Wyndmoor group saves Bella, who ate 30 pieces of gum!

Pets | September 14th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Marianne Iaquinto In April, a happy, healthy 15-pound Bella, 10 years old, unzipped her mom’s handbag, which was on the kitchen counter, and ate about 30 pieces of chewing gum, which contained Xylitol. She was hospitalized and treated, and she miraculously survived. (Bella’s mom, Jennifer, is a Conshohocken resident who requested that her last […]

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Currently celebrating 50 years in her order: OMC Sister Toni Longo leaving for church post in Rome

Local Life | September 13th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Christine Wolkin Sister Toni Longo, ASC, former Director of Worship at Our Mother of Consolation Parish, knew she wanted to enter the sisterhood since the second grade. The first of five children, Sister Toni spent her whole youth in Chestnut Hill, much of which was spent living right on Germantown Avenue over Marion’s Girl […]

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Excellent production of Neil Simon classic in Ambler

Arts | September 13th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Clark Groome How appropriate it is that Ambler’s Act II Playhouse’s production of a Neil Simon play opened just a week after Simon, America’s most prolific and produced playwright, died Aug. 26 at age 91. It’s also appropriate that this is not just any Neil Simon play but “Biloxi Blues,” the second of his […]

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‘Out there’ speaker on ‘Connected Universe’ at St. Paul’s

Local Life | September 12th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Barbara Sherf Annabella Wistar Wood, 59, who did not know until 2004 that her great-great-great-great-great grandfather was Caspar Wistar, founder of the famed Wistar Institute in Philadelphia, will give a talk on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2 p.m., at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church titled “The Connected Universe: Spirituality and the Dawn of Unified Physics.” Born […]

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Mt. St. Joe alum thrilled by ‘Best of Philly’ selection

Arts | September 7th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Elizabeth Coady Sara McCorriston drolly recounts how some people have called her ‘‘brave’’ because she dares to leave the few gray hairs in her mass of dark tresses au naturel. As if a few aberrant melanin-deprived strands portend failure or the derailment of youth. The dig actually shows a lack of insight into McCorriston, […]

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Ex-bodybuilding artist just right for drill sergeant role

Local Life | September 7th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Rita Charleston Without wishing to sound immodest, Andrew Criss, 49, believes he was just the right choice for the role of hard-drinking, platoon leader Sergeant Merwin J. Toomey, a drill sergeant who both instructs and abuses the men under his command in Neil Simon’s classic more-or-less autobiographical dramatic comedy, “Biloxi Blues,” now playing at […]

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