June 16, 1997 |
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.
June 2, 1986 |
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.
June 16, 1988 |
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.
March 20, 1988 |
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.
June 19, 1986 |
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.
May 21, 1987 |
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.
March 22, 2013 |
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.
September 18, 2013 |
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.
October 2, 1986 |
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.
February 27, 1992 |
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.