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Father Bob Bazzoli leads parishioners in service at OMC on Saturday, July 5. The church began allowing limited attendance at indoor services last month. (Photo is a screenshot of a streaming … more
By the time you read this column, more than 130,000 Americans will have died due to COVID-19. In late May and early June, it looked like we had left the pandemic’s worst days behind us. But the … more
Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley during a streamed press conference last month. by Kate Dolan Editor’s note: Throughout the first few months of the coronavirus pandemic, the … more
Stephanie Bruneau, executive director of MALT (seen here with husband, Emile), is also the author of “The Benevolent Bee: Capture the Bounty of the Hive through Science, History, Home Remedies and … more
by Len Lear Mt. Airy native Ari Hoenig, who would ordinarily be touring the world right now with his music, can literally not count all of the concerts he has had cancelled because of the pandemic. … more
“Lessons via Zoom and Skype have been a welcome challenge in being clear with my language,” said West Mt. Airy cellist Rachel Cama Nemer. “The younger the child I am teaching (at two local … more
Local teens participated in the Black Lives Matter march in Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill on June 4. Teens are taking college classes online, training for when scholastic sports return and increasing … more
Paula Skutnick is a licensed psychologist as well as a piano theory teacher, award-winning Ragtime pianist and composer of several musical theater works, including “Let Go!” Which has been … more
Eliot Villasis (left) and his older brother Aidan Villasis, both students at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, launched a sign-making business to raise money for Face to Face. By Pete Mazzaccaro As … more
Jenks teacher, Terrance Tolbert by Sue Ann Rybak It's okay if you don't know all the answers. It's a lesson Terrance Tolbert, 34, a 5th-grade teacher at Jenks Academy of Arts and Science tries to … more
“I didn’t start painting and drawing until I was 45 and took a pastel class,” said Corinne Dieterle, of Whitemarsh. by Stacia Friedman Lara Cantu-Hertzler, 34, is the definition of a … more
Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill Preschool Director Carla DiOrio is all smiles with her poster and Helen Goodroad (who went to preschool there) in her car with her children, James and Charlotte, … more
Jessica Ames, programs and events coordinator (left), and Madeleine Beck, flight coordinator for Angel Flight East in Blue Bell, are surrounded by boxes of protective facial shields their volunteer … more
The Blessing Bags program at St. Miriam’s Catholic Church in Flourtown has a new home in an unused classroom. Seen here cutting a ribbon are (from left) Father Frank Souza and Monsignor James St. … more
by Sue Ann Rybak Philadelphia Nanny Network is providing free remote learning support for families of employees who work in healthcare through June. "Philadelphia Nanny Network, the go-to agency for … more
Whenever a Covid patient is discharged, a huge “flower” is placed in a “survivor garden” in front of the hospital. (The “flowers” are not plastic but some weatherproof material). “We … more
Members of the Chestnut Hill Youth Sports Club’s Soccer Team Lightning Jerseys hang on the window of the future office of Benedum Law at 8640 Germantown Ave. in Chestnut Hill. (Photo courtesy of … more
John Adams, manager of prepared foods at Weavers Way in Chestnut Hill, said, "Before the pandemic, I always said Weavers Way does have the most appreciative customer/member base I’ve experienced … more
Altenor Vaval ,the director of operations and food services at Face to Face in Germantown, a non-profit that has been feeding the needy and the homeless for more than 35 years, now leads the … more
by Hugh Gilmore The nature writer and anthropologist Loren Eiseley was once out in the badlands of the American West with an order to capture something interesting – birds, reptiles, anything, … more
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