June 23, 2015
South Jersey Federal Credit Union , Deptford, has named Ernest D. Huggard chief financial officer. Huggard retired as a lieutenant colonel from the New Jersey Army National Guard after 28 years of service. He had been senior vice president, chief financial officer for First Atlantic Federal Credit Union in Eatontown. Montgomery County Community College , Blue Bell and Pottstown, has hired Donna Fiedler as associate director of development and Adriene Hobdy as director of leadership development and talent management.
April 23, 2015 |
Apple may be aiming for its just-released iWatch to be the timepiece of the summer, but as it stands, the JoyJoy! brand is more than a few hours ahead, emerging as the year's must-have digital arm candy for tweens, teens - and their moms. In just eight months, Saul Denenberg and Brett Pulli have sold more than 15,000 of the light-up watch heads and graphic-heavy interchangeable bands. Available nationwide in 357 surf stores and boutiques, including the upscale Fred Segal, the Souderton-based JoyJoy!
April 14, 2015 |
John Cawley personifies the expression "knock your socks off" just by virtue of the caffeine-fueled, rapid-fire way he talks and walks, and the 100 push-ups he does every morning. But the serial entrepreneur from Oreland would prefer you keep your feet covered - by his empowering-message Inspyr Socks. The world would be a more motivated place, Cawley contends, and his personal message validated: that a life addled by addiction can be salvaged and repurposed in a way that has impact.
March 11, 2015 |
CertainTeed Corp.'s new research and development laboratory in Chester County is nearly 60 percent smaller than the one it replaced in Blue Bell, but that doesn't mean the maker of roofing, siding, insulation, and other products is dialing back on expectations. "We didn't really give up any capabilities when we moved it here," said Minas Apelian, vice president of research and development at CertainTeed, part of French building-materials giant Saint-Gobain, during a tour Monday of the new facility in East Whiteland Township.
February 21, 2015 |
Joan S. Schmidt, 85, of Blue Bell, a professor at the former Beaver College, where she taught education for many years, died Friday, Feb. 6, of Alzheimer's disease at Foulkeways at Gwynedd. "Dr. Joan," as she was called informally, was a loving mother, grandmother, and devoted mentor to her students. Born in Philadelphia to immigrant parents from Stuttgart, Germany, just before the 1929 stock-market crash, she grew up in Germantown and attended Friends Select School. Dr. Schmidt graduated from Chestnut Hill College and took a job teaching sixth grade at Whitemarsh Elementary School.
November 23, 2014 |
Irvin Fliegelman, 76, formerly of Blue Bell, a retired life insurance agent, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, of dementia at home in Atlantic City. Born in Philadelphia and reared in Norristown, he grew up helping in the family business, Fliegelman's Kiddie Center, on Main Street. He graduated from Norristown High School in 1956. Mr. Fliegelman earned a business degree from Rider College in Trenton in 1960. Later, he served on Rider's board of trustees for 15 years. Mr. Fliegelman worked as a sportswriter and in public relations before joining the Equitable as a life insurance agent in 1966.
November 23, 2014 |
Rita Hodge Sellers, 84, a longtime nurse, health administrator and educator, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Normandy Farms Estates retirement center in Blue Bell. Mrs. Sellers was known by family and friends as a strong mentor who was passionate about helping others, recalled her daughter, Suzanne Rita Sellers. She described her mother as someone who worked to keep herself healthy and whose favorite hobby was traveling. "She visited Rome, China, and Africa," said Suzanne Sellers. "I still remember when she and my dad took me to Paris as a graduation present when I was in college.
August 15, 2014 |
IVORY DEWITT had a special interest in the needs of urban young men. As a leader of Project Alpha, Ivory helped to educate young men on the responsibilities of fatherhood, relationships with others and their connection with the greater community. "It was an effort to motivate young men to make decisions about their goals and values," his family wrote in a tribute. Ivory felt a strong responsibility to help others. At Thanksgiving, he was distributing food baskets to the needy.
August 11, 2014 |
Typically, those who acquire ancestral homes modernize them. Keith and Janet Childs did the reverse, aging his grandparents' mid-20th-century split-level back about 200 years. Except for an attached garage, the Blue Bell house now resembles the historic mansions of Germantown, such as Cliveden, site of a Revolutionary War battle. Gen. Washington lost that fight, but he won the war and the hearts of his countrymen - including Keith Childs. "George Washington is in every room in this house," Janet Childs says.
July 20, 2014 |
Patty and Jim Seif had always yearned for a waterfront home. They just never envisioned theirs would be overlooking the Brandywine Creek in Wilmington. Eager to downsize from their five-bedroom farmhouse in Blue Bell, the Seifs considered other Pennsylvania suburbs and Center City, but they couldn't agree on what would best work for them. Then, in 2011, Patty accepted a job in financial communications with DuPont in Wilmington. "I then pushed Jim for us to live closer to my work," says Patty.