April 23, 2014 |
Donald A. Scott, 84, of Lafayette Hill, a Philadelphia corporate lawyer and partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius L.L.P., died Monday, April 14, at Chestnut Hill Hospital. During 41 years at Morgan Lewis, Mr. Scott specialized in mergers and acquisitions, securities law compliance, and corporate governance. He retired in 1998. In 1960, he worked on the proposed merger of Philadelphia National Bank and Girard Trust Co., which was not completed because it was challenged on antitrust grounds, said colleague Howard Meyers.
April 6, 2014
Young, healthy, and overtaxed In suggesting that signing up more young healthy adults for Obamacare "will no doubt be an easier sales job once tax penalties tallying in the hundreds take hold," The Inquirer looks forward to a time when people who want to live their lives as they see fit for themselves are increasingly taxed to where they can no longer afford it ("Reform's rocky, promising start," April 2). Scary. Humorous stories of Internal Revenue Service revenuers chasing hillbilly moonshiners to tax them for their illegal hooch are history, but new ones about them chasing hermits to tax them for doing nothing might seem equally funny to Inquirer editors - but not laughed at by freedom-loving Americans.
April 3, 2014 |
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.
March 14, 2014 |
Joseph L. Messa Sr., 89, a lawyer, a real estate broker, and for 50 years the leader of the 59th Ward in Philadelphia, died Sunday, March 9, of heart failure at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Messa, a longtime Germantown resident, moved to Lafayette Hill a decade ago to be near his family. But his many activities were centered in the city. In 1951, he started Messa Realty, a real estate and insurance business in Germantown. He served as a broker and appraiser while also earning a bachelor's degree in business from Temple University and working as a model for the Powers Agency.
February 22, 2014 |
Kenneth D. Farragut Jr., 85, of Lafayette Hill, a Pro Bowl center for the Eagles in 1953 who later founded what became one of the area's largest roofing companies, died Sunday, Feb. 16, of complications from diabetes at the Hill of Whitemarsh. The Eagles, posting on their website, said they were saddened to learn of his death. Nicknamed "Dynamite," the 6-foot-5, 240-pound Mr. Farragut rode his toughness to a berth on the Moss Point (Miss.) High School football team, where he was a star center and linebacker for the Tigers from 1944 to 1946.
February 19, 2014 |
FORMER EAGLES center Ken Farragut died Sunday morning of complications of diabetes, the team announced. He was 85 and lived in Lafayette Hill. Farragut was selected in the sixth round of the 1951 NFL draft out of the University of Mississippi. He played for the Eagles from 1951 to '54, and was a Pro Bowler in 1953. He was selected to the University of Mississippi Hall of Fame in 1988 and the Pennsylvania Hall of Fame in 1992. Also, he was the recipient of the NFL Alumni Career Achievement Award in 1992.
January 18, 2014 |
J. Wayne Lee, 81, a Philadelphia commercial property manager who was a member of a venerable American family, died Thursday, Jan. 9, of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at the Hill at Whitemarsh, Lafayette Hill. Mr. Lee had moved to the retirement facility in 2007 after living in Chestnut Hill for more than 40 years. A Philadelphia native, Mr. Lee was the son of P. Blair Lee, a Philadelphia banker who mirrored the family's commitment to public service through active volunteer work.
December 27, 2013
MY FAVORITE beer of 2013? You're going to have to wait a week till I make that announcement. In the meantime, there were lots of other notable newcomers throughout the year. BEST CANNED BEER: Grisette . Named after the drab factory-class women of 17th-century France, this lemony wheat beer from Sly Fox might be considered "saison light. " Thirst-quenching with a bit of peppery yeast, it's the perfect can to pop on the beach or at a barbecue. Runners-up: St. Feuillien Saison and Manayunk Dreamin' . BEST NAME: Sweet Baby Jesus.
November 22, 2013 |
Le Chéri , the sibling of South Philadelphia's BYOB hit Bibou, opened this week inside the Art Alliance (251 S. 18th St., 215-546-7700). Pierre and Charlotte Calmels opted for a sleek look with a muted color palette for their classic French bar-restaurant, whose price points are lower than Bibou's; figure on $22 to $30 an entree (quenelle, skate wing, short ribs Bourguignon). Chef de cuisine Waldemar "Val" Stryjewski has a varied background, including Brasserie Perrier, Le Bec-Fin, ¡Pasion!