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Hans, Karen, Meeghan & Rhoslyn Kersten: All in the Family

Date posted: Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Lucille Ball famously said “If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it.  The  more things you do, the more you can do.”  If that’s true, then Dr. Hans Kersten is the man for the job. A tireless advocate for children, Hans is a pediatrician at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and the medical director for the Grow Clinic for children with failure-to-thrive.

It’s a family affair — six year old Meeghan serves appetizers

He spearheaded he Hospital’s participation in the Fresh Rx program, an innovative program created by the St. Christopher’s Foundation for Children that has doctors writing prescriptions for fruits and vegetables and patients picking up boxes of fresh food at distribution points throughout North Philly. Read More…

Paul and Lynda Hummer: A Taste for Art

Date posted: Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

If the kitchen is the heart of the home, then the kitchen of Paul and Lynda Hummer is the heart of their tree-lined Fairmount neighborhood. Spanning nearly the entire second floor of their spacious brownstone, the kitchen abounds with the special culinary equipment needed to turn out some serious cuisine.  However, it’s Paul and Lynda themselves who bring the real soul to the space.

Lynda is a homemaker and modern artist whose unique works of art fill the house, while Paul creates art of a different sort.  While his vocation is as a partner at Saul Ewing, his avocation is mastering a new recipe or recreating favorite restaurant dishes. These “works” are then presented in delicious multi-course meals that Lynda and Paul share with family, friends and neighbors. Read More…