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November 20, 1986 | By David Lieber, Inquirer Staff Writer
John Wanamaker had one. So did investment banker Jay Cooke. And William L. Elkins, for whom Elkins Park is named, had one, too. The possession coveted by these 19th-century magnates was a private railroad station. Wanamaker, Cooke and Elkins built stations for their own use. Now Elkins Park real estate agents Ralph Buchsbaum and Robert Lam have joined that elite group. In a current-day adaptation, Buchsbaum and Lam have renovated the 87-year- old Elkins Park train station at Park and Spring Avenues for use as a real estate office.
SPORTS
February 20, 1995 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Marco Cacopardo, the pro at the Cheltenham Racquet Club in Elkins Park, qualified yesterday for the Comcast U.S. Indoor tennis tournament, which begins this morning at the Spectrum and continues through Sunday. Cacopardo, 25, defeated David Nainkin of South Africa, 6-2, 6-4, to become one of five players to fill out the championship draw. Cacopardo's first-round opponent will be seventh-seeded Mark Woodforde of Australia. The three other players reaching the semifinals of the qualifying tournament, and thus earning places in the main draw, were Sebastian Lareau, Canada's second-ranked player; Steve Bryan of Katy, Texas; and Jan Apell of Sweden.
BUSINESS
November 21, 1990 | The Inquirer Staff
Mortgage & Realty Trust, the Elkins Park real estate investment trust operating under bankruptcy-court protection, yesterday reported a large loss in the quarter and year ended Sept. 30. The trust attributed the fourth-quarter loss to the payment of $4.8 million in legal fees and other bankruptcy costs and to the setting aside of $10 million for losses on real estate loans and other investments. For the 12 months, Mortgage & Realty set aside $23.8 million to cover losses on investments.
NEWS
January 10, 1988 | By Bridgett M. Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
The pro-Christian magazine that recently sparked a debate over religious rights and free speech in Elkins Park has disappeared from the township's street corners. The Plain Truth, which three weeks ago appeared in Elkins Park, much to the consternation of a few residents, has moved on. Bright blue boxes that once were chained in front of the Elkins Park library and the Adath Jeshurun Congregation synagogue are gone. But boxes bearing The Plain Truth have now been spotted farther north, in Willow Grove.
NEWS
September 13, 1989 | By Murray Dubin, Inquirer Staff Writer
He would apologize to his parishioners for his appearance, for the tube in his nose, and then he would proceed with Communion. Doctors told him he would never talk again after the laryngectomy, but he paced the corridors of St. James Roman Catholic Church in Elkins Park trying to get his words back. And he succeeded. Msgr. Peter J. Cruise gave sermons again on Sunday mornings. "He never let the cancer get him down," said his assistant, the Rev. William S. Harrison. "He was always with the people of the parish.
NEWS
April 6, 2000 | By Herb Drill, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
A memorial service will be held in May for Rabbi Yaakov G. Rosenberg, 75, former spiritual leader of Congregation Adath Jeshurun in Elkins Park. He died in Jerusalem last Thursday, and a funeral and burial were held the next day in Israel. Rabbi Rosenberg was the spiritual leader at Adath Jeshurun from 1960 to 1978, then he was vice chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York until 1987, when he retired and moved to Israel. From 1949 to 1956, he had been spiritual leader at Temple Beth Zion in Philadelphia, then served Temple Beth David in Miami, Fla., until 1960.
NEWS
January 28, 2000 | By Cynthia J. McGroarty, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
While artist Sam Maitin does not consider himself religious, he has occasionally found himself dwelling on biblical themes. At the time of his son Izak's bar mitzvah in 1976, he became focused on the stories of Jacob and Esau, and Joseph and his brothers. He completed a series of etchings to illustrate them. From there, he moved on to the psalms of David, which he rendered in a suite of prints. The great tales and struggles of biblical figures fascinated him. "They're very human, with their foibles," he said.
NEWS
May 14, 1989 | By Donald Scott, Special to The Inquirer
Richard J. Levinson, CPA, a shareholder in the Elkins Park accounting firm of Glickman, Berkovitz, Levinson & Weiner, will be honored by the Epilepsy Foundation of Philadelphia during its Second Annual Sports Day at the Philadelphia Country Club on Monday, May 22. Levinson is being honored for his work as a volunteer and fund-raiser for the Epilepsy Foundation. The day's festivities will include a luncheon, golf, tennis, a cocktail reception and an awards dinner. Proceeds will benefit the foundation's employment training and placement service.
NEWS
June 8, 1989 | By Erin Kennedy, Special to The Inquirer
The couple had been engaged when they were in their teens and had broken up to marry other people. After divorces in their 40s, the high-powered professionals had rediscovered each other. They wanted a wedding that would incorporate their children and express the marriage of two families. They turned to Janet Ruth Falon of Elkins Park and her personalized writing service, Standing on Ceremony. Falon wrote: "And yet both (my bride) and I are blessed today by the special presence of our children from whom we have learned, and continue to learn, an infinite number of lessons about love and commitment . . . " "And now as (my groom)
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August 21, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Glenn D. Horowitz, 63, of Huntingdon Valley, a general surgeon in Northeast Philadelphia and Elkins Park, died Thursday, Aug. 11, of Lewy body dementia at Abramson Center for Jewish Life, North Wales. Dr. Horowitz was a surgeon at Frankford-Torresdale Hospital for 20 years. He also maintained a private practice at Surgical Services L.L.P., 9892 Bustleton Ave., Bustleton. In 1988, he was appointed to the medical staff in the department of surgery at Rolling Hill Hospital in Elkins Park.
