November 29, 2014 |
Two decades ago, Therese Halscheid quit her job as a teacher at Van Sciver Elementary School in Haddon Township and sold most of her belongings, uncertain about what her future had in store. Since then, she has not owned a home, and her list of possessions is short. But still, this teacher-turned-poet and national traveler considers herself to be living a successful life. "I don't really define success in monetary terms," said Halscheid, 56, a Haddonfield native. "It's becoming your highest self, whatever that is to you. " To Halscheid, who is currently bouncing from home to home in the New Hope/Lambertville area through various house-sitting jobs, her "highest self" is the one she achieved traveling around the country.
February 17, 2013
Walter A. Lamont, 83, of Holland, retired music supervisor for the School District of Philadelphia, died Sunday, Feb. 3, at Abington Hospice at Warminster of end-stage renal disease. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Lamont graduated from Olney High School. In 1951, he earned his bachelor of science degree in music education from West Chester State University. He served in the Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1953. Mr. Lamont worked for the Centennial School District for two years before he was hired by the Philadelphia School District in the 1950s.
July 2, 2012
5 killed in crash on Wyoming road THERMOPOLIS, Wyo. - Authorities say five people were killed and four others were injured when a vehicle returning to Colorado from a Boy Scout camp in northwest Wyoming veered into oncoming traffic and slammed head-on into a motor home. The Wyoming Highway Patrol says a 3-year-old passenger in the motor home and four people in the other vehicle were killed in the crash on Highway 120 in north-central Wyoming on Saturday morning. The Honda Element was one of three vehicles taking a group of Boy Scouts back to the Colorado Springs, Colo., area.
October 6, 2008 |
ORVIN BROWN emerged from his comfy home Sunday evening and stepped right into a Wal-Mart parking lot. The retired construction worker walked over to the adjacent Home Depot in search of a metal apparatus for a drawer that no longer slid as it should have. The pesky drawer was inside a 39-foot Fleetwood Discovery recreational vehicle that has almost all the amenities one could ask for in a home: satellite TV, conventional/microwave oven, computers, bathroom and shower. The cozy bedroom expands at the press of a button, as does the RV's center, which holds the kitchen, eating area and living room.
June 3, 2006 |
The gas hogs are tied up in their pastures, big, bulky and content - their air conditioners humming, their gasoline-powered generators keeping the brewskies of NASCAR Nation cold. Gas crisis? Hmmm. Let's pop a beer and ruminate. All over the country, gasoline prices are at near-record levels: $2.85 a gallon, up 36 percent from last year. Are fans going to let a few hundred bucks in gasoline stop them from driving their eight-miles-per-gallon motor homes to this weekend's NASCAR races in Dover, Del.?
April 28, 2006 |
Ther?se Halscheid doesn't have a doorbell, a cable-TV contract, or a telephone land line. She is, officially, "Not at This Address. " At least, not for long. Halscheid, 47, is a poet, educator and full-time house-sitter who currently resides in a Mount Airy twin. In February, home was a different twin on the same block. She also has tended to an unfurnished log cabin in Medford Lakes, a barn near Vineland, a motor home in the Ozarks, and a guest house in the swamps of the Florida Panhandle.
February 12, 2005 |
Been down that road before, Bush says of N. Korea talks Arguing it had been burned before in one-on-one talks with North Korea, the Bush administration yesterday rejected an appeal by Pyongyang for direct discussions on its nuclear weapons program. The White House instead urged resumption of six-nation talks designed to negotiate the elimination of the communist country's nuclear armaments. But with that process stalled, administration officials were beginning to discuss the possibility of referring the issue to the U.N. Security Council as an alternate approach.
September 30, 2004 |
In parts of Downingtown Borough yesterday, residents pointed to high-water lines on walls and furniture that now mark three major floods in 15 months. And then they quoted the promises that officials made a year ago, they say, about fixing the problem. In June 2003, heavy rains caused the first flooding. In September 2003, even heavier rains caused water from the swollen Brandywine Creek and several of its tributaries to pour into hundreds of homes in the borough. Officials later dubbed that event a "500-year" flood.
September 20, 2003 |
Cottony-soft clouds dotted the Carolina blue sky, and brilliant sunshine created a silvery glint off the 130,000 unoccupied grandstand seats ringing Dover International Speedway yesterday. If Hurricane Isabel had passed this way, it had left no significant calling card. Yes, there were a few telltale signs, from the utility-company workers securing overhead lines on Route 13, across from the track's main entrance, to the occasional pools of rainwater that had collected on the infield grass.