February 10, 2001 |
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.
November 24, 1988 |
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.
August 14, 1986 |
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.
June 13, 1996 |
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...
April 20, 2016 |
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. firstname.lastname@example.org 215-854-2615 @jacobadelman
April 16, 2016 |
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.
October 13, 1994 |
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.
November 26, 1986 |
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.
October 5, 1986 |
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.
October 6, 2001 |
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.