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Today there is no shortage of opinions about young people presumably wasting their time while glued to their phones. But one cannot help but be impressed by Karina Chan-van der Helm. more
Chestnut Hill resident Nelson Diaz has chronicled his life in the autobiography “Not from Here, Not from There." more
“I have received so many letters since Martha died about how she affected people's lives." more
When Brendan Dwyer was four years old, his mom, Marianne, became the director of Teenagers, Inc., a nonprofit that aims to connect teens to the world through community service. more
According to city statistics, Philadelphia hit 1,250 opioid overdose deaths last year – a situation that Jose Benitez, CEO of Prevention Point Philadelphia (PPP), knows all too well. more
It is no secret that the pandemic has been particularly hard on restaurants and other food-related businesses. more
Joey Novick is a stand-up comic who tells a hilarious seven-minute story (you can see it on YouTube) about how he had a property line problem after moving from New York City to Flemington, NJ. more
Alphonso “Al” Lassiter, 72, has a perpetually smiling face that has brightened up the Chestnut Hill Weavers Way market at the cash register and around the store for the past 12 years. more
The Rev. Robert Polk, a 94-year-old resident of the Cathedral Village Retirement Community in upper Roxborough, said there were almost no other Black residents when he moved there 20 years ago. more
For most of us, it's easy to take a flush toilet for granted. more
Mt. Airy's much-praised racial diversity skipped over the issue of class, says author Abby Perkiss. more
“The opposite of getting is giving, and therein lies a secret to fulfillment." more
When Flo Messier became the supervisor of the mental health unit for the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office in 2018, she told me it was her “dream job.” more
There is an old saying in publishing that you should “write what you know,” and Mt. Airy author and social science researcher Lynn Gregory is an exemplar of that maxim.  more
For 12 years, Allen "Zak" Zaklad, 80, has been leading free tai chi workouts several days a week for anyone who shows up at Ned Wolf Park in West Mt. Airy. more
I am not a jazz aficionado, but when I heard lifelong Germantown resident Monnette Sudler play the guitar in October of 2014 at one of Woodmere Art Museum's Friday Night Jazz series, I was blown away. more
Millions of boys in this country undoubtedly dream of one day being a Major League baseball player. more
Dr. RobRoy MacGregor 3d was a 1964 graduate of Harvard Medical School with the highest honors, an expert on infectious diseases, an early champion of HIV treatment and an emeritus professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. more
Longtime Mt. Airy resident Penka Slavova is starting her seventh year as director of the International Student Program at Germantown Friends School. more
Comcast, the internet giant, has given a $10,000 grant to the Creative Healing Teen Center in the Flourtown Commons, which provides therapy for troubled teenagers. more
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