June 21, 1999 |
It's not so much their defeat in a heated six-month battle to keep Wawa out of Penn Valley that aggravates people here. It's the way they lost that really makes them mad: absent commissioners. When the township board narrowly approved Wawa Inc.'s plans to move its Narberth store across Montgomery Avenue into Penn Valley last week, two members who had opposed the plan were not present to cast their votes. A week before, when residents believed their grassroots campaign to stop Wawa's move was working, the same board - meeting as the Building and Planning Committee - voted, 7-6, to recommend denial of Wawa's plans.
May 15, 1999 |
The Democratic campaign for mayor is coming into your mailbox as the wide-open five-way race enters its frantic final 72 hours. And not all political mailings are alike. John Street's campaign, for example, has been mailing out two different glossy brochures about the former City Council chief. One features a car whizzing past a sign that reads, "Welcome to Montgomery County" -_ a thinly disguised slap at Marty Weinberg and the luxury home he bought in Penn Valley in 1997.
May 4, 1999 |
Ida Greenblatt Hausen, 73, of Penn Valley, a registered nurse and wife of Rabbi Max Hausen, rabbi emeritus of Main Line Reform Temple-Beth Elohim in Wynnewood, died of a heart attack Saturday at her home. As the rabbi's wife and helpmate, Mrs. Hausen was involved with the synagogue's sisterhood. She was also well known to the congregants for frequently riding to the temple on her motorcycle. "People say they will never forget that," Rabbi Hausen said. "She really enjoyed that motorcycle.
March 21, 1999 |
They didn't intend to tear the house down. That hadn't been in the plans. But when Julie and John Kay embarked on their massive Penn Valley renovation project two years ago, they wound up demolishing so much that, at one point, their 2 1/2 acres of prime real estate was devoid of everything but portions of a basement and a three-story stairway that led only to the stars. The elegant 1890 Queen Anne summer house they bought in 1997 for $479,000 had been a beloved family home, added to over the years and covered with vinyl siding.
October 16, 1998 |
Fay Bernstein stretched up on her tiptoes to lay her hand across a black-and-white photo - one of many in a montage on a wall at Har Zion Temple. The picture is of a formal dinner held at the temple when it was still in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia. Men and women are seated close together at round tables. She tapped a red manicured fingernail on a smiling couple - a pretty, dark-haired woman in a flowered dress and a handsome man in a tuxedo. "That's me and my husband, [Samuel]
December 29, 1997 |
How can the boss build a positive relationship with employees in this era of workplace downsizing, outsourcing and reengineering? Employers can get insight into the values that employees consider important in a daylong program offered by the Business Development and Training Center at 12 Great Valley Parkway in East Whiteland from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 28. Call 610-647-6633 for information and to register. ADVERTISING DLD Advertising/Dave Loose Design in Lititz, Lancaster County, has opened an office at 427 W. Miner St. in West Chester and named John Young director of business development.
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.
June 4, 1997 |
A car was stolen from the parking lot of a Bala Cynwyd office building Monday afternoon after a man threatened to shoot the car's owner, police said. The owner, a 48-year-old woman from Penn Valley, was headed to her car in the parking lot of the GSB Building, Belmont and City Avenues, at 1:30 p.m., police said. A man approached her, implied he had a gun, and demanded her car, said Sgt. Mark Keenan. "She had a briefcase in the car and convinced him that she could take it," Keenan said.
December 10, 1996 |
Try as he can, Michael Tessler can't dispel the image of his roommate, Rhodes scholar Jonathan Levine, as a scientific Superman. Levine is brilliant, kind, giving and humble. A devoted student, be it of physics or the Torah. A 21-year-old who spends his precious free time listening to opera and teaching Sunday school. The Cornell University senior even keeps their apartment neat, and cooks a mighty fine meal. If slacker revelry is the norm for their generation, Tessler says, "I guess Jonathan's not normal.
October 14, 1996 |
Marie Welsh has been listening to the gunshots since moving to Belmont Hills in 1955. The handgun and rifle barrages that echo across this neighborhood are friendly fire. They come from a shooting range, where police train to meet state qualifications and simulate stressful situations. Still, residents of Belmont Hills and neighboring streets in Penn Valley feel as if they are under siege. For the last month, they have bombarded their township commissioner, Rocco Burdo, with scores of letters.