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Stephanie Bruneau, executive director of MALT (seen here with husband, Emile), is also the author of “The Benevolent Bee: Capture the Bounty of the Hive through Science, History, Home Remedies and … more
by Len Lear Mt. Airy native Ari Hoenig, who would ordinarily be touring the world right now with his music, can literally not count all of the concerts he has had cancelled because of the pandemic. … more
“Lessons via Zoom and Skype have been a welcome challenge in being clear with my language,” said West Mt. Airy cellist Rachel Cama Nemer. “The younger the child I am teaching (at two local … more
Paula Skutnick is a licensed psychologist as well as a piano theory teacher, award-winning Ragtime pianist and composer of several musical theater works, including “Let Go!” Which has been … more
“I didn’t start painting and drawing until I was 45 and took a pastel class,” said Corinne Dieterle, of Whitemarsh. by Stacia Friedman Lara Cantu-Hertzler, 34, is the definition of a … more
Blue Beads, 1994, by Penelope Harris (Woodmere Art Museum: Gift of Bill Scott, 2011) By William Valerio When I was asked to write a column for this special blue-ink issue of the Chestnut Hill Local … more
West Mt. Airy resident Charles McMahon, co-founder of Philly's Lantern Theatre, is bringing a Shakespeare comedy to people in their own living rooms. By Rita Charleston Shakespeare once told us that … more
Michele, who is also a professional photographer, has “channeled” Picasso to the extent that many observers have said they cannot tell her paintings from the real thing. by Len Lear For Michele … more
John Paterson, who grew up on West Mermaid Lane and graduated from Germantown Friends School, has made 27 YouTube videos for “The John Paterson Show” while in isolation on a wide variety of … more
Wyndmoor photographer Wendy Concannon, whose gallery is at the corner of Willow Grove and Germantown Avenues, just opened an art installation that runs till the end of May in her two big gallery … more
Mariangela Saavedra, the director at the Center on the Hill, has taken many of the center’s popular classes online. by Sue Ann Rybak Did you know that you can still take some of your favorite … more
Chris and Jennifer are seen hawking their pet products at the East Falls Farmers Market Holiday Market before the pandemic. By Len Lear Day after day we read in the press and see on TV story after … more
Mt. Airy comic writer Maurice Robert Mander. by Len Lear We all know that musicians and other performers have been devastated by the pandemic, but so have authors of new books, who have had to … more
The Chestnut Hill Business District announced this week that it had launched a fundraising and grant program to financially support Chestnut Hill Businesses struggling due to lengthy … more
Dr. Allison Chan. by Len Lear Chris Mattingly and his wife, Allison, are two Chestnut Hillers who are affected by the coronavirus pandemic in radically different ways. “As the husband of an … more
Long-time Wyndmoor bandleader Rich Posmontier (foreground), who has played at more than 2,500 weddings over the last 42 years, would normally now be arranging his dizzying schedule of upcoming … more
Ellen Glendinning (right), of Lafayette Hill, hands over the 75 masks she made and donated last week to employees of the Acme in Flourtown, three of whom are seen here. by Len Lear Ellen … more
Mary Fennelly, a therapist from Mt. Airy, is offering free mental health counseling during the pandemic. by Suzanne Cloud COVID-19 has us all anxious and a bit frightened. Our jobs have disappeared … more
Rev. Jarett Kerbel of St. Martin-in-the-Fields by Sue Ann Rybak After Governor Tom Wolf issued a stay-at-home order to help stop the spread of COVID-19, churches in our area had to reimagine the way … more
by April Lisante The street is ghostly by day and at night. Pedestrians are few and far between, and the daily hustle and bustle that make Germantown Avenue hum have been absent for nearly four … more
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