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Emilie Clothier Harting, 78, and her family lived in Mt. Airy for 48 years. Recently, Emilie and her husband of 55 years, Rob, moved to Foulkeways, a Quaker senior independent living community in … more
Laura Levitt, a Germantown resident since 1992, was raped in November of 1989, and the resulting trauma remains with her to this day. In fact, she has written a book about the incident and its … more
Sometimes I think that when I was not paying attention, City Council must have passed a law mandating that every block in Chestnut Hill must have at least one author or at least one yoga teacher, and … more
Imani Ross needed to shift gears. The part-time fashion stylist had been building her own business since graduating from Germantown Friends School in 2015. As a stylist, she worked to help find … more
Rabbi Arthur Waskow, 87, a long-time Mt. Airy resident resembles what one might imagine is an Old Testament prophet. With his long white beard, cherubic smile and omnipresent, colorful headgear, … more
When David Chanoff was a student at Central High School in the late 1950s and early '60s, he never for a moment thought that he would eventually become an author of highly regarded non-fiction … more
Elizabeth “Betty” Anderson, a highly respected volunteer for a number of Chestnut Hill area causes over the years is “a young 84-year-old and very active gardener,” according … more
I fell in love with Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Quartet and read all four volumes, as well as the earlier novellas, at least three times each. The latest book, The Lying Life of Adults … more
Two years ago I wrote an article about the then-just published book, “Dear Shirley,” published by Daylight Books, by Germantown resident (for 31 years) Hinda Schuman, who just might be … more
Max Rivers, 69, Mt. Airy resident since 2003 who operates The Marriage Mediation (formerly Two Rivers mediation) and whose wife, Elise, runs Community Acupuncture of Mt. Airy (CAMA), is author of the … more
When she was four years old, Dr. Lise Deguire was trapped in a fire which destroyed her chin, neck and lower lip and left her with third degree burns on two-thirds of her body. She miraculously … more
“Philadelphia Battlefields: Disruptive Campaigns and Upset Elections in a Changing City” by West Mt. Airy author John Kromer is a must read for anyone interested in Philadelphia politics. … more
Just about everyone is drawn to a story in which a victim of the most horrific abuse and deprivation overcomes those atrocities to not only become successful but also to help others who had suffered … more
We live in an age of creation and destruction by media. Rising or falling, champs or chumps, very few media stories are true as presented. Never forget that every minute televised is a minute … more
Germantown resident Thom Wall was a performer with the renowned Cirque du Soleil company on a world tour. by Len Lear Germantown resident Thom Wall learned to juggle three objects when he was 10 … more
Boys & Girls Club, Wissahickon branch, recently received 80 bags of donated books from "Books on the Go,” a project organized by the library volunteers at J. B. Kelly Elementary School in … more
Calla’s recently published book, “Measure Your Cat’s IQ: Tale s from the Devilish Genius to the Feeble Minded Fuzzball.” by Len Lear Calla Knopman, 57, began volunteering with Brenda's Cat … more
by Hugh Gilmore The ads for November's Battle of the Giants – Mr. Trump v. Mr. Biden – No Holds Barred, Ladies and Gentlemen – have lately come falling out of the skies on us like millions of … more
YouTube standout Kate Howe will discuss via Zoom “The Heroic Slave,” a piece of fiction written in 1852 by Frederick Douglass, on Sunday, Aug. 16, 1:30 p.m. The Victorian Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion … more
by Hugh Gilmore Now that the 2020 presidential election date is only double-digits days away, every mechanical device in America (and possibly Russia) has begun spewing the memes, dreams and schemes … more
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