December 10, 1999 |
At Greene Manor Apartments, in West Mount Airy, the open, green courtyard surrounded by Elizabethan-style buildings radiates curb appeal. "We passed the property a lot of times and the courtyard was always green, well-landscaped and well-kept. That's what attracted us," resident Anthony L. Branch said. After admiring the grounds from a distance, Branch, 26, a global courier for First Union National Bank, and his wife, Tomika, 25, a computer analyst, took a closer look and decided to move to Greene Manor two years ago. "We liked the building.
February 14, 2002 |
Getting to the Olympics went really smoothly. I was met at my gate at the airport and escorted a short ways to where I got my credential, right there on the concourse. Within 25 minutes after landing, I was in the Olympic Village. The security is tight, just as I'd heard. There is a lot of military in the village. We're in some nice, new dorms at the University of Utah. Each suite has four bedrooms, two players to a bedroom, eight to a suite. Johnny LeClair is my roommate; I don't know yet who all the other guys in the suite will be. Some NHL teams had games last night, so most of the guys aren't here yet. The only thing bad about the rooms is there isn't much closet space.
July 27, 2007
A grande dame of designer showcases at the Jersey Shore, the annual Ruth Newman Shapiro Cancer and Heart Fund show house is going contemporary this year. "Meadows Edge," a 22-room fieldstone-and-clapboard home in Linwood, provides the setting for 22 designers from New Jersey and Pennsylvania to go a little more mod in their room presentations than in the past. Martha Hatrack and Christine Betsy of Kroungold's Furniture in Marlton took a dated great room and gave it hip leather Barcelona chairs and a zebra rug in a lounge area.
June 14, 1998 |
Huntington Green Apartments, Westtown Township, Chester County A spacious two-bedroom apartment at a reasonable price was what persuaded Amy Ferry to move to Huntington Green Apartments, a complex that has undergone a major face-lift in the last year. Ferry, who graduated from West Chester University, wanted to stay in the West Chester area. The complex on the edge of Westtown Township is close to stores and has access to all the major roads, Ferry said. As for the apartment, "Everything has been redone," she said, noting that it was freshly painted and had new carpeting when she moved in this spring.
July 12, 1991 |
WICKERTON HEIGHTS Pottstown, Montgomery County 215-970-7093 Buyers get what they see at Wickerton Heights. There are no upgrades, no extras. "You're given a price, and there is nothing extra. People like that," said John McClatchy, president of Manatawny Development Co. What first-time buyers really like are the prices: They start at $83,900 for a two-bedroom condominium flat. But for that low price don't expect just four walls, a roof and flooring.
September 1, 1988 |
The Women's Center of Montgomery County, an organization that helps women in crisis, will move its Jenkintown headquarters next week. On Sept. 9, the center will move from the Abington Friends School on Meetinghouse Road to the Benson East business building at 100 Old York Rd. in Jenkintown. The center has been at Abington Friends in Jenkintown for four years, but must move because a nursery and day-care facility at the school needs space to expand, officials said. The center had until Sept.
November 22, 2009 |
Jack Coben arrives at the door of his Huntingdon Valley rancher sporting a shirt with "Mr. Fix-It" embroidered on the pocket. The shirt is a gift from his son, and he decides to break it out for his photo op. About the nickname: Coben has spent the last 20 years of his retirement adding to and revamping the house he and wife, Anna, have shared for 25 years. The tinkering actually started way back when he and Anna, now married 64 years, were raising four boys in a Pine Valley split-level.
August 15, 1999 |
Management doesn't call Cooper River Manor Apartments a rental complex. "A complex, to us, is like a jail," said Richard McMurtrie, regional manager of Metropolitan Management Corp., the group that manages Cooper River Manor. "This is not a complex. This is a community. " In agreement is Patricia Dahl. Dahl, 73, has lived in her two-bedroom unit, complete with screened-in porch, for 14 years, and says the combination of responsive management and kind neighbors is a winning one. "You're part of a family here.
May 7, 1999 |
Crostwood Apartments, Feasterville, Bucks County A self-proclaimed "numbers man," Frank Hallowell recently figured out that in 12 years of living at Croftwood Apartments, his rent has gone up only 36 percent. "That's very low," Hallowell said. "What a bargain - back in the '70s, every two years, it went up that much. " Hallowell, a salesman who lives in a one-bedroom unit, said that he finds the moderate rent attractive, but is more impressed with the overall package.
January 16, 2000 |
Though Westgate Village bears the address of busy, developing Lancaster Avenue in Frazer, it's set back on a long driveway from the main thoroughfare, and you just might drive past the complex the first time you look for it. That's the way property manager Fran Kuzo and her tenants like it. "Our community isn't out on [Route] 30," Kuzo said. "A lot of people aren't aware of us until they drive up here. We're kind of a best-kept secret. " Westgate Village, though 30 years old, stacks up quite nicely against some of the newer properties cropping up nearby in Chester County.