Gay native of China is not swimming upstream in Philly

Local Life | August 10th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Is there much anti-gay bigotry in China? “It’s kinda similar to here,” answered Arthur Zeng in an interview last week. “In rural areas or small towns, it’s still a social taboo. There’s less religious reasons, more because people still hold reproduction as one of the most important values in life, so gay […]

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Rivers in Mt. Airy bringing smooth waters to marriages

Books | August 10th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Barbara Sherf Max Rivers, 67, inspired by his marriage to his wife, Elise, 52, has made a successful career out of helping couples with marriage problems. The couple have been together for 15 years. At the beginning of their relationship, they both studied mediation in Massachusetts. Elise was studying acupuncture after having worked in […]

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Ex-supermodel and actress and celebrities she has known

Local Life | August 9th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear PART TWO Carole Mallory, 76, who lives in the Norristown area and gives inspirational talks at area retirement homes, is a native of Springfield, Delaware County, who earned degrees from Penn State and Temple Universities. She became a teacher and then an airline stewardess after getting a master’s degree in art, but […]

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Cat adoptions, August 9

Pets | August 9th, 2018 | Leave a comment

FROSTBITTEN KITTEN: Shiloh is a two-year-old calico who needs a quiet home and preferably can be an only cat. She was found on a busy road as a frostbitten kitten, so it takes her awhile to trust humans. She is totally vetted and hoping someone will help her forget her rocky start in life. Contact […]

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Artist, GFS grad, has powerful childbirth exhibit at MoMA

Arts | August 8th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Deborah Curtis In “Being”, the photography show currently at the prestigious Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, Mt. Airy native Carmen Winant makes childbirth the theme in an arresting site-specific installation. She stays on focus with some 2,000 images of women giving birth, taped informally to both sides of the floor-to-ceiling gallery […]

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Local mezzo-soprano has exhibit of her still-life paintings

Note Worthy | August 8th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Michael Caruso When local music lovers hear or read the name Suzanne DuPlantis, they immediately think of the resplendent East Falls mezzo-soprano who, along with Chestnut Hill pianist Laura Ward, founded and directs Lyric Fest. The pair present fascinating programs that combine poetry set to music spanning the centuries. Many of Lyric Fest’s performances […]

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