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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.
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 18, 2016
ISSUE | SEXUAL ABUSE Treat all fairly Gov. Wolf calls opponents of House Bill 1947 "misguided" (" Protect all victims ," Monday). Is it misguided to believe that legislation giving victims until age 50 to sue their abusers should treat all offenders equally irrespective of their employment? House Bill 1947 incontrovertibly makes it more difficult to sue employees or agents of public institutions. The standard of proof is higher, the filing period is much shorter, and the relief provided to victims is greatly reduced for claims brought against public institutions.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 2016
Kiss Me, Kate Through June 26 at the Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler. Tickets: $35-$41. Information: 215-654-0200 or www.act2.org .
NEWS
May 20, 2016 | By Michael Klein, Staff Writer
IF THE POP-UP of crocuses heralds spring, then the pop-up of beer gardens ushers in the summer season. Temporary outdoor restaurants, many using off-premises catering permits, have been all the rage in Philadelphia for the last several years during the warm weather, providing a social outlet for patrons and new revenue streams for savvy restaurateurs and the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society. The PHS, which launched the pop-up era in 2013 by opening a garden in a vacant lot on South Broad Street, this year again will headline two locations - on South Street near 15th (its third year)
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May 12, 2016 | Anndee Hochman, For The Inquirer
THE PARENTS: Grace Savage, 30, and Tom Savage, 29, of Ambler THE KIDS: Thomas (Tripp) Savage III, 22 months; Mollie Grace Savage, born February 3, 2016 THE CONCERT TOM MISSED BECAUSE GRACE WAS IN LABOR WITH MOLLIE: The Owls, an indie rock band; he'd been a fan since age 13. It wasn't a date. It was just An Inconvenient Truth , playing at a nearby movie theater on a summer night. But by the end of the outing, Tom thought Grace was hilarious and Grace thought Tom was easygoing, and they'd talked so long it was nearly morning.
NEWS
April 24, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman and Patricia Madej, STAFF WRITERS
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.)
NEWS
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)
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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, trylon39@verizon.net
ENTERTAINMENT
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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