July 5, 1992 |
It has more than three centuries of history and modern department stores. Old, stately homes and new townhouses. Beautiful, tree-lined streets and an ugly interstate. It even has a major television station, although you would not know it from watching. Somehow it's hard to imagine an announcer saying, "Live from Bala Cynwyd, it's Channel 10 news. " But WCAU-TV and WOGL-AM and -FM - plus a few other major "Philadelphia" radio stations - are actually in Bala Cynwyd. Those media outlets, admittedly, are barely in Bala Cynwyd.
November 4, 2012 |
Lower Merion Township fire companies opened as warming stations Saturday, due to continued widespread power outages and dropping temperatures. The Township's fire companies, along with Narberth Borough's Fire Company and the Narberth Ambulance Main Station, are open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The "warming stations" may be re-opened Sunday, depending on demand. People can visit the stations to charge electrical devices, grab coffee or other light snacks, and get out of the cold.
November 27, 2012
Morton Norman Stern, 88, builder and longtime owner of the Riverside Racquet Clubs in Bala Cynwyd and Manayunk, died of a stroke Wednesday, Nov. 21, at the Delray Medical Center in Delray Beach, Fla. He was born and raised in Philadelphia, where he graduated from Simon Gratz High School in 1942. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps that year and served as a navigator until 1945. After the war, he played competitive tennis. In 1954, he reached the semifinals of the Philadelphia and District Clay Courts tournament.
September 26, 1991 |
Anders Wahlstedt of Sweden and Tony Hands of England advanced to the semifinals of the $7,500 New England Cup Softball Squash Racquets Championship last night at the Cynwyd Club in Bala Cynwyd. Wahlstedt won a closely played, four-game match against David Campion of England, 15-9, 15-12, 6-15, 15-11. Hands prevailed in straight games over Winston Cabell of Canada, 15-4, 15-7, 15-12. Wahlstedt and Hands will meet tonight at 8:30.
January 27, 2012
A Janazah service for the journalist and radio host Fatimah Ali will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at the Philadelphia Masjid-Sister Clara Muhammad School, 4700 Wyalusing Ave. Friends may call from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at Khadijah Alderman Funeral Service, 615 N. 43d St. Burial will be in Westminster Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd. The family will hold a tribute at 6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 30, at Summit Presbyterian Church, 6757 Greene St. Donations may be made to Fatimah Ali Family Fund, Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists, c/o Annette John-Hall, The Inquirer, Box 8232, Philadelphia 19101.
February 8, 2013 |
Howard Gordon, 67, of Bala Cynwyd, a towel boy for the Eagles in the 1960s and a champion in Special Olympics, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, of a spinal-cord ailment at his home. Mr. Gordon, who had Down syndrome, was a favorite of Eagles players and coaches. In 1966, at age 20, he was invited to be a towel boy by then-owner Jerry Wolman and team vice president Ed Snider, who at that time was Mr. Gordon's brother-in-law. He held that position for about five years, said his sister Myrna Snider Thomas.
September 27, 1991 |
Jamie Crombie came back from the loss of the opening game to defeat Jamie Hickox in an all-Canada semifinal match of the $7,500 New England Cup Softball Squash Racquets Championship last night at the Cynwyd Club in Bala Cynwyd. Crombie won by 13-15, 15-9, 15-12, 15-7. In the other semifinal, Tony Hands of England earned a final-round meeting with Crombie today at 7 p.m. by overcoming Anders Wahlstedt of Sweden in a three-hour match. Hands won, 13-15, 15-11, 12-15, 15-12, 15-7.
May 20, 2013 |
Beverly B. Brownstein, 75, of Bala Cynwyd, who helped her husband build an ad agency and later ran her own businesses, died Monday, May 13, at home after battling breast cancer for several years. Born in South Philadelphia, Mrs. Brownstein was 19 when she married her future husband, Berny, who was 21. They began their lives together in Mount Airy and then moved to Cheltenham, where they raised three children. Mrs. Brownstein initially helped her husband manage the Brownstein Group, an ad agency he founded and now runs with their son, Marc.
May 13, 2013
Planting seeds of job growth Gov. Corbett's trade missions have benefited the entire state, and demonstrate his dedication to bringing well-paying jobs to Pennsylvania. In Philadelphia, the result will be a world-leading port. When the governor negotiated the refineries deal here, he saved hundreds of jobs. His latest deal to bring in a containerized-cargo shipper, Horizon Lines Inc., is another example of how Corbett continuously comes up with creative ways to grow jobs. Benjamin Fogel, Bala Cynwyd, email@example.com Bishop never lost touch While a consultant to Cardinal Justin Rigali, I worked with then-Auxiliary Bishop Joseph P. McFadden on a sexual-assault prevention and education program for high school sophomores in the Philadelphia Archdiocese.
June 28, 2012 |
At this summer camp, no one will be shooting arrows, riding horses, or throwing pottery. When it's "salon camp," days are filled with facials, mani-pedis, hairstyling, and makeup. The seven girls enrolled in this one-week camp, held throughout the summer in the air-conditioned confines of the Hairs to You Salon in Bala Cynwyd, are loving the lessons from the pros and practicing on one another. No one here aspires to be a cosmetologist, but getting the skinny on tween and teen pastimes such as pampering and makeovers is a dress-up dream for the campers.