April 24, 2016 |
Donald Trump is coming to West Chester on Monday. His planned rally at West Chester University is the latest to be scheduled in a wave of presidential campaign events in the state in the run-up to Tuesday's Pennsylvania primary. It's a busy weekend, too. On Saturday: Former President Bill Clinton is to stump for his wife, Hillary, appearing on the Democratic front-runner's behalf in Swarthmore and Ambler. He will speak Saturday morning at Swarthmore Rutledge School, 100 College Ave., in Swarthmore . The event begins at 11:30 a.m. (Doors open at 10:30 a.m.)
March 7, 2016
Here is a list of major award winners at the 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show, provided by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. PHS Philadelphia Flower Show Cup - Best in Show, Floral: Robertson's Flowers & Events PHS Philadelphia Flower Show Cup - Best in Show, Landscape: Stoney Bank Nurseries Philadelphia Flower Show Silver Trophy - Floral: American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) Philadelphia Flower Show Silver Trophy - Landscape: Hunter Hayes Landscape Design Alfred M. Campbell Memorial Trophy (Educational)
March 5, 2016
ISSUE | GENDER EQUALITY Same rules for all The sports headline, "Rule change allows boy-girl match" (Feb. 25) should have more accurately read, "Archdiocese of Philadelphia allows one boy to wrestle a girl to advance his wrestling hopes. " Changing a rule for one person - Father Judge's Tim McCall, who otherwise would have been prohibited from wrestling Mariana Bracetti Academy's Tatyana Ortiz in the District 12 Class AAA individual championships - is not a reason to celebrate. It highlights the obvious.
February 9, 2016
ISSUE | SS UNITED STATES Save our ship Congratulations and a heartfelt thank-you to Crystal Cruises for their bold thinking, which could breathe life once again into the SS United States ("Can SS United States again sail the seas?" Friday). It would be wonderful to see this magnificent and elegant ship return to its rightful place proudly sailing the seas. Eric H. Reisman, Ambler, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.