Word Mavens reveal ‘Stuff Every Grandmother Should Know’

Books, Local Life | February 15th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Joyce Eisenberg, 65, and Ellen Scolnic, 56, aka “The Word Mavens,” are area residents who have written three books, including one that was released Feb. 12, “Stuff Every Grandmother Should Know” (Quirk Press). They have also written many gently humorous, non-political essays about domestic slice-of-life events, sort of like the late syndicated […]

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Valentine’s Day celebration: A blessing or a curse?

Local Life | February 15th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Roz Warren Valentine’s Day: the best day of the year, or the worst? The words “Valentine’s Day” evoke images of flowers, chocolate and romantic, candle-lit dinners. But when I asked my Facebook friends how they observe the day, I got a surprising variety of responses: The first, from a happily married pal, was unabashedly […]

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Cat adoptions, Feb. 14

Local Life, Pets | February 14th, 2019 | Leave a comment

INFORMAL TUXEDO: Pixstar is a one-year-old Tuxedo who is very social and loving. Pixstar enjoys attention and loves hugs! He’s been looking for a home for a while, so please sweep this sweet guy into your arms. Pixstar is ready for adoption at ACCT Philly, 111 W . Hunting Park Ave. Contact Adopt@ACCTPhilly.org PEAPOD is […]

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Hill professor authors book on IKEA design influencer

Local Life | February 1st, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear It is no exaggeration to say that the Thorell family has been one of the most highly respected and accomplished families in Chestnut Hill for generations. Marge Thorell, for example, is a professor who has taught writing at Penn, Temple and Drexel; Vice President/Group Director at Digitas Health, a digital pharmaceutical advertising […]

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