the idea of taking a spinning class seems intimidating, then Chestnut Hill Cycle Fitness, 8624 Germantown Ave., may be the ideal place for you to take a test ride. Chestnut Hill resident Allison (“Alli”) Bradley, […]

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Pioneering Mt. Airy rabbi publishes guide to parenting

Local Life | October 17th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Mary Nearpass When Mt. Airy’s Julie Greenberg, 57, was in her mid-20s, studying to be a rabbi and living in a feminist world of non-traditional relationships, she wondered how she would create a family. As a single woman engaged in passionate activism, Greenberg had always planned on becoming a mother. More than 30 years […]

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Local hearing-impaired student wins ‘innovation’ award

Local Life | October 17th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Alec Satterly, a hearing-impaired graduate of Springfield Township High School, is one of three students from Rochester Institute of Technology’s (RIT) National Technical Institute for the Deaf who say their days of oversleeping may soon be a thing of the past. That is because they recently won this year’s “Next Big Idea” […]

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Period instruments at two Hill churches this weekend

Local Life, Note-Worthy | October 17th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso Chestnut Hill will be alive with the sounds of period instruments this weekend. Romanian-born Valentin Radu will conduct the Camerata Ama Deus in “Sempre Vivaldi” (Forever Vivaldi) Friday, Oct. 17, 8 p.m., in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill. Then on the following evening, Saturday, Oct. 18, Piffaro, the Renaissance Band, will present […]

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Comic-tragic Irish sensibility on display in ‘Lady G.’

Local Life | October 17th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Hugh Hunter The Irish Heritage Theatre opened its season at Plays and Players in center city with “A Night with Lady G”. The show is a collection of three one-act plays by Lady Augusta Gregory that run for about 90 minutes. Set in West Ireland in 1900, all of its characters are poor in money but rich in humor and sadness. Lady Gregory was […]

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