May 15, 2015 |
Between Thursday and July 5, the remaining original members of the Grateful Dead - Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir - will play what they're calling their last shows together. On May 14 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md., the original Dead men will play solo sets as part of "Dear Jerry," a tribute to band cofounder, guitarist, and spirit guide Jerry Garcia (who died Aug. 9, 1995), with dozens of like-minded artists. The (supposedly) terminal concert series, titled "Fare Thee Well," is June 27 and 28 in Santa Clara, Calif., and July 3 and 5 in Chicago.
May 1, 2015 |
Suburban Square in Ardmore will lose its Macy's store in January, as part of the retailer's strategy to close stores nationwide in order to cater to the growing number of online shoppers, experts said. The Ardmore center and the location of the Macy's have historical significance. Suburban Square opened in 1928 as one of the first shopping centers in the United States, and likewise had one of the first department-store anchors when Strawbridge & Clothier opened there two years later.
March 10, 2015
LOWER MERION After 10 months of a misnomer, Lower Merion is fixing the "Ardmore" sign on Anderson Avenue. The sign has read "Ar_more" since May, when a truck hit the bridge that carries SEPTA trains over Anderson Avenue. The 'D' was left dangling, and the township took it down for safety reasons. The bridge clearance is 10.5 feet, and this wasn't the first time a tall vehicle has topped out. The work was scheduled to be done overnight Thursday but has been delayed by weather.
January 22, 2015 |
Thomas J. Carbine, 96, of Ardmore, a decorated World War II pilot who later became president of an enameling company and the father of 12 children, died Sunday, Jan. 11, of an intestinal ailment at ManorCare King of Prussia. Mr. Carbine was president of the Quaker City Japanning & Enameling Co., a metal finishing firm at Third Street and Girard Avenue. He sold the building and gradually wound down the firm's operations a while ago. Born in Narberth, Mr. Carbine graduated from St. Joseph's Preparatory School and earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Villanova University.
January 10, 2015 |
It was the first Saturday of the new year, and Doug Seegers was eating breakfast at a McDonald's in West Nashville before heading out to his steadiest gig - playing in front of the local Goodwill store. "Whether I'm playing a big show somewhere or whether I'm playing out on the street for little kids walking by, I get the same kind of joy," Seegers says over the phone. "I'm just looking to play my guitar and spread my music to whoever is around at the time. " Seegers, who plays Sunday at the Ardmore Music Hall, may still enjoy busking, but life certainly has changed over the last year for the 63-year-old country artist.
September 13, 2014 |
The title of Paul Thorn's new album comes from something he heard while growing up in Tupelo, Miss., where he still lives. " 'Too blessed to be stressed' - I got that phrase from an old black woman I used to go to church with, Sister Johnson," Thorn, 50, recalls from a tour stop in Connecticut. "One morning when I was a kid, I asked her how she was doing, and she said, 'Oh, I'm too blessed to be stressed.' "That phrase stuck in my head. All the songs on this record were intentionally put together to make the listener feel good.
September 11, 2014 |
A controversial redevelopment in downtown Ardmore is back on track after the state restored $10.5 million in grants that were previously pulled from the project. Carl Dranoff, president of Dranoff Properties, said the funding was critical for a high-rise apartment and retail complex across from the Ardmore train station. "Up until Friday, we didn't have a project," he said. "We kept plowing ahead during the whole 2014, advancing our plans and approvals on the hope that we would be ready to begin should we receive the grant.
August 28, 2014 |
STARTING Monday, SEPTA will extend its citywide "Pay As You Enter" fares to the last outpost of distance-dependent "Pay As You Exit" fares when it converts Suburban Transit Routes leaving 69th Street Transportation Center. This eliminates "Pay As You Exit" logjams - exiting riders had to pay at the front while incoming riders were boarding there. Cash fares for all bus, subway and trolley riders are $2.25, except for premium routes 123, 124 and 125 to King of Prussia/Valley Forge ($3.75)
August 24, 2014 |
At age 73, George Clinton continues his life's mission to save this dying world from its funkless hell. He and the dozen or so members of Parliament Funkadelic who sprawled across the stage Wednesday night at the Ardmore Music Hall did more than their fair share to fight this good fight during a robust show that stretched on for more than 2 1/2 hours. A packed house that at 10 p.m. was eagerly chanting along with the battle cry of "Give up the funk" was left exhausted a little past midnight, much of the crowd having had their fill of the funk long before the septuagenarian bandleader was through giving it up. The George Clinton that appeared to a rousing ovation on Wednesday was not quite the George Clinton the crowd may have expected.
June 22, 2014 |
Six months after Gov. Corbett pulled back $12 million in state funding for residential and commercial development meant to boost downtown Ardmore, the plan's fate remains muddled. Friends of the $50-million-plus project by developer Carl Dranoff are pressing for the money to be restored; critics want it blocked. "There are strong feelings from a number of different entities," Corbett spokesman Jay Pagni said Friday. "The governor wants all of that information. Once that flow of information stops, he'll make a decision.