CLOSEUP: Pink flamingos a wedding tradition for Flemings

Uncategorized | April 11th, 2011 | Leave a comment

by Brian Rudnick Robert Fleming and his wife returned from vacation 15 years ago to find a flock of pink flamingos planted in their front yard by, as it turned out, good friends who had been watering plants in their absence. The flamingos have become a tradition at their daughters’ weddings. In the winter, they […]

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CLOSEUP: Philly 8th District council candidates in their own words

Uncategorized | April 6th, 2011 | Leave a comment

by Brian Rudnick Five of the seven candidates in the Democratic primary for Philadephia’s 8th district City Council seat milled around 3 groups of about 12 particpants each and a swarm of reporters at a WHYY voter forum. Here are their responses to “What are 3 concrete steps you will take when you become councilperson?” […]

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CLOSEUP: Talking about the Chestnut Hill Newsstand with Chris Marsceil

Uncategorized | March 21st, 2011 | Leave a comment

The Chestnut Hill Newsstand switched owners at the begninning of March and big changes are happening. The new owner is Chestnut Hill resident and City Councilman Frank Rizzo Chief of Staff Stewart Graham. Among the most noticeable changes Graham is introducing are healthy snacks and flowers. The biggest change, though, is that cigarettes will no […]

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CLOSEUP: Killian’s Hardware peddles $7,900 wind turbine

Uncategorized | March 15th, 2011 | Leave a comment

by Brian Rudnick Kilian’s Hardware drew many onlookers when it displayed a  large wind turbine of about 7 feet in diameter outside the store. Kilian’s Russ Goudy Jr. estimates the turbine might save a homeowner $100 a month in electricity bills, depending of course, on the wind, which needn’t be more than 2 miles per […]

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Local Actress Pierlisa Chiodo-Steo on her last role and the Oscars

Uncategorized | February 28th, 2011 | Leave a comment

by Brian Rudnick Local actress Pierlisa Chiodo-Steo, who just completed a run at Stagecrafters Theater as Amanda in Noel Coward’s “Private Lives” is taking a break before doing some readings in March. Her motivation for acting is to move audiences, make them laugh or cry. She can next be not seen watching the Academy Awards […]

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VIDEO: Verna Tyner kicks off campaign for council in Chestnut Hill

Uncategorized | February 10th, 2011 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro Huddled infront of Jenks Elementary School on a cold Thursday morning, Verna Tyner kicked off her campaign for 8th District Council with broad remarks touching on education, abandoned property and crime. She appeared with 9th Ward Democratic Leader John O’Connell, who said he was lending his support to Tyner because he believes she’d bring […]

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CLOSEUP: Peace High School Students talk about guns and Martin Luther King Day

Uncategorized | January 17th, 2011 | Leave a comment

Brittany and Breanna, eleventh graders at the Parkway Northwest High School for Peace and Social Justice in Mount Airy, were welcoming prospective students and their parents on Saturday as part of their required community service. On Martin Luther King Day, Parkway students will helped paint the lunchroom and others volunteered to cook with younger children […]

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CLOSEUP: Russell Goudy, owner of Kilian Hardware

Uncategorized | January 10th, 2011 | Leave a comment

By Brian Rudnick Russell Goudy, after a little setback, nevertheless tends to customers and business, seated by the light bulb section near the store entrance while son, Russ, tends to the store’s burgeoning Internet business. This interview was conducted at William A Kilian Hardware last weekend.

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