December 20, 2015
Where: Bala Cynwyd. Parent: Tokio Marine Group, Japan. Business: Sells insurance in many niches - bowling alleys, cyber security, yoga studios, pest control, zoos, professional liability. What's new: Now covers craft breweries. 2015 revenue: $2.9 billion. Employees: 2,000; 600 here.
November 17, 2015 |
Josh Garfield, 64, of Ardmore, a marketing executive and oil painter, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, of cancer at his home in Boca Raton, Fla. He and his family had just relocated to Florida after 26 years in Ardmore. Mr. Garfield was marketing director of Garfield Refining Co., a precious-metals business that has been in the Garfield family for three generations. He held the position for many years, working from an office in the 800 block of East Cayuga Street in Philadelphia. Born in the city and educated in Lower Merion and Boston, Mr. Garfield aspired to become an artist.
November 5, 2015 |
The Manayunk Bridge dominates the view from the outdoor deck behind Gaily's Crazy Cow Cafe. The nearly 100-year-old bridge reopened Friday as a pedestrian and bicycle throughway connecting Lower Merion and Philadelphia. "I'm hoping they'll see me from the bridge and come down here," said Gaily Moore, the owner of the restaurant on Manayunk's Main Street. She is among business owners looking to the bridge to bring new customers. The proximity of Main Street shopping to the bridge has some envisioning Manayunk as the go-to shopping and eating destination for Lower Merion's Bala Cynwyd community.
November 2, 2015 |
Marie K. Hopkins, 84, of Bala Cynwyd, a chemist and later a data collector for the federal government, died Saturday, Oct. 17, of heart disease at Brandywine Assisted Living at Haverford Estates. She had lived at the facility for the last 16 months. Mrs. Hopkins was born in Plains, Pa., the daughter of Walter S. and Pearl Kownacki. She graduated in 1949 from Sacred Heart High School in Plains and four years later earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Misericordia University in Dallas, Pa. Her first job was as a chemist at the former Smith, Kline & French in Philadelphia.
October 23, 2015 |
A LONGTIME FRIEND said Robert Ash was "Philadelphia proud. " It was true that while this highly praised sculptor spent most of his time in Santa Fe, N.M., his thoughts remained in his native city. As a result, his family intends to place one of his more spectacular works in Philadelphia. The piece is called "Finding Grace," a bronze nude created in Robert's highly original style to express the uniqueness of the human experience. A site has yet to be chosen. Robert's works, a critic once said, "explored the complexity of the human spirit.
September 27, 2015 |
Unionized cameramen and technicians picketed NBC10's offices in Bala Cynwyd on the eve of one of this year's biggest TV events in Philadelphia - Pope Francis' weekend visit. An NBCUniversal official said early Friday evening that the media company was talking with the union. If the labor dispute is not resolved, NBC10 intends to use footage from other NBC stations or freelancers in Philadelphia covering Pope Francis, she said. Frank Keel, a spokesman for International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98, which represents the NBC10 employees, said he was unaware of Friday bargaining between the union and NBCUniversal, describing the situation as "status quo. " There are about 65 striking employees.
September 4, 2015 |
Patrick S. Pasquariello Jr., 85, of Bala Cynwyd and Longport, N.J., a pediatrician who spent his 54-year career at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, died Saturday, Aug. 29, of heart failure at Lankenau Hospital. Dr. Pasquariello was a master clinician, recognized for his ability to arrive at a diagnosis in children with complex illnesses while comforting them and their parents. He taught hundreds of medical students and residents the art of medicine by example, modeling how a kind and careful professional should proceed.
August 12, 2015 |
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. - When he opened Hidden Creek Golf Club in 2002, owner Roger Hansen recalled, he had no thoughts about holding a big event there, never mind hosting a championship of the United States Golf Association. But the more he saw how the course played, the more he felt a national championship would be well-suited for his course. That will happen when the course will host the 61st U.S. Senior Amateur starting Sept. 26. "I really felt that if I'm in the business, I should do a national championship," Hansen said Monday.
August 5, 2015 |
FRESH FROM his heralded debut last month at a New York supper club, Big Apple jazz vocalist Marcus Goldhaber will be taking his "Free and Easy: Livin' on Swing Street" tour here this weekend. And he will share the stage with a very special guest - Pixanne , the iconic 1960s Philly kids' entertainer. A favorite among baby boomers, Jane Norman (who played Pixanne) will be showcasing her vocal dexterity alongside Goldhaber at World Cafe Live (3025 Walnut St.) on Sunday.