March 29, 2016
FAIRMOUNT is a shepherd mix about 2-4 years old. She is very friendly and takes treats very nicely. Fairmount should only live with same size dogs, and we don't know about cats yet. She could live with children. To adopt Fairmount, contact PAWS at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-298-9680, ext. 16. prior to visiting the shelter. Please provide her tag number A31100670 when inquiring. A $150 fee includes sterilization, vaccines, and micro-chipping.
May 1, 2012 |
Construction worker dies in Fairmount accident A construction worker fell from scaffolding at a work site in the city's Fairmount section Monday afternoon and was pronounced dead about 1:45, police said. Authorities said the unidentified 30-year-old man came in contact with a live wire while working on the third floor of a building under construction at 20th and Parrish Streets and fell to the ground. A police spokeswoman said the cause of death was under investigation.
October 4, 2012
Two men were wounded in a double shooting Wednesday evening near the city's Fairmount section, police said. Shortly before 7, officers responded to a report of a shooting in the area of Girard Avenue and Taney Street, police said. The victims were not at the crime scene, in the 1200 block of North Taney. A 24-year-old man, who was shot in the back, was in stable condition at Hahnemann University Hospital. An 18-year-old man, who was shot in the right buttock, was in stable condition at Temple University Hospital.
December 22, 2011
LAST WEEK, I visited Lemon Hill, the anxiously awaited spot set to open next week at 25th and Aspen in what's alternately called Fairmount or the Art Museum neighborhood. Lemon Hill's pedigree has raised expectations - it's a partnership between the owners of the acclaimed Supper and Franklin Mortgage and Investment Company, the Center City cocktail temple. Mitch Prensky, of Supper, and Mike Welsh, of the Franklin, showed me around the warm, unpretentious space where the short-lived Lucky 7 had been (and before that the Aspen Restaurant)
March 6, 2015 |
THERE WAS something strange about that hair tonic Charlie Zebrowski was splashing on the heads of his fellow sailors aboard the destroyer USS Coughlin. A case of it had been sent to him by a cousin when he learned that Charlie was the ship's unofficial barber, keeping the other sailors trim for inspections. There was something different about the tonic all right. It was booze! An honest mistake? Or his cousin's idea of a good joke? Whatever, Charlie soon became the most popular man on a ship that often saw action in World War II. Even officers stopped into Charlie's makeshift barbershop for a cut - and a sip. There was one thing that Charlie Zebrowski appreciated and that was a good joke.
April 30, 2015 |
They got through the awkward first date at Pod, when Alison confided to Steve that she slept every night with a stuffed white teddy bear from childhood. They endured a year of long-distance dating - he was a senior at Villanova while she was at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. - taking turns making the five-hour drive in his beaten Pontiac Sunfire or her Honda Civic. But the real test of their partnership came a year into marriage. They were celebrating Alison's birthday at a Hilton in New York, and she set her engagement ring - a diamond circled with sapphires, which Steve had given her in a carefully arranged proposal at the Race Street Pier - on the sink ledge while she showered.
March 21, 2012 |
Gene A. Woock, 75, of Fairmount, a resource specialist with the National Park Service, died Wednesday, March 14, of leukemia at home. Mr. Woock was with the National Park Service in Philadelphia from 1990 until retiring in 2002. His projects included developing hiking and biking trails over abandoned rail beds, his wife, Patricia Pronz Woock, said. Before moving to Philadelphia, Mr. Woock studied water management for two years on a fellowship at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and then was on the staff of the university's Sea Grant Institute for 10 years.
February 28, 1997 |
Firefighter Sean Gallagher clutches a wind-damaged sign on the London restaurant in Fairmount. Later yesterday it was cut down.
July 29, 2014
J ILL MARKOVITZ, 40, of Fairmount, is founder and director of Philly Art Center, with locations in Queen Village and Fairmount. The centers hold art classes, after-school programs and summer camps for kids as young as 18 months, as well as workshops for adults. Q: How'd you come up with the idea for the biz? A: My background is art education, and it was always my dream to have an arts center. We just celebrated 10 years in Fairmount, and [Queen Village] opened in 2011.
January 10, 2016
Title: Chief executive. Home: Fairmount. Family: Son, Cameron Lyles, 21; daughters, Natasha Allen, 19, Gabreale Simmons-Benton, 18, Marcaela Allen, 13, Lainey Allen, 11. Diplomas: Temple University, psychology; University of Phoenix, master's in technology management. Resumé: Professional basketball player. Advanced at VisionQuest, later led ACHIEVEability, a program for underserved families. Also: Owns real estate through Merritt Development Co.