April 5, 2012 |
Evelene Hinckley Dohan, 84, a former teacher at the Agnes Irwin School in Bryn Mawr, and later the owner of a Delaware County bed and breakfast, died of a lung blood clot Monday, April 2, at her home in Hershey's Mill, the retirement community near West Chester. When her husband, David, died in 1970, their three daughters were already students at Agnes Irwin, her son, Andrew, said in a Wednesday interview. So Mrs. Dohan asked a neighbor and friend, who was an official at the school, for a job. From 1970 until the mid-1980s, Mrs. Dohan taught English there, mostly to Irwin's high school classes.
June 21, 2010
DEAR ABBY: Please remind parents and teenagers that it is "cool" to wear a helmet when riding bikes and skateboards. A child in our town died recently after suffering a head injury, and we have just received word that the son of a close friend (age 23) has started having seizures because of a head injury he suffered as a teen after falling from a skateboard. I had my grandson decorate his helmet. All his friends thought it looked great, and that made it "cool" to wear it. With summer here and kids outside, wearing a helmet cannot be stressed enough.
February 13, 2005 |
In its storied history, this venerable beach town has weathered hurricanes, floods, fires and the wrecking ball. More than 30 years ago, when what some, at the time, called progress by bulldozing old buildings threatened to destroy the core of this historic city, a rallying of preservationists created a bed-and-breakfast "capital" that today is the envy of most other Jersey Shore towns. And it may again be time for a sea change, as a shaky economy, varying vacation habits, and the retirement dreams of some innkeepers alter the landscape once more.
November 9, 2003 |
Surrounded by autumn colors and colonial ambience, the Centre Bridge Inn couldn't have looked more inviting. Now there's something to be said for pretty wrapping, but when it comes to restaurants, a view can only do so much. I arrived, ready to be romanced, by both handsome companion and luscious bounty. The first came through. The latter stood me up. The Centre Bridge Inn, also a 10-room bed and breakfast, has a history of calamities. After its original construction in 1705, as the Centre Bridge House, it was flooded in 1930 and then destroyed by fires in 1932 and 1954.
August 7, 2003 |
IT WAS LOVE at first sight. The boldly painted gingerbread houses, the clip-clop of horses drawing carriages, the endless succulent seafood options on menus of five-star restaurants, and the refreshing unpretentiousness of both locals and visitors, who were obviously more in love with life and salt water taffy than designer logos and vacationing with the "in" crowd, all made this Brooklyn, New Yorker, a complete goner for Cape May, N.J. I...
September 12, 2002 |
Bed-and-breakfast guest houses could soon be popping up in this staid Delaware County borough of tree-lined thoroughfares and fine Victorian mansions. After years of community discussion and more mixed feelings than outright opposition, the Borough Council this week authorized the advertising of an ordinance that would permit B&Bs. Although the proposal sets strict limits on their operation and signage, guest houses could become a reality in Swarthmore by next year. The ordinance comes up for final approval in November.
October 11, 2001 |
The once sleepy intersection of Routes 30 and 10 in Parkesburg, Pa., near the Route 30 bypass, is booming, but the projected growth won't come soon enough for the proprietors of the nearby LaineKenns Antique Shop and Bed and Breakfast, which after only two years of operation is going out of business. Beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Barr/Davis Auctioneers will sell LaineKenns' antiques, collectibles, furniture, glassware, restaurant and bed and breakfast equipment and supplies. It promises to be quite a sale.
August 19, 2001 |
In God we trust; all others pay cash. That seems to be the unofficial motto of Cashtown, Pa., a much-needed corrective for the American addiction to living beyond our means. "Like I've said before, I just don't go for spending money we haven't earned to buy things we don't need to impress people we don't like," harrumphed Ed Dietz, proprietor of the Cashtown Garage, where credit cards are most definitely not welcomed. Refreshing. And a sentiment he's shared repeatedly since July 31, when Cashtown hosted the Great American Credit Card Swipeout and briefly became the focus of a flurry of national media attention.
March 4, 2001
Indifference stops meaningful change Addressing a standing-room only crowd at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church recently, Harvard professor Cornel West charged each of us to grapple with the following questions in order to derive a personal definition of racism: "What does it really mean to be human? What kind of person are you, really?" These questions are intrinsically linked to observations I've made of racism in my profession (teaching). I believe racism is institutionalized and individualized indifference to the fundamental truth that we are all human beings.
January 8, 2001 |
A Conshohocken developer with a reputation for creative reuse of old buildings plans to breathe life back into the former Strawbridge & Clothier headquarters in Center City. The space above the six-floor store, still called Strawbridge's, has been dark since soon after the family company was sold in 1996 to May Department Stores Co., of St. Louis. Michael O'Neill's Preferred Real Estate Investments Inc., of Conshohocken, has purchased floors 7 through 13 over the store at Eighth and Market Streets from May. The space has the eerie feel of a ghost town rapidly abandoned.