October 17, 2015 |
With labor talks still simmering six weeks into the new school year, unionized teachers and staff in the Radnor School District say they're turning up the heat to build pressure on board members for a new contract. After considerable pushback from students and parents, they dropped their initial formula for a breakthrough - withholding recommendation letters for college-bound seniors. And packing a school board meeting earlier this month with 100 teachers and staff in black union T-shirts did nothing to change the equation.
September 18, 2015 |
Radnor High School teachers, who two weeks ago instituted a ban on writing college recommendation letters to protest their stalled contract talks, said Wednesday they will resume writing the letters after being "overwhelmed" by responses from parents. Radnor Township Education Association president David Wood also said the school board has scheduled several meetings with the union. The letter-writing protest rattled the highly competitive district, where more than 95 percent of students go on to attend college, university, or trade school.
September 17, 2015 |
The New York Stock Exchange is threatening to delist the shares of embattled Radnor oil producer Penn Virginia Corp. for failing to maintain an average closing stock price of at least $1 for the last 30 consecutive trading days. Under NYSE rules, Penn Virginia will regain compliance if, on the last trading day of any calendar month in the next six months, its closing share price and its consecutive 30 trading-day average closing share price are at least $1 per share. Penn Virginia's shares have sunk in the last year along with the oil price; its 52-week price has ranged from $13.99 to 71 cents.
July 27, 2015 |
Fans and foes of Bill Spingler agree on at least one thing. "He was able to get things done," said Delaware County Democratic Chairman David Landau, an admirer of the longtime county Democratic political figure. "When he wanted to get something done, he got it done," said Sara Pilling, a recently acquired adversary. She fought Spingler, then president of the Radnor Township Board of Commissioners, on a plan approved last week for new dormitories for Villanova University, Spingler's alma mater.
June 30, 2015 |
Rosabelle Gifford, 100, of Radnor, an Irish American deeply devoted to Philadelphian community affairs and her family, died of natural causes on Tuesday, June 16, at her daughter's house in Radnor. Mrs. Gifford danced and sang at a large party in Haverford marking her 100th birthday last August, and was in "vigorous good health" until the very end of her life, according to relatives. She was born Rosabelle Blaney in a small town in County Donegal, Ireland, on Sept. 15, 1914, at the start of World War I; she was a young mother in London during World War II. She had five children with her first husband, Edward Harvey, whom she divorced in 1956.
June 12, 2015 |
Explaining that "when one door closes, another door opens," Susanna Foo says Sunday will be the finale of her namesake restaurant in Radnor, which opened in 2006. Foo and her son Gabriel have decided to focus completely on SuGa , the upmarket Chinese restaurant they are building at 1720 Sansom St., which was Genji. It is expected to open in September. Brewpub for Jenkintown Downtown Jenkintown gets its own brewpub June 19 with the opening of Guild Hall Brewing Co. (208 York Rd., 267-287-8698)
June 8, 2015 |
HERSHEY, Pa. - Just before the season began, the Radnor boys' lacrosse team lost one of its most important figures when assistant coach George "Senior" Corrigan passed away at 84. From that moment on, the Raiders decided what their goal would be: Win it for Senior. With 48 seconds left in overtime of the PIAA state final Saturday against St. Joseph's Prep, Jack Wilson made sure they did. Wilson scored off a Drew Ryan pass to give Radnor an 11-10 victory and its first state title.
June 7, 2015 |
If all goes according to plan, most of the action Alex Andersen sees in his athletic career occurs in front of him. In the fall and winter, the 6-foot-2, 270-pound center snaps footballs, pounds linebackers and protects the ball carriers and quarterbacks. Come springtime, however, Andersen is the last line of defense as goaltender of the Radnor lacrosse team. "Physically, the actions you are doing are a lot different," said Andersen, who will play football at Penn next season.
June 4, 2015 |
Exertion had stained the skin under Mike Thompson's eyes a dull shade of crimson, and a playoff pact gave his face a stubble-filled beard. And with that countenance oozing intensity and jubilation, Thompson burst into Radnor's exuberant postgame celebration and let loose a guttural message. "We ain't done yet!" the senior attacker growled after a PIAA semifinal victory Tuesday. "We ain't done yet!" Second-half domination helped the Raiders thump Springfield (Delco), 12-5, at Haverford High and also exorcise some demons.
June 4, 2015 |
High school graduation is supposed to be a momentous, joyous, and unforgettable occasion. But what if, instead of enjoying the pomp and circumstance, you stewed under your cap and gown, still seething after losing your last game? Fortunately for Maggie Stetson and the departing seniors of the Conestoga girls' lacrosse team, their 9-4 semifinal win against Radnor ensured a blissful graduation Tuesday night. The 2 p.m. start time was designed to give the girls enough time to make it to their ceremony at 7. "We were like, 'We're not going to graduation sad,' " Stetson said after the Pioneers' victory at Haverford High School.