Gates to paradise: Entries to the Wissahickon

Our Town | August 16th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by George McNeely A reader has inquired about the various sets of gateways at key entry points to the Wissahickon Park in Mount Airy and Chestnut Hill. On these warm summer days, those of us who are not at the beach are likely visiting the Park and may encounter those gateways. Herein is some of […]

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Flix: A look back at ‘La La Land’

Flix | August 16th, 2019 | Leave a comment

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. The title may look and sound like someone stuttering, but “La La Land” is a joyful, smoothly delivered triumph from first frame to last. What you feel […]

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Janette V. Bayton

Death Notices | August 15th, 2019 | Leave a comment

Quixotic Puerto Rican poet, mother, and Arts & Crafts enthusiast, Janette V. Bayton, died on July 30th, 2019 in Far Rockaway, New York. Born in Santurce, Puerto Rico on October 28th, 1946 to Elsie L. Graham, a Jamaican American, and Ernest Beckinella, a Sicilian American, Janette spent her early childhood on the Caribbean island. Janette’s […]

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Tearful reunion with four-legged buddy after many years

Arts | August 14th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Nancy Peter Cheyenne is my wonderful paint mare. She is exactly 15 hands, has a full mane on both sides of her neck and has a sturdy quarter-horse build. She is not the most affectionate horse in the world, but she is level-headed, sure-footed, brave and incredibly fun to ride. She likes adventures, loves […]

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Letters, Aug. 15: Divisive politics

Letters | August 14th, 2019 | Leave a comment

Keep divisive politics out of Chestnut Hill While it was nice to hear that many of our neighbors stepped up to defend Night Kitchen owner Amy Edelman over the offense of baking cookies iced with the name of then-candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election, it’s sad that the defense consisted of attesting to […]

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