February 15, 2015 |
William J. Coopersmith, 88, of Glen Mills and Jupiter, Fla., a retired executive, civic leader, and sportsman, died of cancer Saturday, Feb. 7, at Taylor Hospice Residence in Ridley Park. A Philadelphia native, he graduated from Villanova College in 1950 and spent a year studying at Georgetown Law School. The world of commerce beckoned, though, so he joined his father, becoming general manager of Great Leopard Super Markets. He operated one of the nation's first supermarkets in the refitted shell of a textile mill in Chester.
February 10, 2015 |
Conestoga, Methacton, Pennridge, and Plymouth Whitemarsh are the top seeds in the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA boys' basketball tournament. Conestoga, which is 20-2 and faces Ridley for the Central League title at 8 p.m. Monday at Harriton, is seeded No. 1 in the 32-team field for the second straight year. Last season, the Pioneers advanced to the district semifinals before losing to Pennsbury. On the girls' side, Boyertown, which takes on Perkiomen Valley for top Pioneer Athletic Conference honors at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Phoenixville, is the top seed in the 32-team Class AAAA playoffs.
February 7, 2015 |
Glen Mills exorcised its demon Thursday afternoon, defeating eight-time state champion Chester for the first time in eight years, 51-48, at home in Del-Val League boys' basketball action. Khyzeem Brown's free throw with eight seconds remaining in regulation provided the Battling Bulls a three-point lead. Anthony Johnson grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked three shots. Suburban One National. Abington clinched its third consecutive league title as the Ghosts defeated visiting Truman, 66-52.
February 6, 2015 |
For their third stand at Reading Terminal Market, George and Kim Mickel have gone with burgers. Hunger Burger , replacing the Tokyo sushi stand smack in the middle of center court, joins By George, their Italian stand on the Filbert Street side (1990), and Mezze, a Mediterranean takeaway (2003). The name refers more to the Mickels' mission than to a customer's belly. They went to El Salvador with their church to work with King's Castle Ministries, supporting feeding programs.
February 4, 2015 |
John A. Zinn Jr., 98, of Glen Mills, formerly of Folsom, who installed turbines for Westinghouse Corp. across the globe, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, of prostate cancer at his daughter's home in Media. Called "Jack" by friends, Mr. Zinn was a 1935 graduate of Glen-Nor High School in Glenolden. He volunteered for military service early in 1941 and was accepted into the Army Air Corps during what became World War II later that year. His duties included teaching aerial photography at Lowry Field in Denver, Colo., and participating in a radar technology testing program.
December 22, 2014 |
It's not just your parents moving back into an in-law suite - more often these days, it might be your adult children. In-law suites are more popular than ever among homeowners. These suites add value to the home and might allow three generations to live under one roof. Contractors and builders say they're having trouble keeping up with demand for in-law suites - renovations, say, of a porch or a garage, or for an addition to customers' existing homes. Dave Martin, president of Remodeling Concepts in Langhorne, hears this from his clients.
December 21, 2014 |
William Tennent's Josh Kravets saved his best for last in a 62-56 win Friday at Neshaminy. Kravets scored five of his six points in overtime to lift William Tennent in a Suburban One National boys' basketball matchup. William Tennent's John Ryan scored from the post with four seconds left to force overtime. Ryan finished with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Billy Warren led Neshaminy with 23 points. SUBURBAN ONE NATIONAL Council Rock North 55, Truman 50: Will Desautelle scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half and grabbed 12 rebounds to help Council Rock North earn a home win. Abington 64, Council Rock South 44: Matt Penecale dished out nine assists to go with 16 points for host Abington.
October 22, 2014 |
Marjorie L. Hill "was a great walker" around Haddonfield, Milissa Morrissey recalled. "You could see her a mile away, with one of her fashionable hats. " Morrissey, a longtime friend, spoke of "what joy she brought to people. " "She often had a Bastille Day party," though Ms. Hill didn't refer to any family background that would have given her reason to celebrate the French national holiday on July 14. "She just had that joie de vivre ," Morrissey said, which, she said, animated the parties that Ms. Hill threw at Christmastime, too. Ms. Hill, 66, a former corporate librarian, died of cancer on Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Virtua Voorhees hospital.
October 21, 2014
ISSUE | SCHOOLS Trust violated The proposed payments that School Reform Commission Chairman Bill Green quoted recently - $26 to $67 a month, or $200 for a family - were for a health plan inferior to the one currently provided by our union ("Why the SRC acted quickly, decisively," Oct. 12). There is a "buy up" option, but it costs three-to-five times as much. For a teacher to properly insure a family, the cost will actually be as high as $678 a month. Of course, Philadelphia educators know that many Americans already pay for part of their health-care coverage.
October 20, 2014 |
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. Some people use the terms Glen Mills and Thornbury Township - the one in Delaware County - interchangeably. Inaccurately, too: A good portion of the township is in the Thornton zip code, 19373. (Thornton is a historic section of Thornbury Township.) Plus, the Glen Mills zip code, 19342, covers five other townships including Thornbury Township, Chester County, as well as the Borough of Chester Heights.