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February 10, 2001 | By Herb Drill, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. March 10 for Helmut Gude, 75, of Blue Bell, a self-employed cabinetmaker who was involved in a variety of athletics. He died last Saturday of leukemia in the home he had built. The service will be held at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1802 Skippack Pike (Route 73) in Centre Square, where he was a member. A native of Dueren, Germany, Mr. Gude immigrated to the United States in 1954 and moved to Blue Bell not long after that.
NEWS
November 24, 1988 | By S.E. Siebert, Special to The Inquirer
Rows of shiny new mailboxes line the streets in the northwest section of Whitpain Township, signifying a win for community residents. For more than 20 years, neighborhood residents wanted to shed their Norristown postal address and join their neighbors as part of Blue Bell. On Oct. 17, they officially became Blue Bell residents, adding the required curbside mailboxes outside their homes. About 1,400 residents finally penned Blue Bell to their postal script. And, to top off the struggle, they thought they would be served by a new Blue Bell post office on Township Line Road.
SPORTS
August 14, 1986 | By JEFF SAMUELS, Daily News Sports Writer Compiled from staff and wire reports
On a typical morning, Dr. Tom Meade wakes up sometime around 4:30, leaves his Blue Bell home by 5 and bicycles 20 miles to his job as an orthopedic resident at Jefferson Hospital. If he arrives early enough, he will put in a few quick miles of running. Otherwise, he will try to squeeze in a few miles in the hospital swimming pool, and save the running until after work. And then there is the bicycle trip home - that is, when he gets to go home. Meade's work week averages 100 hours and includes several nights of around- the-clock duty.
NEWS
June 13, 1996 | By Wendy Greenberg, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Six-year-old Sarah Churchill of Blue Bell met President Clinton last month. But what was really exciting was meeting the first feline, Socks. As the "Better Hearing and Speech Month Child of the Year," Sarah, with her parents, Edie and Chris Churchill, met with Clinton in the Oval Office on May 15. She gave him a card, and he gave her a hug. He signed a book, and she gave him a book - a limited edition by Alexander Graham Bell; the Bell Association...
NEWS
April 20, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Utility-construction firm Henkels & McCoy has signed a long-term lease for 22,000 square feet at the Three Valley Square office building in Blue Bell, according to Thomas Stone, an associate with CBRE, which helped broker the deal. The new space at 512 Township Line Rd. will accommodate members of the firm's executive staff, Stone said in an e-mail on Monday. jadelman@phillynews.com 215-854-2615 @jacobadelman
BUSINESS
April 16, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Orthopedic-care provider Rothman Institute and Carlino Commercial Development have purchased an 88,000-square-foot office building at 510 Township Line Rd. in Blue Bell, where they plan $4.3 million in upgrades, the two said in a release on Thursday. The announcement follows the March 16 purchase of the property by a partnership sharing a West Conshohocken address with Carlino for $4.6 million, according to records filed with Montgomery County. Rothman and Carlino plan a "complete redevelopment" of the building, with the addition of a shared conference room, a fitness center, a WiFi lounge and other new amenities, according to the release.
SPORTS
October 13, 1994 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Frank Dobbs, Blue Bell assistant pro, rolled in a three-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole to defeat Pete Oakley of Garrisons Lake in a playoff of the $21,500 Peoples Bank of Oxford Players Championship of the Philadelphia PGA yesterday at Wyncote Country Club in Oxford, Pa. Dobbs, recent winner of the Philadelphia PGA championship, earned $4,500. He and Oakley had tied at 2-under-par 70 on the 6,870-yard course. On Monday, Dobbs and Oakley tied for 13th at the Club Pro championship in Missouri.
BUSINESS
November 26, 1986 | By MARC MELTZER, Daily News Staff Writer
Unisys Corp. said yesterday that it will combine some of its Burroughs and Sperry U.S. sales and marketing activities at the company's Blue Bell, Montgomery County, operations. The activities to be based in Blue Bell would be for the recently merged company's commercial information processing systems. "The merger has given us a unique opportunity to accelerate our commitment to line-of-business marketing," said Joseph Kroger, Unisys vice chairman with responsibility for worldwide commercial marketing.
BUSINESS
October 5, 1986 | By Andrea Knox, Inquirer Staff Writer
Under Burroughs Corp.'s announced plans to smooth its merger with Sperry Corp., the new company will have executive offices at both Burroughs' Detroit headquarters and Sperry's main office in Blue Bell, Montgomery County. But that unwieldy arrangement is likely to be a short-term one, according to management consultants, who say the headquarters will almost inevitably be consolidated in one place after a few years. "Over the long term, the split isn't feasible," said John Arnold of John Arnold ExecuTrak Systems, a merger consulting firm in Waltham, Mass.
NEWS
October 6, 2001 | By Rusty Pray INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
George E. Eckert, 82, a retired engineer, died Wednesday of prostate cancer, 12 hours after the death of his wife, Catherine, 82, who was stricken by an aneurysm while visiting him. The couple, who had been married 11 years, resided at Normandy Farms Estates, a retirement community in Blue Bell. Mr. Eckert was undergoing care in the medical facility on the first floor, and Mrs. Eckert had been back and forth from their third-floor condominium all day Tuesday. She was at his side that evening.
