July 29, 2015 |
Since he was a youngster, Robert Steinberg not only had collected baseball cards, but, his wife Susan noted, unlike some others, "he never allowed his mother to throw them out. " At one point, she said, Mr. Steinberg "probably had 20 Mickey Mantle rookie cards. " But he had set his sights higher. His goal, she said, "was to collect every set, from 1948 through 1970," for every major-league baseball team. "And," she said, "he succeeded. " On Saturday, July 18, Mr. Steinberg, 67, of Marlton, a co-owner of his family-owned Camden Truck Parts of West Collingwood Heights, died of heart failure at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
June 22, 2015 |
AS A PEDIATRIC ER doctor, Trey Katzenbach works the overnight shift. And with two children and a third one on the way, his home life isn't too restful either. Still, in what free time he has, Katzenbach, 44, serves as a captain of the Philadelphia Spinners, the city's premier professional Ultimate Frisbee team. "People think I'm nuts," he said of the schedule he keeps. But "I wouldn't be as good a doctor if I didn't have my free time. " That "free time" consists of Ultimate games and 12 hours of team practice each week.
June 6, 2015 |
A memorial service is set for Saturday, June 6, for Roger McClean Eastlake, 73, of Fort Washington, who died Wednesday, March 4, of brain cancer at Keystone Hospice in Wyndmoor. Mr. Eastlake, a teacher at Germantown Academy for 46 years, was diagnosed with the disease in July 2011 as he was about to begin his final year in the classroom before retiring. Mr. Eastlake graduated from Germantown Academy in 1959 and Princeton University in 1963. He taught at Montgomery School in Wynnewood and then in 1966 was recruited to join the faculty at GA at its new campus in Fort Washington.
May 18, 2015 |
As Mount St. Joseph coach Mike "Stubbs" McKenna walked toward the dock to celebrate with his triumphant varsity eight, he was asked by a spectator whether the repeat victory was less special. "It never gets old," McKenna said Saturday after the conclusion of the 89th annual Stotesbury Cup Regatta. "If anything, it gets better. You get to see a different group of girls enjoy the moment. " After a solid and quick start, the Mount settled in at 34-36 strokes per minute and, with a clocking of 5 minutes, 16.17 seconds in the second lane, held off New York's Manhasset (5:18.74)
April 19, 2015 |
After a mediocre showing last season, Wissahickon, with a nice blend of experienced players and promising underclassmen, is now making considerable noise. With Friday afternoon's 7-4 triumph over neighboring Upper Dublin in Fort Washington, the Trojans stayed unbeaten in Suburban One League American Conference action and bumped the Cardinals from their first-place perch. "It was an extremely important game for us," senior shortstop Nick Falso said. "This is always a huge rivalry.
March 29, 2015 |
Robert Townshend Trump, 82, formerly of Whitemarsh and Tiverton, R.I., an antiques and fine-arts dealer who restored Society Hill homes in the 1950s and 1960s, died Sunday, March 22, of a stroke at the Quadrangle in Haverford. The son of Robert Williams and Elizabeth Townshend Trump, Mr. Trump grew up in Whitemarsh on a small farm near St. Thomas' Church. He is descended from Quakers who helped found Germantown, he told The Inquirer in 2013. He was an expert in American Federal furniture and a champion of the early Philadelphia cabinetmaker Joseph B. Barry, his family said.
March 24, 2015 |
The big fuss over the free iPhone video-streaming service Meerkat radiated from the yearly South by Southwest (SXSW) music-film-tech festival in Austin as the event sped toward closing this weekend. Meerkat, backed by DreamIt Ventures of Philadelphia, "dominates" SXSW, said online news source Mashable. It's "the next Snapchat," said Bloomberg News. It's "turning live video into a big deal again," said the tech website TheVerge.com. Everyone in Austin is "Meerkatting," added USA Today.
March 20, 2015 |
PITTSBURGH - It is 30 miles, give or take a shortcut or two, from Nick Lindner's house in Doylestown to the Kirby Sports Center on Lafayette College's campus in Easton. It is 20 miles from his house to Germantown Academy's campus in Fort Washington. Lindner could tie a blindfold over his eyes, settle behind the wheel of his car, and drive those routes safely. He'd know just when he was winding up Route 611 North, hugging the Delaware River's banks, on his way to Easton, and he'd know just when he had to turn left on Tennis Avenue in Ambler so he didn't blow past his high school to the west.
March 12, 2015 |
As punishment for bits of metal ending up in Children's Tylenol and other medicines, Johnson & Johnson pleaded guilty Tuesday to one criminal count in federal court in Philadelphia and will pay $25 million for poor manufacturing practices at its Fort Washington plant. The plea relates to metal particles, such as nickel and chromium, that were found in children's liquid medicine made at the McNeil Consumer Healthcare plant in Montgomery County between May 2009 and April 2010. The fine is based on a percentage of the sales of those products during the 11 months included in the plea.
March 8, 2015 |
In 1991, Kristin and Steve Stoughton were 24 and engaged to be married. Knowing that they wanted to buy an older house, Steve's employer made a bold suggestion. The boss, a residential developer, was planning to build several houses on a tract in Fort Washington. Would Steve and his fiancee be interested in buying a battered farmhouse and barn on the site? Sure would. The barn and the small three-story dwelling dated to the late 1840s. Two-story additions were added in the 1920s and 1940s.