January 19, 2016 |
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...
January 18, 2016 |
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.
December 30, 2015 |
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.
December 6, 2015 |
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.
July 23, 2015 |
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.
July 7, 2015 |
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.
July 3, 2015 |
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)
June 15, 2015 |
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.
May 30, 2015 |
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.
May 30, 2015 |
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.