July 8, 2016 |
In 2008, news of a global hops shortage sent brewers into a cold panic. But for a few would-be farmers, it planted the seed - or, more precisely, the rhizome - of an idea. Though it had been nearly a century since this region's hops industry was decimated by a disease called downy mildew, then eradicated by Prohibition, perhaps, they thought, it was time for a comeback. Today, that resurgence is taking root in places like Oast House Hop Farm in Wrightstown, N.J., where about an acre of a former horse farm has been impaled with 20-foot poles, suspending vines bearing the flowers that give beer its bitter, floral, herbal, or fruity notes.
June 8, 2016 |
Having gone nearly a year without a new contract, union faculty members at Pennsylvania's state universities are considering a possible strike this fall, a move that would be a first in the 107,000-student system's history. Ken Mash, president of the 14-university faculty union, said that if no progress was made over the summer, the union would seek a strike authorization vote in August or September. Such votes are typical during negotiations, and give union leadership authority to call a strike if necessary.
April 20, 2016
SEVENTH DISTRICT Republicans Patrick Meehan , 60, Chadds Ford. Member, House of Representatives; former U.S. attorney for Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Bowdoin College, Temple Law. Stanley Casacio , 68, Whitemarsh Township. Owner of real estate development and property management companies. Temple University. Democrats Mary Ellen Balchunis, 61, Ardmore. Political science professor, La Salle University. University of Pennsylvania, Temple University.
April 20, 2016 |
Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will campaign in Pennsylvania this week in advance of next week's Pennsylvania primary. Republican John Kasich also will be here later in the week. On Tuesday, while voting is underway in New York's delegate-rich primary, Sanders will hold a 7 p.m. rally at Pennsylvania State University. Doors open at 4 p.m., and tickets are required. The rally's theme is "A Future to Believe in. " For tickets, go to http://bit.ly/1r734fY . Clinton will appear Wednesday night at the Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St., Fishtown.
April 11, 2016 |
William Leo McLaughlin Jr., 69, of West Chester, a lawyer and lifelong sailor, died of a brain hemorrhage Saturday, March 26, while sailboat racing in Florida. Mr. McLaughlin was competing in the Masters National Sunfish Championship in Jensen Beach when he was stricken, his family said. He died engaging in his favorite sport. A competitive sailor from childhood, he was a member of the Marsh Creek Sailing Club. Joseph McLaughlin recalled being told by a Middlebury College classmate in 1962 that his cousin had "wiped out the competition in sailing races all summer on the East Coast.
May 29, 2015 |
Albert Eugene Filano, 89, of West Chester, a decorated World War II veteran and later a mathematics professor at West Chester University, died Monday, May 18, of respiratory failure at Barclay Friends in West Chester. Born in Penfield, Pa., he was the son of Italian immigrants James E. and Rosy Ulizio Filano. He graduated in 1943 from Jay Township High School and went into the Army Air Corps, completing 33 combat missions against the Japanese mainland as a B-29 bombardier and radar navigator.
May 17, 2015 |
Priscilla Ferguson Clement, 73, of Wallingford, a history professor at Pennsylvania State University, died Wednesday, May 6, of pancreatic cancer at her home. Born in Long Beach, Calif., she graduated from Stanford University in 1964 with a degree in history. That same year she married John Stokes Clement 3d. After moving to Pennsylvania, she began teaching at Penn State Delaware County and cofounded a women's studies program for that campus. In 1977, Dr. Clement completed a doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania.
February 5, 2015 |
Gary Bromberg, 83, of Springfield, Montgomery County, a commercial insurance broker and an artist, died Saturday, Jan. 31, of multiple myeloma at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Bromberg moved to the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia with his family when he was 5. He graduated from Overbrook High School and from Pennsylvania State University with the Class of 1953. While there, he pledged Beta Sigma Pi fraternity. Mr. Bromberg did further study at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.
February 1, 2015 |
William W. McDowell Jr., 85, an architect from Chestnut Hill, died Monday, Jan. 19, of complications from dementia at Springfield Residence in Wyndmoor, where he had lived for seven years. Mr. McDowell was born in Chestnut Hill and attended Chestnut Hill Academy until ninth grade, when the school closed during World War II. He transferred and graduated from St. Andrews School in Middletown, Del. He was a member of the Class of 1951 at Princeton University, where he played rugby. Mr. McDowell went on to study architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 1954 with high honors.
September 19, 2014 |
Jeanne R. Koller, 79, of Roxborough, the first African American teacher at Ardmore Avenue Elementary School in Lower Merion, who went on to a long teaching career in Philadelphia, died Sunday, Sept. 14, of pancreatic cancer at her home. Mrs. Koller started out at Ardmore Avenue, where the township's minority children once comprised 80 percent of students. When the building was razed in the 1960s, black children joined white students in Lower Merion elementary schools for the first time.