August 18, 2013 |
Kwong Kwong Ma, 85, of Lafayette Hill, a noted pianist and teacher, died Monday, Aug. 5, at Chestnut Hill Hospital, of acute respiratory failure. Born in Shanghai, China, Mrs. Ma lived in New York and Ohio. She moved to the Philadelphia suburbs four years ago to be near family and took up residence at the Hill at Whitemarsh, a retirement community. Mrs. Ma came from a family of musicians. Her mother, Zoen Yien Wong, was one of the first Chinese graduates of Boston's New England Conservatory of Music.
May 9, 1999 |
The names of the apartments bespeak a stately elegance: the Englander, the Devonshire, the Chesterfield. Now, it is just a matter of leveling piles of dirt, putting in sewers, and turning skimpy wooden frames into 139 units of lush living quarters. The Glen at Lafayette Hill - formerly known as the Andorra Glen Apartments - at the corner of Joshua Road and Ridge Pike, will be ready for occupancy by mid-August, developer Barbara Kravitz said. The entire project, five buildings in all, will be completed by December.
May 14, 2014 |
FOX 29 will welcome a new face to its evening anchor desk on June 30. Lucy Noland , who was recently at KNBC, in Los Angeles, will join the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts alongside Iain Page . Readers of the column will remember I told you that former evening anchor Kerry Barrett , who is on maternity leave with her second child , John Barrett IV , is moving to anchor the morning newscast with Chris Murphy from 4 to 7 a.m., and...
January 15, 2015 |
THOSE KILLER SONGS you hear on Fox's hit hip-hop soap "Empire"? They're coming straight out of Philly. Producer Jim Beanz , born James David Washington , works with superproducer Timbaland to create the pulse of the show. Beanz told me he creates about 90 percent of the music, working with local producer J. Nick and London's TroyBoi , with Timbaland overseeing the entire operation. "Most of the music was done here, at my studio in Bryn Mawr, believe it or not," Beanz told me from the show's premiere in L.A. last week.
February 8, 2015 |
James R. Koller, 63, of Lafayette Hill, a lawyer and real estate developer, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, at home. Mr. Koller cofounded the Blue Bell-based Vesterra Corp., a commercial real estate development company specializing in shopping center and apartment complexes. Prior to creating Vesterra, he practiced real estate law at Dilworth Paxson L.L.P. in Philadelphia. Mr. Koller was a fitness buff before his illness was diagnosed six years ago. He swam, lifted weights, or biked six days a week for more than 20 years.
March 5, 1998 |
In a swoop for the hoop, this threesome enjoys a game of basketball at Miles Park in Plymouth. They are (from left) Jordan Knight, Brian Carpenter, and Jordan Friter, all of Lafayette Hill.
February 9, 1996 |
Walter E. Gilinger, 98, of Lafayette Hill, a retired automotive shop owner and bus-service owner, died Saturday at Gwynedd Square Nursing Center in Upper Gwynedd. Mr. Gilinger was born in Whitemarsh Township, graduated from the Barren Hill School and studied engineering at night at Drexel Institute of Technology, now Drexel University. He was a lifelong resident of Lafayette Hill. After 55 years of operation, he retired in 1975 as owner of Gilinger's Garage in Lafayette Hill.
May 20, 1997 |
James H. Shacklett Jr., 66, internationally known in the label business and a devoted supporter of the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, died Sunday at his Lafayette Hill home after a long illness. At the time of his death, Mr. Shacklett was chairman of National Label Co., a family-owned business with which he had been affiliated for more than 40 years. He previously was president and chief executive officer of the firm, which was founded by his father in 1918 in North Philadelphia and moved to Lafayette Hill in 1968.