When Mt. Airy resident Cheryl Bettigole, MD, took over last month as acting Philadelphia Health Commissioner, she stepped into a pair of big shoes. Ones that seem to fit her just fine.
My library system had a strict “no library cats” policy, but Shadow Perlmutter didn’t know anything about that. And if he had, I’m sure he would have disregarded it.
“Hill work is speed work in disguise,” said Paul Hines on Sunday, May 30, as he and a small entourage of runners slogged through the rain up Valley Green Road toward Springside Chestnut Hill Academy.
The following crime report is for crimes reported in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy for the two-week period between June 7 to June 13. Some dates earlier than the current period took place at that date …
You cannot help but be stunned by the fact that these are mostly recent paintings by a lifelong Chestnut Hill area artist who celebrated her 100th birthday last year on Aug. 16.
Despite sporting a title that makes it sound like a refreshingly forthright slasher flick, this sprawling epic is actually a thought-provoking morality fable about manifest destiny and man-first destiny. Maybe it’s true that no man is an island, …
So many food trends exploded on the scene this year, from Instacart to TikTok meals, but there is one food trend experiencing a resurgence in popularity and it seems to be here to stay: the good old gift basket in all its goodie-filled glory.
During the pandemic, taking care of a dog proved to be a great way of coping. In appreciation to dogs for helping us get through this difficult year, we’re starting “Citizen …
I have been a long-time admirer of the work of Jane M. Von Bergen, 66, who retired in late 2017 as a labor writer for more than half of her 35 years at the Philadelphia Inquirer. Jane and her …
For his introduction to the local community, Tyrone Whiting conducted an expanded choir in the parish’s final Choral Evensong of the liturgical year.
My wife, Valerie, is particularly fond of the flowers that bloom on our front porch for a month starting in mid-April. The orchid cacti (two specimens are in bloom in the picture) have survived another winter on our climate-controlled, enclosed front porch.
The Clivia plant that my wife, Valerie, is inspecting in the photo is at least fifty years old; it was her mother’s.
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy lower school science teacher and adventure seeker Anya Rose has been selected to take part in a Fulbright-Hays Seminar in Iceland this summer and will be on her way to the land of “Fire and Ice” on June 19.
A soaking thunderstorm? Check. Soggy backpacking gear? Yes. Hiking six-to-ten miles a day? Check. Exhaustion? Yes. Exhilaration, laughter, unforgettable bonding? Indeed.
I know, I know, the world is waiting to see how I resolved my reading chair dilemma, so now I can finally finish this series of columns and tell you the happy ending.