June 1, 2015 |
Georgia S. McWhinney, 85, of Wyncote, an associate professor in the field of literacy, died Wednesday, May 20, of cancer at her home. Dr. McWhinney devoted her energies to her family and the study and teaching of emergent literacy in both children and adults. Emergent literacy , a term coined by researcher Marie Clay, refers to the gradual process by which children and adults interact with language, books, and those around them on the road to literacy. A part of the process is speaking, listening, writing, and viewing words and pictures.
April 28, 2015
Min S. Suh , partner, has been appointed chair of the Philadelphia law firm Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel L.L.P.'s diversity committee. The committee focuses on recruiting and retaining diverse lawyers and staff, as well as other diversity initiatives within the firm. Suh practices immigration law. The Phoenixville Community Education Foundation , a nonprofit that supports the Phoenixville Area School District, has named the following trustees: Jena Dietrich , managing director and marketing practice leader at Custom Institutional Fund Solutions; John Grasso , institutional sales support at SEI Investments; artist and volunteer Michelle Schamis ; and Neydary Zambrano , president of the Magic Memories Child Development Center.
February 21, 2015 |
The Archbishop Wood girls' basketball team, understandably, is trying to move past the recent resignation of head coach John Gallagher and concentrate on achieving its postseason goals. "We're just focused on basketball and playing for each other," senior Aubree Brown said after the Vikings bested Archbishop Ryan, 39-34, in a Catholic League playoff semifinal Thursday night at Philadelphia University. Gallagher resigned early last week over allegations that he sent anonymous e-mails to college coaches in hopes of jeopardizing the NCAA eligibility of three Nigerian players at Catholic League rival Neumann-Goretti.
January 28, 2015 |
Rosemary McCarron Flannery, 93, of Haverford and Avalon, N.J., a former Inquirer sports writer and one of the first women to graduate from Villanova Law School, died Friday, Jan. 23, of an aneurysm at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Mrs. Flannery blazed a trail for other members of her gender long before women were accepted in the fields of sports journalism or law. She also was a role model for family: Daughter Mary Flannery Connors is a former Inquirer business editor, and granddaughter Rosemary Connors is a reporter and weekend anchor at NBC10 Philadelphia.
January 24, 2015 |
Harry Wilkinson, 92, of Philadelphia, a longtime music professor, organist, and church musician, died Thursday, Jan. 15, of congestive heart failure at his home. Born in Saginaw, Mich., in 1922, he had a long and distinguished career as an organist and church musician, Yale organ curator Joseph Dzeda said in an online remembrance. "A gifted improviser at the organ, he began his early studies at age 12 with Harry C. Banks, Girard College organist," Dzeda said on www.wanamakerorgan.com , the website of Friends of the Wanamaker Organ.
January 16, 2015 |
Despite the loss of several key starters and a lack of height, Lower Moreland is making considerable noise in the Bicentennial Athletic League. With Tuesday night's 72-42 romp over visiting Delco Christian, the Lions, who placed second in last season's PIAA District 1 Class AAA tournament, improved to 13-1 - 8-0 in league action. "One of the important things is that we mostly have guys who only play basketball," junior point guard Danny Duffey said. "That helps with building team chemistry.
December 31, 2014 |
Kobe Bryant maintains a .837 career free-throw percentage. At the tournament that bears his name, the St. Joseph's Prep boys' basketball team delivered a fourth-quarter shooting display on Monday afternoon that rivaled that of the 13-time NBA All-Star. The Hawks scored all 15 of their points from the line in the final frame to defeat Parkland, 50-47, at the Kobe Bryant Holiday Boosters Classic at Lower Merion. Chris Clover and James McGovern each scored 16 points for the Hawks, who missed just one free throw in the fourth quarter.
October 13, 2014 |
It's the rare concertgoing eye that hasn't at some point fastened onto the reliable sight of a low, silvery bouffant making its way up and down the aisles of the Academy of Music or Verizon Hall. Antoinette Marie DuBiel took up her spot in the Academy two decades ago and ushers four or five events a week during the season. Raised in Chestnut Hill, she was once a budding pianist with a degree in performance from Chestnut Hill College. After a career in real estate, she is now assistant head usher and hears more concerts than most critics.
July 7, 2014 |
REBEKAH FUREY'S family would like for this column to be about how she lived, not about the cancer that took her life on June 8. But it's impossible to write about the one without the other, because Furey, 30, made the world more hopeful for those who fight Hodgkin's's lymphoma. If her name sounds familiar to Daily News readers, it's because we wrote about Furey in May 2012. She was in a ridiculous battle with administrators at Chestnut Hill College, where she was a graduate student.
June 18, 2014 |
THE RUSSET dugout adjacent the crisp, white third-base line at Ashburn Field was ominously silent. Beneath the shade yesterday sat Penn Charter second baseman Demetrius Isaac, crammed between his Inter-AC Carpenter Cup teammates, arms folded, yapping about the passing of one of baseball's greatest, Tony Gwynn. Their conversation about mortality was a metaphor for their play in the game's first three innings against Delaware South. But then, Isaac changed his mood. Sprinting from the trench, he stepped into the batter's box. He slightly leaned his back and stepped into the box, focused on the pitcher.