Restaurateur in Flourtown spends $$$ for quiet dining

Local Life | September 21st, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear In late August my wife, sister-in-law, niece and I went to Butcher & Singer, a beautiful and very pricey Stephen Starr restaurant at 15th and Walnut Streets, for a celebratory dinner in honor of the birthdays of my wife and sister-in-law. (They’re twins.) The food, drinks, service and surroundings were almost all […]

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Currently celebrating 50 years in her order: OMC Sister Toni Longo leaving for church post in Rome

Local Life | September 13th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Christine Wolkin Sister Toni Longo, ASC, former Director of Worship at Our Mother of Consolation Parish, knew she wanted to enter the sisterhood since the second grade. The first of five children, Sister Toni spent her whole youth in Chestnut Hill, much of which was spent living right on Germantown Avenue over Marion’s Girl […]

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‘Out there’ speaker on ‘Connected Universe’ at St. Paul’s

Local Life | September 12th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Barbara Sherf Annabella Wistar Wood, 59, who did not know until 2004 that her great-great-great-great-great grandfather was Caspar Wistar, founder of the famed Wistar Institute in Philadelphia, will give a talk on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2 p.m., at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church titled “The Connected Universe: Spirituality and the Dawn of Unified Physics.” Born […]

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Ex-bodybuilding artist just right for drill sergeant role

Local Life | September 7th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Rita Charleston Without wishing to sound immodest, Andrew Criss, 49, believes he was just the right choice for the role of hard-drinking, platoon leader Sergeant Merwin J. Toomey, a drill sergeant who both instructs and abuses the men under his command in Neil Simon’s classic more-or-less autobiographical dramatic comedy, “Biloxi Blues,” now playing at […]

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