February 8, 2015 |
After learning last month that the Flourtown Farmers Market would close, longtime vendors and loyal customers have been moving through the stages of grief. Denial was never much of an option, but many were angry that a beloved community institution was being cast aside - reportedly to make way for an expansion of the adjacent CVS store. They attempted to bargain with the building owner. They got more than 3,000 petition signatures and encouraged a boycott of their corporate neighbor.
January 19, 2015 |
Hello there The smoked salmon started it. A group of friends had dinner in Doylestown one spring evening in 1991. Somebody invited Lori, someone else invited Linda. Only the two of them wanted that particular appetizer, so they shared it, talking over the plate and enjoying their talk as much as the food. Lori had to leave after dinner - she had work early the next morning. Linda walked her to her car, and asked for her phone number. "We had so much in common," Linda said.
April 13, 2014 |
Top-flight college hockey doesn't exist in the Philadelphia area. Yet, the new award presented to the NCAA's top goaltender is named for a Montgomery County native, one whose geographical disadvantage was overcome by a will as unyielding as his glove hand. Mike Richter, back in Philadelphia on Friday to present the first Mike Richter Award to UMass Lowell goalie Connor Hellebuyck on a Frozen Four off-day, was as much a hockey anomaly as his Flourtown roots. He preferred orange juice and vegetables to beer and sandwiches.
January 2, 2013 |
Marilyn Rowe Drinker, 89, a school librarian and volunteer, died Saturday, Dec. 29, of a cerebral hematoma at KeystoneCare Hospice in Wyndmoor. Born in San Francisco, Mrs. Drinker, known as "Sandy," grew up in San Antonio, Texas, and graduated from the University of Texas in 1945 with a bachelor's degree in psychology. While in college, she was a legendary champion of the Posture Perfect Contest when posture was considered an important attribute for a young lady. After she graduated, the Daily Texan reported with a sense of relief: "The posture contest entrants won't have to buck the stiff competition offered by Sandy Rowe, Kappa Alpha Theta, winner of the contest for four straight years.
August 25, 2011
Two bandits, one with a black handgun, robbed the TD Bank branch at 1240 Bethlehem Pike, Flourtown, Wednesday afternoon. The FBI and Springfield Township police said that at 3:07 the pair entered the bank and approached a teller. One demanded money at gunpoint, police said. The teller placed an unknown amount of cash in a canvas bag. The men fled on foot toward Jones Avenue. Police said the suspects may have left the area in a gray or gold car. Police said the gunman is a black male in his late 20s, 5-feet-8 to 5-feet-10, of medium build, with a short beard or goatee, and wearing a blue hat with "KC" on the front, a white shirt, and dark pants.
August 24, 2011
Two bandits, one brandishing a black handgun, robbed the TD Bank branch at 1240 Bethlehem Pike in Flourtown Wednesday afternoon. The FBI and Springfield Township police in Montgomery County said that at 3:07 p.m. the pair entered the bank and approached a teller. One demanded money at gunpoint, police said. The teller placed an unknown amount of cash in a canvas bag. The men fled on foot towards Jones Avenue. Police said the suspects may have left the area in a grey or gold car. Police said the gunman is a black male in his late 20s, 5-feet-eight to 5-feet-10 inches tall, of medium build, with a short beard or goatee, and wearing a blue hat with "KC" on the front, a white shirt, and dark pants.
May 13, 2010 |
Eugenia F. Cooper Comerford, 91, of Chestnut Hill, an educator at St. Joseph Academy for more than 45 years, died Saturday, May 8, at St. Joseph's Villa in Flourtown. A lifelong resident of Anderson Avenue in Chestnut Hill, Mrs. Comerford graduated from Mount St. Joseph Academy, a private girls' school in Flourtown. She earned a bachelor's degree from Chestnut Hill College, where she majored in Latin and Greek and captained the tennis and field hockey teams. The academy and college are administered by the Sisters of St. Joseph.
October 27, 2009 |
The brother of the Sundance Kid was buried here. So were a Civil War soldier and the widow of a man who died on the Titanic. On Sunday night, at Union Cemetery at Zion Lutheran Church in Flourtown, they all came to life in a reenactment that also featured spooky tales about the site. "We've had many strange experiences here," the Rev. Marcia Thompson, the church's pastor, told the gathering of about 30 people at the annual Cemetery Tour. She went on to describe an organ playing mysteriously, chairs being overturned, and preschoolers seeing the ghost of Alfred Sheets Jr. - or, as they call him, "Freddie" - who died in 1832 at age 1 and was buried in the cemetery.
March 30, 2009 |
Edward F. Ripley, 81, of Chestnut Hill, a former investment-firm executive, died of Alzheimer's disease March 16 at St. Joseph Villa, a health-care community in Flourtown where he had lived for the last three years. Born in Cohasset, Mass., he enlisted in the Navy at 17 and served on a destroyer in the Pacific during World War II. Mr. Ripley graduated from Lafayette College in 1950 and earned a master's in philosophy from Columbia University in 1953. After working at banks in New York and Norfolk, Va., he earned a certificate from the graduate school of banking at Louisiana State University in 1962.