August 17, 2015 |
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. Malvern looks just a little bit unfamiliar each time you visit the Chester County borough. Malvern Prep is still on South Warren Avenue, of course, and Paoli/Thorndale Line trains still stop at the North Warren Avenue station. It's East King Street, the borough's main thoroughfare, that seems to be changing perpetually, with new businesses opening or expanding in new or just-renovated spaces.
August 12, 2015 |
Dennis J. Sharkey, 80, of Narberth, who as the longtime Republican mayor pushed for the borough's downtown revitalization, died Thursday, Aug. 6, of a heart attack at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood. As a born-and-bred product of the Main Line, Mr. Sharkey never strayed far from the half-mile-square borough. He lived there; was elected mayor five times, starting in the 1980s; and was the driving force behind the Downtown Revitalization Committee. The group of business owners and citizens allied with the Borough Council persuaded the Montgomery County commissioners to help fund an upgrade of the commercial district, said Borough Manager William J. Martin.
April 29, 2015 |
Theodore B. Cohen, 92, of Narberth, a psychoanalyst who specialized in treating children and adolescents for more than 60 years, died Wednesday, April 22, of dementia at his home. Dr. Cohen was well known for his active study and practice, both focused on what he called "the vulnerable child. " He was deeply committed to understanding children, how they learned, and how their mental health issues could be overcome. In 1976, he organized the first international meeting centered on children and adolescents.
March 4, 2015 |
Sean Moses allegedly liked to record video of girls and women at the beach and sports events. He also did it secretly in store dressing rooms and homes - even of women in bed with him, police say. Then, they add, he posted the videos on a pornographic website on which he had a following. "Despicable and offensive" is how William Colarulo, superintendent of Radnor Township police, put it. Moses, 37, of the 700 block of Broad Acres Road in Narberth, was charged Monday with multiple counts of invasion of privacy, criminal use of a communication device, trespass, and related crimes.
February 22, 2015 |
Local public-access cable TV might be falling out of favor elsewhere in the country, but four months after the station serving Lower Merion Township and Narberth went dark, three groups are vying to revive it. George Strimel, who runs the public station in neighboring Radnor Township, has offered to take over Lower Merion's operation, not to be confused with the channels that carry public meetings. The Lower Merion Historical Society also is making a pitch, as is a King of Prussia group.
February 20, 2015 |
Chester C. "Chet" Tyson Jr., 96, a fixture in the Montgomery County borough for so many years that he was known as "Mr. Narberth," died of lung cancer Tuesday, Feb. 3, at Freedom Village in Coatesville. Mr. Tyson lived for 78 years in Narberth, where he was involved in many government, civic, and other activities. "He was always available, and he always had time for every situation, and he was a gentleman," said Borough Manager William J. Martin. "In an era when the term is overused, he was a true gentleman.
January 9, 2015 |
Avi Loren Fox's entrepreneurial endeavor with a hooded scarf started where so many efforts to find oneself do - at a bar. The place: McShea's Restaurant & Bar in Narberth. The time: September 2013. Fox's dilemma: The Narberth native and 2010 Temple University graduate with a degree in environmental studies had just closed a photography business she and her brother Nikolai operated for three summers. "I decided to enter that terrifying space of taking a year without any plans," Fox recalled, citing her mother, Teresa, a meditation instructor, as the inspiration for that timeout.
August 11, 2014 |
Having left thriving artistic careers in Cuba, ballet dancers John White and Margarita de Saá landed in a rundown room above a Narberth movie theater. The space, in need of renovation, represented a radical change from the days when the couple danced on the world's biggest stages as part of the National Ballet of Cuba. It was in 1964 that White and de Saá gave up career, family, and, in de Saá's case, country, to flee the Fidel Castro regime. They eventually chose the tiny Montgomery County borough, 2,000 miles from Havana, as the place to start over, opening their ballet school in 1974.
August 3, 2014 |
Narberth is a town best known for its idyllic downtown, July Fourth fireworks, and friendly neighborhoods. Recently, though, problems have intruded upon the placidity. Borough Manager William J. Martin, 65, was charged last week with DUI after a Lower Merion Township police officer noticed the car Martin was driving moving erratically along City Avenue. The arrest came just weeks after the reinstatement of a veteran officer on the six-member Narberth police force who had been fired by borough officials for exposing himself at a local bar and who acknowledged a drinking problem.
June 26, 2014 |
Hello there In 2004, Eric was a doctor at MCP Hospital in East Falls, a newly minted lawyer, and a leader in the fight to keep the hospital open. The medical staff and community activists battling with Tenet Healthcare Corp. hired Carole, owner of Carole Felton Communications, to handle PR. She and Eric met at a strategy session. Stress and sleep deprivation did not prevent him from noticing her good looks and effervescent personality. At the end of the next meeting, he asked her out. As was his first-date custom, Eric had his answering service interrupt their dinner at Manayunk's Hikaru with a fake emergency.