CollectionsPenn Valley
IN THE NEWS

Penn Valley

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
July 12, 1994 | By Greg McCullough, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The body of a Philadelphia woman who had apparently been slain elsewhere was found by a jogger yesterday morning in a patch of weeds in a residential area of Penn Valley, police said. The victim was identified as Lisa Gilbert, 25, of the Mill Creek section of West Philadelphia. An autopsy yesterday showed that she had been strangled, Lower Merion police said. "She definitely was not killed where we found her," said Lt. Mike Tansey. The body was found in the 1100 block of Hollow Road.
NEWS
January 14, 1988 | By Barbara McCabe, Special to The Inquirer
A 23-year-old Narberth man was fatally injured Saturday evening when he was struck from behind by a car as he walked west on Hagys Ford Road in Penn Valley. David W. Carney, of the 200 block of North Narberth Avenue in Narberth, was rushed by Medevac helicopter to Hahnemann University Hospital's trauma unit in Philadelphia, where he was pronounced dead upon arrival. Police said Carney was walking along the side of the road about 6:05 p.m. when a car driven by Martin Davis, 67, of the 1600 block of Hagys Ford Road, struck him as it was traveling west on Hagys Ford Road just beyond Welsh Valley Middle School.
NEWS
July 3, 1986 | By Phyllis Holtzman, Special to The Inquirer
A woman was killed and another was seriously injured Sunday morning when the car they were riding in was struck by another car at the intersection of Montgomery Avenue and Meeting House Lane in Penn Valley. Margaret Robertson, 19, of the 500 block of Cynwyd Circle, Bala Cynwyd, was pronounced dead at Lankenau Hospital a few hours after the early morning accident. Aurelia Falchi, 19, of Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, was listed in stable condition yesterday at Lankenau Hospital with a broken pelvis.
NEWS
April 10, 1988 | By Laura Fortunato, Special to The Inquirer
Marion Aubrey Cooney, 84, of Penn Valley, died April 2 at Lankenau Hospital in Lower Merion Township. She was a homemaker for most of her life. She was born in the Torresdale section of Philadelphia in 1904. She graduated from John W. Hallahan Catholic High School in 1920 and later that year married Francis E. Cooney, who also was from Torresdale. A resident of the Main Line since 1950, Mrs. Cooney was a member of the American Kennel Club and was known for her expertise in obedience training for dogs.
NEWS
March 8, 2013 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
Aaron Shneyer's contribution to mediating conflict in the Middle East began with 12 teens and a jam session in Jerusalem. The Georgetown University graduate brought together a dozen Israeli and Palestinian musicians as part of a Fulbright-mtvU project that used music to foster dialogue and understanding. The result is Heartbeat, a peace-building collaboration that has been exported to the United States and will find its way to Congregation Beth Am Israel in Penn Valley on Thursday evening.
NEWS
February 17, 1995 | By Kay Raftery, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The vice president of the United States has the image of being just a tad wooden. But Wednesday night, he charmed the packed house with a series of "Al Gore jokes" at Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley. "Last time I was here I was on crutches," he said. "I broke my Achilles tendon playing basketball. I'm fine now although they tell me I'll have to continue to wear the full-body cast. " His humor, however, did not overshadow the more serious issues he wanted to address as the keynote speaker at the 93d Annual Banquet of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.
NEWS
December 6, 1995 | By Kyle York Spencer, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Gloria Goldstein is a miniature woman. It's not that she's petite. She's just into small stuff. Making it. Collecting it. Decorating it. During a recent tour of her mini-world, Goldstein showed off her mini-wares in her Penn Valley apartment. A delicate woman with gray hair pulled back in a neat bun, she slowly opens the glass doors of a painted cabinet in her living room, and the cabinet becomes a detailed Victorian dollhouse with eight mysterious mini-rooms. Portraits line its papered walls.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2015 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ever thought you were too old to take on a fresh challenge, learn something new, or add a few more chapters to your memoir? Please allow me to introduce Frieda Lefeber. Lefeber will turn 100 this month, and she's celebrating with her first solo art exhibition, a retrospective of landscape and portrait paintings that opens at Rosemont College's Lawrence Gallery on Thursday. It's the achievement of a lifetime for the Penn Valley mother, grandmother, retired nurse, and Holocaust survivor, who began taking art classes at Rosemont in 1991 at age 76 and earned a certificate from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts at age 83. "It kept me young," Lefeber said - and it kept her busy.
NEWS
March 28, 2015 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
SEPTA will not appeal a federal court ruling that the transit authority must accept virulently anti-Muslim advertising on its buses, SEPTA officials said Thursday. In accepting the ruling, SEPTA officials also said they have tightened the agency's advertising standards to legally prohibit such ads in the future. The black-and-white ads proclaim "Jew Hatred: It's in the Quran" and feature a photograph of a 1941 meeting between Hitler and Hajj Amin al-Husseini, a Palestinian Arab nationalist who made radio broadcasts supporting the Nazis.
