January 18, 2014 |
Nancy Gordon Lipton, 81, of Penn Valley, former owner of Two by Four Antiques & Collectibles, died Saturday, Jan. 11, of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Arbor Terrace at Chestnut Hill. Mrs. Lipton was one of a few Philadelphia-area women who owned small businesses in the 1960s. She also was a wife, mother, teacher, musician, painter, dancer, jewelry maker, and volunteer. "She had an energetic, independent spirit," her daughter Amy said. "She was a great role model for us, as women growing up in the latter 20th century, that you could be a wife and mother and still have a career.
January 15, 2012 |
Herbert S. Wilf, 80, of Penn Valley, emeritus professor of mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania, died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Saturday, Jan. 7, at Lankenau Hospital. Dr. Wilf joined the Penn faculty in 1962. For him, teaching and research were deeply intertwined, his wife, Ruth Tumen Wilf, said. In 1973, Dr. Wilf received Penn's Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, and in 1996, he received the Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for excellence in teaching mathematics from the Mathematical Association of America.
March 12, 1996 |
The worlds of Gloria Goldstein are tiny, exquisitely furnished spaces, replete with needlepoint carpets, original paintings, handsome furniture, and elaborate fixtures. They are the many rooms of her heart, filled with love and longing for the lost lives of two daughters and a granddaughter. Her tiny worlds - miniature rooms created and furnished during sleepless nights of grieving - are tributes to those lost girls, as well as fantastical expressions of what their futures could have been.
May 3, 2013 |
MY FRIEND Sammye has never claimed to be a domestic goddess. "The only reason I have a kitchen is it came with the house," she'll proclaim in her distinctive Mississippi twang. And she's not alone. There are plenty of Americans who say that they don't or can't cook - about 28 percent, or almost a third, according to a survey conducted by Impulse Research on behalf of Bosch home appliances. To someone like myself, who loves everything about the cooking process, how these folks manage to feed themselves is a mystery.
November 8, 2013 |
A DEEP run in March can kickstart a program. The morale around an entire campus can change with one miraculous stretch of games during March Madness. March and April of last season were times that the Drexel women's basketball program will not soon forget. The Dragons took home their first-ever WNIT championship with a 46-43 win over Utah. "It has been interesting, it seems to be coming up a lot," coach Denise Dillon said. "Obviously we finished the year on a great run, winning that championship.
September 18, 2003 |
Camille Quattrone Ridarelli, 60, of Penn Valley, wife of former teen idol Bobby Rydell, her high school sweetheart, died Monday of cancer at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood. She and Roberto Ridarelli - Bobby Rydell was a stage name - grew up blocks from each other in South Philadelphia. In an interview several years ago, she said that when she was a student at St. Maria Goretti High School, "I used to see him on the trolley car when he went to [the old] Bishop Neumann, and wait for him, but he never gave me a second look.
November 20, 2012 |
A Yale student from Penn Valley, near Narberth, will head to England to study at Oxford as one of 32 Rhodes scholars named for 2013. David Carel, an economics major, received the scholarship established in 1902 by the will of British philanthropist Cecil Rhodes. "I keep sort of checking my phone to see if this actually happened," Carel said Sunday. "It's so hard to believe, I just sort of assume I dreamed the whole thing. " Carel, 21, said he spent much of his undergraduate years studying global health economics, mostly public health, and plans to study comparative social policy.
March 19, 1987 |
Parents from the Penn Valley School have warned the Lower Merion school board to prepare for additional students next fall by renovating space for more classrooms over the summer. A group of parents, appearing at Monday's board meeting, told the board that they did not agree with the district's projections for enrollments during the next school year. Nancy Beeuwkes, president of the Penn Valley Parent School Association, wrote to the board that while the district had projected 500 to 514 students for the 1986-87 school year, the enrollment is 538. "The projection for next year is 536, and we don't believe that," said Alice Dustin, chairwoman of the Special Parent Action Committee on Enrollment at Penn Valley.
November 10, 1988 |
The rest of the world had to wait until Tuesday night to find out the results of the presidential race. The kids at Penn Valley School knew by 3:15 p.m. Monday. Continuing a school tradition Monday, the students voted in a mock election and chose George Bush as president. For the third consecutive time, the result accurately predicted the outcome of the real presdiential election. "As Penn Valley goes, so goes the nation," quipped Dan Shellington, a fourth-grade teacher who sponsors the school's presidential contests.
October 7, 1997 |
An 18-year-old Bryn Mawr man reported that a masked man forced him and his 14-year-old sister out of the black Mercedes in which they were waiting to meet some people at Welsh Valley Middle School late Thursday night. Lower Merion police yesterday called the incident a carjacking, but not a random one. Sgt. Mark Keenan said police believe the 18-year-old was specifically targeted as he waited outside the school at 11:35 p.m. Thursday, but he would not elaborate. The $48,000 Mercedes-Benz 300-SL, which belonged to the victim's family, was recovered in Philadelphia.