Erdenheim lensman is the man for supermodel Heidi Klum

Uncategorized | October 7th, 2016 | Leave a comment

by Lou Mancinelli Sharon Stone knows just the kind of light she likes to be photographed in. And supermodel Heidi Klum is the kind of woman who went out of her way to record five videos of her speaking German for kids in Erdenheim resident Mat McCabe’s son’s German class. McCabe, 50, has worked a […]

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Hill volunteer helps connect families separated by war

Uncategorized | September 15th, 2016 | Leave a comment

by Lou Mancinelli In 2012 an Afghani militia burned down the house, killed the father and youngest sister of an Afghani refugee now living in Philadelphia, whom a Chestnut Hill resident is working to reconnect with his sister in Afghanistan. The man’s father worked in special forces with the American military, but when the U.S. […]

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Squash champion also a spectacular photographer

Uncategorized | March 4th, 2016 | Leave a comment

by Lou Mancinelli When Julieanne Harris first came to the Philadelphia Cricket Club (PCC) in March of 1992, its squash program was an informal group that consisted of Harris and a few kids who played on two hardball squash courts that no longer exist. Since then, Harris has turned the Cricket Club’s squash club into […]

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Husband’s death inspires Mt. Airy artist, CHC grad

Uncategorized | January 8th, 2016 | Leave a comment

by Lou Mancinelli Although she has worked as an art teacher in the area for more than 35 years and been painting longer than that, the paintings Ruth Joray has been creating the past few months are different from any of the work she had ever previously done. Her turnaround comes on the heels of […]

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Local dancer waltzes into career of recycled textiles

Uncategorized | January 4th, 2016 | Leave a comment

by Lou Mancinelli Before a knee injury halted her young career as a professional dancer, and before devoting her energies full-time to her newer Kitchen Garden Series, a line of textiles made from reclaimed materials, sold to support community agriculture, Heidi Barr earned her living for almost 20 years in dance and theater costume design […]

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Old World attention to detail at Wissahickon Pottery

Uncategorized | December 17th, 2015 | Leave a comment

by Lou Mancinelli Old World attention to rustic aesthetic. A well-lit studio close to Wissahickon Creek. A connection with materials, product and people. For Roxborough resident Nick Corso, owner of Wissahickon Pottery, this is the rubric of making pottery. For Corso, the craft of pottery is a process rooted in connection. Corso digs up the […]

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Apparently there is such a thing as a free lunch (nearby)

Uncategorized | November 27th, 2015 | Leave a comment

by Lou Mancinelli We have all heard the saying, “There is no free lunch.” Well, there is at least one exception to that rule. The first Monday of each month, more than 40 seniors are treated to a free luncheon at the Roxborough Presbyterian Church (RPC), 8230 Ridge Ave. It’s a two-hour affair: games first […]

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Ex-Temple U. chemistry dept. head sails into the sunset

Uncategorized | November 6th, 2015 | Leave a comment

by Lou Mancinelli In the 1980s, Bob Salomon, Ph.D., and former Temple University chemistry professor, who has lived in Germantown for the past 15 years, was sought out when nuclear meltdowns in the U.S. and abroad occurred. At the time he served as a consultant for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Now retired, Salomon’s biggest […]

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New action group at St. Martin’s battles climate change

Uncategorized | October 29th, 2015 | Leave a comment

by Lou Mancinelli A little over a year ago Greg Williams, long-time owner of the former Walk a Crooked Mile Books store in the Mt. Airy Train Station, approached a crossroads. He and his partner Cynthia had recently sold the bookstore after running it for over 18 years. No longer required to be at work […]

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After 60 years, Boyd Antiques moves down Bethlehem Pike

Uncategorized | October 8th, 2015 | Leave a comment

by Lou Mancinelli Nashville, Cincinnati, Cleveland. Add Boston, Washington, D.C., and parts of Connecticut, and the list resembles a small tour for a rock band. Instead, it’s only some of the 25 antique shows Priscilla Boyd Angelos used to attend each year. When her parents first opened Meetinghouse Antique Shop at 509 N. Bethlehem Pike […]

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