October 15, 2013 |
LOWER MERION Two years after spending $210 million to rebuild its two high schools and setting off a redistricting battle that nearly made it to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Lower Merion School District is looking at expanding the schools. District officials say an unforeseen enrollment spike was behind their new plan to convert space in the administration building next to Lower Merion High School into classrooms. That could mean some students from Ardmore and other nearby neighborhoods now bused across the township to Harriton High could elect to attend Lower Merion, essentially what their families sued the district for in 2009.
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.
April 18, 2013 |
The topic was Cat's Cradle . For an hour, 10 women talked - sometimes over one another - to discuss not just the sci-fi classic by Kurt Vonnegut, but also the Cold War, organized religion, and Central America. They talked about TV shows like House and Game of Thrones , literary characters like Sherlock Holmes, and authors like Jane Austen and William Faulkner. They laughed. A lot. It was a typical book-club meeting for an atypical book club. Ten years ago, at a time when most 8-year-olds were learning fractions, five second-graders were pulled from the playground by their mothers to their first book-club meeting.
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.