Superb acting in riveting ‘50s drama now at Stagecrafters

Arts | February 16th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Hugh Hunter “Come Back, Little Sheba” (1949), now running at Stagecrafters, grips your attention. The classic William Inge play is about Lola and Doc, an early middle-aged couple. When young college girl Marie becomes their boarder, she stirs up memories and desires. Once set in motion, this rock will not stop rolling down the […]

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Spiritual healing workshop this weekend at St. Paul’s

Local Life | February 16th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Barbara Sherf Hosted by the Center for Contemporary Mysticism, two facilitators from the Sacred Garden Fellowship (SGF) will share their spiritual journey with Chestnut Hill area residents at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church this Saturday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m., and Sunday, 2 p.m. Don Gilbert, MSW, and Adriene Nicastro-Santos, MS, will share aspects of spiritual […]

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Bringing 69 years of wisdom, skill, to Mt. Airy stage

Arts | February 16th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Rita Charleston Quintessence Theatre Group continues its eighth season with Samuel Beckett’s existentialist, absurdist play, “Waiting for Godot.” The classic work, first performed in Paris in 1953, features two local favorites and Barrymore Award winners, Frank X and long-time Mt. Airy resident Johnnie Hobbs Jr. The play runs through Feb. 18. In this work, […]

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Learning to accept the sexuality of your gay child

Local Life | February 15th, 2018 | 1 Comment

by Edna Berry-Berg Ed. note: Last week Edna Berry-Berg, a long-time resident of Mt. Airy, wrote about her difficulty in getting used to the idea that her daughter, Alex, now 30, “the little girl who wore pink dresses and princess crowns around the house growing up,” has come out as gay. Here is more of […]

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Mt. Airy author overcame eating disorder, near-suicide; Bi-racial childhood the subject of her 20th book!

Local Life | February 15th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear “As a bi-racial child, I had three options,” Mt. Airy author and yoga instructor Daralyse Lyons told us last week. “I could identify as black, white or mixed. My mother taught me to embrace my multi-racial heritage. I wrote this book (‘I’m Mixed!’), hoping that it would help other multi-ethnic children to […]

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Traffic study set for dangerous Hill intersection

News | February 15th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample After another year of seeing increased car crashes, it appears that the intersection of West Evergreen Avenue and Navajo Street may finally be getting increased safety measures later this year. After visiting the intersection – which is really more of  a 90-degree turn — on Friday, Jan. 26, Eighth District City Councilwoman […]

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Ardleigh Street to get two new houses

News | February 14th, 2018 | 1 Comment

by Brendan Sample After acquiring the property in August, the Main Street Development Company is set to begin construction on two new houses on the lot at 8017-8019 Ardleigh St. The company’s work has so far been focused on repurposing the existing garages on the lot, but the main project is currently underway, with the […]

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Energetic ‘Christ Upon the Mountain Peak’ steals the show

Note Worthy | February 14th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Chestnut Hill, marked the final Sunday after Epiphany and the last Sunday before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday with a Choral Evensong Feb 11. The principal bill of fare conducted by parish music director Zachary Fritsch-Hemenway was Herbert Howells’ setting of the traditional “Magnificat” and “Nunc […]

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Wins world competition, Mt. Airy drummer playing here

Arts | February 14th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Ari Hoenig, 44, who grew up in Mt. Airy and attended Germantown Friends School and then Central High School, has a feather in his musical cap that not many other musicians can claim. Hoenig, known for his unusual and intense approach to drumming, emphasizing complex rhythms, will be performing with two other […]

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