Bacio (‘not gourmet’) moves from Mt. Airy to Erdenheim

Local Life | October 19th, 2018 | 1 Comment

by Gina Cocchiaro As I hopped up onto a stool before a beautiful copper bartop at Bacio Italian Cucina at 700 Bethlehem Pike in Erdenheim, owner Jay Saponaro asked, “Do you believe in astrology?” Even with Brett Kavanaugh’s opening testimony playing in the background, I instantly relaxed. Saponaro tends to have that effect on people […]

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Columnist tortured at Yoga studio

Local Life | October 19th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Henry Briggs I’ve been trying yoga recently. Yoga, for the uninitiated, was started years ago by a guy named Gandhi, who realized that British guns and ramrod stiff bearing were impossible to compete with. So, he and his followers pretended to acquiesce but then upended the British by tricking them into take yoga lessons. […]

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From Chestnut Hill to San Sebastian: A trip to Spain for film fest

Opinion | October 19th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Ralph and Natalie Hirshorn The San Sebastian International Film Festival (SSIFF), in its 66th year, is one of the most accessible, well-curated festivals on the circuit. The presentation is flawless in majestic theaters where films are displayed with military precision. The staff does a brilliant job of scheduling interviews, arrivals and panels. An international […]

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Tree Tenders seek street tree applications, volunteers

News | October 19th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Chestnut Hill Tree Tenders, in connection with Mt. Airy and Germantown Tree Tenders, is soliciting applications for Free Street Trees to be planted in Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy and Germantown in the Spring of 2019. Homeowners can submit an application at or you can pick up a form at the Chestnut Hill Community Association […]

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Cat adoptions, October 18

Pets | October 18th, 2018 | Leave a comment

CURIOUS, CHARMING: Coleen & Tabitha are curious & charming siblings, about 5 months old, who love dogs, cats and children. Playtime is a favorite activity. They are totally vetted. More information from at 215- 872-1636. LOVING GIRLS LEFT ALONE: An elderly resident passed away recently and left two wonderful cats behind, both females. One […]

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