Halloween: Great for kids – not me!

News, Opinion | October 15th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro It must be a sign of old age really getting me. I’m just not that excited about Halloween anymore. I don’t have a complaint about Halloween. If anything, it may be our best holiday. Get dressed up. Go door to door for free candy. When I was a kid, I’d plan my costume […]

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Bill Campbell: More than just a broadcaster

From the Sidelines | October 15th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Clark Groome Right after college I worked with Bill Campbell. Sort of. Let me explain. Bill Campbell – the legendary voice of the Phillies, Eagles, Warriors and 76ers – died last week at age 91. Many remember his biggest broadcast moments: the last few seconds of the Eagles’ 1960 NFL Championship game at Franklin […]

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Running with the head and the heart

Out and Back | October 15th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Dante Zappala “Believe. Believe. Believe.” Fifty years ago, Billy Mills could be heard telling himself this as he pounded out mile after mile. This mantra was his antidote to doubt. As he trained for the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, he wrote this passage in his training log and visualized one of the biggest upsets […]

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First of ‘Five Fridays’ brings Beethoven to St. Paul’s

Local Life, Note-Worthy | October 9th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, hosted the first in its “Five Fridays” series of chamber music recitals Friday, Oct. 3. The series devotes all its proceeds to Northwest Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network and Face-to-Face Germantown, two charitable organizations that help people in need make the transition from homeless shelters to housing […]

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The perils of managing a 5k race

Out and Back | October 9th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Dante Zappala Design a course. Provide feedback on the logo. Find a shirt vendor. Coordinate street closings with the police. Ask the Co-op for bananas. And, oh, yeah, get people to sign up! This is the short list of what is on my plate in my first foray as a race director. When I […]

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Kids edition and more

News, Opinion | October 8th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro Chestnut Hill artists start young. And the Local likes to give young artists an early start on finding a place to display their best work in our annual Kids Edition. At the end of the month, we’ll gather the best artwork and stories from local children and publish them. So it’s time […]

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‘Shakespeare’s Songs’ charming at Woodmere Art Museum

Note-Worthy | October 3rd, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso Chestnut Hill’s Woodmere Art Museum hosted Tempesta di Mare co-founder/co-director Richard Stone on lute and soprano Julianne Baird in “Songs for Shakespeare” on Saturday, Sept. 20. Although Woodmere has sadly cut back on the scope of its classical music offerings, ensembles such as Tempesta di Mare, Greater Philadelphia’s leading period instruments ensemble, […]

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Mt. Airy activists march in New York to save planet

Life So Far | October 3rd, 2014 | 6 Comments

by Jim Harris A couple weeks ago, I was reading Greg Williams’ blog in which he talked about life after closing the Walk A Crooked Mile Bookstore at the Mount Airy Train Station, which he ran for 18 years. He spoke about seeking “the place where one’s bliss meets the world’s need.” Greg said he […]

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