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April 3, 2014 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there   In the heat of August 2007, Kim gladly accepted her friend Colleen's invitation to a pool and barbecue party at Colleen's then-boyfriend's buddy's house. While playing lawn and pool games, Kim met their host, George. "He was very funny, and made me laugh a lot," she said. George first noticed "the typical things guys go for: She was beautiful. " Kim, who teaches fourth grade at Roxborough's Immaculate Heart of Mary, knew Colleen even before they attended Archbishop Carroll High together.
NEWS
March 23, 1989 | By John Ellis, Special to The Inquirer
A 33-year-old Lafayette Hill man was killed Monday evening when he lost control of his car on Ridge Pike and spun into a car coming in the opposite direction, according to Whitemarsh police. Thomas Fairly McGoldrick, of the 800 block of Pine Tree Road, was pronounced dead at Montgomery Hospital. The driver of the second car, Jeffrey Evan Cohen, 23, of Philadelphia was taken to Chestnut Hill Hospital, where he was admitted with undetermined injuries. He was listed in stable condition yesterday.
NEWS
April 6, 2013 | By Alan J. Heavens, INQUIRER REAL ESTATE WRITER
BET Investments of Horsham has purchased the 216-unit garden-style Lincoln Woods Apartments on Germantown Pike in Lafayette Hill for $25.5 million. The 10-year loan for the purchase of the complex, built in 1991, was arranged through Fannie Mae by Berkadia Commercial Mortgage L.L.C. in Horsham. It represented 80 percent of total acquisition costs plus short-term capital budget. BET has acquired 1,000 apartment units in the region in the last six months.
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February 1, 1996 | By Herb Drill, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
John J. Schimpf Sr., 87, of Lafayette Hill, a retired tool- and die-maker and former landscaper for a prominent businessman/philanthropist, died Sunday at Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia. Mr. Schimpf was born and educated in Philadelphia but resided in Lafayette Hill most of his life. He worked for Corson Lime Co. in Whitemarsh Township for about 20 years, then spent the next 30 years as a tool- and die-maker for the former Globe Hoist Co. in Wyndmoor. For 15 years before his retirement, Mr. Schimpf was a landscaper on the estate of F. Eugene "Fitz" Dixon, a Philadelphia-area businessman and philanthropist.
NEWS
February 19, 2000 | By Herb Drill, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Felisa Lloren Ojeda of Mays Landing, N.J., a homemaker and former resident of Lafayette Hill, died Monday at the Hershey Medical Center, one week before her 92d birthday. She had been injured in a traffic accident the previous day while being driven to a daughter's funeral in Minnesota. Mrs. Ojeda and another daughter, Georgiana Papa, were ejected when their rented sport-utility vehicle hit an embankment on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Lancaster County. Papa was treated at Hershey Medical Center and released.
NEWS
September 8, 2012 | Breaking News Desk
Whitemarsh Township police have released composite drawings of two people sought in the shooting of a man during an apparent ambush in Lafayette Hill on Aug. 21. According to police, the 32-year-old victim met a woman in the Germantown section of Philadelphia and took her to his home on the 4100 block of Joshua Road. After getting out of the car around 9:30 p.m., the man was shot twice when he was confronted by two men during an apparent robbery attempt, police said. The woman who was with the victim then fled with two assailants in a car, police said.
NEWS
February 7, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington, FASHION WRITER
First Impressions, the Lafayette Hill boutique that fashionistas flocked to for L.A.-based contemporary labels like Michael Stars and Seven for All Mankind is closing its glass doors in March. Pam Katz, the eternally tan and always in the know owner, points to a shift in the shopping habits of her customers' - the well-to-do stay-at-home mom, the white collar mover and shaker and their teenage daughters. Back in the late 1990s and early 2000s, First Impressions was bursting at the seams with Juicy Couture, Francois Gibraud, Z. Cavaricci.
REAL_ESTATE
September 26, 1999 | By Don Beideman, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Joe Forman and his family needed temporary housing while their new home was being built. Jerry Nichols was looking for longer-term housing near his work, yet close enough to Philadelphia and one of its cultural hot spots, Manayunk. Both the Forman family and Nichols ended up among the first residents of the newly opened Glen at Lafayette Hill, a luxury apartment complex in Whitemarsh Township, near the intersection of Ridge Pike and Joshua Road. Virtually across the street from Green Valley Country Club, the Glen at Lafayette Hill features such amenities as a business room with computer, copier and fax machine; a dozen 100- to 150-square-foot business suites; and Direct TV. The Direct TV provides residents with up to 95 channels and the cost is included in the rent.
BUSINESS
April 10, 2006 | By Jane M. Von Bergen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Fixer: Susan Sabo, 46, Organizers Inc., West Chester, www.organizersinc.com The problem: Although Joffe never neglected her clients, her success with them had outstripped her ability to handle routine business functions, such as billing. She lost notes scribbled on scraps of paper. Her disorganization interfered with her enjoyment of her family. The solution: Sabo advised Joffe to review her schedule for the next day at night and to make better use of technology, such as invoicing software and computerized faxing for contacting the media.
NEWS
January 26, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
The chair he sat in for an interview, the swimsuit he donned for practice, the Graham Activities Building pool he nearly crossed without surfacing, they all looked too small for Reece Whitley. Though barely 15 - his birthday was earlier this month - Whitley is a 6-foot-8, 235-pound Penn Charter freshman, and when he mingles with swimming teammates, he looks more like their instructor than their peer. In fact, these days the only thing that seems large enough to fit Whitley is his enormous promise.
