April 2, 2015 |
Jane Higgins Hurley, 90, the matriarch of a large Bryn Mawr family, died Saturday, March 28, of cardiopulmonary arrest at Waverly Heights, Gladwyne. The pillars of Mrs. Hurley's life were faith and family: She was baptized and married at Our Mother of Good Counsel Church in Bryn Mawr; her Mass of Christian Burial will be held there Wednesday, April 1. A homemaker, Mrs. Hurley and her husband, Joseph J. Hurley, reared 12 children in Villanova and then Bryn Mawr. "She raised her children with a gentle and loving touch," said her family in a prepared statement.
February 3, 2013 |
Fina Saunders peered into a 9-year-old's mouth Friday in the dental hygiene clinic where she learned her craft, teaches it to the next generation, and, once a year, gives it away. A 2008 graduate of Burlington County College's dental hygiene program, Saunders is one of several alumni who return to campus each February for the school's Give Kids a Smile Day, which offers free dental care to uninsured or underinsured children. "I've always decided that [Give Kids a Smile Day] was something I'm going to do," the 44-year-old hygienist said, crediting an ethic of volunteerism the college instilled in her. "They want you to do community service, public health.
December 17, 2012 |
Sidney R. Bridges, 81, a dentist who served patients at his West Philadelphia office for 50 years, died Saturday, Dec. 1, of Alzheimer's disease at Rosemont Presbyterian Village, an assisted-living facility. Dr. Bridges was an emeritus member of the Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners, which administers clinical examinations in dentistry and dental hygiene. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Board of Dental Examiners since 1975, and was on the board of governors of the Philadelphia County Dental Society.
February 3, 2008 |
Drs. Fran Rebhun and Susan Trager are on a mission. To them, dental care involves more than brushing those pearly whites twice daily and visiting a dentist every six months. "We want to educate children beginning at a very young age," Trager said. "We want to show them how to take care of their teeth and teach them to make healthy nutritional choices. " For nearly 20 years, the sisters, who live in Voorhees and practice dentistry in Somerdale, have taught dental hygiene and dietary dos and don'ts as a community service to area public and private schools.
October 24, 2001 |
Teresa Smith took a deep breath, straightened her plastic Jar Jar Binks mask, and began her talk, she insisted, like any self-respecting chemistry professor. With bad jokes. "How did Avogadro cross the desert?" she asked yesterday, pausing dramatically. "On a camole. What's Avogadro's favorite Christmas carol? 'Oh, Moley Night.' " Smith, head of the chemistry department at Camden County College, was on a roll. After all, next to her birthday, it was her favorite day of the year: National Mole Day, an event that promotes interest in science and science careers and dates to the 1980s.
March 12, 2000 |
The seasons change, and the storefront that is no longer a store changes with them. As if by magic, every month brings another holiday window display in this once-upon-a-shoe-shop. Like the blossoming of a flower, few have actually seen the changes as they happen. This has long puzzled passersby on South Ninth Street, and those with deep roots and long memories in the neighborhood are about the only ones with any inkling of the story. It is one of South Philadelphia's most beguiling tales, a whiff of whimsy set in storefront blue, the creation and tradition of Theresa DiMarco, 80, the last surviving child of Louis DiMarco, an Italian immigrant who started the shoe store in 1915.
December 26, 1999 |
Eager to get the word out about its latest missions, NASA turned to longtime space enthusiast Ann Schmiedekamp of Pennsylvania State University's Abington-Ogontz Campus. She was one of three educators from Pennsylvania selected for NASA's new Solar System Ambassador program. As a volunteer ambassador, Schmiedekamp speaks to groups on such topics as the Mars missions, the Galileo explorations of Jupiter, studies of Saturn, and possible extraterrestrial life. The free lectures, which can be tailored for children or adults, are funded by NASA.
July 11, 1995 |
In at least one area of health care, we have something to smile about - our teeth. In terms of the rest of the world and, for that matter, the way we were, say 20 years ago, Americans may well have the best mouths (in terms of health) anywhere at any time. My basis for these comments is not just reports from the American Dental Association, but my own experience as a practicing dentist for some 20 years. One reason for the improved condition of the teeth of Americans who go to the dentist for regular checkups (again more common than in the past)
June 11, 1995 |
TO CROATIA WITH A SMILE Sister Josepha Beslic, a dentist who is a native of war-torn Croatia, recently returned to her homeland eager to spread the knowledge she has gained during study at Prosthondontics Intermedica in Fort Washington with Dr. Thomas J. Balshi. According to Balshi, prosthondontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with permanent tooth replacement and facial reconstruction. It requires a doctor to personalize each patient's replacement teeth according to the individual's personality and face, he said.
June 11, 1994 |
SHANGHAI ENTERS DARK AGES WITH SWING AT NIGHTTIME GOLF Flash! This just in! The Wen Hui Bao newspaper reports that a Shanghai company has started building the city's first all-night golf and recreation center. It says work on the 66-acre complex began Wednesday in a northern suburb of the city. The cost of the center, to be called the Paris of the Orient Village Club, is estimated at 500 million yuan - $57.5 million. While Shanghai suffers from a severe shortage of recreational land, the city already sports Japanese-style golf centers, where swingers practice in an area enclosed by a huge net. Keeps out the mosquitoes.