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Erdenheim Farm’s historic pastures now protect endangered goats

By Samuel Newhouse Motorists cruising down Flourtown Road in their 21st century vehicles may be surprised to see a centuries-old endangered species of goat gazing back at them from the pastures of Erdenheim Farm. They are Arapawa goats—one of the rarest breeds of goat in the world, whose population is being slowly expanded by preservationists […]

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Joe Dworetzky practiced law in Philadelphia for 35 years, first as a partner at Drinker Biddle and later at Hangley Aronchick. He served as City Solicitor under Mayor Ed Rendell, and for four years was a member of the School Reform Commission. He moved to San Francisco in 2011 and began a second career as […]

Linklater’s “Before Midnight” completes romantic trilogy

by Bill Wine Each week, veteran film critic Bill Wine will look back at an important film that is worth watching, either for the first time or again. “Before Midnight,” the third of the “Before” movies, arrives after. After its two predecessors, that is: “Before Sunrise” (1995) and “Before Sunset” (2004). This second sequel is […]

Facebook dating, vertigo and other forms of trauma

by Stacia Friedman The first I learned about Facebook Dating was from a billboard at the Upsal Train Station. It just had two words. Facebook. Dating. I knew what Facebook was, an addictive form of avoiding work, housecleaning and feeding my cat while indulging in videos about the impossible cuteness of baby hedgehogs. I also […]

New French BYOB replaces Trax at Ambler Train Station

By Brenda Lange La Provence, a French restaurant located in the Ambler Train Station, opened on Sept. 11, 2019, replacing Trax, which had been there for 20 years. Husband and wife owners Chef Manuel and Cindy Jiménez are no strangers to this area, having lived in Lansdale for years and now settled in Plymouth Meeting. […]

Do you love gardening? Why not become a Master Gardener?

By Leslie Cerf Are you the kind of person who loves gardening? Do you wish you could have the chance to expand your knowledge while meeting and spending time with your fellow gardeners? Then you should consider becoming a Master Gardener. Penn State, like many other State Universities with agricultural programs, offers a Master Gardening […]

Audiences can get on board with fine acting by Plank

by Frank Burd Sometimes, we are fortunate enough to dream a future and make it happen. But in most cases, life gets in the way, and we must put those dreams on hold while we deal with the realities of work, of money, and of family. Heather Plank wanted to be an actor since junior […]

At Stagecrafters, ‘Guy on Bus’ deals frankly with racism

by Hugh Hunter In all probability, you have not heard much about Bruce Graham’s “White Guy on the Bus” (2017), now running at Stagecrafters theater. Maybe that is because, unlike most American plays about race, this one actually has something to say. The opening scenes are obnoxiously familiar. Well-to-do white people chat about race on […]

New book about classic rock music from local history prof

by Len Lear Lots of Baby Boomers (and others, both older and younger) are fans of classic rock music, but Stephen Tow, a musician and walking encyclopedia of classic rock, puts them all to shame. Tow, 57, a history professor at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, will be releasing his newest book nationwide on Feb. […]


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Erdenheim Farm’s historic pastures now protect endangered goats

By Samuel Newhouse Motorists cruising down Flourtown Road in their 21st century vehicles may be surprised to see a centuries-old endangered species of goat gazing back at them from the pastures of Erdenheim Farm. They are Arapawa goats—one of the rarest breeds of goat in the world, whose population is being slowly expanded by preservationists […]

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Joe Dworetzky practiced law in Philadelphia for 35 years, first as a partner at Drinker Biddle and later at Hangley Aronchick. He served as City Solicitor under Mayor Ed Rendell, and for four years was a member of the School Reform Commission. He moved to San Francisco in 2011 and began a second career as […]

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Do you love gardening? Why not become a Master Gardener?

By Leslie Cerf Are you the kind of person who loves gardening? Do you wish you could have the chance to expand your knowledge while meeting and spending time with your fellow gardeners? Then you should consider becoming a Master Gardener. Penn State, like many other State Universities with agricultural programs, offers a Master Gardening […]

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Brown ready to lead as DiPietro, La Salle seniors move on.

by Ed Morrone La Salle’s hoe gymnasium was packed to the gills on Sunday afternoon, with many in the standing-room only crowd coming to see legendary Saint Joseph’s Prep head coach Speedy Morris coach his final regular season game before his impending retirement. However, scores of people also turned out to see the final home […]

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Audiences can get on board with fine acting by Plank

by Frank Burd Sometimes, we are fortunate enough to dream a future and make it happen. But in most cases, life gets in the way, and we must put those dreams on hold while we deal with the realities of work, of money, and of family. Heather Plank wanted to be an actor since junior […]

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Musical businessman aims to please — and to squeeze!

by Len Lear What is the definition of a gentleman? Someone who knows how to play the accordion but doesn’t. Michael “Bellows” Bulboff was born in Roxborough Hospital; his father’s family has lived at Paoli and Ridge in Roxborough for his entire life (39 years), and he still loves biking along Forbidden Drive and the […]

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