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Inspired by mom’s battle with breast cancer
Local teens raise funds for life-saving treatments


Left Photo: Penn Charter students Tess Reinhold of center city (from left), Amanda Roberts of Chestnut Hill, Margaret Hilton of Chestnut Hill and Cora Wolfington of Plymouth Meeting pose for a photo at the inaugural Tickled Pink event. Amanda and her mom Aileen, a breast cancer survivor, are on the Founders Committee for the event, which raised money for the Philadelphia affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Right Photo: Eliza Davis (left), who lauched Teens for the Cure, is seen at the fundraising event with her sister, Sara, and mom, Barbara, a breast cancer survivor.

When hard times beset us, an angel may come forward to wrap us with love. Cancer survivor Barbara Davis, 53, of Chestnut Hill, eventually came to host a flock of angels in her living room. But that’s getting ahead of the story.



Breed all about it: Jim interviews fired airport dog

There are lots of working dogs in the news recently. Two Thai street mutts who became ace drug-sniffing dogs at Thailand’s Chiang Rai airport have been fired for urinating on luggage and “holding onto women’s legs” in the course of their duties.

The pair, Mok and Lai, had been plucked from obscurity under a program initiated by King Bhumibol Adulyadej to turn strays into police dogs. According to the Bangkok Post, the pair now work on a farm, herding chickens and pigs.



Overflow Hill church audience thrills to Bach concert

Tempesta di Mare, Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra, continued its season-long survey of Bach’s Six “Brandenburg” Concerti Friday night in the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill. The concert, which featured renditions of the “Concerto No. 3 in G major” and the “Concerto No. 2 in F major” drew an audience that packed the church’s main sanctuary — as well as overflowed its parking lot.


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