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.
November 28, 1986 |
The Penn Valley Antiques Show is as much a tradition on Thanksgiving weekend as cold turkey sandwiches and leftover pumpkin pie. For more than three decades, antiquers have done their Christmas shopping at this event. The 33d antiques show, run by the Penn Valley Women's Club, will fill the ballroom of the Dunfey City Line (formerly the Marriott) tomorrow and Sunday. "Only three of the 37 dealers dropped out this year, and a couple of them only temporarily," said Thelma Whitmeyer, who has been the volunteer manager of the show for 33 years.
November 27, 1992 |
Some traditions continue even in the antiques business. The Penn Valley Antiques Show, hosted by the Penn Valley Women's Club and the Women's Committee of Wills Eye Hospital, takes place Thanksgiving weekend for the 39th consecutive year. Collectors can expect to find a full range of antiques brought in by nearly three dozen dealers of local and national repute for the show's two-day run at the Philadelphia Marriott West. The merchandise includes fine furniture, rugs, prints and other artwork, plus jewelry, silver, china and more.
November 27, 1987 |
For the fourth time in its 34 years, the annual Penn Valley Antiques Show has moved to a new location. Coincidentally, the New Hope Antiques Show, the other Thanksgiving weekend show, has done the same. At the Penn Valley show, run by the Penn Valley Women's Club for the benefit of Wills Eye Hospital, 44 dealers will be exhibiting. The show will be tomorrow and Sunday at the Twelve Caesars Conference Center on City Avenue at Stout Road. Thelma Whitmeyer, who has managed the show for the women's club for all of its 34 years, said this year's edition would be bigger and, with the new location, better as well.
October 9, 1986 |
A Penn Valley man has pleaded guilty to liquor-code violations and disorderly conduct in connection with a party at his residence Sept. 20 that resulted in the arrests of 30 teenagers for underage drinking. At a preliminary hearing last week before District Justice Henry J. Schireson, Stewart Young, 28, of the 800 block of Woodbine Avenue, pleaded guilty to three summary offenses in a plea agreement with Lower Merion Township police. Young agreed to pay fines totaling $1,300. The incident occurred at the home of lawyer Edward Mezvinsky, former chairman of the state Democratic Party and a former Iowa congressman.
August 6, 1987 |
In a 3-to-1 vote, the Lower Merion Township Planning Commission this week recommended the rejection of a proposal to subdivide a Penn Valley area into three lots. The proposal, made at the commission's Monday night meeting by Dennis Bruce Homes, would divide a wooded area east of Sandringham Road riddled with stony slopes and drainage problems into three residential lots. It would also extend Sandringham Road from its present dead end south of Mary Waters Ford Road to a 320-feet-long drive ending in a cul-de-sac with access to the subdivided lots.