December 17, 2009


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Every night is New Year’s Eve at Cin Cin
Chestnut Hill restaurateur always does it his Wei

This quintet of customers prepares
to consume some cin-ful delights at Cin Cin, which is beehivebusy every New Year’s Eve.

There’s an old Chinese saying (are there any new Chinese sayings?) which maintains, “You will never stumble upon anything good while sitting down.”

How about a do-it-yourself colonoscopy kit for Xmas?

Once again I share my gift giving expertise with you at no charge, save the 75 cents you hopefully paid for this fine publication.

This year, with the economy suffering and the environment in trouble, simple gifts are definitely in. Something as basic as a wooden spatula or a bag of air can say, “I care,” and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

Children from Hill area sparkle at Academy of Music

The Pennsylvania Ballet is celebrating the Christmas season with that most perfect combination of dance, theater and music — George Balanchine’s choreography to Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.” The production is playing at the gorgeously appropriate Academy of Music through Dec. 31 and two local youngsters are dancing at its very heart.


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