May 20, 2016 |
Upper Dublin placed fourth in the PIAA District 1 Class 4A baseball tournament and earned a berth in states four years ago. Now, with a big boost from one of the school's most versatile athletes, the Cardinals are in position to equal or surpass the 2012 success. A four-year starter and two-way player on the diamond, Cole Swiger was part of District 1 championship teams in golf and football. He was a high jumper and 4x400 relay participant in indoor track and field. "He's always been a great competitor," Upper Dublin skipper Ed Wall said.
March 19, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Drawing the wrong conclusion Signe Wilkinson's cartoon showing Hillary Clinton in Congress saying she knows how to "reach across the aisle and get things done" with a GOP elephant, and Sen. Bernie Sanders on a planetoid asking, "What aisle?" (March 11) misrepresents the Democratic presidential candidates' political experience. Clinton's stint in the Senate was eight years - not even two terms. Sanders is in his 10th year in the Senate after serving 16 years in the House as Vermont's only representative.
September 12, 2015 |
When Ed Sasinowski came home from Vietnam, he quickly left the war behind. He jumped so swiftly into civilian life - selling office supplies to some of Philadelphia's largest employers - that he didn't bother to collect a Bronze Star for courage or a Purple Heart for a shrapnel wound. He was busy. He married Deborah Smith, who said they were "soul mates," and had three children. They moved to Huntingdon Valley and then to Maple Glen. And he cofounded the firm Xtec, providing office copiers to a client base of people who had become his friends.
March 26, 2015 |
They were married by a rabbi, under a chuppah, in a Unitarian Church. Rich stepped on a glass. Their mothers lit a unity candle. And while the ceremony might have appeared to be a seamless melding of his Jewish heritage and her Christian upbringing, it didn't reflect the long, sometimes anguished, conversations that began even before they were engaged. They'd met on Match.com, drawn into an e-mail volley by a shared sense of humor (both were fans of the TV series MacGyver )
November 24, 2014 |
Jim Spisak of Pittsburgh and Alice Kamunya of Kingston, N.Y., claimed first place in the men's and women's races Saturday in the Rothman Institute 8K. Spisak covered the course, which started on the Ben Franklin Parkway near the Art Museum and continued along the Schuylkill, in 23 minutes, 41 seconds. Kamunya ran the 4.97 miles in 26:21. Kathryn Martin of Long Island broke the 8K national record for women between the ages of 60 and 64 with a time of 32:20. USA Track and Field will have to certify the record.
November 11, 2014 |
After his two brothers attended and played football at La Salle, Aidan Kerrigan says it was pretty much a no-brainer to follow in their footsteps. "I got a good feel for all the school had to offer," the 18-year-old said. "I knew it would be the perfect place for me academically and athletically. " Connor Kerrigan (Class of 2012) was a second-team all-Catholic League center for the Explorers; John Kerrigan (2009) played linebacker. This season, as a ball-hawking inside linebacker and senior captain, Aidan Kerrigan has played a key role in La Salle's drive to the Catholic League Class AAAA championship game.
July 25, 2014 |
The clouds had grown dark and menacing late Wednesday as Matt Teesdale reached the tee on his 36th hole at the Philadelphia Open owning a seemingly safe cushion with a 3-stroke lead. But Teesdale needed every stroke of that advantage after a pulled tee shot on the par-3 ninth at Applebrook Golf Club and wound up having to make a four-foot double-bogey putt for a 1-stroke victory in the 110th edition of the Golf Association of Philadelphia major. Teesdale, 23, of Maple Glen, shot morning and afternoon rounds of 3-under-par 68 for a total of 136, edging Merion amateur Michael McDermott.
May 27, 2013
A Stark reminder of sacrifice Although the anniversary of one of the worst disasters in U.S. Navy history passed this month largely unobserved, the near-sinking of the USS Stark off the coast of Saudi Arabia in 1987 killed 37 sailors and wounded 21 others. Two Exocet missiles fired by an Iraqi fighter jet had slammed into the Stark hull. In what was surely a night of hell forever seared into their psyches, crewmembers fought gallantly to extinguish the inferno that consumed their ship and threatened to send her to a watery grave.
March 30, 2013
Francis P. McAleer, 78, of Maple Glen, who operated a tool company in Philadelphia's Germantown section for 25 years, died Monday, March 25, in a single-car accident near Millville, N.J. Mr. McAleer was driving north on Route 55 about 11 a.m. when his car went off the road and struck a tree, police said. He operated B&F Tool Shop in the 6300 block of Musgrave Street for 25 years before he retired in 1994. The company repaired large machines. Mr. McAleer was born on Feb. 24, 1935 in Philadelphia, the son of Francis and Katherine McAleer.
June 15, 2010 |
William J. Landherr Jr., 72, of Maple Glen, a company owner, died of cancer Thursday, June 10, at home. Mr. Landherr founded Corro Therm Inc. in 1971. The Feasterville firm provides coating applications for machinery in the automotive, aerospace, and biomedical industries, among others. In 1997, he established Corro Therm Protective Coatings, a distributor of coating supplies. Mr. Landherr graduated from Abington High School and earned a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Pennsylvania State University.