June 19, 2015 |
FOR SINGER-songwriter Jonatha Brooke , words and music just weren't enough. Through June 28, Brooke, a favorite of the "AAA radio" (WXPN) crowd, is performing her piece, "My Mother Has 4 Noses," at Malvern's People's Light theater. The show, which ping-pongs between monologues and original songs, chronicles the life and death of Brooke's mother, who apparently was the very definition of the word "eccentric. " While Nancy Lee Nelson (who liked to be known as "Stoney," from her maiden name, Stone)
June 4, 2015 |
Joseph T. Hess, 66, of Cape May, former owner of a Philadelphia construction firm involved in plastering restoration work at the Academy of Music and the Union League, died of melanoma Saturday, May 30, at Cape Regional Medical Center in Cape May Court House. Born in Havertown, Mr. Hess graduated from Cardinal O'Hara High School in 1966 and earned a bachelor's degree in accounting at Villanova University in 1970, where he was a member of the Accounting Society, his wife of 41 years, Doriel, said.
May 25, 2015 |
Mark Gentilotti came up big for Malvern Prep against Perkiomen School in the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association baseball final Saturday night. Gentilotti doubled twice and drove in two runs as Malvern Prep beat Perkiomen School, 7-2, at Upper Perkiomen in a rematch of last year's championship game. The Friars won, 5-0, last season. After Perkiomen School gained a 1-0 lead in the first, Gentilotti doubled and reached third on a sacrifice bunt in the second inning.
May 18, 2015 |
When Natalie Schmitt left Archbishop Carroll for Penn State, the former high school all-American looked forward to facing older sister Hannah at the collegiate level. On March 7, her wish came true. When Natalie marked sister Hannah Schmitt, a decorated senior attacker at Loyola (Md.) in a game in Baltimore, Hannah won the battle, putting up three goals on the sophomore midfielder, but Natalie won the war, helping Penn State to 12-8 nonconference lacrosse victory. "It was difficult but it was fun," Natalie said.
May 17, 2015 |
After dispatching rival Malvern Prep, 13-8, in the semifinals of the Inter-Ac Challenge on Friday night, Jake Hervada and Grant Ament strode toward a victorious Haverford School locker room clad with matching ear-to-ear grins. The beginning and middle of their conversation could not be heard. The end, however, was clear. "We ain't done yet, though," said Hervada, just before the pair disappeared through the open door. "We ain't done yet!" Seconds later, boisterous cheers could be heard as the door closed behind them at PPL Park.
May 15, 2015 |
Malvern-based Siemens Medical Solutions USA was supposed to give the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs the best price available for medical-imaging equipment used to examine soldiers and their families, under a contract with the Defense Logistics Agency's supply center in Philadelphia. The government said Siemens failed to do so, and the company agreed to pay $5.9 million to settle the case without admitting wrongdoing, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia said Wednesday.
May 15, 2015 |
Malvern Prep's lacrosse team will get one more shot at Haverford School. Billy Coyle had three goals and two assists and Charles Kelly won 17 of 20 faceoffs as the fourth-seeded Friars defeated No. 5 Lawrenceville, 11-6, in an Inter-Ac Challenge quarterfinal at the Proving Grounds in Conshohocken. The Friars advanced to face unbeaten Haverford School, which they led by three at halftime last week before losing, 16-10. Haverford School 10, Penn Charter 3 - Phil Poquie scored three times to lead the No. 1 Fords past the No. 8 Quakers.
May 14, 2015 |
With drama playing out on two fields Tuesday afternoon, the Inter-Ac baseball league title was decided. Malvern Prep rallied for five runs in the fifth inning to erase a two-run deficit and beat visiting Springside Chestnut Hill, 5-3. Coupled with Penn Charter's 4-3 win over Haverford School, that was enough to give the Friars an outright crown and their fifth straight championship. Chris Butera went 3 for 4 with an RBI. He also picked up the win, going six innings, striking out four and walking two. At Penn Charter, Harrison Timberlake went the distance, striking out five, and Mike Siani hit a two-run homer to right in the third.
May 11, 2015 |
Jack E. Oppasser, 75, of Malvern and Stuart, Fla., a retired petrochemical company executive, died Thursday, April 30, of cancer at his Florida home. Mr. Oppasser was hired by the Atlantic Richfield Co. in 1962, and he held various positions in human resources, business management, and marketing. He rose to senior vice president of Arco Chemical's European operation in Maidenhead, England, and in 1991 was appointed its president, succeeding Alan R. Hirsig, who was named president and chief executive officer of the larger Atlantic Richfield Co. After 33 years of service, Mr. Oppasser announced he would retire during 1995, but he stayed on to ensure an orderly transition to a corporate structure based on product type rather than geography.