March 14, 2014 |
When Abel P. Turnier was completing his studies in pathology at the University of Vermont in the early 1950s, a Turkish colleague there suggested that he visit her in Istanbul. Once his studies were done, "he took a transatlantic cruise to France and purchased this car and traveled through Europe," daughter Octavie Geddie said. "When he arrived in Turkey, my mother turned out to be the best friend of the woman he had met in Vermont. " Dr. Turnier married Leyla Erduran and became close to her brother, the Turkish artist Refik Erduran, Geddie said.
December 20, 2013 |
Andrew D. Blake, 62, of Moorestown, a special-education teacher for 25 years, died of gastric cancer Monday, Dec. 16, at Samaritan Inpatient Hospice Center at Virtua Memorial in Mount Holly. Born in Teaneck, N.J., Mr. Blake studied special education at what is now Rowan University and soon after graduating started his first job, as a special-education teacher at Twin Hills Elementary School in Willingboro. He stayed in it for all 25 years of his career. "He loved it there - loved the teachers, he loved all the principals he worked for, and got along great with the aides, the parents; and he had generations of kids," said his wife, Norma, who for a decade was state librarian of New Jersey.
November 11, 2013 |
BURLINGTON, Vt. - St. Joseph's won its season opener Saturday, earning a 74-64 road victory over Vermont. "I'm happy for the players," head coach Phil Martelli said. "I thought that all the hard work that they've done paid off. " After roaring out to a big lead, the Hawks had to hold on down the stretch. St. Joe's defense kept Vermont down in the final two minutes. The Hawks jumped out early and held a 43-26 lead at halftime. St. Joe's offense dominated the first 20 minutes and got off to a good start with back-to-back three-pointers from freshman forward DeAndré Bembry just over one minute in. Bembry hit a jumper at the buzzer to close out the half.
October 28, 2013 |
Forwards Taylor Holstrom and Tommy Olczyk scored in the first period to give the Penn State men's hockey team a 2-0 lead, but the Nittany Lions fell to Vermont, 5-2, in the Philadelphia College Hockey Faceoff at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday evening. With the loss, the Lions fell to 1-3-1, while the Catamounts improved to 1-1-1. Holstrom gave the Nittany Lions a 1-0 lead at 11 minutes, 56 seconds of the first period before Olczyk netted a shorthanded marker less than two minutes later.
September 9, 2013 |
My best gal pal Olivia and I had just arrived at our Vermont spa destination late one spring evening after a nine-hour drive from central Pennsylvania. I set up my laptop to check my e-mail and Olivia jumped on the queen-size bed and sprawled out on the starched white duvet cover. It was hard to believe that just three months earlier this delightful little Jack Russell terrier mix, whom I had adopted, had been sitting on death row in a Tennessee animal shelter. But here we were in the lap of luxury at the Essex Resort & Spa, ready to start our parent/puppy renewal weekend.
January 18, 2013 |
Penn State, competing in men's ice hockey at a major-college level for the first time in 66 years, makes its debut at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night against Vermont in the inaugural Philadelphia College Hockey Faceoff. Faceoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. The start time was pushed back one hour because of the Flyers' NHL season opener in the afternoon against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Nittany Lions (8-12-0), who last played Division I hockey in the 1946-47 season, are competing as an independent this season and will begin play in the Big Ten next season.
January 18, 2013 |
STATE COLLEGE - Nestled near the Lasch Football Building on the east side of Penn State's campus is the Greenberg Ice Pavilion, home to the men's hockey team. About a 2-minute walk away is the state-of-the-art, 200,000- square foot Pegula Ice Arena, currently under construction, where the Nittany Lions will play next season in their first year in the Big Ten. Formerly known as the Icers, the Lions are generating Frozen Four dreams in Happy Valley, which draws heavily from two hockey hotbed fan bases in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
January 5, 2013 |
A Philadelphia fugitive, awaiting trial on a charge of attempted murder and sought in a sexual assault, was captured Friday in Vermont, authorities said. Clifford Moore, 34, was arrested without incident while riding in a taxicab outside Burlington, where he had been staying at an apartment complex, said Jim Burke, supervisor of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force. An arrest warrant was issued for Moore in connection with a sexual assault in September, Burke said. Moore had been jailed pending a scheduled Oct. 29 attempted-murder trial, but too much time had elapsed since his 2010 arrest under state law requiring a prompt trial.
December 23, 2012 |
MANCHESTER, Vt. - Abe Lincoln was born in a log cabin, but his son built himself a mansion. Robert Todd Lincoln, the only child of the president to survive to adulthood, built the Georgian Revival home, called Hildene, as a seasonal dream home for his wife, Mary Harlan Lincoln, and their children. But Hildene is no dusty museum. Located on 412 acres (167 hectares) between two spectacular mountain ranges, the homestead offers a feeling of warmth, family, and hospitality along with the history lessons.