June 5, 2016 |
A former star swimmer at Malvern Preparatory School has sued it for alleged negligence, accusing officials and employees at the Main Line boys' school of failing to stop a guidance counselor and swimming coach who harassed him sexually for more than a year. In the suit, filed Thursday in Chester County Court, lawyers for William Beard said the school and a private swimming association on campus did not properly supervise Emily Feeney or prevent her actions, even after the student and his father told employees that she had sent a barrage of unwanted sexual emails and text messages.
June 1, 2016 |
Mercita Brett Kane likely spent more years at what is now the campus of Immaculata University than most students, her family says. "She was in the boarding school in Immaculata from the time she was 4 years old," in 1918, her daughter, Maryanna Massey, said in a phone interview. Mrs. Kane attended elementary, high school, and college classes there, graduating in 1935. The reason is that a great aunt, Mother Loyola, headed the religious order, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, which had opened what is now Villa Maria Lower School on the Malvern campus in 1914.
May 18, 2016 |
When Gil Hanse flew to Rio de Janeiro with his wife and the couple's youngest child at the start of 2013 to supervise construction of the golf course for the next Summer Olympics, he figured it would be "a slam dunk" to build it in about 10 months given that grass could grow year-round in the balmy Brazilian climate. There was no way, however, that Hanse, a Malvern resident who is one of golf's most highly regarded course designers, could have foreseen the land ownership disputes, environmental protests, logistical nightmares and broken promises that turned the historic project into a stressful undertaking of more than two years for him, his team, and his family.
May 7, 2016 |
Endo International, with U.S. headquarters in Malvern, reported a $133.9 million loss in the first quarter after the stock market closed Thursday, sending shares down 24 percent in after-market trading. Endo said will restructure its generic medicines manufacturing business, and cut 740 employees in Charlotte, N.C. and Huntsville, Ala. Endo employs 350 in Malvern and 6,000 worldwide. The reductions will not impact Malvern, a company spokeswoman said. Endo reported revenue of $963.5 million, which fell short of analysts' $964.4 million estimate.
May 1, 2016 |
When the Haverford School lacrosse season began without 22 seniors from last year's undefeated squad, coach John Nostrant knew Keyveat Postell would be an important piece to the Fords' puzzle. Friday afternoon against Inter-Ac rival Malvern Prep, Postell was just that, netting five goals as the Fords jumped ahead early and held on late for a 16-12 triumph over the visiting Friars. "We've been looking forward to this game for a while," said Postell, a senior and Haverford School lifer.
April 16, 2016
Antique & Vintage Flea Market Furniture, jewelry, collectibles, clothing, glass & more. Historic Headhouse Square, Second & Pine Sts.; 215-413-3713. www.PhilaFleaMarkets.org . 4/16. 8 am-5 pm. Auction Jimmy Knoll will be the auctioneer. Bethany Lutheran Church, 401 Martin St. 4/16. 8 am. Berry Basket Quilt Show Berry Basket Quilters present "Out of Hibernation" at Kirby's Mill Elementary School, 151 Hartford Rd., Medford. $8. 4/16. Friends Spring Flea Market, Book & Plant Sidewalk Sale Pots, flowers, used books, children's activities & more.
April 14, 2016 |
Malvern Prep's Shane Muntz more than made up for plunking five batters and being lifted after only 21/3 innings Tuesday in the Inter-Ac League opener against Haverford School. The 6-foot-4, 245-pound junior belted a three-run home run to left field in the first inning and a clinching grand slam to right in the seventh as the visiting Friars stayed hot with a 9-4 win over the Fords. Muntz, a righthander whose fastball hovers in the 88-to-92-mph range, first addressed the pitching wildness.
April 6, 2016 |
Services will be held Tuesday, April 5, for Rose Brein Finkel, 81, of Malvern, an artist and businesswoman, who died of pneumonia Tuesday, March 29, at Paoli Hospital. For 20 years, Mrs. Finkel was the treasurer of Artist Equity, and at the same time was active with the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. She drove her van on weekends to juried booth shows in Pennsylvania and nearby states. She ran large juried fine art and craft shows at Memorial Hall of Philadelphia, the Armory in Philadelphia, Yellow Springs in Chester Springs, Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, and the former Valley Forge Convention Center.
April 4, 2016 |
He's just 5-foot-8 and about 150 pounds, so perhaps the element of surprise is Billy Coyle's best friend on the lacrosse field. When all else fails, however, a lefthanded laser also does the trick. The Malvern Prep junior employed both Saturday as the Friars led early, came from behind late, and eventually survived visiting Garnet Valley, 11-10, on Coyle's game-winning goal with 2.9 seconds left. What earned Coyle room to fire was a bit of trickery. After calling a timeout with 16.4 seconds remaining, Malvern coach John McEvoy sent his Friars (5-1)