Local artists to talk craft at Gallery on the Avenue

Arts | April 5th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Gallery on the Avenue will host an “Artists Talk”  from 2-4 p.m. this Sunday, April 8. The gallery can is located at 8433 Germantown Ave. Three artists will speak about their artwork, what inspires them, and how they do it. The artists include: painter Judy McCabe Jarvis, sculptor Christopher Ward and painter Noelle Wister.

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Our partisan-colored glasses

Opinion | April 5th, 2018 | Leave a comment

In his farewell address to the nation in September 1796, outgoing President George Washington warned us about what he saw as one of the principal threats to democracy: The political party. “However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, […]

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Facebook threatens to make us all Manchurian Candidates

Opinion | March 30th, 2018 | Leave a comment

In the 1962 film “The Manchurian Candidate,” based on the 1959 Richard Condon novel, Frank Sinatra plays major Ben Marco, a Korean War vet who spends the film unraveling a Communist plot that included the brainwashing of one of his men, Raymond Shaw. Marco learns that the communists programmed Shaw to carry out any command, […]

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The persistence of potholes

Opinion | March 9th, 2018 | 1 Comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro I nearly lost my car in January driving westbound on Market Street near 4th. At least that’s what it felt like when a pothole swallowed my passenger-side left front wheel. I’m pretty sure the bottom of my small hatchback hit the pavement in a smashingly loud “bang.” It was a miracle that […]

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Letters, March 8: Broken streets and underfunded schools

Letters | March 7th, 2018 | 1 Comment

Wreckage on Cresheim Valley Drive Many of us in Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill are understandably concerned about the abundance of dangerous potholes in our neighborhood. Driving around on local streets is much like competing in a demolition derby. I have lost count of the number of hub caps that I see on nearby streets. […]

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