CollectionsVillas
IN THE NEWS

Villas

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
December 3, 1989 | By Donald D. Groff, Special to The Inquirer
To celebrate our 25th anniversary, my husband and I would like to rent a villa in the Caribbean or Mexico. How can we get information on a reasonably priced place? - B.S., Lansdale. Jamaica is a hot spot for such villas, and two companies that arrange for them are Villa Leisure International and Villas and Apartments Abroad, both with offices in New York. Villa Leisure's properties include homes in Jamaica as well as Barbados, St. Martin, Antigua, Mustique and Mexico. For brochures, call 800-526-4244 or write the company at 152 Madison Ave., New York, N.Y. 10016.
NEWS
January 17, 1994 | By Dominic Sama, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
If you're planning a trip to Europe, renting an apartment or a villa could be cheaper than staying in a hotel, according to Christina "Kit" Burns, president of Doorways Ltd. of Bryn Mawr, which arranges rentals and tour trips. "It's a wonderful way for a family to travel abroad," Burns said. "People can experience the country, shop in the markets for your food, do your own cooking, leave your suitcase in the apartment and feel like you are living there. " Burns said, for one-week visits, rentals ranged from $20 to $60 per person per day for apartments and from $50 to $80 per person per day for villas.
REAL_ESTATE
November 8, 1998 | By Don Beideman, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The Villas at Golf View, Springfield Township, Delaware County Frank McKee Sr. began to build apartment complexes designed for mature adults in Upper Darby, Delaware County, in the mid-1960s. In the 1970s, the McKee Group began construction on its first active-adult community, the Village of Neshaminy Falls, in Montgomery Township, Montgomery County. That was followed by other age-restricted communities, including Fox Hill Farm, a 156-acre development in Concord Township, Delaware County.
REAL_ESTATE
April 5, 1998 | By Don Beideman, FOR THE INQUIRER
Villas at French Creek, East Pikeland Township, Chester County Pat and Frank Horne had lived in an apartment in West Philadelphia for eight years when they began to think about retirement. Places such as Florida and North Carolina came to mind. Oh, they looked at Pennsylvania, knowing it had a sizable retired population, but they couldn't find anything close enough - until they found Villas at French Creek. The Villas is a 76-unit, single-floor condominium development on 21.5 acres in the community of Kimberton, in Chester County's East Pikeland Township.
NEWS
June 18, 1988 | By John Way Jennings, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 19-year-old gardener was arrested yesterday and charged with the strangulation of an 80-year-old Cape May County woman who had employed him. Frederick Reighn, of Evergreen Avenue, in the Villas section of Lower Township, was arrested at his home by police and investigators from the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office. He was also charged with aggravated sexual assault, robbery and arson. Reighn was arraigned in Cape May County Superior Court yesterday and was ordered held in lieu of $500,000 bail pending grand jury action in the death of Anna M. Steer of Magnolia Road, in the Villas.
NEWS
May 18, 1993 | By Thomas J. Brady, with reports from Inquirer wire services
SODA FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH HAS 'EM IN ELIXIR HEAVEN A bunch of real jerks got together over the weekend. Actually, they're soda jerks and they were drawn to a reunion in Grand Island, Neb., by memories of swivel stools, fizzy drinks and creamy confections. Old-fashioned handmade soft drinks, mixed malts and ice cream sodas were the order of the day at Sunday's reunion at Ben's Rexall Drug Store. About 300 people attended. In the days before fast-food chains, drugstore soda fountains were prime teenage hangouts in nearly every American town.
REAL_ESTATE
August 4, 2014 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
Not everyone has a million dollars to buy a fabulous house down the Shore. But don't despair - there's still a sandy place for the rest of us. Just ask Joe and Jane Santo, who last year purchased a $132,000 second home in the Villas, Cape May County. In a decade or so, they may move there full time and make the house their retirement retreat. It helps that it's situated on Spruce Avenue, on the bay side and three blocks from the beach. These days, forecasts of rising sea levels, in addition to the higher prices, taxes, and maintenance costs, are making oceanfront Shore properties less a draw than they might once have been.
NEWS
August 12, 2010 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
All day Wednesday, customers coming into Ben Budd's bait-and-tackle shop in Cape May County marveled at the thousands of dead menhaden they had seen along the Delaware Bay shoreline. By late afternoon, the state Department of Environmental Protection had announced that it was investigating what it termed a "major" washup of dead fish. Officials reported that the swath of dead menhaden - a small bait fish also known as peanut bunker - extended along seven to eight miles of shoreline from Kimbles Beach in Middle Township south to Villas in Lower Township, including an area known as Pierces Point.
NEWS
September 4, 2007 | By Kristin E. Holmes INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A mystery like this hasn't gripped Cape May County since, well, the last time a lottery ticket worth millions was sold around here. Five months ago. Then, Harold and Elaine Messner of Cape May County waited nearly two weeks to claim a prize of $166,557,083 - a mere $88 million after taxes. This time, the mystery has lasted at least four days. But, according to locals, there are possible clues about the winner. A name: John. A passion: fishing. A place: Blitz's Market in the town of Villas, where the winning ticket was sold.