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BUSINESS
September 20, 2016 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Staff Writer
Unisys, founded 30 years ago to challenge IBM for global tech leadership, marked the anniversary Thursday at its Blue Bell headquarters with an ice cream party. The low-profile festivities fit a company that, with 21,000 workers (mostly overseas) and $3 billion in yearly sales, is a fraction of its earlier size, but continues to build cybersecurity, cloud-systems management, and outsourcing services for longtime corporate, financial, and government clients. Philadelphia's 311 citizens' call system is among the quotidian services that run on Unisys.
SPORTS
August 14, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
Lucy Gil and Marianne Paparone know Katie Bam well. The rest of the world is catching on this week. Bam, a 2007 graduate of Wissahickon High School, and her teammates - many from the Philadelphia area - on the U.S. Olympic women's field hockey team have taken the Rio Games by storm, going 4-0 in pool play to set up Saturday's big 5 p.m. game against unbeaten Great Britain. In four Olympic games so far, Bam has scored five goals as the United States, which has not medaled since 1984, has already clinched a berth in Monday's quarterfinal round.
NEWS
August 12, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Kairos Real Estate Partners of King of Prussia and Chevy Chase, Md.-based Artemis Real Estate Partners have acquired a 123,440-square-foot office building at 518 East Township Line Road in Blue Bell. The building is 27-percent leased by New York-based construction company Skanska USA and Phoenixville Hospital, Kairos said in a release. The buyers plan renovations to the site that include adding a cafe, conference rooms and a fitness center, Kairos said. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
NEWS
August 11, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
An affiliate of the Goldenberg Group of Blue Bell has acquired the World Communications Charter School's classroom building on South Broad Street from the charter operator, which will remain at the property as a tenant. The affiliate, Broad Street South Associates LP, paid $10 million on June 28 for the 46,400-square-foot property at 512 S. Broad St., according to records filed with the city. Goldenberg operations chief Seth Shapiro said in a statement on Tuesday that the property was purchased as a long-term investment and that the charter school has an option to continue leasing the building "for several years.
BUSINESS
August 1, 2016 | By Diane Mastrull, Staff Writer
The location is North Philadelphia, far from the cutting-edge labs of some of the city's edgiest start-ups inhabiting the University City Science Center, or the suburbs' pharmaceutical companies along the Route 202 corridor. But it's home to a fast-growing, innovative manufacturer offering solutions to the health-care industry and job opportunities to veterans and others whose backgrounds make it hard to find work. DiSorb Systems Inc. is a veteran- owned company of 18 employees at 18th Street and West Indiana Avenue that makes products that solidify and disinfect blood and other liquid medical waste for safe and cost-effective disposal by hospitals and surgical centers.
REAL_ESTATE
July 11, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, REAL ESTATE WRITER
Summer is not the easiest time of the year to sell a house, or to buy one, for that matter. Or is it? "I often tell sellers the best time to list is when they are ready," said Chris Somers, broker/owner of Re/Max Access in Philadelphia's Northern Liberties neighborhood. "If it happens to be the summer, that is fine, as the market is still very busy year in and year out," he said. Despite the arrival of summer, Somers said his office has been "super busy. " Not as busy as the spring, "but you certainly do not want to wait to get your property sold if you are ready now. " "And there are buyers now," he emphasized.
BUSINESS
June 28, 2016
Capehart Scatchard, Mount Laurel, has hired attorneys Sheila M. Mints and Denise L. Sanders as shareholders in its health-care law department. Both came from Parker McCay, where Mints was a shareholder and chair of the health-care law group and Sanders was of counsel. Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia, has hired Sue Nicol as director of human resources. She had been director of human resources and administrative services at Indian Creek Foundation.
NEWS
June 7, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
Frederick P. "Fred" Catona, a former high school wrestler and a bright entrepreneur who started a company that shipped hoagies overnight to locations across the country - and who once even tried to send hoagies into outer space - died on May 31. He was 70. His death was related to injuries sustained in an automobile accident, his family said. Mr. Catona, of Blue Bell, grew up in Delaware County and attended Ridley High School, where he created a scholarship fund for wrestlers, his family said.
REAL_ESTATE
June 5, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, Staff Writer
Population: 6,618 (2010) Median household income: $57,568 Area: 1.1 square miles Settlements in the last three months: 16 Homes for sale: 30 Average days on market: 79 Median sale price: $220,000 Housing stock: 2,720 units; rowhouses, twins and singles. School district: Souderton Area SOURCES: U.S. Census Bureau; Diane Williams, Weichert Realtors, Blue Bell; Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach Realtors HomExpert Market Report
BUSINESS
May 30, 2016 | By Diane Mastrull, Staff Writer
It was 1956, and two Temple University graduates with master's degrees in psychology started a business in Philadelphia offering psychological testing for employment. Within a year, Ed Sherman and Jay Rosen had demonstrated a skill that's essential to entrepreneurial success: the pivot. A Navy lieutenant commander overseeing shipping on the Delaware had come to them for testing to see what he could do after retirement. Sherman had a friend practicing maritime law who wasn't looking for an employee but did need an expert to testify in a case that involved someone injured on a gangplank.
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