January 27, 2016 |
The moment that developer Bill Burris learned in March 2013 that St. Charles Borromeo Seminary wanted to sell or lease the bulk of its Wynnewood campus, including the landmark chapel, he started working on a proposal he thought was perfect for the site. Burris, part-owner of a senior-living firm in New Jersey, wanted to create a mix of senior apartments, assisted-living units, and a facility, potentially in partnership with Main Line Health, where individuals could get short-term medical care after surgery or an illness.
January 9, 2016 |
A Main Line man accused of sexually abusing a family member waived his preliminary hearing Thursday, setting the stage for an eventual plea agreement. Charles Robinson, 60, left the court wearing his jacket hood pulled down over his face, and swatted at, and damaged, a news photographer's camera before driving off. The waiver spared the victim, who was at the court, from testifying. Robinson, of the unit block of Gable Road, Paoli, is charged with corruption of minors, indecent assault of a person under 16, indecent exposure, and endangering the welfare of a child.
January 8, 2016 |
A 60-year-old Main Line man has been charged with sexually abusing a family member, Radnor Township police said Wednesday. The counts against Charles Robinson of the unit block of Gable Road, Paoli, included corruption of minors, indecent assault of a person under 16, indecent exposure, and endangering the welfare of a child. Robinson posted $10,000 bail, and a hearing is set for Thursday. He was arrested on New Year's Eve, his 60th birthday, as police feared he would flee the area.
December 24, 2015 |
'Five minutes, everybody, five minutes. " Harris Diggs, stage manager for Penn Comic Theatre, strolled through the basement warren that masqueraded as a dressing area for the cast of 2015: Was It Just a Dream? Intermission was half over. Dressing-room speakers buzzed with audience chatter. "Another great house tonight!" Nick O'Malley said. "You killed with the new bit, Marsh. You killed!" Marshall Jefferson took this praise with a smile. As was her half-crazed wont, creative director Gwendolyn Driver had scrapped one sketch that, in her judgment, hadn't "landed" with audiences during the first week of performances.
December 20, 2015 |
Walking in neat lines, 110 third and fourth graders filed into the auditorium of St. Francis de Sales Catholic elementary school in West Philadelphia on Friday and took their seats. "Is anyone feeling nervous today?" visiting artist Brandi Burgess asked the assembled students. Hands shot into the air. "Me, too," Burgess said. "But I just want to tell you, this is not a show. . . . This is just showing off what you've done, what you've learned. " And the room of quiet children in ties and plaid jumpers was transformed into a band of young troupers eager to display the acting chops they had developed in their weekly drama classes with Burgess.
November 22, 2015 |
When Daphne Howard was a child, houses in her Main Line neighborhood had formal living rooms with sofas upholstered in brocade or chintz, and formal dining rooms with mahogany buffets, tables, and high-back chairs. Windows were enveloped in silken drapes with swagged valances. Today, she owns a Main Line home with a different decor. "We are not formal people; I didn't want a formal dining room or living room," she says. Instead, she opted for an "eclectic modern" look. The Cape Cod in Rosemont, built in 1933, was purchased by Daphne and husband Rob in 1997.
November 19, 2015 |
Change is in the air at Suburban Square, dubbed by some as the "downtown of the lower Main Line. " With the intended departure of anchor Macy's in early 2016, a handful of retailers have either signed long-term leases or short-term ones, known as "pop ups," to test the well-heeled market over the holiday shopping season. Pam Ahrens of Ardmore sampled Ellelauri - a women's contemporary clothing store and one of three pop-up shops - for the first time Tuesday. Inside, she bought a pair of $198 7 for All Mankind jeans and a silk blouse caught her eye. "I like the things in there," said Ahrens, an executive for a furniture company.
November 18, 2015 |
A 53-year-old mother and her son have been charged with selling drugs out of their Main Line home to local college students, Radnor Township police said Monday. About $4,000 worth of marijuana and suspected quantities of heroin were found at the Garrett Road residence of Joann M. Badey and George J. Badey IV, 24, the son of township Democratic Party chairman George J. Badey III, police said. Reached by phone, George Badey III, declined to comment. The Badeys are divorced. The two both were charged with multiple counts of manufacturing, delivery or possession, conspiracy, endangering the welfare of children and other related crimes.
October 22, 2015 |
Longtime customer Sandy McKenna marched into Yangming Restaurant on Tuesday as if she owned the place and demanded to see the kitchen. "I am the scout," she announced, with an air of confidence and a wave of her hand. On behalf of more reluctant friends, she came to see for herself whether the popular Main Line eatery - closed since August for major health violations - had cleaned up its act. Alan Huynh, the general manager, hesitated - even though, at a news conference moments before McKenna arrived, he promised to show the kitchen to anyone who asked.