July 20, 2012 |
SEA ISLE CITY is a pleasant vacation spot with warm sands and inviting surf. But that's summer. How about winter, when the surf is still surging, but in temperatures often below freezing? Thomas Campbell enjoyed both. Every year he would revel in the summer fun at the Jersey Shore resort and come February, he would be among the hearty souls dancing in the frigid surf in the annual Polar Bear Plunge off the 40th Street beach. Tom had a zest for life that wouldn't quit. He was also an enthusiastic participant in the annual "Running of the Santas" in Philly, in which several hundred people garbed in Santa Claus costumes, or dressed as reindeer, elves and other imaginative creatures run through the streets.
March 5, 1989 |
Diane Carlson Evans got the idea in 1983 when she visited a Minneapolis art display saluting Vietnam veterans. "Everywhere I looked," she recalled of the artwork there, "I saw men. " She had been an Army nurse in Vietnam, and it was clear to her that the role of women in that war was being ignored. So, hauling her old footlocker from her parents' farmhouse in Minnesota, Evans pulled out her fatigues for the first time since she left Vietnam in August 1969. Dried blood still stained her boots.
June 9, 2010 |
Elizabeth Ide Reihmer and her husband, Donald, shared an adventurous spirit. On Mar. 24, 1950, the Evening Bulletin reported that they were to be given a farewell that evening by the Beverly Hills United Presbyterian Church in Upper Darby. "The Reihmers, who have had no previous experience in foreign mission work," the newspaper reported, were to leave by the end of the month, to carry Christianity "to pagan tribes" in Ethiopia. She was 29, he was 30, and with them was Adrianne, an 11-month-old daughter.
August 12, 1987 |
Cheryl Conley's husband was perplexed one night when a television newscast in their temporary Santa Fe, N.M., adobe home kept referring to groups of people as Anglos. "What and who are Anglos?" he asked. Pointing her index finger first at him and then at herself, she silently answered his query. If she had learned just one thing during her eight weeks as a volunteer nurse with the federal Indian Health Services in New Mexico, it was that she and her husband - white, middle-class West Deptford, N.J., residents - were suddenly part of a minority.
October 8, 1987 |
To neighbors on 60th Street in West Philadelphia, Mary Gatling is just a pleasant, quiet neighbor and hard-working practical nurse. To the Japanese, however, Mary Gatling is one of the "Super People of the World. " In fact, there is now a handsome plaque on her living room mantel from the Nippon Television Network, officially proclaiming her status as one of the world's "Super People. " "I have the longest arms of any woman in the world," she explained. She says it with mild amusement - in the manner of a person who has learned to accept a thing that can't be changed and is making the most of it. She won the title a couple of years ago, along with a $200 cash prize, when the National Enquirer newspaper ran a contest seeking the man and woman with the longest arms.
October 19, 2015 |
On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Rachel Dodek can remain relatively calm about her 6-year-old Alex, newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. But Tuesdays and Thursdays, when John Hancock Elementary doesn't have a nurse on duty, are excruciating. An agency nurse is supposed to visit those days to check the first grader's blood sugar and administer his insulin - but someone doesn't always show, and even when someone does, the care is inconsistent, his mother said. "I'm on edge from the time I wake up on days when I know the regular nurse isn't there," Dodek said.
December 8, 2004 |
Jolie Garrison, a 31-year-old nurse and mother of five who was found dead in her Springfield Township house on Monday, was strangled, according to a Delaware County Medical Examiner's report released yesterday. Robert Walker, Garrison's live-in boyfriend and father of her children, was in custody last night in Carneys Point, N.J., after police arrested him on an unrelated warrant. Walker, 34, is a "person of interest" in Garrison's death, police said. Walker was fighting extradition to Pennsylvania, according to police.
July 2, 1987 |
A 3-year-old Bensalem boy who nearly drowned at an Upper Southampton pool on Sunday was rescued and revived by a lifeguard and an off-duty nurse. The boy, Scott Shapiro of the 6700 block of Mayflower Drive, was beginning to sink in the shallow end of pool at the Southampton Cabana and Swim Club about 12:35 p.m. when lifeguard Greg Wasserman, 16, jumped in and saved him, police and pool sources said. Sources said the boy had stopped breathing and was revived with cardiopulmonary resuscitation by Wasserman and Susan Cohen, a nurse who is a pool member.
July 7, 2010 |
A FAMILY JOKE was that wherever Diane Elaine Davis went, she would run into someone she knew. And Diane went to some faraway places - Europe and Africa, and especially Aruba. She and her husband, Frederick, made a total of 20 summer trips to the southern Caribbean island famous for its year-round warm and dry climate and its location safely outside the hurricane belt. After 20 visits, it can be assumed that this friendly, outgoing woman made numerous friends. And Aruba loved her back.
November 14, 2012
Abington Health said it had agreed to buy the North Penn Visiting Nurse Association, of Lansdale, for an undisclosed amount. North Penn employs 100 nurses and others who provide home care, hospice, and other services, Abington said. The nonprofit nursing organization had $6.7 million in revenue in the year ended June 30, 2011, about the same as the previous year, according to its Form 990 tax return. Net income, however, fell to $277,787 from $626,993, the filing said. Abington has a home health department that employs 200 who provide services in Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties.