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Book fest beats the rain and the heat

At times, it looked as if the weather – a rain soaked Saturday followed by a steamy Sunday – might get in the way of the Second Annual Chestnut Hill Book Festival, which ran from July 9 through July 11.  But the event, a mix of readings, presentations, book signings, discussions, and workshop, went on as planned.

Admitting that attendance was impeded by bad weather and that the planning committee was unable to promote the festival as much as they had wanted, Chestnut Hill Business Association President Greg Welsh said the event was still a success.

Author Richard Morais at this year’s Chestnut Hill Book Festival. Morais read from his novel, The Hundred-Foot Journey. (Photo by Steve Ladner)f
Other News…

ZBA reverses decision on dialysis center

Weavers Way gains new strength after fiscal crisis
Second of a two-part story

4th of July slideshow


Sanctimony was the soup of the day’
Mt. Airy man was ‘hoodwinked’ by cult in India

Ed. Note: Mt. Airy resident Bruce Kravetz, 70, is a professional photographer, adverturer and world traveler who had journeyed by himself to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Sudan, Kanya, Tanzania, Indonesia and countless other countries. He owned Pacific Rim, an import/export business in Manayunk, from 1992 to 2006, and he would travel around the world buying crafts to sell in his store.


On reading, again

So I was sitting on a folding chair in the lobby/waiting area of the Little Gym in Jenkintown with about half a dozen or so other parents who were also waiting for their little girls to finish an hour-long gymnast- ics/dance class.

I was trying to concentrate on a copy of Chuck Klosterman’s “Sex, Drugs and Coca Puffs,” an anthology of essays on pop culture that I had checked out of the Glenside library, but I couldn’t keep from getting drawn to — not into — a conversation that broke out in front of me about books and reading.


Dougher-Urban Wedding
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dougher announce the marriage of their daughter, Lauren Denise, to Luke Joachim Urban.  The ceremony took place on October 3, 2009 at The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul followed by a reception at The Union League of Philadelphia. Luke is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Urban of Chestnut Hill and the grandson of Mr. Luke Marano, Sr. and the late Yolanda Marano, formerly of Chestnut Hill.


Depleted Mounties fall prey to Eagles

On a day of record-setting heat the ranks were thin for Mount St. Joseph Academy’s summer basketball team, as just four rising sophomores and two freshmen turned out for last Tuesday’s bout against Norristown High School. After struggling on offense during the first period and winding up with a 12-2 deficit at the break, the Magic made a more respectable showing in the second half, but were unable to make a legitimate run at the lead as they lost to the Eagles, 32-13.



Happy Birthday Morris Arboretum’s Out on a Limb celebrated its first birthday on Saturday, July 3, with 900 close friends.  You, too, can enjoy Out on a Limb daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekends ‘til 5 p.m. and summer Thursdays ‘til 8:30 p.m. (Photo by Jaime Perez)





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