Former Mt. Airyite talks about living in a Muslim world

Arts | August 15th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Chivvis Moore, 74, who lived in Mt. Airy in the 1980s, has earned her living as a journalist, carpenter, general building contractor, editor and teacher. She is a lesbian and feminist who lived for 16 years in the Arab world, including 11 years in the Palestinian West Bank, controlled by Israel. Most […]

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Tearful reunion with four-legged buddy after many years

Arts | August 14th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Nancy Peter Cheyenne is my wonderful paint mare. She is exactly 15 hands, has a full mane on both sides of her neck and has a sturdy quarter-horse build. She is not the most affectionate horse in the world, but she is level-headed, sure-footed, brave and incredibly fun to ride. She likes adventures, loves […]

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Family history comes full circle after 75 years at CHC

Arts | August 8th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Lois Perch Villemaire When Caitlin Brown and Zachary Perch started dating, they discovered an interesting and surprising coincidence. Not only did their paternal grandmothers both attend Chestnut Hill College, but they graduated together in the same class 75 years ago. Their names were Mary Agnes O’Neill and Shirley Blumenthal. The graduation ceremony took place […]

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She helped comfort sick humans, and now saves animals’ lives

Arts | August 7th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Joan Smith-Reese, 67, a native of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, started a career in home care and hospice after graduating from Lycoming College with a degree in Social Work. She started a home health company in 1992 in Philadelphia and then became President of Keystone Home Health Services and worked with Gail Inderweis, President […]

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Hill school grad conducts master class at Kimmel Center

Arts | August 1st, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Rita Charleston Born in Germantown in 1954 to parents who had migrated from the Ukraine, Lydia Artymiw and her family lived in a small apartment above a drug store near the Wayne Avenue Junction Station, where her father worked as a pharmacist. Artymiw explained that her father had been in the Polish Army during […]

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