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.
October 6, 2014 |
Quentin Christian tossed the football into the sky, leaped, and kicked out his legs. The senior's interception in the end zone clinched Glen Mills' double-overtime 18-12 victory at Chester on Saturday afternoon in Del-Val League action. The Battling Bulls defense had been granted a second chance when Chester's game-tying touchdown was called back for offensive pass interference. The second chance, Christian said, was a blessing. And he made the most of it. The 5-foot-9, 162-pounder closely guarded the Chester receiver, snatched the pass, and soaked it in. The win was overwhelming, he said.
September 12, 2014 |
Eighty minutes just have not been enough soccer for the Central boys' team lately. Ade Solebo scored in the second overtime to send Central to a 2-1 Public League victory over visiting Washington on Wednesday. It was the third straight overtime game for the undefeated Lancers, who have gone 2-0-1 over that stretch. Central's Jason Pixley scored to tie it in the second half. Elsewhere in the Public: Sage Gary paired one goal with four assists, and Robert Oligbo netted four goals as Roxborough rolled over visiting Bodine, 8-0. Abraham Kamara registered a hat trick, and Northeast doubled up Bartram, 4-2, at home.
September 9, 2014 |
Barry Ersek was a precocious lawn-care magnate. Steve Lange was a self-taught plant scientist at a Delaware bank that wanted brighter gardens. With 35 employees, they now run Holganix (as in holistic organics ), a Glen Mills company that manufactures liquid compost-starter - their brew of fermented, pasteurized and refrigerated sugars, bacteria and yeast - plus cooling units, jugs and applicators to spread it on lawns, farms and ballfields. Sales to NFL teams, Ivy League colleges, and landscaping services that want to use less chemical fertilizer and pest-killer nearly tripled in each of the last three years, to $4.4 million, landing Holganix on this year's Inc. 500 list of fast-growing U.S. firms.
September 7, 2014 |
Phil Poquie broke off three touchdowns of more than 50 yards Friday to lead Haverford School to an upset of visiting Archbishop Ryan, 31-14. Poquie scored on runs of 88 and 56 and returned a punt 50 yards for a third score for No. 22 Haverford School. Poquie's 50-yard punt return and 56-yard run took the game out of reach, stretching the lead from 17-7 to 31-7. Samir Bullock scored twice for 12th-ranked Ryan. NONLEAGUE West Chester Rustin 28, W.C. Henderson 27 (OT): Terry Loper scored ninth-ranked Rustin's first touchdown and its final score in overtime, and after giving up a touchdown, the Golden Knights stopped a two-point conversion try to secure the win over No. 19 Henderson.
September 7, 2014 |
JARVIS "P.J. " Cooper wasn't even on West Philadelphia High coach Frank Steed's radar, let alone his roster before summer conditioning began in June. Cooper, who played as a senior for Frankford last season, was finished with football. That was until he came to summer conditioning with the Speedboys and asked Steed to take a chance on him. Last night, Cooper repaid the favor, scoring both of West Philly's touchdowns en route to a thrilling 12-8 nonleague triumph against Bartram under the lights at 48th and Spruce streets.
August 9, 2014 |
As other contenders stumbled around him, Cole Berman stayed steady and sure Thursday in the final round of the Patterson Cup while remaining keenly aware of a low number posted much earlier in the day. Berman birdied the 17th hole and hit a clutch shot out of the left rough that avoided some branches and led to a two-putt par on No. 18 to capture a 1-stroke victory in the Golf Association of Philadelphia's premier stroke-play event at Tavistock Country...
May 8, 2014 |
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced this year's National Merit $2,500 Scholarship high school winners on Tuesday. Selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors, the winners were chosen from more than 15,000 national finalists. Here is the list of local winners, listed alphabetically by home town. Allen Hu, Ambler. Probable career field: Oncology. Wissahickon H.S., Ambler. Francesca M. Mandel, Ambler. Probable career field: Mathematics.