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Finnegan's Furniture Store in Darby, PA, seemed hardly the place for mind expansion when I went to work there at 18. In fact, there was little room for expansion of any kind. Every piece of space was … more
Saturday, July 24, started out as just another day in the park for Chestnut Hill resident Anthony Stover. As he did every Saturday at 8 a.m., he brought Biscuit, his 7-month-old mini–Australian Shepherd, to Pastorius Park. Biscuit was playing with about six other dogs when he suddenly started to squeal. more
As noted in my first Letter from Maine, a sub-theme of easily provoked COVID wariness followed us north. more
Okay, so you figure that if you're going to take a chance and travel out of town during this pandemic, you have to have a plan. A sort of how-to dodge-between-the-rain-drops scheme that gets you to the cabin in Maine without getting a whopping good dose of delta variant blown up your nose by an unmasked yahoo on the I-95 turnpike. more
He can be found in Pastorius Park, chasing after his ball, or on a two-mile hike in the Wissahickon. Paralysis in his two back legs has not slowed him at all. more
Captain, our 14-year-old Yorkie-poo, had been eating the same brand of kibble since he was a puppy. more
Sunday, August 8th, it’s time to pamper your fur baby or feathered friend at Petapalooza, the area’s biggest pet play date! more
The Montgomery County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has received an $80,591.05 grant  from the Arthur E. Pflaumer Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation. more
The entire Central Mount Airy Commercial Historic District will be the subject of the six-week long opportunity for residents to learn about the recommended zoning changes and make comments and suggestions about any future changes. more
The Dude's left gluteus max kept seizing up, a major and literal pain whenever he stood still, so he went to see his sports medicine doc. more
When thinking about adopting a dog, Chestnut Hill’s Daryn Ray was sure she did not want a husky. more
Fairmount Bark provides boarding for a night or a week or two; day care, including day care home visits by staff members; bathing; and all grooming services except for hair cutting. more
In this, a first installment of The Dude, or “Tales from the Pre-Crypt,” the author considers the everyday slings and arrows of advanced age. more
My library system had a strict “no library cats” policy, but Shadow Perlmutter didn’t know anything about that. And if he had, I’m sure he would have disregarded it. more
During the pandemic, taking care of a dog proved to be a great way of coping. In appreciation to dogs for helping us get through this difficult year, we’re starting “Citizen … more
I know, I know, the world is waiting to see how I resolved my reading chair dilemma, so now I can finally finish this series of columns and tell you the happy ending. more
Streetscape is a local column about architecture, city planning, and urban design. The controversy over the proposed townhome development at 30 W. Highland Ave. has sparked a debate not only about … more
I drove home thinking how wonderful it was to own a card once held by the immortal Henri Matisse – one on which he had warmly inscribed thanks to a person who had contributed, even in such a humble way, to making his dream come true. I vowed to always cherish it. more
Awbury Arboretum has received funding to restore its water gardens in order both to reduce the possibility of potentially fatal flooding along nearby Belfield Avenue and to resuscitate a beloved neighborhood amenity.   more
The City is asking people to take part in a survey to choose from art work proposals by four artists about ways to decorate the walls and benches bookending the mall. more
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