June 13, 2014 |
The Lower Merion School District's plan to create a school bus parking lot on Bala Avenue in Bala Cynwyd has some residents steaming. More than 100 people filled Lower Merion Academy, a historic house next to Bala Cynwyd Middle School, on Tuesday for a meeting of the Neighborhood Club of Bala Cynwyd. Doug Young, the school district's director of community relations, knew what was coming. So township commissioners in attendance told the crowd to save the pitchforks for the district's elected officials, who were at Harriton High School's graduation.
May 15, 2014 |
Georgia B. Hansen, 83, of Gladwyne, a civic volunteer, died Wednesday, May 7, of cancer at Lankenau Hospital. Raised in Bala Cynwyd, Mrs. Hansen graduated from Lower Merion High School, and the University of Pennsylvania in 1952. She and husband Gerald J. Hansen Jr. settled in Gladwyne to start a family. During her years there, she focused on raising four children and caring for her ailing mother. Mrs. Hansen taught Sunday school and chaired Azalea Day for St. Christopher's Church in Gladwyne.
April 29, 2014 |
Joseph Francis McElwee Jr., 87, of Berwyn, president of United Machine & Tool, died of esophageal cancer at home Tuesday, April 22. Mr. McElwee, who attended Roman Catholic Mass daily, devoted his life to his late wife of 60 years, Therese; their 14 children; 47 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and his faith, daughter Donna Marie said. "He loved his family and always wanted his faith to be front and center," she said. Mr. McElwee attended St. Matthias Grade School in Bala Cynwyd and graduated from St. Joseph's Prep in 1944.
April 18, 2014 |
Jeanne Faith Coryell, 89, of Philadelphia, a freelance artist, died Friday, March 28, of an infection at Symphony Square, an assisted-living facility in Bala Cynwyd. A well-known figure in the Philadelphia art community, Ms. Coryell was a longtime member of the Philadelphia Sketch Club, the Plastic Club, and Philadelphia/Tri State Artists Equity. She was a frequent participant in juried exhibitions at the Sketch Club, the Philadelphia Art Alliance, and the Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show.
April 16, 2014 |
Mary Scottoline, 90, formerly of Bala Cynwyd, the hilarious, sometimes profane, larger-than-life maternal figure known to readers as "Mother Mary," died Sunday, April 13, of lung cancer at the home of her daughter, Lisa, the author and Inquirer columnist. "We are heartbroken to report that Mother Mary passed away at home this morning, though she was at peace and in the embrace of our love. We choose to remember her as here, making us laugh," Lisa Scottoline said Monday on her Facebook page.
April 4, 2014 |
Since the early 1970s, all-news radio KYW-AM (1060) had been broadcast from "here on Independence Mall" - a touchstone for the region. KYW anchors peppered the radio waves daily with that location as they fired off news bulletins that informed listeners of "the world" in 22-minute stretches. "We had a gorgeous view," morning anchor Carol MacKenzie said recently of KYW's 10th-floor studios at Fourth and Market Streets. "The sunrises there were spectacular. I had so many pictures on my cellphone.
March 7, 2014 |
Pennsylvania is seeking $2.4 million in civil penalties against Sunoco Logistics Partners for alleged Clean Streams Law violations related to a November 2008 spill of 12,000 gallons of gasoline near Pittsburgh. The spill in Murrysville, Westmoreland County, killed virtually all the aquatic life in a three-mile stretch of Turtle Creek, according to a complaint filed Friday by the Department of Environmental Protection with the Environmental Hearing Board. The DEP said a valve in the company's eight-inch pipeline ruptured shortly after a maintenance crew worked at the site, near a strip mall on Route 22. The rupture unleashed a 20- to 30-foot geyser of gasoline.
February 14, 2014 |
Learning taste College students want real food and want to develop their sense of taste, says chef Rick Bayless. He says the bold flavors and scratch cooking of Tortas Frontera , his quick-service Mexican cafe, are a good fit for the University of Pennsylvania. It opened last week in the ARCH Building at 3601 Locust Walk on the center of campus, former home of the Palladium and Gold Standard Cafe. Tortas Frontera espouses sustainability and local sourcing. Even the Penn location's coffee supplier, Rival Bros., is local.
February 12, 2014 |
CASEY ICHNIOWSKI was an esteemed economist with numerous research papers behind him and a teacher highly regarded by his students, but when it came to fantasy football, he could trash talk with the best of them. "His fantasy-football opponents were awed by his moves and his good-natured trash talk," his family said. A graceful shortstop in high school, Casey never lost his love of sports, even when he became a distinguished professor and researcher at Columbia University. " 'Casey at the Bat' may have failed, but the brothers and teammates of our Casey know that he was the one player you wanted in the clutch," his family said.
January 30, 2014 |
Joseph V. Dadamo, 93, of Marlton, a former certified public accountant for a Bala Cynwyd firm, died Monday, Jan. 27, at Kresson View Center in Voorhees, where he had spent the previous week. Mr. Dadamo's wife of 62 years, Anna, 95, entered Kresson View on Christmas 2013 and died there Saturday, Jan. 18, a nephew, Michael Melograna, said. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, the Dadamos lived in a rowhouse on 21st Street between Morris and Tasker Streets that, typically for South Philadelphia, sheltered three generations of their family, Melograna said.