August 21, 2016 |
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.
May 20, 2016 |
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.
April 10, 2016 |
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.
September 30, 2015 |
* 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,...
April 29, 2015 |
"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.
April 23, 2014 |
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.
January 18, 2014 |
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.
December 7, 2013 |
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.
October 11, 2013 |
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.)
July 13, 2013 |
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.