July 7, 2015 |
William C. Cochran, 87, of Ambler, a retired general surgeon, died Saturday, June 27, of complications from cancer at home. He was the husband of Rose Specca Cochran. The two lived in Ambler, and before that, Jenkintown. Born in Abington, he was the son of Harry A. Cochran and Molly A. Anderson. He graduated from Abington High School, Ursinus College, and Temple University Medical School. Dr. Cochran was a respected member of the staff at Abington Memorial Hospital, where he specialized in general surgery.
June 24, 2015 |
Comeback man D'Angelo 's in town tonigh t, performing with the Vanguard at Glenside's Keswick Theatre. Expect him to be clear-eyed and on point, experimental yet old-school, high-pitched and funky. Political and, well, more political. The multi-instrumentalist, once notorious as a sex object, later sad as an addict, then mostly gone from the scene, is now, once again, critically revered for his music. But he's also more than critical himself. D'Angelo appeared in Friday's New York Times alongside Black Panther co-founder Bobby Seale , riding around Oakland, Calif., discussing the need for a change of subject matter in popular hip-hop.
June 20, 2015 |
Florence B. Watson, 71, of Glenside, a retired human resources official, died Friday, June 12, of complications from dementia at home. Mrs. Watson was born in Philadelphia, the daughter of Julia Jones and Walter D. Jones. Called Florrie by family and friends, Mrs. Watson graduated from John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School in 1961. Taking into account her life experience, she was able to earn the equivalent of a bachelor's degree and also a master's degree in human resources from Lincoln University in 1985.
June 8, 2015 |
Hello there Jack and Neha exercised at the same Center City CrossFit and knew each other by first name. Based on interactions during class, she thought he was "out there, loud, funny, and obviously very strong. " He thought - so erroneously - that she was quiet and shy. In July 2011, the class crew gathered socially to celebrate one trainer's 21st birthday, first at the gym, then at a bar around the corner. Neha and Jack started chatting, and had a lot of fun doing it. "I was so surprised by what her true personality is like," Jack remembered.
March 23, 2015 |
THE MUSIC THAW is upon us, as tour buses dig out and get back on the road. Honestly, there's so much to see and hear that these picks are just icing on the cake - but at least not on the roads. We're excited about the intimate next coming of Lauryn Hill, the passionate and most unpredictable of neo-soul chanteuses. At another extreme, we're left to ponder whether Taylor Swift has the stage moves to reach and captivate a stadium full of fans (let alone two stadiums full). Pink and Katy Perry she hasn't been, but, come on, girl, surprise us. Ben Folds' three-day/three-venue residency is a clever idea.
March 11, 2015 |
In close-knit communities like Glenside, news of change can bring worry. That's what happened when two Tudor-style residential/retail buildings in Keswick Village, at Easton Road and North Keswick Avenue, were purchased for $6.2 million at bankruptcy auction in December by Center City real estate company Franklin Residential. "People would come in and ask me if the diner would be OK," said Jackie Ecker, who owns and operates the Village Diner in one of the two buildings that make up what is being called Keswick Commons.
March 2, 2015 |
Anita Magistro Udell's father was a North Jersey shoemaker from a small Sicilian town. Sicilian was the language at home, and so "she did not speak English until elementary school," daughter Ruth Kunstadter said. But soon, still in elementary school, she was commuting from her East Orange home for piano lessons in Greenwich Village. Living in three languages - and music is certainly a language - might have seemed quite natural for the youngster. On Wednesday, Feb. 18, Mrs. Udell, 93, foreign languages department chair during a 34-year teaching career at what is now Arcadia University in Glenside, died at the Rydal Park retirement community in Rydal.
February 27, 2015 |
FEW THINGS in daily life are scarier than being trapped on a train with no heat or power that's draped with live wires. Except maybe a puddle of unidentified goo on the seat or the floor, but this story is not about that. Instead, about 500 rush-hour commuters found themselves stranded on SEPTA's Warminster Line after the live wire came down on the Center City-bound train just before 8:15 a.m. south of the Roslyn Station in Montgomery County. The passengers kept their cool - and their sense of humor - until SEPTA was able to scramble a "rescue train" to the disabled train to retrieve the marooned riders.
January 21, 2015 |
Dorothy Jane Cook Guy, 92, of Mount Airy, a founding member of Weaver's Way Co-op, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, of colon cancer at her home. Born in Bridgeport, Conn., Mrs. Guy moved with her family to Glenside and graduated from Abington High School. She worked as an IBM business machine repair woman from 1943 to 1947, and as an emergency room secretary at Chestnut Hill Hospital in the 1970s and 1980s. Her real passion, though, was community service - especially Weaver's Way, the cooperative she helped establish in West Mount Airy when such food-buying groups were rare.
November 4, 2014 |
A 23-year-old Glenside man was convicted of third-degree murder and related charges Monday in the fatal shooting of a Temple University student and the wounding of two other men at a New Year's party in Philadelphia's Tioga section. Common Pleas Court Judge Barbara McDermott found Lawrence Jeffries guilty of the fatal shooting of Stephen Johnson and the wounding of Kyle Morris and Kashief Butler during a party in the early morning of New Year's Day 2013. All the victims were 22. The shootings occurred about 3:30 a.m. in the 1700 block of Venango Street when a fight started after someone stepped on another person's shoe.