Animals love pizza, thanks to honored Hill illustrator

Arts, Books | December 5th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear When Chestnut Hill illustrator Liz Lynch, 37, won the first place prize for drawing at the recent Fall for the Arts festival on Germantown Avenue, it could not have surprised anyone who is familiar with her whimsical, brilliant artwork, most recently featured in her latest book, “Pandas Love Pizza,” which officially came […]

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Beautiful Italian import combines fashion and charity

Arts, Books | November 27th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Simonetta Lein, 36, is that rare combination of beauty, intellectual achievement and humanitarian good deeds that are impossible to ignore. Lein, who has been called a “celebrity wishmaker” in the press and a “the number one fashion influencer in the Philadelphia area,” was brought to our attention by Julie and John O’Connell, […]

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Local best-selling author also a ‘ghost’ for others

Arts, Books | October 4th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear I have interviewed well over 100 authors during my 25 years at the Local, many self-published but others whose sweat-stained work was accepted by traditional book publishers, a feat today virtually akin to be picked to play center field for the Phillies. Never before now, however, did I meet a successful author […]

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