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August 30, 1998 | By Sonia Krishnan, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
To someone else, perhaps, it would have been a grand exit: the smiling people, videocameras, the incessant flare of flashbulbs. But 3-month-old Lindsay Griffin seemed unimpressed. Sitting quietly in her grandfather's arms, she yawned and looked wide-eyed into the cameras as though to ask what all the fuss was about. Yesterday's minor hoopla at Abington Memorial Hospital marked the departure of little Lindsay, the last of the Griffin quintuplets to go home after they were delivered in May by cesarean section, three months premature.
NEWS
April 28, 2011 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
A pair of accidents hours apart took two lives on area roads Tuesday night. Just before 7, a Montgomery County man was hit by a pickup truck and killed in Harleysville while he was out for a walk, according to Lower Salford police. John L. Wile, 81, of Harleysville, was struck by a Dodge Ram in front of a Wawa in the 300 block of Main Street, police said. The driver, not identified by police, was pulling out from the parking lot when the accident occurred. Wile was pronounced dead at Grand View Hospital in Sellersville.
BUSINESS
January 3, 2007 | By Stacey Burling INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With the aid of animators in Czechoslovakia and Los Angeles, a small Harleysville ad agency has updated a classic Tootsie Pop TV commercial. The original ad, which is more than 30 years old, featured a cartoon boy, turtle and owl discussing how many licks it takes to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop. The answer: Who knows? Everybody crunches before getting that far. Tom Bergey, owner of the advertising agency, BC Group, said he jumped at the chance when Tootsie Roll Industries Inc. approached him about giving the ad a modern look and sound.
NEWS
January 6, 2000 | By Cynthia J. McGroarty, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Harleysville resident Danielle Melanie Brown is heading to Broadway to perform in Les Miserables. Brown, 8, will share the role of the young Cosette with two other girls. She will fill a vacancy created when a girl left the show, which plays at the Imperial Theatre, to perform in another production. "It takes a lot of work," Danielle said this week as she prepared to begin rehearsals in New York. The prospect of being on stage made her "very excited," she said, adding that she did not mind a large audience.
NEWS
June 19, 1991 | By Erin Kennedy, Special to The Inquirer
One too many beers, a curve in the road taken too fast and two little boys playing in the wrong place at the wrong time - it was the recipe for tragedy for three families in Franconia, Montgomery County. On June 11, police charge, Jack R. Tulanowski, 20, of Harleysville, struck and killed Michael Gehman, 9, and Robert Spurgeon Jr., 7, when he failed to negotiate a curve on Lower State Road. Yesterday Tulanowski was arrested and charged with two counts of vehicular homicide while driving under the influence and 16 other related charges, including underage drinking and driving with a suspended license.
NEWS
May 1, 1999 | By Rusty Pray, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Miriam Rugel Stern, 88, a short-story writer whose work appeared in national magazines and anthologies, died Thursday of a stroke at the Peter Becker Community medical facility in Harleysville. Mrs. Stern, who wrote at least some of her stories under her maiden name, Miriam Rugel, published her fiction in such magazines as as Good Housekeeping, Harper's, Women's Day and Family Circle in a free-lance career that began in 1939 and lasted more than 30 years. One of her stories, "Davie and the British Empire," appeared in a 1954 issue of The Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine.
NEWS
August 19, 2010 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
BUFFALO - Regional bank First Niagara Financial Group Inc. is buying NewAlliance Bancshares Inc. of Connecticut for $14.09 per share, or $1.15 billion. The banks say the deal represents a 24 percent premium over the NewAlliance's closing price of $11.36 Wednesday. First Niagara bought Montgomery County's Harleysville National Corp. this year. The transaction will create a top-25 U.S. bank by assets, which will total $29 billion. That includes more than $14 billion in loans and $18 billion in deposits.
REAL_ESTATE
January 14, 2013 | By Catherine Laughlin, For The Inquirer
For many in Harleysville, it is probably best recognized as the former Price farm. The original 200-acre tract was settled in 1721 by Jacob Price, a preacher among the Dunkards, a mainly German conservative sect that immigrated to Pennsylvania in the early 18th century. Today, the prominent farmstead, with its main house and six buildings, sits on 7½ verdant acres and is the cherished home of Joyce Sherman and Jim Pepe. The owners have been hands-on, devoting the better part of two decades to restoring, preserving, and annexing onto the property while being committed to a green lifestyle.
BUSINESS
February 23, 1999 | By Andrea Ahles, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Making industrial pollution control systems may have environmentalists cheering for Met-Pro Corp., but it does not have Wall Street excited. Met-Pro stock has languished for the last six months, trading around $11 and $12 on the New York Stock Exchange, despite the Harleysville company's acquisition in October of Illinois-based Flex-Kleen, which should add about $20 million in annual revenues. The stock closed yesterday at $11.875, unchanged. Met-Pro traded as high as $18 in October 1997.
NEWS
July 31, 1996 | For The Inquirer / JILL ANNA GREENBERG
Art imitating life? Or is it life imitating art? Beverly Smith of Harleysville paints a mural on the front wall of Willow House Decorating, a paint and decorating store in Harleysville. It is Smith's first outdoor mural. She usually works with interior decorators making indoor murals and also makes and paints furniture.
