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August 16, 2011 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, morrisj@phillynews.com 215-854-5573
EDWARD John Staniszewski called himself a saver of soles. Yes, soles. What you have on the bottom of your shoes. Needless to say, Edward was a shoemaker. But not only a shoemaker. Edward Staniszewski was a legendary figure in Fishtown, where his Star Shoe Service, at 311 E. Girard Ave., kept businesspeople, lawyers, judges, politicians, celebrities, cops, firefighters and ordinary citizens well-shod for more than 60 years. As his son-in-law, Eric W. Herr, wrote in an obituary, Edward and his wife "became permanently woven into the rich tapestry of the Fishtown community.
NEWS
January 18, 2000 | By Brian Miller, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Radnor wrestling coach Skip Shoemaker has built quite a reputation among his coaching brethren over the years. Other coaches continually notice how Shoemaker almost always turns out a competitive, well-drilled team, even when he doesn't have all that much talent. That's why this season has been so troublesome for Shoemaker. His Red Raiders are 1-6 overall, and 0-4 in the Central League. And it might get worse before it gets better. "We have 24 kids in the practice room, but half of them are brand new who have never wrestled before.
NEWS
May 9, 1996 | By Dominic Sama, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER This story includes information from the Associated Press
Joseph Kallinger, 59, the Kensington shoemaker who admitted in a book he co-authored that he committed three murders, including that of his son, has died of heart failure in the state correctional institution at Cresson, Cambria County, a state prison official announced yesterday. He was being held in a solitary-confinement cell and had been under a 24-hour suicide watch for more than five years. At the time of his death March 26, he was serving a 30- to 80-year term for terrorizing and robbing four women in suburban Harrisburg in December 1974.
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April 9, 1989 | By Gail Krueger-Nicholson, Special to The Inquirer
It's all clear blue sky and tall timber where we are riding on this winter morning. The only sounds are the crunch-clop of hoofs as they break the thick layer of ice that covers the ground and the tinkling of crystal as tree branches shake off a coating of ice when we brush by. The whoosh of my mount's breath sends a warm cloud ahead of us in the frosty air. It's the only cloud in the sky. On this icy winter weekend, my husband and I have decided...
NEWS
November 19, 1995 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / JERRY LODRIGUSS
With champagne, Alvin V. Shoemaker cheers women's sports at the University of Pennsylvania's Franklin Field. Shoemaker, former university chancellor, christened an eight-oar boat bought by the women's crew team with money he gave the school for women's athletics. His wife, Sally, is next to him.
NEWS
December 22, 1987 | By Brian Miller, Special to The Inquirer
Radnor wrestling coach Skip Shoemaker has always been one to keep his cards close to his vest. But after the Raiders' convincing team victory in its own Holiday Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, Shoemaker will have a hard time sneaking this club around the Central League. The Raiders won all 12 of their quarterfinal matches Saturday morning, placed five wrestlers in the evening's finals, captured two individual weight classes, and walked out with 148 points, easily outdistancing second-place Episcopal Academy, 120.5 points, and Springfield (Delco)
NEWS
February 21, 1988 | By John Ward, Special to The Inquirer
If all goes smoothly in gaining approval from Sadsbury Township, developer Dan Paul plans to begin construction of the six-house Meadow View development in May. Construction of the development, located a half mile north of Parkesburg off Route 10, should take about three months, he said. The Sadsbury Planning Commission looked at sketch plans for the development Wednesday and will make recommendations on it once Chester County officials submit comments. The Colonial-style houses, to sell for between $140,000 and $155,000, are to rise on the 12-acre Shoemaker farm across from the Octoraro Cemetery on the north side of Octoraro Road in Sadsbury.
SPORTS
January 15, 1996 | By Brian Miller, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Radnor wrestling coach Skip Shoemaker just kept his fingers crossed Saturday morning. It had been a tough week for every team in the area as practices and matches kept getting crossed off the calendar because of the snowy weather. But Shoemaker did not want his team to miss the ride to Spring-Ford. "We finally got the OK from our athletic director at 9 o'clock [Saturday morning]," Shoemaker said. "I really like wrestling Spring-Ford. They're the best-conditioned team we'll see. They work hard and they come at you all the time.
NEWS
March 2, 1992 | By Brian Miller, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
Radnor coach Skip Shoemaker sat uneasily in his mat-side chair Saturday night and summed up his team's recent fortunes. "It's tough smiling right now for anything nice that happens," Shoemaker said as his eyes wandered across the action at the PIAA District 1-South Class AAA Tournament at Academy Park. And with a slow shake of his head, Shoemaker added, "When John McClain got hurt (at the Section V Tournament), it really put a damper on everything. " What had been a dream season has become a period of questioning for the Raiders.
NEWS
June 2, 1991 | By Stella M. Eisele, Special to The Inquirer
For the third year in a row, a member of the Philadelphia Mounted Police has taken the first place victory lap at the Devon Horse Show. Officer Pat Berkery, 42, of Philadelphia, and his thoroughbred Hoppin' John, won first place Wednesday night in the competition for best police or park guard rider and horse. His patrol partner, Officer Mike Hajdak, 44, of Philadelphia, captured the second place ribbon with Shoemaker, also a thoroughbred - and two-time champion in 1989 and 1990.
