Mt. Airy Stars drop season finale before heading to playoffs

Sports | July 9th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Jonathan Vander Lugt First, the positives for Mt. Airy baseball: in their first season playing in the Lower Montco American Legion Baseball League, the Stars will make the playoffs. Mt. Airy ended its regular season at 9-8-1 and will play in the league’s double-elimination tournament starting Wednesday, July 12. Now, the bad: in a […]

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Hill ‘manic menace’ bullies bulldozers, bikers, trucks

Pets | July 7th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Rod Bartchy Our seven-year-old daughter, Suzanna, wanted a dog. Hey, we all did. The result was Cassie, an innocent little border collie puppy. But was the innocence a scam? She gnawed at the metal partitions in her crate. She nipped at my daughter’s heels with sharp puppy teeth, relentlessly herding her, in tears, into […]

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Sterilize all pets! Help solve the overpopulation crisis

Pets | July 7th, 2018 | 5 Comments

by Brenda Malinics Most people do not realize the staggering problem of overpopulation of stray and feral dogs and cats in Philadelphia. A “feral” cat is unsterilized, unsocialized and fearful of humans, the result of abandonment or loss by its owners. As an animal advocate who has rescued thousands of animals, I cannot emphasize enough […]

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Celtic band RUNA returns to Pastorius Park

Arts, Concerts | July 6th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Carole Verona In August, award-winning Celtic band RUNA will celebrate its 10th anniversary of bringing traditional Irish, Scottish, Americana and bluegrass music to audiences around the world. The band will combine the celebration of its anniversary with that of the Pastorius Park concert series at a free show on Wednesday, July 11, at 7:30 […]

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Support Pastorius Park with donation to Friends

Opinion | July 6th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Tracy Gardner Despite severe winds and torrential rain from the freak storm on June 24, the trees of Pastorius Park suffered little damage. This is no accident. Each year the Friends of Pastorius Park consults with local arborists regarding the health of the park’s trees, and particularly the older legacy trees from the park’s […]

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Cat adoptions, July 5

Pets | July 6th, 2018 | Leave a comment

CHEVRON’S MOTOR PURRS: Chevron is a four-month-old male with Abyssian like brown and white fur. He comes with his brother, Crier, who would not pose for the photo. They are tested, fully vetted and ready to spice up their furever home. Meet them Sunday at Petapalooza (Bone Appetite location). Contact Brendascatrescue.com at 215-872-1636.   TESSIE […]

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Advice in Mt. Airy grandmom’s book about sex and love

Local Life | July 6th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Elizabeth Coady The cover of marriage and sex counselor Lynn Hubschman’s book shows a beaming grandmother surrounded by three grandchildren. ‘’Woozie Wisdom’’ promises grandmotherly wisdom “about life, sex, love.’’ But Lynn Hubschman is not your ordinary grandmother, and her book’s raw advice is the accumulation of three decades trading in the currency of love’s […]

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Tell-tail signs of pet heart disease

Pets | July 6th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Dr. Edward Aller Unfortunately, similar to humans, as our pets age, so do their hearts. Signs can be different between species and may present differently for each individual; however, there are some telltale signs that you may see and that should throw up a red flag. During yearly/bi-yearly exams, a veterinarian will auscultate (listen […]

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Syrian family gets help to resettle in Philadelphia

News | July 5th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Christina Grierson The long-running Syrian Civil War has brought much havoc to Syria and has caused many of its residents to seek refuge in a number of outside countries like Turkey, Sweden, Canada and the United States. Wissam and Dima, a Syrian couple settled into the Philadelphia area with their three children, were among […]

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