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NEWS
July 14, 2016 | By Howard Gensler, Staff Writer
The magnet on the refrigerator was a saying from football coach Bill Parcells that hung in quarterback Phil Simms' locker: "Blame nobody. Expect nothing. Do something. " Brad Furman's mother put it up when Brad was a boy growing up in Lafayette Hill, 35 minutes from Center City. Both have taken it to heart. Furman, who graduated from Friends' Central School, decided early on he wanted to be in the movie business, moved to L.A., and, through force of determination, made it happen.
NEWS
June 28, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Marianne Elizabeth Macphail, 86, formerly of Bala Cynwyd and Haverford, a TV moderator, stage actress, and model, died Tuesday, June 21, of a heart attack at Sunrise of Lafayette Hill. Born to Horace and Julia Holaday, she was the youngest of six children. She was reared in Highland Park, N.J., and graduated from Highland Park High School. As Marianne Holaday, she had a long career in the spotlight, including as moderator of WHYY's TV show Nursing Today ; in the lead role of Little Mary Sunshine in the late 1960s at the Society Hill Playhouse; as an actress for movies shot locally; and as a model in print campaigns arranged through agencies in Philadelphia and New York.
NEWS
June 15, 2016
ISSUE | JUDICIARY Trump's slurs unfair Our nation's founders understood that judges who apply the law fairly and independently are essential to maintaining a just society. The Constitution established a judicial system in which judges make decisions based on a case's merits without fear of being fired, demoted, or sued. Judicial independence helps ensure that parties receive fair hearing without influence by government, politicians, or others. It was shocking when Donald Trump attacked the impartiality of a U.S. District Court judge hearing the case against Trump University because of his "Mexican heritage" ("Trump's attacks on judge spark concern," June 5)
NEWS
May 24, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Benjamin P. Fiddler, 21, of Lafayette Hill, a college student, died Tuesday, May 17, after collapsing during a workout at his home. A Philadelphia emergency crew responded. Jeff Moran, spokesman for the Philadelphia Medical Examiner's Office, confirmed that Mr. Fiddler's death is a coroner's case. The cause of death was pending. Known as Ben, Mr. Fiddler was a political science major at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Mass., where he had just completed his junior year.
NEWS
May 3, 2016 | By Sofiya Ballin, Staff Writer
Caroline Sarver Stevens of Lafayette Hill, a registered nurse and entrepreneur, died April 28 of complications after a lengthy illness. No age was given, at the deceased's request. "She was beautiful, warm, compassionate, loving, driven and very success-oriented," said her eldest daughter, Sandy Izzo. Born in Liverpool, Pa., and raised on a 100-acre farm, Stevens went to Liverpool High School, where she was valedictorian, Germantown Hospital School of Nursing, and Temple University.
NEWS
April 21, 2016 | By Kathy Boccella, Staff Writer
Patricia Stewart Walsh's life appeared to be on the same track as other Chestnut Hill debutantes': private schools, good marriage, charity events, and lots of tennis. But then she met Richard Walsh, a future spy, and her life took a turn for the adventurous. Mrs. Walsh, 88, of Lafayette Hill, died Thursday, April 7, at her home, four years after suffering a stroke. She spent most of her married life in Europe, where her husband worked for the CIA. A graduate of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, she was dating Walsh's younger brother when she caught the eye of her future husband.
SPORTS
April 2, 2016 | By Rick O, Columnist
Wissahickon has the look of a Suburban One League American Conference - and maybe even PIAA District 1 Class 4A - title contender. A solid nucleus features a trio of Division I recruits. Senior second baseman Blake Rapoport is bound for Lehigh and juniors Alexander Tappen and Matt Shilling, infielders who also pitch, are ticketed for Virginia and Delaware, respectively. And the squad's ace righthander, junior Logan Willans, put up solid numbers last season while earning second-team all-league honors.
NEWS
March 25, 2016
ISSUE | SUPREME COURT Still no precedent for ignoring nomination John Yoo, best known for authorizing the Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping and waterboarding, also approves of the Senate's unprecedented refusal to consider Judge Merrick Garland's nomination to the Supreme Court ("Scalia's seat should be kept open," Sunday). Yoo cites the 1987 refusal to confirm Robert Bork, yet the Senate held hearings and voted on that nomination. There is no precedent for the Senate's refusal even to hold hearings on Garland.
NEWS
March 25, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal, Staff Writer
The former general counsel of an Egg Harbor Township, N.J.-based company admitted Wednesday to conspiring to obstruct justice when the company's founders were on trial for defrauding time-share owners. Joshua L. Gayl, 36, former general counsel of VO Financial Corp., pleaded guilty in federal court in Camden to one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice, prosecutors said. Gayl became general counsel to VO Financial, formerly Vacation Ownership Group, after its employees were charged in 2012 with offering phony consulting services to time-share owners.
NEWS
March 12, 2016
ISSUE | MEDIA Cartoon in bad taste It was disgusting to see Signe Wilkinson's editorial cartoon depicting Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio in a whose-is-bigger moment (Wednesday). It seems the Republican front-runner's gutter mentality is influencing the thinking of an esteemed newspaper like the Inquirer. During last week's debate, the candidates were talking about hand size when Trump referred to his sexual prowess. But you folks have gone one step worse by illustrating it. I would have a difficult time explaining it to my child.
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