July 13, 2016 |
Supporters of the Paoli Battlefield are a step closer to persuading Washington to designate the Main Line site - an encampment that swam in patriot blood on a September night in 1777 - a national historic landmark. The research and documentation they submitted have put the 40-acre Chester County tract into contention for the nation's highest historic designation, according to the National Park Service's National Historic Landmark Program and the American Battlefield Protection Program.
July 10, 2016
A person was fatally struck by an Amtrak train Friday afternoon in Delaware County, forcing the suspension of SEPTA's Paoli-Thorndale Line, officials said. The individual was struck at 3:51 p.m. near the SEPTA's Bryn Mawr station on tracks that are used by Amtrak for trains between Philadelphia and Harrisburg, said Amtrak spokesman Mike Tolbert. There were no passengers on the train, Tolbert said. The Keystone line was briefly halted for police investigators, but two tracks were back in service around 4:15 p.m. There was no timetable for when the SEPTA's regional rail line would resume service, said agency spokesman Andrew Busch.
June 10, 2016 |
The makeover might be decades overdue, and it is getting a huge boost from federal money. But the major impetus for the massive overhauling of the 63-year-old Paoli train station, which serves about a million SEPTA and Amtrak riders annually, was a lawsuit filed by advocates for the disabled over its lack of accessibility. "You wish you didn't have to have a lawsuit," said Marilyn Jamison, an Amtrak official who attended an open house at the station Wednesday during the peak late-day commute, "but in an environment where you're juggling funding, it helps get us all together.
January 16, 2016 |
The Vitamin Shoppe will open 10 new stores in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, most of them in the Philadelphia area, according to Metro Commercial Real Estate, which represented the retailer in the leases. The company is opening a 3,156-square-foot store in Northeast Philadelphia's Roosevelt Mall, along with locations in Fairless Hills, Chadds Ford, Feasterville, and Paoli, and in Turnersville and Voorhees, N.J. The other new stores are in Lancaster, Wilkes-Barre and Dickson City.
October 1, 2015 |
Last weekend's visit by Pope Francis was good for hotels, but terrible for restaurants and shops closest to the Center City papal events, according to a survey of businesses the City Controller's Office released Tuesday. "Several restaurants stated they were the hardest-hit because they stocked up on supplies over the course of the week, only to find that the demand never materialized," Controller Alan Butkovitz said in a statement he released along with the survey. In the city, 19 restaurants each reported business was off by 45 percent compared with a typical weekend.
September 9, 2015 |
Isabel Meyle Keller, 89, of Paoli, a volunteer, skilled gardener, and socialite, died Friday, Aug. 21, of a stroke at home. Before moving to Paoli, she lived for 50 years in a beautiful house in the woods of Newtown Square. Born in Buffalo, to Anna and Edgar Spicer, she grew up in Brooklyn and spent summers on her grandparents' farm in the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania. She married William H. Meyle Jr. in 1944. The two had known each other since they were 12. Meyle was the president of Independent Pier Co., a stevedoring and tugboat business on the Philadelphia waterfront.
May 5, 2015 |
Bruce Knapp remembers learning about the Revolutionary War Battle of Paoli in his seventh-grade classroom in the San Francisco area. Years after he moved to Chester County as an adult, he joined a group that had successfully raised money to save the Paoli Battlefield, a pristine piece of Main Line property, from developers in the 1990s. Now, the retired federal investigator is leading the charge to get the National Park Service to recognize the site for what the community believes it is: a national historic landmark.
November 6, 2014 |
DOVER, Del. - More than a handful of owners and their horses with Delaware Valley addresses, bid for a significant portion of $1,561,150 in Matron Stakes purses on the line in eight stakes finals on a giant Thursday program at Dover Downs. Howard Taylor, a major harness horse owner as well as a well-known Philadelphia attorney; Jules Siegel's Fashion Farms of New Hope, Bay Pond Stable of Paoli; Rojan Stable (Norm and Bob Aerenson) of Wilmington; Frank Chick of Harrington, Del.; White Birch Farm of Allentown, N.J. and Christina Takter, who also is partner in the Father Patrick and Solveig stables.
June 18, 2014 |
Carmelita F. Biggie, 88, formerly of Rosemont, a speech pathologist and active volunteer, died of heart failure Thursday, June 5, in a hospital in Albuquerque, N.M. Mrs. Biggie worked as a speech pathologist at the Timothy School in Bryn Mawr from 1965 to 1973, but she was best known for her many volunteer activities, especially when a need was expressed by an individual or organization. "Her response was always, 'How can we help?' " said her daughter, Sara Fanning. For 35 years, she ran the annual art show for Daylesford Abbey, a Norbertine religious community in Paoli.
February 22, 2014 |
PHILADELPHIA SEPTA may restore weekend late-night service on the Broad Street and Market-Frankford lines, agency officials said Thursday. Because of increasing nightlife and residential activity in Center City, SEPTA may continue service after midnight, when subways now are replaced by "night owl" buses, general manager Joseph Casey said. The service might continue until 3 a.m., officials said. Initially, it would be limited to Friday and Saturday nights, in a pilot program to test the response.