Local filmmaker’s doc premieres at Kimmel Center Friday

Arts | October 25th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Five years ago I wrote in these pages, “Move over, Spike Lee. Rel Dowdell, 39-year-old native of Germantown and graduate of Central High School (248th graduating class in 1989), may just be the next great black filmmaker. His second feature film, ‘Changing the Game,’ opened last Friday at selected AMC theaters in […]

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Artist, 75, wants her work to ‘save all living things’

Arts | October 20th, 2017 | Leave a comment

  by Len Lear Geri Greinke-Mack is 75 years old, but like a modern day Georgia O’Keeffe, she keeps getting better with age. Geri, a resident of Cathedral Village in upper Roxborough, currently has an exhibit of her linoleum cut prints of animals, oil paintings of Morris Arboretum, animals, gardens, flowers, cats and whimsical images, […]

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Mt. Airy art professor started school for autistic kids

Local Life | October 19th, 2017 | Leave a comment

By Len Lear According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 3.5 million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder, a brain-based disorder characterized by social communication challenges and restricted repetitive behaviors, activities and interests. And for reasons not fully understood, the prevalence of autism in U.S. children increased by 119.4 percent from […]

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CHC expert publishes 3rd book about modern families

Local Life | September 22nd, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Unless you are part of a stepfamily, you have probably not thought too much about the ramifications of being a stepfamily member. But Scott Browning has. Browning, 61, a Ph.D. professor of psychology at Chestnut Hill College for the past 29 years, is arguably one of the nation’s top experts on stepfamilies. […]

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‘A painting a day’ for world-renowned Hill artist

Arts | September 21st, 2017 | Leave a comment

  by Len Lear Over the last 20 years or so, I have interviewed many fine Chestnut Hill area artists, but Hill resident Abbey Ryan is in another galaxy. Having taken a wonderful one-year college course many years ago on the legendary post-Middle Ages European painters, I could not help but notice the resemblance of […]

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