Portraits

Any long time readers of this column know that I am a Christmas-loving atheist. Imagine my joy to find that there’s a huge holiday event happening this month.

The Woods Campground will host a special Christmas in July weekend July 19-21, and I had a chance to speak to Tom Schneider, a camp regular who took the Best Christmas Display award six times before retiring his crown. 

The styles of music are constantly changing. When I was a lad, there were some DJs that had a name, but mostly they played music, going from song to song. These days, DJs are often the producers of the music and are as big a draw as the headliners.

Most of us were taught as children how to behave in society, including how to share. AJ Hess took that lesson to heart into adulthood — and parlayed it into a lifestyle and a career.

Manager of the West Philadelphia Mariposa Food Co-op, Hess has worked in the cooperative business for almost 20 years. In addition, the gender-nonconforming parent has fostered multiple children.

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