April 14, 2016 |
THE PARENTS: Natalie Levin, 45, and Cheryl Sterner, 34, of Glenside THE CHILD: Orion, born October 23, 2015 HOW THEY NAMED THE BABY: At a solstice party several years ago, the host's son was named Orion. Natalie, an astrology aficionado, thought it was "mystical without being ridiculous. " They figured Poppy Seed would be a girl. They were a household of females, after all: the two of them, plus Lily Beagle, and the five rescue cats. So why wouldn't their baby - the size of a poppy seed at conception, according to the fertility specialist - join the estrogen fest?
April 13, 2016
ISSUE | PRINCETON Wilson's legacy Princeton University exercised good sense in retaining President Woodrow Wilson's name on its school of public and international affairs and an undergraduate residential college ("Princeton will retain Wilson's name," April 5). Medieval popes had armies and concubines, and George Washington and Thomas Jefferson owned slaves. Should we rob them of their transcendent contributions to a better world? Who among us can rise above our times and be judged out of historical context?
December 18, 2015
Christmas with Friends 8 p.m. Thursday at the Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside. Tickets: $37.50-$62. Information: 215-572-7650 or www.keswicktheatre.com
October 28, 2015 |
The person everyone wanted to see wasn't there. But the ceremony took place nonetheless, and people cheered the Dalai Lama in his absence as representatives of the human-rights advocate accepted the Liberty Medal on his behalf Monday. "People keep asking me, 'What is it about the Dalai Lama?' " the actor Richard Gere, a close friend, told several hundred people at the National Constitution Center. "It's that he's genuine, at all times. " Even, Gere added, when he's cranky. Health concerns forced the Tibetan religious leader to cancel his two-day appearance in Philadelphia.
October 23, 2015 |
Mexican in Bella Vista The name means "your mother's house," but the Day of the Dead motif at the new La Casa de tu Madre (800 Fitzwater St., 267-519-3242) presumes that Mom has a macabre sense of decorating. Jason Evenchik and his crew have done a rapid but dramatic renovation of what was Growlers in Bella Vista into this Mexican themer. Evenchik has retained Growlers chef Michael Thomas (ex-Kraftwork, Bar Ferdinand, Honey's Sit N Eat) to turn out a simple-to-comprehend menu of tacos, nachos, enchiladas, and burritos.
October 20, 2015
A two-alarm fire Sunday morning rendered the clubhouse at Glenside's Lulu Country Club a total loss, fire officials said. The blaze broke out about 6:30 a.m. in the locker room of the 1920s structure on the 1600 block of Limekiln Pike, near Jenkintown Road. Flames quickly spread up through the basement, an open floor plan ballroom and through the timber roof of the 1920s structure. It took more than 100 firefighters from surrounding companies to extinguish the flames. No injuries were reported.
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.