Engineer makes, gives 350 face shields to area hospitals

News | April 27th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Trans (“R.J.”) Lualhati, is a young (26) scientist with a lot more on his mind than success in the business world, although he has already achieved that. R.J. is a current University Innovation Fellow who graduated from Central High School and then from La Salle University with a BS in Integrated Science, […]

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ER doctor making masks; husband planting Hill gardens

Community | April 22nd, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Chris Mattingly and his wife, Allison, are two Chestnut Hillers who are affected by the coronavirus pandemic in radically different ways. “As the husband of an intrepid emergency medicine doctor,” said Chris, 34, last week, “my wife and many of our closest friends are on the frontlines in Philly.” Dr Allison Chan […]

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Wyndmoor wedding band leader sidelined by pandemic

Arts | April 22nd, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Long-time Wyndmoor resident Rich Posmontier, who heads the foremost wedding band in the Philadelphia area, having played at more than 2,500 weddings over the last 42 years and countless other local events such as the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s annual Black and White Gala fundraiser, would normally now be arranging his dizzying […]

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Fund-raising jobs die, but trivia lives on for free

Community | April 7th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear In 1986, after graduating from Archbishop Kennedy High School and living in Roxborough, Bill McMenamin landed a gig as an emcee and house disc jockey at the Chateau Granieri Caterers in Lafayette Hill. He worked his way through La Salle University and then St. Joseph’s University for graduate school. For years Bill, now 51, […]

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Former nun and local nurse now a gay stand-up comedian

Arts | April 3rd, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear I would be willing to bet a year’s pay that Kelli Dunham is the only former Catholic nun in the world who is now a gay standup comedian. Kelli, 51, also earned a nursing degree at Hahnemann University (now Drexel), performed clinical rotations at the old Medical College of Pennsylvania in East […]

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