June 30, 2015 |
The stories that Bruce A. Mahon told about combat, when he was an infantry officer during the Korean conflict, "were amazing," his daughter Katharine Krassan said. But one, without a moment of combat, was no less striking. "It was just before the war was about to end," she said, "and the soldiers knew that the war was about to end. " Still, they had to go out on their nightly patrols. One night, Mr. Mahon and his infantrymen "were going down this hill, and the North Koreans were going down the other hill," she said.
December 31, 2014 |
Henry S. Belber II, 88, of Malvern, a custom-home builder who developed several communities in Chester County and on the Main Line, died Thursday, Dec. 25, at Paoli Memorial Hospital from complications of pneumonia. Mr. Belber, known as "Hank," spent six decades in the building business, at first under the tutelage of his father, Edmond, and then as president of Trico Construction, where he was responsible for such communities as Rabbit Run Road and Kings Circle in Malvern, and Sugar Knoll in Devon.
July 26, 2014 |
Bryn Mawr College, the small private women's school on the Main Line, this week joined a growing number of schools around the country that no longer require the SAT or other standardized test scores for admission. The college instead will rely on high school grades, essays, and other factors - a move officials hope will attract a broader applicant pool. "We know there are students all around the country who, when they see 'test scores,' they see it as a barrier to applying," said Peaches Valdes, Bryn Mawr's director of admissions.
July 22, 2014
The Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies has elected Jonathan Brassington , CEO of LiquidHub, its new chairman. The Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce named Rose Siegel , vice president at National Penn Bank, Abington, and Carolyn Hirsh , director of operations at Lindy Communities, Jenkintown, to its board. Richard L. Scheff , partner and chairman of the Philadelphia law firm Montgomery McCracken, was elected to the board of trustees of Gettysburg College.
July 9, 2014 |
Albert D. Risley Jr., 86, of Souderton, a Philadelphia-area businessman and later a fund-raiser for a business lobbying organization, died Friday, July 4, at Grandview Hospital in Sellersville from complications of heart failure. Mr. Risley spent 25 years in the refractory and chrome-plating industries as a salesman working for E.J. Lavino & Co. in Philadelphia; a local salesman for the A.P. Green Co., based in the Midwest; and a plant manager for the Tibon Plating Co. in Norristown.
December 3, 2013 |
For Ashley Trawick, the dilemma was purely academic. "The hardest thing is coming up with the title of my major," Trawick, 19, told Ruth De Jesus, associate dean of intercultural advancement at Gettysburg College. The sophomore from Southwest Philadelphia is eyeing a mix of developmental psychology and education. First-generation graduates from Philadelphia public high schools like Trawick once faced much bigger obstacles: How to get into college, how to afford it, and once among the largely white student bodies, how to fit in. But with a boost from Philadelphia Futures, a nonprofit that helps inner-city students get into and through college, Trawick is on a free ride at the school.
July 4, 2013 |
Standing in the pleasant countryside of Gettysburg in the early summer of 1863, it might not have hit you just how quickly the world was changing. That blissful ignorance might have been doubly powerful if you were a young white student at Pennsylvania College (today's Gettysburg College). For decades, students from Pennsylvania had mingled with their peers from the South at the Gettysburg school. Sons of slave owners studied alongside sons of the commonwealth, cradle of liberty.
May 24, 2013 |
ERIC GREGG knew exactly what he had brought back to his West Philly home. But everyone looked at it like it was something alien. Was it a tennis racket? A hockey stick? No, it was a lacrosse stick. Gregg had borrowed it to show his parents. That Christmas, Santa brought Gregg his own lacrosse stick. And so Gregg's love for lacrosse began, and later inspired him to introduce inner-city children to the sport. According to several surveys, lacrosse has been one of the nation's fastest-growing team sports for more than a decade, a trend that continued in 2012.
July 7, 2012 |
Deliver the breaking news of the Battle of Gettysburg to the world in 140 characters or fewer. That's the goal of the first live team-tweeting effort by journalists covering this weekend's annual reenactment of the epic Civil War battle - or at least one pivotal skirmish. Four tweeters, armed with smartphones and recruited from two area newspapers, will deliver minute-by-minute coverage of the reenactment Saturday of the fighting at Devil's Den as part of the battle's 149th-anniversary event.
March 5, 2011 |
Nina Williams Hillman, 78, an award-winning teacher and administrator at Temple University from 1976 until she retired in 2006, died of lymphoma on Saturday, Feb. 19, at Temple University Hospital. She was chairman of the biology department from 1984 to 1987, vice provost for the sciences from 1991 to 1994, and director of the College of Science and Technology from 1999 to 2006, according to a resumé supplied by her family. In the 1983-84 academic year, she was one of six Temple faculty members who won a Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching from the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation of Philadelphia.