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.
April 27, 2013 |
Earl Goldberg, 87, of Glenside, owner and operator of an auto body and painting company in South Philadelphia for more than 40 years, died Friday, April 19, of complications from heart failure at Abington Memorial Hospital. Mr. Goldberg operated Star Auto Painting at Eighth and Reed Streets, a business started by his father in the 1930s. It did painting and bodywork for car dealers and owners. Mr. Goldberg wore flannel shirts and jeans to work every day, except during warm weather, when he would wear short-sleeve plaid shirts, his family said.
April 19, 2013
Members of the board of trustees at Arcadia University were no fans of Carl "Tobey" Oxholm III, whom they fired as president last month, but the Cheltenham Township commissioners appear to feel very differently. The commissioners Wednesday honored Oxholm for "his leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, and commitment to improving the quality of life in the region" and his efforts in forging partnerships with the township, home to Arcadia's 55-acre campus in Glenside. "He's done a fantastic job of reaching out to the Cheltenham and Glenside community.
April 15, 2013 |
For some runners, qualifying for the Boston Marathon is easy. Run a three hour-something marathon? As long as I eat my Wheaties. For others, earning a "BQ" is the ultimate goal of their running lives, one reached after years of trying. Jill Beccaris-Pescatore of Glenside is one of those runners. She'll run her first Boston Marathon on Monday. To get into this race, runners must meet a specific time goal in a previous marathon, or raise funds for a charity. Those times are different depending on age and gender.
April 11, 2013 |
James J. Markham, 84, of Glenside, a chemistry professor and former associate dean of sciences at Villanova University, died Thursday, April 4, of a heart ailment at home. Dr. Markham's long association with Villanova began when he enrolled there in 1946 to study chemistry. He graduated in 1950, and returned to the campus as a lecturer on Sept. 1, 1952. He was named an assistant professor of chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences in 1957; he rose to become associate professor four years later.
February 9, 2013
A SEPTA train struck and killed an unidentified man Thursday evening in Montgomery County, the agency said. An outbound train on the Lansdale/Doylestown Line hit the man about 6:15 near the North Hills station in Glenside, said SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch. - Sam Wood