Former Mt. Airyite talks about living in a Muslim world

Arts | August 15th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Chivvis Moore, 74, who lived in Mt. Airy in the 1980s, has earned her living as a journalist, carpenter, general building contractor, editor and teacher. She is a lesbian and feminist who lived for 16 years in the Arab world, including 11 years in the Palestinian West Bank, controlled by Israel. Most […]

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She helped comfort sick humans, and now saves animals’ lives

Arts | August 7th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Joan Smith-Reese, 67, a native of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, started a career in home care and hospice after graduating from Lycoming College with a degree in Social Work. She started a home health company in 1992 in Philadelphia and then became President of Keystone Home Health Services and worked with Gail Inderweis, President […]

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Area chains: Overly fast service, but good food and value

Arts | July 31st, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear The late comedian Rodney Dangerfield’s most famous catchphrase was “I don’t get no respect.” The same phrase could be applied to mid-level chain restaurants such as Bertucci’s, Olive Garden, Chili’s, Carrabba’s, Applebee’s, Bonefish Grill, Outback, etc. Restaurant critics like Craig LaBan (Philadelphia Inquirer) almost never mention them except in a derisive way, […]

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