Gender bending in Mount Airy; actress plays Mark Antony

Arts | April 13th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Rita Charleston Quintessence Theatre Group continues its seventh season with “The Power and Idealism Repertory: Shakespeare’s ‘Julius Caesar’ presented in rotating repertory with Henrik Ibsen’s ‘The Wild Duck.’” Striving for gender parity, Quintessence presents an 11-character ensemble to explore new adaptations of timely classics. As America’s democracy is being tested and the #metoo movement […]

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Robert P. Fulton, lawyer

Obituaries | April 12th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Robert P. Fulton, 65, of Glenside, a lawyer who prosecuted the cases of lawyers who had been charged with misconduct or ethical violations, died March 31 of cancer at Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health. Mr. Fulton served for 15 years in the Philadelphia office of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Disciplinary Board, where such cases are heard […]

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Commentary: Rex Avenue preservation and development

Opinion | April 12th, 2018 | 2 Comments

by Lori Salganicoff  & Eileen Javers The Chestnut Hill Conservancy’s primary interest in the project at 208-10 Rex Ave. is preserving the historic mansion and helping to encourage that any new development be consistent with the character of the area. The historic Italianate house was the first structure on its large block when it was […]

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Lieselotte B. Porter

Death Notices | April 11th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Lieselotte B. Porter, age 92, on March 31, 2018 of Cathedral Village, Philadelphia, PA. Devoted wife of the late Jermain B. Porter, II. Survived by her beloved children, Kim (Nicholas Tafaro), Kevin (Christine), her grandchildren, Alex and Brett Tafaro, Elijah and Allison Carney. Lotte was an avid reader and gardener. In her younger years she […]

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Tragedy about murder of gay student now on Hill stage

Arts | April 11th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Deidra Lyngard This October is the 20th anniversary of the death of Matthew Shepard, the gay university student who was beaten and left to die in a field near Laramie, Wyoming, in 1998. Following this tragic event, members of the New York City Tectonic Theater Project traveled to Laramie to interview residents about how […]

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Robert Patterson Mann

Death Notices | April 11th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Robert Patterson Mann (Pat), age 93, of Normandy Farms Estates, died on March 24, 2018. He was the devoted husband of the late Mary L. (Gilmour) Mann and is survived by his loving children and their spouses: Muffie and Peter Landreth, and Robert P., Jr. and Virginia Mann. He is also survived by two grandsons, […]

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John (“Jack”) F. Smith

Death Notices | April 11th, 2018 | Leave a comment

John (“Jack”) F. Smith was born June 16, 1929 and lived a robust life, passing away on April 4, 2018. He was, and did, many things throughout his life, including roles as: son, brother, athlete, alumnus, husband, father, businessman, board-member, mentor, grandfather, great-grandfather, a great addition to any social event and a very, very good […]

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His prescription for bipolar disorder: stand-up comedy

Local Life | April 11th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Elizabeth Coady Every euphoric high, messy low and uncomfortable ambivalence in Dan Luther’s life becomes fuel for his inner beast, which churns out material for stand-up comedy. The beast’s name is bipolar disorder, and for 10 years Luther, 46, has been transforming the arcs and dips of living into an anecdote, a joke, a […]

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