December 20, 2012 |
DID LOU PETRO have a premonition? It was Thanksgiving, and many of his family members were gathered at his home in Ardsley. He took advantage of the opportunity to give a heartfelt talk about how much he loved everybody, how wonderful it was to have such a loving family, and what a great life he'd had. He concluded that if he checked out that night, he would be content. About 5 the next morning, he had a heart attack. After hospitalization and a return home, he died there Dec. 13. He would have celebrated his 82nd birthday Friday.
April 27, 2012 |
Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia on Thursday announced that business-loan broker Matthew McManus of Glenside and his business partner, Andrew Bogdanoff, of Scottsdale, Ariz., were indicted on charges of fraud, conspiracy, and money-laundering, alleging that the pair "defrauded more than 800 victims out of more than $10 million," federal authorities said. Bogdanoff, 65, is founder and chairman of Philadelphia-based Remington Capital Group and related companies; McManus, 43, was his partner in the business until leaving in 2008.
August 28, 2010 |
A 6-year-old boy from Glenside died after being accidentally struck by his mother's vehicle, which was parked at home, Abington Township police said. Deputy Police Chief John Livingood said the boy's mother and his siblings had just returned home at 4:10 p.m. Thursday. The car was parked on a steep driveway, and the woman had turned off the engine and removed the key from the ignition. She unloaded several of the children, including the boy, and was preparing to remove the others when the vehicle inexplicably rolled backward, Livingood said Friday.
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)
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.
February 14, 1988 |
For Marie McDermott, the Iowa presidential caucuses were a heady weekend of fleece-lined boots, smudgy hands and Secret Service men. McDermott wore the boots to combat the subfreezing temperatures and light snow she endured while walking door-to-door campaigning for Sen. Paul Simon, the Democrat from Illinois. The smudgy hands came from hours of poring through a telephone directory that left its messy ink behind. And the Secret Service men stationed themselves outside the hotel suite where McDermott and her husband, Thomas, from Glenside, joined the Simons to watch caucus returns.
July 4, 1991 |
When the residents of the 600 block of Edgehill Road in Glenside in Abington Township heard a crash at 2 p.m. Sunday, they knew something had fallen. But it was not the sky, although it almost sounded that way. Part of a 100-year-old, 90-foot-tall decaying red oak had thundered to the ground, bringing down six electrical wires, knocking out cable and phone services, destroying telephone poles and blocking traffic for 10 hours. Before Philadelphia Electric Co. workers arrived to deactivate the wires, Joanna Hafner, 8, of Ardsley, was burned on the left side of her neck from molten metal, which had sprayed from the fallen wires.
September 28, 1994 |
Keith Conlin is the fourth of the five large Conlin brothers from Glenside. At 6-7, 305 pounds, Keith, appropriately, plays something they call long tackle at Penn State. Glenside is a lovely, little community in Montgomery County, not far from where Route 611 is known as York Road. Go south a ways on York Road and it becomes Broad Street, the same Route 611, but not really the same at all. As a junior at La Salle High, Conlin practiced at Temple when his team was getting ready to play in the Catholic League championship game.
March 25, 2012 |
Upwards of a dozen shoppers at a time swarmed into Dovetail Artisans in Glenside on Saturday, giving the small gift store sales receipts reminiscent of a December rush. Such "cash mobs" have been springing up nationwide to send a jolt to the economy through small, local businesses. And this was one of the first in the Philadelphia region. Cash Mob Philly was organized by Shahrzad Kojouri of Ardmore, who said, with concern: "I'm hoping people don't hear 'flash mob' when they hear 'cash mob.' " Kojouri encourages friends, acquaintances, and Facebook followers to head to a designated shop and spend at least $20. She and Dovetail Artisans owner Elayne Aion met at a previous cash mob event.
October 25, 2000 |
The Board of Commissioners has approved revitalization plans for four areas of the township: Glenside, Elkins Park, Cheltenham Village, and the business district along Cheltenham Avenue. The effort, which passed 6-0 at a special meeting Monday night, is to be completed over 10 years and will be funded through a $500,000 bond issue and grants. The Commercial District Enhancement Plan was drawn up by Carter van Dyke Associates Inc. and the township's Economic Development Task Force.