October 6, 2012
Constance Flynn Lagerman, 90, of Bryn Mawr, a former board member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Ardmore, died Saturday, Sept. 29, at her home. Mrs. Lagerman was on the church's executive committee for more than five decades and served as a reader and Sunday school teacher, her son, Richard, said. Born in Haverford, she attended what was then Harcum Junior College. The daughter of William S. Flynn, architect of several golf courses in the Philadelphia region, Mrs. Lagerman in recent years presented the winner's trophy at the annual Flynn Cup tournament, which takes place at a different course each year, her son said.
July 7, 2012 |
Myron D. "Mike" Moss, 60, of Ardmore, music program director and associate professor at Drexel University, died Monday, July 2, at Bryn Mawr Hospital after suffering a heart attack. Mr. Moss was a scholar of concert band music by African American composers. His University of Michigan doctoral dissertation on the subject won the 2006 Fritz Thelen Prize, an international award for wind music research. In February, he conducted the Drexel University Concert Band at the Kimmel Center, performing various works by black composers.
November 17, 2011 |
William J. MacMurtrie Jr., 93, formerly of Ardmore, a retired surgeon and past vice president of medical affairs at Mercy Catholic Medical Center, died of strokes on Sunday, Nov. 13, at Dunwoody Village, a retirement community in Newtown Square. In 1950, after completing a surgical residency at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. MacMurtrie joined Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby. His father, an obstetrician, had been on the staff when the hospital opened in 1933. From 1981 to 1986, Dr. MacMurtrie was vice president of medical affairs for Mercy Catholic Medical Center, which includes Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Mercy Hospital in Southwest Philadelphia.
June 19, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO - All championship-round grounds tickets for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore are sold out, the USGA said Sunday. They do remain for the first round Thursday, June 13, but it's expected that they will only be available for a short period of time. Also, limited Trophy Club and 1895 Club tickets remain. The prices range from $110 for Thursday grounds up to $385 for weekend 1895 Club. Each buyer may purchase up to four tickets for each day. All tickets include complimentary parking and shuttle transportation to and from the entrance.
June 21, 2012 |
If 13-year-old Christian wrote a book about his life, the theme would be this: "No matter what predicament you are in, you can achieve whatever you want. Don't ever let anyone tell you that you can't. " What Christian, now living with a foster family, wants to achieve is what Kevin Mosley has had for nearly 40 years — a family that endures. The two do not know each other, but they share at least one bond. The matchmaker that helped put the then-2-year-old Mosley together with his adoptive mother is the same one helping Christian find a permanent home.
November 10, 2011 |
For as long as anyone could remember, Angela DiMedio Carlino wanted to put down the recipes that built Carlino's Market into a suburban institution. The holiday soup, the wedding peaches, the meatballs. "She always said, 'I'm-a-write a cook-a-book and I call it Wanna Taste? ' " said Jill Santoro, who has worked at Carlino's for 15 years, lovingly mimicking "Mama" Carlino's thick accent. Mama Carlino died Nov. 4, 2007, on her 70th birthday - two days after her family opened a second store.
July 17, 2003 |
When Judy Michel mows the grass, there is little noise and even less of a stink. More than 20 years ago, she went electric. "You plug it in and it works," said the middle school science teacher, an Ardmore resident. Unfortunately for the lungs of Philadelphia-area residents, Michel is part of a mower minority. Mowers and other power lawn tools are a significant part of summertime air pollution, and relatively few residents appear interested in cutting the smog as they cut the grass.
May 6, 2013 |
The driveway around Merion's handsome clubhouse directs visitors not with standard traffic indicators but rather with small signs discreetly inscribed with the golf club's iconic logo, a directional arrow, and one simple word, "Please!" That understated civility is a Merion trademark. It's reflected in the rules governing the golfing shrine: No hats under cover. No collarless shirts or sockless feet. No denim or cargo pants. No use of electronic devices. No mulligans on the first tee. No range-finders on the course, where - no surprise - there are no yardage markers or tee directions.
October 22, 1990 |
In 1861, the residents of Humphreysville changed the name of their town to Bryn Mawr, which is Welsh for "high hill. " Not to be outdone, the residents of Athensville changed its name to Ardmore, which is Irish for "high hill. " Darrah Street is named for a Quaker woman who eavesdropped on British army officers and tipped off George Washington about their plans. There was never a bank on Bank Street. All of this and much, much more can be found in Robert I. Alotta's extraordinary book Mermaids, Monasteries, Cherokees and Custer: The Stories Behind Philadelphia Street Names.
May 21, 2013 |
William Williams Keen Butcher, 97, of Chestnut Hill, CEO of the former Philadelphia brokerage firm Butcher & Singer and former chair of the Committee of Seventy public watchdog group, died at home Wednesday, May 15. A U.S. Army major who served in World War II, Mr. Butcher - who went by W.W. Keen - was a philanthropist and active member of the Republican Party at the national level who had U.S. presidents to his home for dinner. "I can think of several instances when we'd come home for dinner and the president would be there," said Noel Butcher Hanley, a daughter who lives in Bryn Mawr.