Plant community trees and order your own tree

News | November 2nd, 2017 | Leave a comment

by B.J. Hauswald, Chestnut Hill Tree Tender Come join Chestnut Hill Tree Tenders as they once again plant trees throughout the community on Saturday, Nov.18, from 9 a.m. to noon. Tree Tenders, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, has planted 125 trees throughout Chestnut Hill, replacing many lost and aged trees, and will plant […]

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Disgraced DA gets punishment he doesn’t deserve

Opinion | October 26th, 2017 | 1 Comment

  by Jay A. McCalla rime and its punishment are topics as old as humanity, substantially addressed in the Bible and deftly explored by Fyodor Dostoyevsky in his famous 1866 novel of the same name. Moses commanded an “eye for an eye,” which some see as an authorization of retaliatory justice. In fact, Moses was […]

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New Avenue photo studio caters to moms, families

News | October 26th, 2017 | Leave a comment

  by Elizabeth Coady Elinor Quinones spent 17 years as a pharmaceutical marketer, performing detailed analyses to ensure internet drug advertisements made their way to prospective customers’ eyes. She enjoyed earning a six-figure salary and working with “smart people” every day. Then something happened to disrupt her corporate contentment – she gave birth to a […]

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The threat posed by unleashed dogs

Opinion | October 25th, 2017 | 4 Comments

by Karen Rile Smith On Friday, Oct. 20, at 2:10 p.m., my two 10-pound dogs and I were suddenly swarmed by five large, unleashed dogs on the Lavender trail in the Wissahickon. My dogs, who were leashed, reacted by barking and snapping – and the pack attacked. The dogs’ handlers were nowhere in sight. I […]

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Flourtown mom and daughters turn back the musical clock

Opinion | October 20th, 2017 | 2 Comments

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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