February 20, 2014
J AMES E. INNES II, 58, of Glenside, is CEO of CarrierClass Green Infrastructure, a Plymouth Meeting firm that designs, sells and installs off-grid, outdoor solar-charging stations, primarily for commercial customers. The firm has built Cafe ConnecTable for outdoor solar mobile-device charging. Q: How'd you come up with the idea for ConnecTables? A: The firm was founded in 2009 to develop commercial and institutional solar PV [photovoltaic] products. We raised some money from Ian Jones, who's my partner.
February 19, 2014 |
Charles W. Carr, 82, a resident of Sea Isle City, N.J., since the late 1990s who operated the Irish Shop in Keswick Village in Glenside, died of cancer Thursday, Feb. 13, at his home. Born in Bryn Mawr, Mr. Carr graduated from West Catholic High School for Boys in 1949 and was a member of the Army Corps of Engineers during the Korean War. "He operated a rock-crushing machine to make roads," his brother James said. Using the GI Bill, Mr. Carr earned a bachelor's degree in finance at Villanova University.
January 3, 2014 |
WILLIAM MARTIN had a way of strolling into a room, cool and confident, master of all he surveyed. He would usually have a wisecrack to break the ice. Some of those he greeted might not have been amused, but you couldn't help but be charmed by this happy guy. "He had the ability to make you crack a smile even if you preferred otherwise," his family said. Because of his cheerful, outgoing manner, Bill was a natural as a greeter at New Covenant Baptist Church, where he made parishioners feel that they had come to the right place for spiritual sustenance.
December 18, 2013 |
The Rev. Terry Traylor was said to have the physique of Superman and the heart of God. With those gifts, Traylor lifted up everyone around him, from southern Texas to his church in Montgomery County. That was the way family members and friends remembered Traylor at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside on Monday, four days after the church leader died from a massive heart attack. Traylor, 64, was the senior pastor of New Life Presbyterian Church in Glenside and a leader in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA)
December 14, 2013 |
Edward D. Davis III, 83, of Wyncote, a Philadelphia schoolteacher and administrator who later ran a tea room in Glenside, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, of cancer at Abington Memorial Hospital. Mr. Davis grew up in South Philadelphia, where he attended Barrett Elementary School, and graduated in 1949 from Central High School. He enrolled at Lincoln University, but left before graduating to join the Marine Corps. Following his honorable discharge, he matriculated at Cheyney State Teachers' College, now Cheyney University.
December 9, 2013 |
Cheltenham police are investigating an abduction, carjacking, and beating that left a Glenside man hospitalized Saturday and his five assailants and his car missing. The victim, whom authorities did not identify, arrived home in the 400 block of West Waverly Road shortly before 3 a.m. and was approached by five men who assaulted him and threw him into the backseat of his vehicle, Cheltenham police said. The assailants drove off with him in the car, a 2006 white Infiniti with Pennsylvania license plate HTZ-7098.
November 17, 2013 |
Susan Taylor-Conner, 66, of Chestnut Hill, a longtime therapist and a cofounder of a counseling center in Glenside, died Thursday, Oct. 31, at her home from lung and brain cancer. Mrs. Taylor-Conner worked at several agencies before joining Roy Shirley to establish Cornerstone Center for Change in 1987. She led retreat groups with a focus on finding meaning in later life, said her son, Matthew Taylor. Mrs. Taylor-Conner was born Susan Stryker Dunn in White Plains, N.Y., the youngest of three children.
October 12, 2013 |
Watch animals play with and devour pumpkins and other seasonal treats during Beast Feast this weekend at the Philadelphia Zoo. Throughout the day, animals including hippos, bears, leopard cubs, and great apes will be given pumpkins to feast on courtesy of Linvilla Orchards. Guests can watch the animals enjoy their savory treats, some even downing whole large pumpkins in one bite. The beasts will feast every half-hour between 10 a.m and 3:30 p.m. Beast Feast, Saturday and Sunday at the Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Ave. Zoo hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Oct. 31. Activities are included in admission, which is $20; $18 ages 2 to 11; free, members and 1 and younger.
August 17, 2013 |
João M. Cardoso, 76, of Glenside, a Chestnut Hill Academy foreign-language teacher for 29 years, died Monday, Aug. 5, at home of pancreatic cancer. Born on the tiny island of Faial, in Portugal's Azores, he was a mediocre student who struggled with stuttering. At age 14, his mother sent him to a Seventh-day Adventist boarding school on the Portuguese mainland. The experience gave him an insatiable wanderlust, his family said. In the mid-1950s, Mr. Cardoso served in the Portuguese army artillery, where he attained the rank of corporal.
May 10, 2013 |
A Glenside couple have been arrested after allegedly beating their 12-year-old foster child so badly that he needed 18 stitches to close a cut on his cheek. Claybon Hawthorne, 48, faces aggravated-assault and other charges, and his wife, Renee Fennell Hawthorne, 50, terroristic threats and endangering the welfare of a child in the April 30 incident. According to police, Renee Hawthorne accused the child of ordering an iPhone using her credit card. Apparently as punishment, her husband dragged him by a leg into a room in their home and beat him on the head and face with a broomstick, police said.