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June 16, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Edwyn L. Shoemaker Jr., 89, formerly of Haddonfield, a retired civil engineer and former World War II Navy Seabee, died Thursday, June 5, of pneumonia at Brittany Pointe Estates, Lansdale. Mr. Shoemaker grew up in Olney and graduated from Germantown Academy High School in 1943. He attained the rank of Eagle Scout in 1940. Between 1943 and 1946 he served with the Navy Construction Battalion, called the Seabees, aboard a hydrographic surveying yacht in Bermuda. Hydrography is an applied science that deals with mapping the seas and adjoining coastlines, for the purpose of navigation.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
PHILLY-BORN AND -RAISED comedian Craig Shoemaker is retiring from the stage for good. But for his next trick, he'll bring a little Philly to the West Coast. "I've decided to say goodbye to my stand-up career and move on to more purposeful things," Shoemaker said. Before he says goodbye to the bright lights once and for all, Shoemaker will play two shows (one is sold out) at the Sellersville Theater on Saturday. So what are these purposeful things Shoemaker speaks of? The L.A.-based comic will open three locations of Tony Luke's in Southern California.
NEWS
April 1, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Louise Shoemaker, 87, of Philadelphia, retired dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania and a nationally known social-work innovator, died Tuesday, March 19, of a ruptured aorta at Lankenau Hospital. She had been hospitalized briefly due to mobility problems. For 29 years ending with her retirement as professor emerita in 1994, Dr. Shoemaker was a recognized leader in the academic and professional development of social work at Penn. She started as an assistant professor and rose to professor, acting dean, and then dean, starting in 1973.
NEWS
January 25, 2013 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
J OE D'AMICO knew what hard work was. Life was tough in the years of the Great Depression, and Joe was lucky to get any job. But working on the Pennsylvania Railroad, laying track, was a true test of muscle and grit. "He claimed it was the hardest job he ever had," his family said. While in high school, Joe worked with his father, an immigrant from Sicily, as a shoemaker. And while working his way through college, Joe had another challenging job: climbing over scaffolding at City Hall to keep tabs on laborers as a timekeeper.
SPORTS
November 23, 2011 | BY TED SILARY, silaryt@phillynews.com
AS SOMEONE who'd played varsity football there in 10th grade, before a shoulder injury erased his junior season, Ezekiel Evans could have spent this fall again representing Germantown High. Instead, he wound up absorbing some colossal whippings for a first-year program that never played a home game. "What I heard, again and again, was that I didn't make the best decision," Evans said. "I know I did, though. The people at my school made a major impact on my life - turned me into a focused young man - and I wanted to give back by playing football here.
NEWS
October 6, 2011 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Inquirer reporter Edgar Williams profiled Lansdale Mayor Michael DiNunzio in 1990, he wrote: "This is a man on whom the tag 'The Most Happy Fella,' after Frank Loesser's hit Broadway musical of yore, would look good. " On Sunday, Oct. 2, Mr. DiNunzio, 93, mayor of the Montgomery County borough from 1982 through 2008, died of congestive heart failure at Abington Health - Lansdale Hospital. He had lived in the borough since 1926. Since his first run for mayor in 1981, Williams wrote, Mr. DiNunzio had not campaigned "in the generally accepted sense of the word.
NEWS
August 16, 2011 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, morrisj@phillynews.com 215-854-5573
EDWARD John Staniszewski called himself a saver of soles. Yes, soles. What you have on the bottom of your shoes. Needless to say, Edward was a shoemaker. But not only a shoemaker. Edward Staniszewski was a legendary figure in Fishtown, where his Star Shoe Service, at 311 E. Girard Ave., kept businesspeople, lawyers, judges, politicians, celebrities, cops, firefighters and ordinary citizens well-shod for more than 60 years. As his son-in-law, Eric W. Herr, wrote in an obituary, Edward and his wife "became permanently woven into the rich tapestry of the Fishtown community.
NEWS
October 7, 2007 | By Martha Woodall INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Ninth graders at Mastery Charter Schools' Shoemaker campus in West Philadelphia returned to classrooms this fall brimming with excitement, knowing they had beaten the odds. They helped transform the violence-plagued and low-performing Shoemaker Middle School into a model charter school. Violence has all but disappeared. The school has met every standard of the federal No Child Left Behind Act with dramatically higher test scores. And it happened in one year. "It was surprising because most of us were here when it was Shoemaker," said Sadonna Taylor, 14, a member of Shoemaker's first ninth-grade class.
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June 24, 2007 | By Martha Woodall INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Annette Hayes squeezed into a seat near the stage for the eighth-grade promotion at Mastery Charter School's Shoemaker campus in West Philadelphia because she just knew she was going to holler and cheer for her son, Leroy. Hayes had plenty to shout about. Leroy, 14, won academic awards in math and social studies and took first honors for scoring 80 percent or higher on every benchmark test this academic year. "I'm looking forward to next year already," Hayes said. "I feel grateful that I can send my son to a school where he can learn and is a really good experience.
NEWS
June 24, 2007 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Fourth in an occasional series. Annette Hayes squeezed into a seat near the stage for the eighth-grade promotion at Mastery Charter School's Shoemaker campus in West Philadelphia because she just knew she was going to holler and cheer for her son, Leroy. Hayes had plenty to shout about. Leroy, 14, won academic awards in math and social studies and took first honors for scoring 80 percent or higher on every benchmark test this academic year. "I'm looking forward to next year already," Hayes said.
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