August 26, 2016
ISSUE | ETHICS With generous friends like Seth Williams' . . . My friends and I frequently exchange gifts on special occasions. Usually, it's a dozen golf balls or something similar on birthdays. Never has any friend paid for a vacation, plane ticket, or major home repair. Since Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams' friends didn't want anything in return for their extravagant gifts, I wonder whether they would like another friend. |Neil Mittelman, Huntingdon Valley
August 21, 2016 |
Glenn D. Horowitz, 63, of Huntingdon Valley, a general surgeon in Northeast Philadelphia and Elkins Park, died Thursday, Aug. 11, of Lewy body dementia at Abramson Center for Jewish Life, North Wales. Dr. Horowitz was a surgeon at Frankford-Torresdale Hospital for 20 years. He also maintained a private practice at Surgical Services L.L.P., 9892 Bustleton Ave., Bustleton. In 1988, he was appointed to the medical staff in the department of surgery at Rolling Hill Hospital in Elkins Park.
August 18, 2016
Elizabeth Wellington chatted with Syreeta Scott , owner of Duafe Hair Salon , on this topic . Scroll to the bottom of this article to see their conversation. When I was a little girl, I loved to run fast and splash big. But these quintessential kid activities were frowned upon. That's because I was a child of the hot comb. Every other Friday, my mom washed my hair and braided it into sections to let it dry. The next morning, she pressed it straight so it would be appropriate for church and school.
July 20, 2016 |
RINGOES, N.J. - This wasn't the way Chris Crawford wanted to close out the 36-hole Philadelphia Open, after holding the lead for most of the day Monday. Leading by 2 strokes on the last hole, Crawford faced a shot out of the right rough that he didn't find overly difficult, but he caught the ball heavy and watched in dismay as it splashed into a pond that guards the green short and left at the Ridge at Back Brook. The resulting double bogey, and a par by playing partner Jeff Osberg, created a tie for the championship of the Golf Association of Philadelphia major, and forced a four-hole aggregate-score playoff on Tuesday morning at the Hunterdon County layout.
June 24, 2016 |
Sapling Co. has acquired a 65,000-square-foot Warminster industrial building to serve as the synchronized clock producer's new headquarters and manufacturing site, according to Bensalem-based Roddy Inc., which helped broker the sale. Sapling paid $3.2 million for the building on 3.7 acres of land, with plans to invest more than $1.2 million in improvements, Roddy said in a release on Wednesday. The company expects within three years to be employing 43 people at the facility at 670-682 Louis Drive in the Warminster Industrial Park, according to the release.
May 28, 2016 |
The key to victory in the Golf Association of Philadelphia's Middle-Amateur Championship for Matt Mattare probably came on Wednesday, when he gave himself a pep talk after he missed a 5-foot birdie putt that didn't come close to going in. "I just waved at it," the 30-year-old Saucon Valley member said Thursday after capturing the Middle-Amateur in a three-man playoff. "It was my 11th hole. I was like, 'What are you doing being tentative? You're not even in the tournament. Start being decisive.' From that point forward, before every shot, I was like, 'Be decisive.' " Mattare, who works in wealth management in New York and lives in Jersey City, N.J., shot a 1-over-par 72 at Waynesborough Country Club in Paoli to finish at 1-over 143. Michael Brown, the 2009 Middle-Amateur champion, already was at that number for 36 holes after a 70. Together, the two waited as Matthew Finger, a co-leader after the first round, lined up a 4-foot par putt at the par-5 18th that would give him the victory.
May 27, 2016
ISSUE | PUBLIC HEALTH Let's call a cigarette a cigarette I applaud the Food and Drug Administration's recent ruling to ban e-cigarette sales to minors and require safety reviews for vaping products ("Thank you for not vaping?" May 17). Like traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes contain nicotine, an extremely addictive substance. And e-cigarette products have been found to contain harmful chemicals than can cause respiratory disease. Should we be asking the public to "pick their poison," or should we be educating them that no matter what type of cigarette they smoke, they are putting their health at risk?
May 27, 2016
Chip Lutz, one of only four players to win the Golf Association of Philadelphia's Middle-Amateur Championship more than once, shot a 2-under-par 69 Wednesday at Waynesborough Country Club in Paoli to grab a share of the lead after the first round. Lutz, 61, of LedgeRock, won last year's U.S. Senior Amateur at Hidden Creek in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. He carded four birdies and two bogeys over the 6,905-yard Waynesborough layout to move into a tie for first with Matthew Finger. Finger, of DuPont, competed earlier this week in the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball at Winged Foot in Mamaroneck, N.Y. He birdied five holes against three bogeys for his 2-under total.
April 22, 2016 |
The former owner of a Bucks County financial consulting firm admitted his role Wednesday in a transatlantic bribery scheme aimed at securing funding for foreign energy projects from a European economic development bank. Dmitrij Harder, 43, of Huntingdon Valley, a dual German and Russian citizen, told a federal judge in Philadelphia that he attempted to conceal $3.5 million in payments he made to an official at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development between 2007 and 2009 by funneling the payoffs through accounts held by the banker's sister.
March 20, 2016 |
Michael Holahan, 58, of Elkins Park, a merchant for three decades at the Reading Terminal Market who became one of the venerable institution's most influential forces, died Wednesday, March 16, of heart failure at Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health. Mr. Holahan and his wife, Julie, opened the Pennsylvania General Store in 1987, when "the market was all beat up," longtime friend Brent Cossrow said. "In a very understated and not visible to the public way, he helped to change the market," said Cossrow, vice chairman of the Reading Terminal Market Corp., whom Mr. Holahan approached a decade ago to be the merchants' first general counsel.