June 6, 2016 |
When Sheila O'Callaghan was growing up in the 1950s and '60s in North Jersey, the somewhat older members of the Crowther side of the family seized her imagination. They included admirable women, more than a couple of whom pursued higher education near Philadelphia, at Rosemont College on the well-to-do Main Line. One of them was O'Callaghan's aunt, Catherine "Nan" Holland, a 1951 Rosemont graduate who went on to marry the dashing Hugh Crowther. When it was time for O'Callaghan to go to college, she selected Rosemont.
March 8, 2016 |
Ann Caroline Barnes, 83, of Rosemont, an artist and former television producer, died of an intestinal infection Tuesday, Feb. 23, at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Mrs. Barnes died on her 83rd birthday in the same Main Line hospital where she was born, said one of her sons, D. Alexander Barnes. As her strength ebbed, Mrs. Barnes heard lullabies being played on the loudspeaker - the hospital's way of announcing the birth of babies on a different floor. The music also was a fitting close to his mother's life, her son said.
February 11, 2016 |
Since 1941, the Norman Gothic-style chapel at Rosemont College has been a place of worship for students at the Catholic school on the Main Line. But over the last three years, the building has become something more - a place for study. Specifically, for studying the chapel itself. Two professors, one in history, the other in studio art, have been co-teaching an honors class delving into the history of the towering, 75-year-old building that is shaped like a cross. They have learned that it is one of only two chapels in the United States, and few in the world, that mostly feature portraits of female saints and other religious figures in its stained-glass windows.
November 13, 2015 |
The students, all fourth and fifth graders, came from the same school. Yet they were so different. Some were shy and slow to speak. Others were loud and boisterous, eager to crack jokes and make noise. All 10 students, from the Gesu School, in North Philadelphia, were at the Rosemont School of the Holy Child, in Montgomery County, for the same reason: to expand their education. On this October day, they were there to examine Japanese culture. In a roundtable discussion to open the session, Rosemont teachers Matt Nuttall and Greg Soltis told the students to name a few things they thought they knew about Japan.
October 5, 2015 |
Services are to be Saturday, Oct. 17, for Augustine Warner Janeway Rhodes, 86, formerly of Villanova, a mother and volunteer, who died Saturday, Aug. 22, of cancer at the Quadrangle in Haverford. Known as Tina, Mrs. Rhodes had houses in Bradenton Fla., and Princeton and Cape May, N.J., but her family's life really revolved around their home in Villanova. She was born in Phoenixville, the daughter of Augustine Smith and Helen Gulick Janeway. As a child, she moved with her family to Washington, Harrisburg, and Ventnor, N.J., as her father accepted leadership positions in government service, including as commanding officer of the Pennsylvania National Guard and executive director of the Pennsylvania General State Authority.
September 18, 2015 |
Rosemont College on Wednesday announced it will cut tuition a whopping 43 percent next year and knock $1,900 off room and board in a bid to attract families scared away by a sticker price that this year topped $46,000. The new price tag? $30,000. But no students will see a $16,000 price cut, because the college - like many peers - doled out so much aid that few paid close to the sticker price. Still, Rosemont officials say each student can expect to pay less. Their savings, the college said, will average $815 per student.
May 24, 2015 |
Patricia Bell Cuddy, 54, of Rosemont, a mother and active volunteer, died Saturday, May 16, of cancer at Bryn Mawr Hospital. A marketing employee for Subaru, she retired in 2000 to raise her two children and become active as a volunteer for various groups and institutions. She made a mark as a volunteer at the Shipley School in Rosemont, head of school Steve Piltch wrote in a letter posted May 18 on its website. "Bright, committed, and compassionate, Tricia approached everything she did with courage and grace.
February 7, 2015 |
What's that smell? It's The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fair(l)y (stoopid) Tales at Walnut Street Theatre through Sunday. The hour-long musical comedy is based on the immensely popular 1992 book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith. Jack tries to save himself from being eaten by the Giant by regaling him with fairy tales, frequently fractured (Cinderumplestiltskin, anyone? Goldilocks and the Three Elephants?). Fairy-tale worlds converge and come to life as the audience goes on a journey into Jack's crazy world.
January 30, 2015 |
Jerian Grant had 23 points and 12 assists, and No. 8 Notre Dame made two shots in the final 67 seconds as the shot clock ran out to beat No. 4 Duke, 77-73, on Wednesday night in South Bend. Duke (17-3, 4-3) is off to its worst start in Atlantic Coast Conference play since opening the 1995-96 season at 3-4. Jahlil Okafor led Duke with 22 points and 17 rebouinds, but he was 2 of 7 from the free-throw line. Lafayette 59, Colgate 54 - Sophomore Nick Lindner hit both ends of a one-and-one twice in the final 13.3 seconds to ice the road win. Dan Trist led Lafayette (12-8, 4-5 Patriot League)
November 12, 2014 |
William L. Kenny, 90, a longtime Rosemont resident who volunteered with special-needs youngsters, died Monday Oct. 27, of respiratory failure at Freedom Inn in Scottsdale, Ariz. Although Mr. Kenny lived in Rosemont for 62 years before relocating to Arizona, he was born in St. Johns, Newfoundland. He grew up in a fishing village and worked as a fisherman off the Grand Banks. In 1941, when World War II erupted, Mr. Kenny joined the Canadian Merchant Navy. Two years later, the U.S. government purchased his ship and asked Mr. Kenny to fight under the U.S. flag.