FRONTLINE: Inside Line 2

Tidbits & Gossip

For “a young, hip and stylish view on all things Main Line from a girl who knows,” check out, dubbed a “A Main Line Girl’s Guide to Life.” The blog apparently has been up since fall, but so far, entries are thin. We’re a bit curious about this sassy blogger’s age and audience but appreciate the fresh attitude she’s putting out. (Chances are your daughter may be reading this, so you better get up to speed.) 

» A fond farewell to Jeanette Orndoff Campbell, who founded storied Bryn Mawr music venue the Main Point. From 1964 to 1981, the cozy coffee shop hosted an astounding number of budding folk and rock superstars, including Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Billy Joel and Villanova University alum Jim Croce. Campbell died of complications from hip surgery. She was 89.

» Ah, the perils of having a common name. In late October, the Norristown Times Herald reported that West Chester student Rick Smith died in a hit-and-run accident in State College. Turned out it was another guy with the same name. Smith was oblivious to the oversight—that is, until he received a series of frantic calls from friends.

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» A hearty “Write on!” to Paoli’s John Starbuck, who logged onto the popular Daily News blog site to protest cuts at the Inquirer, eloquently proclaiming the need for “strong, independent newspapers” and vowing to cancel his subscription if “ownership decides to further cut into the muscle of the organization”—i.e. its writers and editors. Perhaps the Inky’s recent beefing up of its suburban coverage will make Starbuck a little happier. Or not.

Our Best of the Main Line Elimination Ballot is open through February 22!