NEWS
September 10, 1989 | By Victoria Donohoe, Inquirer Art Critic
Roger W. Moss remembers a friendly argument among a group of Americans he was leading on a tour of Vienna's Schonbrunn summer palace. "Why are there no country houses in America?" one of the visitors asked. Oh, but there are, Moss remembers thinking. Moss suddenly realized a book was needed to take a broad look at the subject from the 17th to 20th century. Three years ago, he started writing it evenings and weekends on his word processor. The task completed, he delivered the manuscript to his New York publisher, Henry Holt, last week and now is selecting photographs to illustrate the text.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
July 16, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
IF YOU GAVE John Zurzola a choice between dining at a fancy restaurant or at home over a steaming plate of his wife's spaghetti, there was no choice. Spaghetti won every time. Which might have seemed surprising, because his wife, the former Doris Walsh, was a little Irish lady from West Philly. But she was a quick learner and her husband's family taught her how to cook Italian style. What did she put in that spaghetti gravy that made her husband prefer it to more-sophisticated fare?
NEWS
May 30, 2015 | By Matt Hoffman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Claire Emplit got a haircut. The Villa Maria softball coach promised her team that it could cut off her braids if it won a district crown. After a 1-0 win over top-seeded Chichester in the District 1 Class AAA final Thursday at Strath Haven, the Hurricanes grabbed the scissors. "They did what they had to do," Emplit said. "They've been waiting all season to cut off my braid, and it feels amazing. " Junior Maddie Abbot struck out seven and walked none in a three-hitter to lead No. 3 Villa Maria (16-6)
NEWS
May 28, 2015 | Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
"We're going to states," Hannah Chambers yelled as she charged the infield to celebrate with her teammates. For the Villa Maria senior, the celebration Tuesday was a long time coming. She arrived the same year Claire Emplit took over as coach, and Chambers said that the softball program at that point was "kind of nothing. " So, together Emplit and the Hurricanes set out on a journey. First, the goal was to qualify for districts. They did that in Chambers' sophomore year. This season, the Hurricanes captured a Catholic Academies title - the first time a team other than Nazareth has done so in 11 seasons.
NEWS
May 24, 2015 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
Maddie Abbot picked a good time to pitch the best game of her career. The Villa Maria junior struck out 10 in her first career perfect game, a 3-0 win over visiting Marple Newtown, the 11th seed, in the District 1 Class AAA Quarterfinals. "This was amazing," Villa Maria coach Claire Emplit said. "She could not be any more excited ... Playing against these teams of this caliber, you don't expect it. " With her first strikeout on the day, Abbot reached 200 strikeouts on the season.
SPORTS
April 4, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Maddie Abbot has retired 42 batters this season. And 31 of them walked away without even putting a ball into play. The Villa Maria junior with the infamous rise ball struck out 16 on Thursday, and tossed her second consecutive shutout, as the visiting Hurricanes topped Phoenixville, 2-0, in a nonleague softball game. Briana Wright went 3 for 4 with a solo home run to boost the Hurricanes. Abbot also struck out 15 Monday in Villa Maria's season-opening win over Merion Mercy.
SPORTS
March 14, 2015 | The Inquirer Staff
Villa Maria's swim team got one for the thumb on Thursday. The Hurricanes dominated the PIAA Class AA girls' swimming and diving championships, capturing their fifth consecutive title with 267 points at Bucknell University. Villa Maria's 400-yard freestyle relay team (Olivia Giampietro, Julie Dobson, Emily Cornell, Maura McManus) finished first in 3 minutes, 28.99 seconds, less than a second in front of Gwynedd Mercy (3:29.70). Gwynedd Mercy finished second overall with 155 points, thanks in part to Allie Szekely's victory in the 100 backstroke (54.02)
SPORTS
March 13, 2015 | The Inquirer Staff
Villa Maria Academy took charge during the first day of the PIAA Class AA Swimming and Diving Championships Wednesday at Bucknell University. The Hurricanes' 200-yard medley (Emily Cornell, Katelyn Chick, Olivia Giampietro, Julie Dobson) and 200 freestyle relay (Maura McManus, Giampietro, Cornell, Dobson) finished first as the team accumulated 153 points. Second-place Fairview has 77. Villa Joseph Marie senior Alexa Fabbri placed first in the girls' 100 butterfly with a time of 55.04 seconds.
NEWS
February 8, 2015
BASKETBALL CATHOLIC ACADEMIES Mount St. Joseph 40, Villa Maria 30: Caitlyn Cunningham scored 12 points and had six rebounds, and the visitors shot 9 for 10 from the line in the to seal it. Libby Tacka added 10 points, and Mary Kate Ulasewicz had eight, including going 5 for 6 from the line in the final period. CATHOLIC LEAGUE Bonner-Prendergast 56, Archbishop Ryan 46: Alyssa Monaghan sank five three-pointers en route to 26 points to power the hosts. She also had three assists and two steals.
SPORTS
December 29, 2014 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Kathy McCartney sat down on her chair at the beginning of Saturday's third quarter, looked up at the scoreboard, and said to no one in particular: "I'm exhausted. " Villa Maria's longtime girls' basketball coach had spent the first half of her team's 33-24 win over Conestoga wildly gesticulating, shouting out orders, and loudly clapping. But the Hurricanes still had some basketball left to play at West Chester University, so McCartney sprang back up to her feet. Impassioned coaching is nothing new to McCartney, who is in her 29th season at the helm.
SPORTS
November 23, 2014 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
FORWARD / PLAYER OF YEAR Murphy Agnew VILLA JOSEPH MARIE The sophomore is a hard one to catch. Just ask the dozens of defenders who tried to stop the speedy forward this season. A playmaker who has great field vision, a terrific shot, and a knack for distributing, Agnew really made her mark for the Jems this year. She netted 36 goals and added 16 assists, earning her the most valuable player award in the Catholic Academies league. Her dynamic presence up top and ability to be dangerous with the ball at her feet anywhere on the field was vital as she helped Villa Joe capture a fourth straight District 1 Class AA championship, win 22 games, and capture the PIAA Class AA state title.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|