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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Close is open about role in profound play on local stage

Arts | July 5th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Rita Charleston An old man, a young man and life’s greatest lesson. This is the basis of “Tuesdays With Morrie,” a play by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom, based on the book by newspaper sports columnist Albom and being staged July 10-29 at Ambler’s Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Ave. Albom recounts the […]

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Planning Commission wraps up sessions for Upper Northwest

News | June 29th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Diane Fiske About 160 people learned what their neighbors consider important for the future of their neighborhood at the final Northwest meeting of Philadelphia Project 2035 on Monday, June 18. The residents came to the third and final session for the Upper Northwest area of Philadelphia at the Lovett Library in Mount Airy in […]

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Ask the Doc: How to manage stress without getting stressed out about it

Ask the Doc | June 29th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by L. Matthew Schwartz, MD, FAAPM&R Local doctor L. Matthew Schwartz tackles your reader questions about health every two weeks. Please feel free to ask him any question about physical medicine, pain, and integrative holistic medicine or wellness. Send questions to askthedoc@chestnuthilllocal.com.   Olivia G of Wyndmoor asks: “I’m stressed: How can I manage my […]

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Joseph Reed Ingersoll, retail executive

Obituaries | June 29th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Joseph Reed Ingersoll, 77, of Chestnut Hill, a retail executive, died June 22 at Pennsylvania Hospital after a short admittance. Mr. Ingersoll had a business career in retailing, including department store management that took him to executive positions in Philadelphia, Dallas and San Francisco, as well as Hawaii and Japan, with Federated Stores, Duty-Free Shops […]

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