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NEWS
May 13, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
William Jesse Wolf, 60, of Lansdale, whose many interests were powered by a thirst for knowledge, died Friday, May 6, of pneumonia at home. "Billy," as Mr. Wolf was called, had lived with his sister Deborah since 1991. Before that, he lived in Germantown with his parents, William Jesse Wolf Sr. and Marcella Lyons Wolf. "He was my best friend," said his sister. "People just loved him. " Born with Down syndrome, Mr. Wolf regularly enchanted his family with his wisdom and sense of humor.
NEWS
February 15, 2016
More than 540 guests came together Feb. 6 at the Crystal Tea Room to support the For Pete's Sake Cancer Respite Foundation (FPS), a nonprofit that gives adult cancer patients and their loved ones a weeklong respite vacation from cancer. The foundation was established by Marci Bossow Schankweiler in 1999 in memory of her late husband, Peter R. Bossow Jr., who died of cancer. Guests enjoyed dinner, drinks, live music by the Contagious Band, and a silent and live auction while raising $150,000.
FOOD
December 18, 2015
Guess from these photos where Inquirer restaurant critic Craig LaBan ate this week. (Answers below.) 1. Firecracker lentil fritters 2. Grilled (vegan) "cheese" with apples and mushrooms 3. Fresh scrapple and a farm egg For a fresh serving of Craig's Crumb Tracker quiz, join him 2 p.m. Tuesdays on his online chat: inquirer.com/ labanchats Answers: 1. Rangoon (112 9th St.) 2. Miss Rachel's Pantry (1938 S. Chadwick St.) 3. The Mainland Inn (17 Mainland Rd., Harleysville)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2015 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
Some men spend nights in their driveways, tinkering with a vintage car. For Justin Metzler of Sellersville, it's a tiny house. Metzler, 33, has been finding it difficult to tear himself away from the project each night - partly because of the pull any hobbyist feels for his craft, and partly because this particular house has been promised to a 71-year-old man named Sam Dill, who's camping in the woods somewhere in New Jersey. The strange story of this little house on wheels began last summer, when Austin and Julie Landes, both 32, of Harleysville, visited the final, straggling remnants of a homeless encampment being cleared from public land in Lakewood, N.J. They were moved by the hardscrabble place just over an hour's drive from their home in Harleysville, and especially by Dill, with whom they felt a connection.
REAL_ESTATE
May 18, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities.   For J. Barrett and Janet VanDame, Franconia Township had the perfect house, just what they needed five years ago for taking care of his parents, both 95 years old. "We had been looking for something with single-floor living that could accommodate them, and this was it," Barrett VanDame says of the house they moved to from Souderton Borough. Halver and Mary VanDame have died since their son and daughter-in-law moved to this Montgomery County community, but Barrett and Janet have no intention of leaving Franconia.
SPORTS
May 3, 2015 | By RICK O'BRIEN, Staff Writer
AFTER GETTING crushed by first-place Malvern Prep in its previous Inter-Ac League outing, Springside Chestnut Hill realized the importance of a strong turnaround yesterday afternoon against Episcopal Academy. Boosted by a rookie hurler's flirtation with a perfect game and a senior backstop's gutsy defensive play in the late going, the host Blue Devils responded with a nail-biting 1-0 victory over the Churchmen and stayed on the heels of Malvern. Promising freshman righthander Aidan Frye, who was perfect through 5 2/3 innings, yielded three hits while recording a complete-game victory.
NEWS
February 20, 2015 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
Their inspiration was a marathon - a group of college students singing 658 hymns for 30 straight hours. But Forrest Moyer, the archivist at the Mennonite Heritage Center in Harleysville, decided to spread out his version of the long-distance music run. His interpretation calls for local music lovers to gather and together croon more than 600 songs in just 12 sittings this year. The result is a series of monthly two-hour a cappella singfests that are part of the Heritage Center's 40th anniversary celebration, a kind of Year of the Hymn that also salutes the Mennonite songbook.
NEWS
December 18, 2014 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Chris Palmer, and Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writers
The toll from one of the deadliest rampages in the region's history grew to seven Tuesday when Bradley W. Stone, the Iraq war veteran suspected of killing his former wife and five of her family members, was found dead in woods in Pennsburg, officials said. After an intensive manhunt that included house-to-house searches, even rummaging through trash bins, police found Stone's body about a half-mile from his home. He evidently died of self-inflicted cutting wounds, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said.
NEWS
December 18, 2014 | By Laura McCrystal, Chris Palmer, and Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writers
Next week, Nicole Stone's family was to gather in Lansdale for an annual Christmas Eve feast of peeled shrimp and clam linguine. Seated around the table would have been four generations - Stone, her two young daughters, her mother, grandmother, and sister. Now only the little girls are alive. Over a few hours Monday, Stone's ex-husband, Bradley W. Stone, killed the rest. "It's unbelievable," Nicole Stone's aunt Connie McGaughey said Tuesday. "It's a nightmare. " But it's not that some kind of trouble was unexpected.
NEWS
March 25, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Margaret E. Hahn, 93, of Harleysville, formerly of Southampton, a pastry shop owner-operator, died Monday, March 17, of causes related to aging at the Birches at Arbour Square, Harleysville. The Hahn family was known for the bakery it ran in Northeast Philadelphia and later, Bucks County. Mrs. Hahn made her family and helping to run the shop her life's work. The former Margaret E. Brenner was born in Germany. At age 6, she moved with her family to Philadelphia. Mrs. Hahn graduated from Olney High School, and then started a job at Hahn's Bakery, which was run by Carl Hahn.
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