NEWS
July 16, 1999 | JAY GORODETZER / Inquirer Suburban Staff
Rabbi Gerald Wolpe joins several Har Zion Temple day campers, wearing plastic hard hats, to mark the groundbreaking for the new religious school wing. The ceremony was yesterday in Penn Valley.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
March 28, 2015 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
SEPTA will not appeal a federal court ruling that the transit authority must accept virulently anti-Muslim advertising on its buses, SEPTA officials said Thursday. In accepting the ruling, SEPTA officials also said they have tightened the agency's advertising standards to legally prohibit such ads in the future. The black-and-white ads proclaim "Jew Hatred: It's in the Quran" and feature a photograph of a 1941 meeting between Hitler and Hajj Amin al-Husseini, a Palestinian Arab nationalist who made radio broadcasts supporting the Nazis.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2015 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ever thought you were too old to take on a fresh challenge, learn something new, or add a few more chapters to your memoir? Please allow me to introduce Frieda Lefeber. Lefeber will turn 100 this month, and she's celebrating with her first solo art exhibition, a retrospective of landscape and portrait paintings that opens at Rosemont College's Lawrence Gallery on Thursday. It's the achievement of a lifetime for the Penn Valley mother, grandmother, retired nurse, and Holocaust survivor, who began taking art classes at Rosemont in 1991 at age 76 and earned a certificate from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts at age 83. "It kept me young," Lefeber said - and it kept her busy.
NEWS
October 3, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
JUDY Spitzer suffered through two great upheavals in her life, one caused by human venality and the other by nature. As a teenager, she was caught up in the Holocaust, but managed through guts and ingenuity to escape the Nazis, who murdered her father and other family members. Then, 70 years later, Hurricane Katrina drove her and her husband out of New Orleans, where they were teaching at a medical school. Finally settling in the relative peace of the Philadelphia area, Judy could look back on a life of accomplishment realized in the toils of catastrophes that might have wrecked less fearless souls.
NEWS
August 2, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
William S. Pilling II, 91, of Penn Valley, a pharmaceutical company executive, died Tuesday, July 29, at Wellington Terrace in West Chester. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Pilling graduated from Chestnut Hill Academy in 1941. Two years later, he joined the Army and served in France and Germany during World War II as a non-commissioned infantry sergeant in charge of a mortar squad. He received a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster. After the war, he earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Harvard College and a master's of business administration with distinction from Harvard University.
NEWS
August 1, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
THE WORK OF local photographer/blogger Conrad Benner caught the eye of the people behind Rihanna 's new tour. An image that Benner, a noted chronicler of the city's streets, took of SEPTA's abandoned Spring Garden Station on the Broad-Ridge Spur will be a part of her new tour, appearing behind the mega-pop star while she sings her hit "Man Down. " Benner, who runs a site called Streets Dept (streetsdept.com), described his sojourn to the station in a 2013 blog post as "an abandoned mecca for graffiti artists and urban explorers alike, who are arguably the only people showing the old station any love.
NEWS
July 3, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Frank E. Greenberg, 81, formerly of Penn Valley, a Philadelphia lawyer and standout track and field official, died Sunday, June 29, at an assisted-living facility in Palm Harbor, Fla., of complications associated with Alzheimer's disease. He had been ill for several years, said his friend Stuart Gellman. Born in Philadelphia, he graduated from Overbrook High School in 1950, and earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business and a degree from Penn's Law School.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 2014 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
Growing up in the '50s in the Jewish neighborhood then centered on Rising Sun Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard, Charles Sherman had an insulated, even charmed, childhood. "My whole life as a kid was within three blocks," he said. "You walked to the grocery store, to your synagogue. I had four or five aunts who lived within one block. I had cousins. It was a different kind of way of looking at community. " He went as far as Jenkintown, where the family's business, Botwinick's, outfitted a generation of bat mitzvah girls in taffeta and tulle; and Bryn Mawr, for Akiba Hebrew Academy.
NEWS
April 19, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Alice Belew Lonsdorf, 89, of Gladwyne, a former assistant dean for alumni affairs at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a tireless civic leader, died Thursday, April 10, of pulmonary fibrosis at her home in Waverly Heights. "She was entertaining visitors and going to meetings until a week ago," said her son, George. "She was fierce about maintaining her activities until she couldn't. " A Fort Worth, Texas, native, Mrs. Lonsdorf graduated at age 19 from the University of Texas with a bachelor's degree in fine arts.
NEWS
April 10, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ralph S. Snyder, 91, of Bala Cynwyd, a Philadelphia lawyer, volunteer worker for Jewish charities, and master storyteller, died Monday, April 7, of congestive heart failure at his home. Born and raised in Harrisburg, Mr. Snyder graduated from Pennsylvania State University and, in 1948, the Dickinson Law School. He served as an Army weatherman in Reykjavik, Iceland, during World War II. Mr. Snyder worked in Harrisburg as a deputy attorney general from 1949 to 1963, when he was invited to join the Philadelphia law firm Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis.
NEWS
April 10, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
SO, THE DOCTORS gave Mary Lacca three to six months to live after a diagnosis in the spring of 2012 of brain cancer. Not likely. Mary had no intention of letting her illness interfere with her life of devotion to family and church and the fun things she enjoyed doing. She wasn't going to turn off the stove that produced so many mouthwatering meals, or stop caring for her "Seven Stars," as she called her seven children, and her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition, Mary wanted to participate in her treatment.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|