June 18, 2012 |
In the 1970s, Dr. Mary Hansen would learn ahead of time what soap opera fans across the nation would have hungered to know — what was up next on All My Children and One Life to Live. "She was a close personal friend of Agnes Nixon," the Main Line creator and script writer of both daytime shows, Dr. Hansen's daughter, Barbara Carper, said. "Agnes would send her the scripts and she would read through them and verify their medical accuracy. " It was not a staff position, but, Carper said, "it was a fun thing, fun for me to brag about it. " Her mother "was very quiet, very reserved," Carper said.
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.
May 14, 2010 |
Elliot Unterberger, 86, of Bala Cynwyd, a lawyer for more than 60 years, died of heart failure Tuesday, May 11, at Saunders House in Wynnewood. Mr. Unterberger graduated from Overbrook High School and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He was very proud that his four sons also graduated from Penn, said a son, Richard. After earning a law degree from Penn in 1948, Mr. Unterberger joined his father's law practice in Center City. He later was associated with several law firms in Philadelphia, specializing in real estate and estate law. He was with Pelino & Lentz in Center City when he retired in 2008.
May 1, 2005 |
The Musumeci brother-and-sister singing sensation are posing with "The Donald" at the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. Lauren is in a lavender strapless evening gown, Joseph in white tie and tails, both looking relaxed and at home as though sitting for a family portrait, not attending a "billionaire birthday bash" for Donald Trump last June. The operatic wunderkinds from the Main Line can also be found on their own personal Web sites, photographed with celebrities such as Lou Rawls, Tony Orlando and Michael Bolton.
November 18, 2004 |
Edward B. Shils, 89, who was associated with the University of Pennsylvania for nearly 60 years as a student, teacher and administrator, died Sunday at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania of injuries sustained in an automobile accident Oct. 31. He lived in Penn Valley. After graduating from Simon Gratz High School in 1933, he enrolled at Penn and earned three degrees in succession: a bachelor's degree in economics in 1936; a master's degree in political science in 1937; and a doctorate in political science in 1940.
August 1, 2004 |
When Rabbi Michael Bernstein was selected as the new senior rabbi at Congregation Beth Am Israel in Penn Valley, he was delighted. "I had looked at different places, but this was my top choice," he said. "It's great for us. " Members of the conservative congregation seem to be just as happy. "Rabbi Bernstein was an easy and unanimous choice," said Jane Foster of Merion Station, who chaired the search committee. Jonathan Witte of Bala Cynwyd, financial secretary for the synagogue's board of directors, said Bernstein's Torah study is already very popular and described him as "approachable, down to earth" and with "a very good sense of humor.
March 28, 2004 |
Perhaps St. Patrick's Day was not the best time to visit a neighborhood pub, but fortunately, The Pub of Penn Valley defied my expectations. The patrons, instead of being jostling pub-crawlers at the bar, seemed relaxed as diners on a cruise. At the same time, the Pub - in calling it that, the regulars are picking up on its name of a few incarnations ago - is hardly a place where diners have what you could call a meet-and-greet meal. Food is everything here. (Along with the neighborhood feel.
November 9, 2003 |
To honor her 18 years of placing children with adoptive families, Maxine Chalker has been named a Congressional Angel of Adoption. An adoptee herself, Chalker is the founder and executive director of Adoptions from the Heart, a licensed nonprofit adoption agency. The award was created in 1999 by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute to recognize people who have "improved the lives of children through adoption. " Chalker, who lives in Penn Valley, was nominated by U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (R., Pa.)
January 26, 2003 |
Keira Driansky has won a Marshall Scholarship and this fall will head to the University of Cambridge to study a new field with a very long name: pharmacogenomics. "I know. It's an ugly word," the 21-year-old Penn Valley native said, launching into a definition she has probably had to give a zillion times. Pharmacogenomics is the study of how people react to medications based on their genetic subgroup. The goal, she said, is to customize medications "to reduce the incidence of adverse reactions to drugs that so many people have.
March 16, 2001 |
Can Jews preserve their identity in contemporary U.S. society? Or does freedom erode bonds forged by generations of prejudice? Elliott Abrams, assistant U.S. secretary of state in the Reagan administration, will tackle that question in a program open to the community at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Har Zion Temple, 1500 Hagys Ford Rd., Penn Valley. The temple's Fishman Institute for Adult Jewish Learning is presenting the free program. Abrams is president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, and chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.