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June 16, 1997 | For The Inquirer / ELEFTHERIOS KOSTANS
Homemade dolls are a specialty of Mignonette Wallace, who displays them on Main Street at Ambler's first Founders Day celebration. The borough marked its June 16, 1888, beginnings on Saturday with crafts, music, historic-area walking tours and games.
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June 2, 1986 | Special to The Inquirer / RANDALL K. WOLF
The ranks of Canada geese, which have been growing in the area for the last 20 years, grew once again Friday. At least four goslings were hatched outside the Axewood office building in Ambler, where the mother goose had set up housekeeping. Some of the workers had fed her vegetables before the eggs hatched and had kept a watch on her condition.
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June 16, 1988 | Special to The Inquirer / BILL CAIN
Ambler officially began celebrating its bicentennial on Saturday with a parade along a three-quarter-mile route on Butler Avenue. The borough planned a full schedule of birthday festivities, including a party today from 4 to 7 p.m. on Butler Avenue and a concert by three local bands from 9 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Wissahickon High School.
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March 20, 1988 | By David M. Giles, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Ambler Borough Council's 13-month search for a borough manager may come to an end tomorrow night. The council is expected to vote on whether to hire a borough manager at its monthly meeting, according to Council President Anthony Decembrino. Edward Heimel resigned as the borough manager in February 1987 to move to Harrisburg. Decembrino and assistant manager George Benigno have shared the manager's duties since Heimel's resignation. Decembrino declined to reveal the identity of the person expected to be the new manager.
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June 19, 1986 | By Joe Ferry, Special to The Inquirer
The Upper Dublin Planning Advisory Board has reviewed tentative subdivision plans for a 13.6-acre tract on Meetinghouse Road in Ambler. The board reviewed the plans at its meeting Monday night. Sixteen single-family houses would be built in a development that would be known as Meetinghouse Estates. Nova Construction of Doylestown filed the application on behalf of two developers, Halina and Stanley Duda. The land to be developed was once used by the Dudas for their business, Dufra Flowers, Inc. The couple retired in 1979 but still live in a house on the property.
NEWS
May 21, 1987 | By David M. Giles, Inquirer Staff Writer
By a narrow margin, Republican challenger Diane Ferro defeated incumbent Ambler Borough Councilwoman Bonnie Kroll Tuesday for the Republican nomination for a four-year term in Ward 1. There is no Democratic candidate for the seat, so Ferro, who received 51 percent of the vote to Kroll's 49 percent, will run unopposed in the November election. Ferro, who has been a member of the borough's Planning Commission since September 1985, was ecstatic about her victory. "I'm so happy," Ferro said in a telephone interview from her home Tuesday night.
BUSINESS
September 18, 2013 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Wolters Kluwer Health, the U.S. medical publishing arm of the European-based Wolters Kluwer information-services group, is closing its Ambler office and relocating 119 employees to Center City or to work at home, spokesman Robert Dekker said. "The goal of the move is not to reduce head count, rather, providing a more collaborative work environment," Dekker said Monday. The company is adding 8,000 square feet to its Medical Research and Professional and Education offices on the fifth floor of Two Commerce Square, at 20th and Market Streets.
NEWS
October 2, 1986 | By Theresa Sullivan Barger, Special to The Inquirer
Trinity Episcopal Church in Ambler will sponsor a craft show Saturday to help raise money to rebuild its kitchen, lost when the church was destroyed by fire in June. Forty-four dealers and artisans will display and sell their wares on the church grounds between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. In addition, such homemade treats as vegetable and chicken soup, gourmet desserts and candy will be sold. Craftspeople from around the Delaware Valley will sell their works, including wearable batik art, which is a form of dyed fabric; oil painting; stenciling; Christmas ornaments; macrame; weaving; quilting; framing; folk art, and German scherenschnitte, a form of paper cutting.
NEWS
February 27, 1992 | By Mac Daniel, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
The NAACP is looking for members to help set up a youth council branch in Ambler. At an introductory meeting Sunday, about 25 interested youths and their parents came to learn about the organization. A youth council needs 50 dues-paying members between the ages of 13 and 21 to get a charter from the NAACP. Sandra Wilson, NAACP director for eastern Pennsylvania, said the youth council would become one of about 600 local units nationwide and would serve as a training group as well as a way to educate young people about black history.
NEWS
March 22, 2013 | By Jessica Parks, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Ambler parents are again facing off against the Wissahickon School District, accusing officials of racism and classism in redrawing the district's elementary school boundaries. Under the redistricting proposal this month, Ambler's elementary school would close and its population would split in two - while the rest of the district is largely untouched. District officials say the proposal balances the populations at the remaining schools for the next 10 years, while disrupting the smallest number of students.
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January 19, 2016 | By Jim Rutter, For The Inquirer
Jen Childs and Tony Braithwaite's new show makes it easy to see why they regularly partner in creating original comedy. From several scripted productions at the Arden and other theaters, to multiple iterations of 1812 Productions' perennial This Is the Week That Is , their newest, On the Road Again , continues the cabaret style seen in Let's Pretend We're Married and later, Let's Pretend We're Famous . At Act II Playhouse, the...
