February 25, 2015 |
Kelly Corrigan loves driving down Darby Paoli Road in Villanova. The author has returned to it many times, both on visits to her parents' house and in her best-selling memoirs about family. It's the look of the landscape. The way the hills slope. The lack of stoplights on the road. "I just think it's beautiful," said Corrigan, 47. It also, like many roads in her life seem to, leads to her mother and father. The Radnor native has built a career writing about her relationships with her parents and daughters.
February 9, 2015 |
Ellie Stief didn't waste much time making an impact in the Central League girls' basketball semifinals on Saturday. The Strath Haven senior came off the bench in a tightly contested game during the fourth quarter and promptly sank three jumpers to give the Panthers the lead in a 46-44 win over Radnor at Marple Newtown. Bridget Sherry scored 16 points, and junior Rachel Vresilovic grabbed 12 rebounds. Ches-Mont League semifinals. Downingtown East will head to the league final after beating West Chester Rustin, 57-40, at West Chester East.
January 28, 2015 |
An onlooker can get a fine introduction to the last three decades of Radnor High boys' swimming from the banner hanging above its swimming pool. For everything else, Tom Robinson is the man to see. For how many District 1 and Central League titles Radnor has won since Robinson became coach in 1984 (10 and six, respectively), consult the banner. Same for when the Raiders won the state championship (2002) and when they placed second (2003 and 2006). But a banner can only say so much.
January 20, 2015 |
After scrapping a controversial plan for a hotel, apartments, and retail space on one of the region's most desirable sites, BioMed Realty Trust has returned to Radnor Township with a counterproposal. But officials and residents of the Main Line community say the new plan - for an office park near the heavily traveled intersection of the Blue Route and Lancaster Avenue - is even worse. "The dismay that I feel, it comes from the fact that this is a very sophisticated community and we should be able to come up with a better solution for this site," Commissioner Elaine Schaefer said at last Monday's meeting when the plan was presented.
December 28, 2014 |
Robert C. Bixler, 73, a retired real estate lawyer and competitive equestrian who lived in Radnor, died Friday, Dec. 19, at the Heatherwood Retirement Center in Honeybrook, Chester County, of oral cancer. Mr. Bixler spent more than 25 years working for the Fidelity Mutual Life Insurance Co., helping to seal real estate deals that were part of the company's investment portfolio. One of the biggest purchases he helped to broker was a large hotel in Hawaii, his former wife of 22 years, Karen Ramsing-Bixler, said.
December 21, 2014
NONLEAGUE Radnor 44, Dr. Phillips (Fla.) 42: Kristin Hamill converted a pair of free throws with one second remaining to win it for the Raiders in Florida. Lauren Pacifico scored all 12 of her points on three-pointers. Dr. Phillips won a district championship in 2014 and a state championship in 2013. CRECOM BANK TOURNAMENT Archbishop Carroll 72, Christ Church (S.C.) 40: Jess Carney scored all 18 of her points from beyond the arc to lead the Patriots in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Lexi Kucia grabbed six rebounds.
December 19, 2014 |
Ridley capitalized on three pins Wednesday to edge host Radnor in a Central League wrestling match, 36-31. Matt Cowan (120 pounds) earned his pin in 1 minute, 50 seconds, Christian Dunn (152) finished his match in 3:15, and Cade Heverly (160) needed just 50 seconds. In other Central League action, Penncrest beat visiting Springfield (Delco), 61-9, with the help of Max Miller's 33-second fall at 170 pounds and Matthew Young's 13-4 major decision at 160 pounds. Suburban One National.
November 28, 2014 |
Rich in property wealth, Radnor Township reaps a harvest of tax dollars annually from its real estate. But from three owners of some of its most highly valued parcels, Radnor collects a grand total of $0.00. Those properties are owned by Villanova University, Eastern University, and Cabrini College - all exempt from real estate levies because they are nonprofits. Now Radnor is going after the schools to kick in to the township coffers, seeking nearly $1 million a year. Similar conflicts between taxing authorities and owners of exempt properties have played out across the country, as towns and schools scratch for money.
November 13, 2014 |
Police are investigating how a bag of bullets ended up in the common area of a Main Line Hebrew school Wednesday, prompting a major law enforcement response and an early end to the school day. "There was never a threat or any type of imminent threat," Lt. Andy Block, a Radnor police spokesman, said of the discovery before noon of the ammunition at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy on South Bryn Mawr Avenue. He said officers and dogs from the Radnor and Haverford police departments did a security check of the school and, because of the hour of the day, students were dismissed early.
November 6, 2014 |
The tip that a Radnor Township High School student might have been plotting a school shooting came from a classmate who saw her threatening writings in a notebook, the student and school officials confirmed Tuesday. Zachary Taylor said in an interview that he and the girl, both 17-year-old seniors, were working on a sociology assignment about the 1999 school massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado. Taylor said the girl gave him her notebook and he did a double-take after seeing "all kinds of disturbing stuff" written inside.