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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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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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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.
FOOD
May 29, 2015 | By Michael Klein, For The Inquirer
Forest & Main changes Ambler brewpub Forest & Main is rolling out a few changes, including a new tasting room in the fall. Johnny Della Polla, who formerly ran Kennett in Queen Village and helped set up tasting rooms for Yards and Conshohocken Brewing, is helping owners Gerard Olson and Daniel Endicott. Chef Kelly Fischer, who starts next week, is streamlining the dinner menu to be more pub-friendly. What's new Lee Quach, who has owned several Vietnamese restaurants in South Philadelphia, is the Lee behind Lee's Cafe & Bistro , a stand-alone family-run shop at 522 Washington Ave. (267-273-0922)
NEWS
May 2, 2015 | By Stephan Salisbury, Inquirer Culture Writer
On Friday, in front of the Delaware County Courthouse on Front Street, the Borough of Media will hold a small ceremony celebrating the hanging of Thomas Moran's monumental 1892 painting, Grand Canyon of the Colorado River . Well, not the real McCoy (or Moran), one of the masterpieces of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's collection. Media's Moran will be a very high-quality reproduction in an elaborate frame, all coated with an anti-graffiti resin. Pop-up outdoor art installations are coming to town.
NEWS
January 7, 2015 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
Every eight months or so, Rose Valley Creek breaches its banks, sending two to three inches of water around the old trees, across the fields, and up to the Quinn family's front door in Ambler. Flooding is a perennial problem in Ambler, a small Montgomery County borough criss-crossed by creeks and downstream from miles of suburban runoff. If the Wissahickon Valley were a bathtub, Ambler would be the drain. So when a developer in the fall introduced plans to build houses on the only untouched creek-side lots, neighbors were up in arms.
REAL_ESTATE
December 29, 2014 | By Sally A. Downey, For The Inquirer
When Norristown Garden Club members began organizing the group's 65th annual holiday house tour, one special home was on their wish list: an 18th-century fieldstone farmhouse in Ambler, Christmas-ready with its green doors and red shutters. After owners Beth Ann and Don Neill agreed to have their residence on the Dec. 12 tour, club members discovered a bonanza inside: Beth Ann's collection of 275 Santas. During the holidays, a Claus in a balloon and another in a prop plane fly from the ceiling fan in the Neills' den. Other Santas swing golf clubs on a shelf behind the leather couch.
NEWS
October 20, 2014 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joe Amento, a lifelong resident of Ambler, was 53 when he died of a rare cancer with one main cause - exposure to asbestos. He was fine at Christmas 2002. In January, a pain in his side kept him awake at night. He was found to have the disease in March. Before August, he was gone. He left a wife, two children, and a community that to this day wrestles with the uncertain legacy of the huge asbestos factories that once brought the town jobs and prosperity, then sickness and death.
NEWS
August 31, 2014 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
A former supermarket employee was arrested in Radnor on Friday for allegedly "upskirting" - using a cellphone to surreptitiously video unsuspecting women - in another grocery store. Brian Bailey, 52, of the 300 block of West Johnson Street, was arrested and is being held in Montgomery County on a probation violation for a similar crime, said Lt. Andy Block of the Radnor police. Bailey is charged with two counts of invasion of privacy, disorderly conduct, and harassment, according to Block.
NEWS
August 14, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Charles T. "Bud" Wahl, 78, of Ambler, the borough's three-term mayor and unabashed booster who helped shepherd its comeback in the early 2000s, died of complications from a fall Saturday, Aug. 9, at his home. An Ambler resident for 47 years, Mr. Wahl recognized a groundswell of momentum for revitalizing the borough. Previously, he told the Ambler Gazette, motorists had been afraid to drive through Ambler because of its "awful" image. "Most of that is gone now," he told the Gazette last November.
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