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January 18, 2016 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Columnist
Josh Singer is really in the spotlight now. On Thursday morning, the name of the Ambler native and Harvard Law-grad-turned-Hollywood scribe was announced alongside the likes of DiCaprio, Damon, and Blanchett when nominations for the 88th Academy Awards were read off in Beverly Hills, Calif. Singer, along with co-writer Tom McCarthy, is a nominee for the original screenplay Oscar for Spotlight , the searing true story of the Boston Globe's Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into pedophile priests in the Catholic Church.
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December 30, 2015 | By Kristen A. Graham, Staff Writer
Joseph A. Hasara Jr., 64, of Lower Gwynedd, a retired Philadelphia police officer, died of cancer Saturday, Dec. 26, at home. Born in Hazleton, Pa., Mr. Hasara was reared in the Juniata Park section of Philadelphia and graduated from Northeast Catholic High School for Boys. He served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War era - he was stationed in Thailand and at bases in the United States - and rose to the rank of sergeant. After leaving the military, Mr. Hasara joined the Philadelphia police force, where he spent five years as a patrol officer and 15 years as a detective.
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December 6, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Agnes Gertrude Bauerlein, 87, of Ambler and Philadelphia, a mother, volunteer, and social activist, died Thursday, Nov. 26, of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Evergreen Home in Oshkosh, Wis. Mrs. Bauerlein was born in Nijmegen, Netherlands, the sixth of 10 children. She told of watching from the family's rooftop as thousands of Allied forces parachuted from the sky in an attempt to end the occupation by Nazi Germany. The loss of two young siblings in a bombing raid on Nijmegen in World War II set the stage for her antiwar social activism after she moved to the United States.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 23, 2015 | By Anndee Hochman, For The Inquirer
It rained on their first date, and Sara charmed Ron by showing up in her wellies. Later, when they lived together, a torrential storm flushed eight inches of water into their basement apartment in Washington. The couple decamped to a hotel and saw the crisis as a test: "This really sucks, but we're going to be OK," Ron says. "We laughed it off. " It poured on their wedding day in April 2011, flooding the road to the mountainside mansion where they were planning an outdoor ceremony.
NEWS
July 7, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
William C. Cochran, 87, of Ambler, a retired general surgeon, died Saturday, June 27, of complications from cancer at home. He was the husband of Rose Specca Cochran. The two lived in Ambler, and before that, Jenkintown. Born in Abington, he was the son of Harry A. Cochran and Molly A. Anderson. He graduated from Abington High School, Ursinus College, and Temple University Medical School. Dr. Cochran was a respected member of the staff at Abington Memorial Hospital, where he specialized in general surgery.
FOOD
July 3, 2015 | By Michael Klein, For The Inquirer
Duo branching out Kim Strengari and Marianne Gere, who own Conshohocken's Gypsy Saloon, Stella Blu, and Southern Cross Kitchen, have a new partner in their new restaurant, in a new town: The well-traveled chef Clark Gilbert is running the kitchen at Gypsy Blu in Ambler. It's in the former 34 East, in the stone, century-old Wyndham Hotel (34 E. Butler Ave., 215-283-6080). Menu is straight-ahead American cuisine (dinner entrees from $15 for a Kobe burger to $32 for a New York strip, plus the signature lobster mac-and-cheese)
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June 15, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Victor H. Auerbach, 86, of Ambler, a biochemistry professor and researcher in the field of pediatric disorders at Temple University School of Medicine, died Saturday, May 23, of an infection at Abington Memorial Hospital. A longtime resident of Ambler, he had lived at the Artman Lutheran Home for the last three years. Born in New York City, he attended the Bronx School of Science as an honors student and received a bachelor of arts degree from Columbia University. He pursued his love of science at Harvard University, where he earned a master's degree in medical sciences in 1955 and a doctorate in biochemistry two years later.
NEWS
May 30, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Burton Ailes Fleming, 89, of Chestnut Hill, a Philadelphia-area psychiatrist, died Monday, May 11, following surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Born in Reading, he graduated from Mercersburg Academy and the University of Virginia. Dr. Fleming earned a degree from Temple University School of Medicine and became board certified in psychiatry and neurology. He was a graduate of the Philadelphia Psychoanalytic Institute. He spent time in the Air Force Medical Corps before setting up a private practice in Chestnut Hill.
NEWS
May 30, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Martin J. Reddington, 76, of Ambler, a Realtor who owned and ran several businesses, and a force in Democratic politics in Abington Township, died at home Sunday, May 24, from skin cancer. Born in Philadelphia to John and Mary McCafferty Reddington, he grew up in Ambler, Chestnut Hill and East Germantown, and graduated from St. John's High School and La Salle University. In 1957, he met Eileen Brennan at a church dance. The two were married in 1961. Mr. Reddington served in the Air Force, and was honorably discharged.
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