March 17, 2016 |
Janice Comfort Walsh, 90, of Gardenville, Bucks County, an occupational therapist and the adopted daughter of author, activist, and humanitarian Pearl S. Buck, died in her sleep Friday, March 11, at Pine Run Health Center, Doylestown. Born in Troy, N.Y., Miss Walsh was adopted at the age of 3 months in 1925 by Pearl Buck and her first husband, John Lossing Buck, an American agricultural economist specializing in the rural economy of China. Miss Walsh spent her early years in China, but as political tensions escalated, the family fled to Japan.
June 7, 2001 |
Cathy Goodman, an occupational therapist from Chadds Ford, has taken a special interest in one particular and - she thinks - neglected segment of the rehabilitation population: stroke victims. May was designated by the American Stroke Association as Stroke Awareness Month, and, to commemorate that event and help to raise money and awareness for stroke victims, Goodman will run a marathon in Kona, Hawaii, on Wednesday. Goodman has secured sponsors who will donate more than $2,000 to the American Stroke Association when she completes the race.
December 1, 2008 |
Marjorie Darling Barnard, 63, formerly of Glen Mills, an occupational therapist who became a career counselor, died Monday of Lewy body disease, a neurological illness, at Barclay Friends Nursing Home in West Chester. A native of Reading, Mrs. Barnard graduated from George School in Bucks County. While attending Colby-Sawyer Junior College in New Hampshire, she met her future husband, Timothy Barnard, who was a student at nearby Dartmouth College. After earning a bachelor's degree in occupational therapy from Tufts University in Massachusetts, she worked in Nashville while her husband was a law student at Vanderbilt University.
November 17, 1988 |
A partially stripped car belonging to a Delaware State Hospital official who was found slain with his wife on Monday was discovered near Interstate 95 in Chester, police said yesterday. The yellow 1984 Nissan Sentra belonging to Martin Cohen, 58, and his wife, Ethel, 64, of Hockessin, Del., was found Tuesday in a wooded area off the Kerlin Street exit of I-95, said Lt. William Esterling, spokesman for the New Castle County, Del., police. The Cohens' second car, a black 1983 Ford LTD with Delaware registration number 340157 still is missing.
August 8, 2006 |
The nation's schools aren't minding their P's and Q's these days, nor their ABCs, G's, H's or Y's, some educators say. Blame it on computers. Blame it on increased governmental pressure to teach an expansive curriculum and raise test scores. Whatever the reason, schools emphasize handwriting and good penmanship less today, and the results are showing. "Schools really are forgetting the fine motor, the social, the play and the handwriting. It's not a priority these days.
January 14, 2016 |
Michael Toner stood in the wings of the Walnut Street Theatre, nervously peeking through the curtain with his cane, and listening, waiting, for the cue that would mark the moment he had worked so hard to achieve: the moment he would walk back onto a stage. In the darkness, the veteran actor chased away the butterflies. He rolled his hips, readying them for the extra burden they would bear. He stretched and loosened the muscles in his right leg. And for one final time, he checked his prosthesis, making sure it was secure.
February 23, 2002 |
His voice was weak, almost trembling. He stood unsteadily in black Nikes and gestured passionately, stabbing the air with freckled hands. But Cuban President Fidel Castro, 75, had his audience of three dozen giddy Pennsylvanians enthralled. They had come to Matanzas' city hall on Thursday for a ceremony declaring Pennsylvania the "sister state" of Cuba's Matanzas province, the latest move in a widening American grassroots assault on the four-decade-old U.S. embargo on Cuba.
January 7, 1987 |
After a quick scan of the color options, the 6-year-old girl from the Beverly School's multiply-handicapped class decided to use the blue and green sticky plastic strips to trace the letter B onto a piece of paper. It was a task occupational therapist Catherine Rainey said would improve her arm and shoulder control and movement. The girl, who has cerebral palsy, knows the alphabet but has trouble forming written letters properly. "Is that on the line?" the girl asked. It wasn't.
February 3, 2007 |
Grace C. Monteith, 107, an early occupational therapist who lived in three centuries, died Jan. 21 at the Stapeley retirement home in Germantown, where she had lived since 1990. When an Inquirer reporter asked in 2000 how it felt to be 100, she smiled and responded: "Just like it does to be 99. I don't feel any older, unless I'm trying to get in and out of a car. " "It's been a good life," she said. "You try to forget the bad ones and don't knock yourself out over the good ones.
June 4, 1987 |
Aurora Resurreccion counted out loud as she mimicked her dance teacher's movements. "One . . . two . . . feet, switch. One . . . two . . . feet, switch," the 13-year-old Lower Moreland girl repeated, staring down at her feet as she hopped with the count. Before long, Aurora, who is called Annie by family and friends, was skipping. She glanced over at her teacher's reflection in the mirror that lined the classroom wall. "That's great, Annie," Sharon Brill, her teacher, said enthusiastically as she and two students applauded.