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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All-male cast problematic at Quintessence in Mt. Airy

Local Life | October 16th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Hugh Hunter Quintessence Theater in Mt. Airy has opened its new season with Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” and I did like its high energy and constant rollicking humor. At the same time I found the decision to use an all-male cast problematic. In the story, Rosalind (Alexander Harvey) is exiled from a corrupt court. She runs off with her cousin Celia (Andrew […]

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Wyndmoor innovator a major figure in U.S. radio history

Local Life | October 16th, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Lou Mancinelli “The radio revolution starts at 5: NPR.” That was the ad that ran in the New York Times before National Public Radio (NPR) launched “All Things Considered,” its first program, on May 3, 1971. “All Things Considered” and “Fresh Air” too, were largely modeled after radio programs Bill Siemering, a long-time Wyndmoor […]

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