October 19, 1996 |
Parents are not as dumb as they seem to their teenaged sons. Every so often, the old man says something to the young kid that, over time, proves wise. Check with Angelo Vicoli. In what must seem like a former life, he was a grade-school basketball star at St. Timothy in Mayfair, and he wanted no parts of abandoning the diocesan system for what he considered a less-prestigious option: private school. Now - drum roll, please - he's a football star at Penn Charter. "I first heard of Penn Charter when I was in sixth grade," Vicoli said.
July 11, 1989 |
The West Coast import that opened Friday evening on the Steinbright Stage of the People's Light and Theatre Co. is pretty raw fare for the good burghers of the Great Valley who normally populate the Malvern playbarn. On the other hand, Raymond J. Barry's "Once in Doubt" seemed to appeal enormously to a house spilling over with "performing and plastic artists" who responded to the company's invitation to see the show free of charge, allegedly in thrall to its "special resonance for artists from other disciplines.
November 1, 1997 |
Dan Bonner will go down in history as the fullback whose blocking helped Chris Downs become the Inter-Ac League's all-time leading rusher. "That's not so bad," he said. Indeed. But Bonner, a 6-1, 225-pound senior, can do more than clear paths. He can wrap his arms around guys and slam them to the turf, which is what he does at linebacker. Yesterday, Bonner involved himself in 15 tackles (two for losses) as Malvern Prep humbled visiting Penn Charter, 37-0, to clinch a share of the I-A title for the 17th time since 1974.
July 24, 1990 |
As the setting for Thornton Wilder's Our Town, one of the most-performed and most-read plays in high schools, the fictional Grover's Corners, N.H., may be the most famous nonexistent place in America. Those who feel a kinship with the imaginary New England village had best avoid the Our Town that opened during the weekend at People's Light and Theater Company. The location of this production is not Grover's Corners but Malvern, the Chester County town in which the theater is located.
August 2, 1987 |
Developer Willard Rouse and a few of his bankers broke ground with glittering chrome-plated shovels for a 200-room Hilton Hotel at the Great Valley Corporate Center. Rouse said that without the bankers' help, construction on the luxury hotel and conference center, on 13 acres at Liberty Boulevard and Route 29 in Malvern, would never have been started. "This was not a project that came along easily," he told the 50 or so bankers, Rouse & Associates executives and Great Valley Township officials who were gathered Wednesday at the site, where drainage and landscaping work began three weeks ago. "Contrary to popular belief downtown (in Philadelphia)
December 24, 1989 |
Malvern sculptor Bill Freeland is hitting his stride. He currently has a one-man show at New York's Dolan/Maxwell Gallery, which is publishing a substantial catalogue on his work for the occasion. He also recently won a prestigious Pollock-Krasner Foundation fellowship that will give him, he says, a "clearer track" than he's had for some time. "Now that I've turned 60," says Freeland, "I'm in a bit of a hurry about it all. " His work is abstract, yet it mirrors vital concerns about ecology, the environment, loss of agrarian values and a diminished work ethic.
April 6, 1993 |
The great strength of A Raisin in the Sun is that it combines a strong statement against racial discrimination with an intense and timeless family drama. The play, which People's Light and Theatre Company of Malvern is producing, will remain compelling for theater audiences even if the happy day ever arrives when racial prejudice is a problem of historical interest. That, of course, is far from the situation today. The depiction of discrimination against the Youngers, the African American family in Lorraine Hansberry's drama, still strikes as forcefully as it did when the play was performed on Broadway in 1959.
October 17, 1994 |
The Malvern Prep basketball team will be playing in a renovated gym this winter. One of the new features of the gym will be a wall of fame for Malvern athletes. Some materials from an old hall of fame were discovered during the renovation process, so it was decided to create the wall of fame. "There had been a hall of fame but somehow much of the material had been forgotten," said Aileen Kain, the school's public relations director. "We plan to induct three new members to the wall of fame each year at homecoming.
July 6, 2008 |
Malvern Prep won its quarterfinal race yesterday morning at the Henley Royal Regatta, but lost the evening semifinal. With the loss, Malvern Prep was eliminated from the Fawley Challenge Cup, the four-man junior competition at the event, which is held in Henley-on-Thames, England. In yesterday morning's quarterfinal, Malvern defeated the Cathedral School from Townsville, Australia, by 3 3/4 lengths, finishing in 7 minutes, 58 seconds. Malvern coach Craig Hoffman said his crew trailed by about two lengths but kept its composure and caught Cathedral.
April 20, 2003 |
Malvern Prep midfielder Bill Liva has had a goal since he was in the fifth grade: to play Division I lacrosse in college. And not any Division I school. Notre Dame, Georgetown and Lehigh are the only ones for the senior captain. They offer the curriculum, he said, that interests a budding accountant. Their lacrosse programs are top-notch too. Liva, a National Honor Society member, has been accepted at each of those schools. However, they haven't recruited the Bryn Mawr resident to play lacrosse.