Where some see deteriorating buildings, she sees beauty

Arts | April 19th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear When most of us look at an old, deteriorating building, we simply see a hulk that has outlived its usefulness. But Lara Cantu-Hertzler sees a potential work of art. I have called her the Philadelphia artistic maven of old, crumbling buildings since her artistic renderings of them have earned her numerous gallery […]

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Local firm a major producer of medical marijuana

News | April 18th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Michele Haines, 78, a world-traveling chef who opened Spring Mill Cafe in Conshohocken 40 years ago, was walking across the street at 4th and South Streets three years ago when she was hit by a car making a right turn. Michele flew through the air, slammed against the ground and suffered severe […]

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Major talent bringing her ‘Love Police’ to Hill stage

Arts | April 17th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Andrea Carlson, a multi-talented guitarist, vocalist and artist who has captivated audiences all over the U.S. and Europe, will be performing with her band, Love Police — Rich Rudin on piano, Arturo Baguer on double bass and David Bopdrummer on percussion (yes; Bopdrummer is actually a drummer!) — on Thursday, April 25, […]

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Meet multi-talented Mt. Airy author at book festival

Arts, Books | April 17th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear According to her author biography, Amy Ignatow, who has lived in Mt. Airy for 10 years, has worked as a teacher, a farmer, a florist, a short-order vegan cook, a ghostwriter for Internet personal ads, a telefundraiser, a wedding singer and an air-brush face and body painter. But she has apparently had […]

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Nature scenes by Hill artist, 93, at local gallery

Arts | April 12th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear One does not have to be an art professor or aficionado to be impressed by Chestnut Hill artist Michael Ciliberti’s stunning renderings of nature scenes inspired by visits to Morris Arbortetum, the Wissahickon Woods and Pastorius Park. But even more mind-blowing is the fact that Michael, who paints for four or five […]

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Gay commissioner seeking to make Pennsylvania history

Community | April 12th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear “As an Abington Township resident who cares about the welfare of animals and as president of Humane PA, Pennsylvania’s political voice for animals, I am grateful for the compassionate work of Commissioner Lori Schreiber and support her re-election. The Roslyn Pet Fair, organized by Lori every year, not only gives area rescue […]

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Diplomat/author/human rights icon speaks at area church

Arts, Books | April 11th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Bob Goff, author of two New York Times Best-Selling books, “Love Does” and “Everybody Always,” who also founded Love Does, a non-profit human rights organization operating schools and pursuing justice for children in war-torn countries, will speak at St. Thomas’ Church Whitemarsh at 7020 Camphill Rd. in Fort Washington on Wednesday, April […]

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