Flourtown mom and daughters turn back the musical clock

Opinion | October 20th, 2017 | 1 Comment

by Robin Lentz Worgan “Mom, look?” My daughter, Winnie, pointed to the open glove compartment of our new Volkswagen. “You have a CD player!” “That’s great, but we don’t have any CDs.” From the back seat Lila peeled off her earbuds and added, “We will have to get some!” I was on a road trip […]

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From Haiti to G’town and now nominated for film awards

Arts | October 19th, 2017 | Leave a comment

By Rita Charleston Germantown resident Dasha Sainstremy, known professionally as “Da Saint,” has been named a finalist for both the “Quality of Message Award” and the “Discovery Award” for her “Closet Doors,” a short film about a young female minister. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, to Haitian parents, she has been in Philadelphia for […]

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Thelma W. Anderson, jazz advocate

Obituaries | October 11th, 2017 | 1 Comment

 Thelma W. Anderson, 89, of Chestnut Hill, a jazz aficionado and founder of the Council of Jazz Advocates, died Oct. 6 at Keystone Hospice. Ms. Anderson founded COJA in 1991 as a way to support young musicians, music education in the public schools, jazz programming and airtime, and jazz-based social gatherings. The organization also created […]

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Popular Hill tavern to close after six decades

Featured Post, News | October 11th, 2017 | 3 Comments

by Elizabeth Coady After serving up draft and bottled brews and mixed drinks for six decades, the owners of Towey’s Tavern are announcing a “last call” to the Chestnut Hill neighborhood as the old-school bar closes at 2 a.m. Oct. 29 for the final time. Beset by changing drinking habits and the craft brew craze, […]

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Angela Sue Glass-Crandall

College Town, Death Notices | October 5th, 2017 | Leave a comment

Angela Sue Glass-Crandall, age 51, on September 12, 2017 of Wyndmoor, after a two-year battle against ovarian cancer. Survived by her husband, Jesse “Jay” Crandall, his daughters, her parents Sandra and the late Donald Frank; Sister of Ricky Frank (Kim), Kelly Rockwell (Rick), Rhonda Bushman (Brian) and the late Eric Lee Glass; Also survived by […]

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Orville R. Walls, veterinarian

Obituaries | October 5th, 2017 | Leave a comment

Orville R. Walls, 76, a much-loved veterinarian who maintained a practice in Germantown for more than four decades, died Sept. 6 of cancer at his home. Over the years, Dr. Walls treated a wide variety of animals, and when their owners were unable come to his office in the 5500 block of Greene Street, he […]

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Melissa E. Rooney, social worker

Obituaries | October 5th, 2017 | Leave a comment

Melissa E. Rooney, 47, of Mt. Airy, a social worker at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, died Sept. 18 of cancer at Good Shepherd Hospice in Philadelphia. At the time of her death, Ms. Rooney was manager of transplant social work and patient finance for the Jefferson Transplant Institute. She began her career at Jefferson in […]

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