Only adult MOVE bombing survivor speaks at CH Library

Local Life | October 10th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Sabina Clarke The Chestnut Hill Library introduced its documentary film series on Wednesday, Sept. 17, with filmmaker Jason Osder’s “Let the Fire Burn,” chronicling the 1985 bombing of John Africa’s MOVE family. Following the screening, Ramona Africa, the only adult survivor of the bombing, took questions from the audience. MOVE was a primarily African-American […]

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4th Annual ‘Bark For Life’ supports fight against cancer

Pets | October 10th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Jodi Benjamin On Saturday morning, October 11, a slice of Fort Washington State Park, 41 W. Mill Road in Flourtown (NOT the Fort Washington side of the park), will be transformed into a dog haven. From three-pound chihuahuas to mammoth bouviers, from stocky bulldogs to sleek greyhounds, and from well-coiffed bichons to nose-to-the-ground terriers, […]

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Lavender Hill Home owner retires; employee takes over

Local Life | October 10th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Carole Verona Florence Maloumian, 73, says that she opened Lavender Hill Home, her store at 8121 Germantown Avenue, 15 years ago without a plan. But by the end of November, she is leaving the business with a solid strategy in place. “I’m not retiring. I’m transitioning to something else,” she said, as she prepares […]

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Hill actress authors book about notorious serial killer

Local Life | October 9th, 2014 | Leave a comment

by Karen Plourde and Len Lear Chestnut Hill author and actress Valerie Ogden spent two years getting into the head of one of history’s most notorious serial killers, Baron Gilles de Rais, better known as “Bluebeard.” de Rais (1405-1440) has been called by historians, among other things, “perhaps the most infamous sexual criminal in history.” […]

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Mt. Airy’s Lyons roars with perfect pitch in ‘Eulogies’

Local Life | October 9th, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Constance Garcia-Barrio One of the four freshman music majors in the off-campus house where I lived decades ago had perfect pitch. I recalled her gift of nailing every note as I read “Brief Eulogies at Roadside Shrines,” a short story collection by Mark Lyons, 71, of Mt. Airy. Each character has a distinctive voice that brims […]

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