NEWS
May 20, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Ralph M. Schrager, 58, of Elkins Park, a specialist in the care of fragile and seriously ill newborns, died Friday, May 13, of complications from acute leukemia at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. A beloved and influential physician, Dr. Schrager joined the Abington Memorial Hospital staff in 2006 as an attending neonatologist. In a career lasting three decades, he saved the lives of thousands of babies, many of them born prematurely. "He was excellent in both his practical and diagnostic skills, as well as his empathy and compassionate care of families," said his wife, Debbie.
NEWS
April 10, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Estelle Kane Roberts, 91, an Elkins Park resident and former owner of a gift shop there, died Wednesday, April 6, of complications from a stroke at a nursing home in Boca Raton, Fla. Mrs. Roberts was owner-operator of the Pink Daisy, a store catering to high-end customers in search of fine china and home decor for weddings and other special occasions. Mrs. Roberts started the business in the basement of her sister's home in Huntingdon Valley in 1970, and moved it to a store in Rockledge and then to Old York Road in Elkins Park.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 2015 | BY ELLEN GRAY, Daily News Television Critic graye@phillynews.com, 215-854-5950
* FRONTLINE: MY BROTHER'S BOMBER. 10 tonight, Oct. 6 and Oct. 13, WHYY12. KEN DORNSTEIN'S story reads like a feature film. A man who's spent his career behind the scenes of a TV news magazine decides to leave behind his wife and two young children and sneak into Libya, a country in turmoil, in search of the people who might be responsible for the murder of his older brother, and 269 others, in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am 103. Starting tonight,...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
"I have just one ground rule when I visit book clubs," novelist Nomi Eve said. "My standard phrase is, 'I have a thick skin, but it's not that thick, so please be nice to me.' " It's just as well that Eve's fans take her words to heart. Over the last six months, the lifelong Elkins Park resident has visited 90 book clubs to discuss her latest novel, Henna House . "I go into so many people's living rooms, and if they beat up on me, I'll come home every night crying," said Eve, who turned 47 last month.
NEWS
April 23, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
When his children came to him with a question - a problem at school, a fight with a friend - Rabbi Aaron Landes always responded the same way. "Let's analyze this," he'd say. It was an approach that the longtime senior rabbi at Elkins Park's Beth Sholom Congregation - and a chaplain in the Navy Reserve - applied to most challenges in his life. In 1979, during a stint at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, an official asked Rabbi Landes why more Jewish students hadn't enlisted.
NEWS
January 18, 2014 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
ELKINS PARK The Creekside Co-Op in Elkins Park has eliminated employee health insurance and outsourced its payroll, sparking some consternation among employees of the struggling community-owned grocery. Some employees said morale dropped in mid-December when they were told they would have to find their own health insurance, and were ordered to fill out "new hire" paperwork that included a detailed medical history and waivers for random drug tests. Jeff Rotter, president of the co-op board, said the moves were necessary because, a year after opening, the store still isn't profitable, and costs for worker compensation and employee health insurance were going to rise significantly.
NEWS
December 7, 2013 | By Carolyn Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
CHELTENHAM An Elkins Park woman waived her preliminary hearing in a district court Thursday on charges that she killed her husband by stabbing him in the heart. The case moves to Montgomery County Court. Ny Baker, 52, faces first-degree murder and other charges associated with the death of Darryl Baker, 48. An autopsy ruled the death a homicide. On Nov. 21 at 11:35 p.m., the county Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call from Ny Baker reporting that her husband had been stabbed in their Overhill Road home, according to a court document.
FOOD
October 11, 2013 | By Michael Klein, For The Inquirer
Two veteran caterers, tired of turning out food for 200-plus crowds over their 40-year careers, are downsizing considerably with the cozy-chic Park Plates , which opens Tuesday across from CreekSide Co-Op (7852 Montgomery Ave., Elkins Park, 215-782-3663, www.parkplatesrestaurant.com ). Culinary Institute of America grads Locke Johnston and Owen Lee will share cooking, though Johnston plans to be more customer-facing at their Mediterranean/Middle Eastern-leaning BYOB. (Lee had left catering 13 years ago to open Cibucan in Center City.)
NEWS
July 13, 2013 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lynn Rosen is proud to call herself a "literary snob" - but not in a bad way. She just loves well-written, finely crafted books, the ones that change the way you think. And more than anything, Rosen loves showing local residents the way to those books. For more than a decade, the editor, teacher, bookseller, former agent, and all-around lover of the printed page has dedicated herself to building the literary community in Philadelphia and beyond, and to keeping people reading and talking about books.
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