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Remember that thing people used to do called vacation? It’s time to get back on the road or in the air. With Covid-19 rates coming under control and hopes that the U.S. might be able to … more
Debuting screenwriter Diablo Cody won the Oscar for her screenplay's ear-tickling, smart-mouthed, stylized-but-honest dialogue, and the fine ensemble cast has a field day with it, especially Page as the shoot-from-the-lip teen and voiceover narrator. more
For those who care about libraries, about literacy, education, lifelong learning and the lost  year that Philadelphia school children have experienced, now is the time to raise our voices. more
Reports of animals in distress alone in parked vehicles are on the increase.  A vehicle can turn into hell on wheels as time runs out for the innocent victim of carelessness.  Leaving your … more
We represent the West Highland Neighbors and ask that the record be corrected regarding a number of items in the Chestnut Hill Local’s “Streetscape,” column of May 20.   more
Since the time of your article about our Whitemarsh Art Center's operations during the pandemic (“Great pandemic education rewards for local arts agency,” Oct. 8, 2020), many doors have … more
As if further proof were needed that we live in the Golden Age of Animation, along comes “The Princess and the Frog.” more
 I have been struck by two competing realities this month as all signs point to the end of the Covid-19 pandemic. First, this past year has seemed like an age. I recall those first weeks … more
I am not quite sure what prompted me to write an editorial letter to the local paper as I have never done this before; however, I have spent a lot of time lately thinking about and talking with my patients about kindness.  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
The bravura biopic, “Selma,” is about more than one man; it’s about a community. more
Under a much more quiet set of circumstances than last November, local voters again are heading to the polls to vote in a primary election. So-called “off-year” elections, in which … more
I was glad to see Len Lear’s article highlighting Mikel Elam, a local artist and manager of the Artist’s and Craftsman’s art supply store. more
Thank you to our Community for helping us recycle over eight tons of electronics and 550 pounds of batteries on April 24. Thank you to the Sisters of St. Joseph Earth Center at Chestnut Hill College who made it possible by hosting our event.  more
This just in: “ Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” (2013) is just as funny as “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.” (2004) more
With Mother’s Day around the corner and spring in full, floral bloom (sorry, allergies) the feeling of promise is palpable. And this year, the sense of renewal spring typically ushers in is … more
In the Philadelphia suburbs of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, before the internet and mobile video and asking your child’s opinion, longer daylight hours just meant you wouldn’t see your kids for longer periods of time. more
I'm writing as an animal lover and long time adopter of homeless animals to inform like minded people that the homeless dogs and cats of Philadelphia are in danger because ACCT Philly, the only shelter funded by the city of Philadelphia, is in crisis. more
The frightening proposition that is Alzheimer’s disease is conveyed with admirable authenticity and clear-eyed compassion in the melancholy medical melodrama, “Still Alice” (2014). more
The CHCA has one of the most elaborate review processes in the City. Why? Because the process has proven over decades to be effective at improving outcomes. more
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