July 2, 2013 |
There are two beer distributors in Dennis Appleby and Tim Mayfield's South Philadelphia neighborhood, and two liquor stores nearby, as well. That might sound convenient for the friends, who record podcasts on professional wrestling from the 1980s and 1990s. But not if you want to buy vodka on a Sunday. "They're always closed," Appleby, 31, said of the liquor stores. In preparation for their evening recording session, he and Mayfield, 27, trekked Sunday afternoon to the State Store at 12th and Chestnut Streets.
June 27, 2013
J USTIN ROSENBERG, 31, of Wayne, is founder and chief executive of Honeygrow, a restaurant with locations in Center City and Bala Cynwyd. The name is shorthand for "honest eating, locally grown. " The concept is healthy/fast/casual stir fry, salads and smoothies, with touch screens to help customers breeze through the menu. Rosenberg, who graduated from Penn State and has an MBA from Temple, wants to expand Honeygrow. Q: How did you come up with the idea for the business?
June 6, 2013 |
Stephen H. Nissenbaum, 69, a former Bala Cynwyd business owner who doted on his family, died Monday, June 3, at Paoli Hospital of complications from Parkinson's disease. Mr. Nissenbaum, a Wynnewood native, had battled the disease for a decade, his family said. He owned and operated Quaker State Mortgage, a commercial mortgage firm in Bala Cynwyd, from 1985 until 2008, when his condition required nursing care. A 1961 alumnus of Harriton High School in Rosemont, Mr. Nissenbaum graduated in 1965 from the University of Pennsylvania.
May 31, 2013
In the Region Peco rate cut kicks in Friday Just in time for the summer air-conditioning season, most Peco customers will enjoy a substantial rate cut starting Friday, when the cost of residential default electrical service will drop by 10.4 percent, from 9.61 cents per kilowatt-hour to 8.61 cents. The quarterly price adjustment will be in effect for the next three months. This is also the first summer that Peco is not charging two-tiered rates, which imposed a higher rate on consumption in excess of 500 kilowatt-hours.
May 21, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
April 25, 2013 |
Darryl Reynolds, a 6-foot-8 power forward who helped Lower Merion High School reach the PIAA Class AAAA state championship game in 2012, said Tuesday that he will continue his career at Villanova. Reynolds, who spent last season at Worcester (Mass.) Academy, committed to play for the Wildcats in a news conference at Lower Merion's Downs Gymnasium. He considered Seton Hall, South Carolina, and Utah. He made an official visit to Villanova this month. Reynolds is a three-star recruit, according to ESPN.
March 29, 2013 |
You know you're in trouble, Maria Kefalas said sadly, when you're fast-tracked for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Kefalas, 45, is a St. Joseph's University sociologist whose daughter Calliope, 3, has a rare and untreatable genetic disease, MLD. It's a diagnosis without hope: Most patients don't live beyond age 5. Kefalas, along with her husband, Patrick Carr (also a sociologist), and their three children were sponsored for a trip to Martha's Vineyard over the summer by the foundation, which attempts to enrich the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
March 9, 2013 |
Tony Studdy, 75, of Wynnewood, secretary of the Philadelphia Rugby Football Club for many years, died Monday, Feb. 25, of complications from Parkinson's disease at home. He had been ill for 17 years but remained active much of that time due to his passion for the sport, his wife, Helene, said. Mr. Studdy came to the United States from Britain in 1964. He settled in New York and worked for the New York Central Railroad, which became Penn Central and then Conrail. Mr. Studdy worked in engineering for 35 years before retiring in 1995.
February 15, 2013
A Sovereign Bank office in Bala Cynwyd was robbed Thursday morning by a man who handed a teller a note demanding money and fled with an undisclosed amount. The robbery took place at 10:43 in the GSB Building at Belmont and City Avenues. The robber wore dark-framed glasses, a ski cap, and a dark coat. Anyone with information can call Lower Merion police at 610-649-1000. - Carolyn Davis