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.
December 18, 2014
AT JUST 14, swimmer Reece Whitley is making a big splash - so big that the Lafayette Hill native seems poised to become one of America's brightest future Olympic stars. Just shy of 6 feet 8 inches tall (hey, most-decorated Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps is 6 feet 4), the teen told me he's often assumed to be a basketball player. And older. "Is he really 14?" is a question his parents, doctors Kim and Karl Whitley, hear often about their son, a competitive swimmer at his school, Penn Charter, and in the Suburban Swim League.
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...
July 14, 2016 |
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.
February 19, 2016 |
Mary Ciammetti teared up in her Conshohocken living room as she showed the video of her youngest son. It's been a little more than a year since he died of alcohol poisoning, despite his Temple University roommates' frantic attempts to save him with CPR. There was Christian Ciammetti having a bath in the kitchen sink at 16 months, then wearing a suit at First Communion. In his high school football uniform, with his girlfriend, at graduation, on skis, posing with a big fish he'd reeled in. Then the music - Avicii's "Wake Me Up" - stopped, and the images played silently: A refrigerator with empty liquor bottles and a red Solo cup. An unmade bed. A hospital room, with Christian tethered to a mesh of tubes and IVs. And finally, Christian lying in a casket in a red flannel shirt, dead at 20. He had been a junior, a young man with dyslexia who shined through his major, landscape architecture.
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.