Kirby deserves a ‘barkalaureate’ degree: Fishy Hill-based business offers unique ‘op-paw-tunity’

Local Life, Pets | June 27th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Northwest Philadelphia is filled with environmentally conscious people who believe in the importance of recycling and practice what they preach. But while we may recycle cans, bottles, newspapers, etc., Jennifer Kirby, 35, who lived in an apartment in East Falls for four years before buying a home in Chestnut Hill in 2014, […]

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After 241 years, Mt. Airy mansion again a battle site

Local Life | June 22nd, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Elizabeth Coady Two hundred and forty-one years after American soldiers set up camp on the grounds of the Upsala Mansion at 6430 Germantown Ave. (now in Mt. Airy) to prepare attack against the British in the Battle of Germantown, a new clash rages at the imposing historic mansion. History predominates outside the house, built […]

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Local widow was Philly’s first black teacher of Italian

Local Life | June 21st, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Barbara Sherf Born and raised in Mount Vernon, New York, Elena (Levister) Verzieri fondly remembers playing with the children and grandchildren in a neighborhood of predominantly Italian immigrants. “When we were playing and their parents and grandparents would come out and speak to them in Italian, I said, ‘I’ve got to learn that language,’” […]

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