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Posted By Kerith Gabriel

Fighting for John: One activist’s struggle to save Coltrane House

There are 67 [National Historic Landmarks] in Philadelphia, yet the famed John Coltrane House in Strawberry Mansion, the historic home of the jazz great, is the only one crumbling.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

The history in your DNA

Last year, Anne Marie Townsend* decided to do a DNA test just for fun, and it opened up a chapter of family secrets she never anticipated.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Local historian ‘Radio Rick’ Spector helps keep lost Philly alive

As we fondly recall times of the past, we can enrich that reminiscence with “100 Years of Philly History in 13 Minutes.” This delightful documentary was created by native Philadelphian and former host of the Milestones Radio Show Richard “Radio Rick” Spector.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

PCA: A legacy of caring

In 1973, PCA began with just meals, personal care aides, transportation and the helpline. Now, 46 years later, the agency proudly serves more than 140,000 older adults.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Mother-daughter storytelling duo publishes children’s books

Once upon a time, a stone house in Glenside overflowed with the love of three generations of women. This love led one of them to write an unusual chil­dren’s story.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

At 102, she has plenty on her mind

At 102, Esther Kennedy has witnessed several wars, the Great Depression, assassinations and many other historic events that have shaped our world today. She remembers life before air conditioners, televisions, computers and cell phones.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

‘Homing’ memoir details healing, forgiveness that comes with age

A son needs most of his lifetime to unravel, then free himself from, the mysteries of his mother’s demise.]

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Need help with heating bills? Assistance is available.

There are a variety of programs to help eligible Pennsylvanians who need as­sistance paying their home heating bills.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Column: Age is relative

“Everything is relative in this world, where change alone endures.” ~ Leon Trotsky

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