March 1, 2013
B RITTANY GILLESPIE, 30, of Roxborough, is CEO and lead designer for Petals Lane, a florist and wedding/special-events planner on Ridge Avenue near Harmon Road, Roxborough. Her husband, Michael Phinney, 32, takes care of the books and the event setup and breakdown work. I spoke with Gillespie. Q: How'd you come up with the idea for the biz? A: My husband and I worked at Robertson's in Chestnut Hill and there was no way to move up in the business. We were dating at the time and we just decided to start our own business.
February 21, 2013 |
The body that Marine Unit police found Saturday in the Wissahickon Creek was identified Tuesday as a missing Roxborough man, David Taundi, his father said Tuesday. "It's a nightmare. That's the only way to describe it," Josiya Taundi said of losing his son, who was recalled as a good-spirited humanitarian. David Taundi, 33, had been missing since Dec. 15, when his vehicle was involved in a fiery crash on Henry Avenue near the creek. "There's a lot of speculation," Josiya Taundi said of the incident.
February 20, 2013
A BODY FOUND Saturday in Wissahickon Creek in East Falls has reportedly been identified as David Taundi, 33, of Roxborough, a missing Bank of America employee. 6ABC reported Monday night that Taundi had been involved in an accident Dec. 16 in which his Toyota Camry hit a pole on Henry Avenue near Lincoln Drive. It was unknown how he wound up in the creek. Taundi's father, Josia Taundi, told 6ABC that his son was involved in charitable organizations.
January 11, 2013 |
A go-ahead dunk by Roxborough's Matthew Harris in overtime proved too much to overcome as the host Indians won, 68-62, over Audenried in a Public League Division C basketball game Thursday afternoon. The 6-foot-6 junior center finished with a double-double, scoring 17 points and collecting 15 rebounds. His dunk came with less than a minute remaining in overtime to give Roxborough a 64-62 lead. Tony Brown led the Indians with 22 points, and teammate Edward Davis added 10. Elsewhere in the division: Overbrook was led by 21 points from Kevin Wallace in a 62-59 win at Master Charter North.
January 10, 2013 |
Mary P. Nelson, 76, of Gladwyne, longtime dean of academic affairs for the Roxborough Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, died Sunday, Jan. 6, at Lankenau Hospital of multiple myeloma. For 47 years, Dr. Nelson worked at Roxborough Memorial, culminating in the position of a nursing school dean. She also served on the facility's board of directors. Her leadership yielded many years in which all of the nursing students who took the licensing examination passed, her family said. Mary Patricia Kovatch was born in McAdoo, Schuylkill County.
November 20, 2012 |
Passing along some city high school football tidbits . . . TOM MCCLAIN's 52-year officiating career will end Thursday morning when Northeast hosts Central for the schools' annual Thanksgiving tussle. He can't help but think, however, that a better way to go out might have presented itself 3 weeks ago, when he attended a youth game involving his grandson, Declan Martin-Connaughton, a member of the Upper Dublin Cardinals' 75-pounders. "At youth games, they only have two refs," McClain said.
November 20, 2012 |
McCain looks back on half-century of officiating Passing along some city high school football tidbits . . . TOM MCCLAIN's 52-year officiating career will end Thursday morning when Northeast hosts Central for the schools' annual Thanksgiving tussle. He can't help but think, however, that a better way to go out might have presented itself 3 weeks ago, when he attended a youth game involving his grandson, Declan Martin-Connaughton, a member of the Upper Dublin Cardinals' 75-pounders.
November 11, 2012 |
In the 2008 football season, Franklin's Steve Garrett, wearing No. 88, lined up at tailback for a trick play and fired a fourth-down scoring pass to slotback Marquis White, normally the tailback. It was the first pass of his varsity career and gave the Electrons a 12-6 OT win over Roxborough. Why, you might ask, was Garrett given this opportunity? . . . Because, earlier that same day, he'd been spotted firing a Nerf ball in a gym class! "One of my fellow teachers told me, 'That kid has a really strong arm,' " said coach Ken Geiser.
November 10, 2012 |
A former Philadelphia police inspector who served time in prison for possessing child pornography has been arrested again, this time after allegedly trying to lure an 8-year-old Roxborough girl into his car, police said. Leo Haley, 72, a registered Megan's Law offender, was arrested Thursday morning on charges of unlawful restraint, luring a child, making terroristic threats, and harassment. The charges stem from an Oct. 17 incident on the 7000 block of Voight Road, about two miles from Haley's Lauriston Street home.
November 9, 2012 |
A former Philadelphia Police inspector who has a history of sex offenses involving children has been arrested in connection with trying to lure an 8-year-old girl from her yard in Roxborough last month, police said. Leo Haley, 72, retired from the department in 1996. In 2010, he was one of three people charged in a child pornography bust after authorities raided his Roxborough home and found hundreds of child-porn videos on his computer. He pleaded guilty last year and was sentenced to six- to 23 months in prison, records show.