March 19, 2016 |
Helen Felsenthal, 81, of Merion, an educator and two-time breast cancer survivor honored for her volunteer work with other mastectomy patients, died Friday, March 4, of Alzheimer's disease at her second home in Bradley Beach, N.J. A resident of Philadelphia since 1973, Dr. Felsenthal taught at every level - from elementary school to graduate education at the University of Pennsylvania, said her husband, Norman. Born and reared in Pittsburgh, she was the seventh of eight children and the only one to pursue higher education.
August 12, 2015 |
Dennis J. Sharkey, 80, of Narberth, who as the longtime Republican mayor pushed for the borough's downtown revitalization, died Thursday, Aug. 6, of a heart attack at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood. As a born-and-bred product of the Main Line, Mr. Sharkey never strayed far from the half-mile-square borough. He lived there; was elected mayor five times, starting in the 1980s; and was the driving force behind the Downtown Revitalization Committee. The group of business owners and citizens allied with the Borough Council persuaded the Montgomery County commissioners to help fund an upgrade of the commercial district, said Borough Manager William J. Martin.
May 25, 2015 |
Hello there Liz met her friend Shannon through their volunteer work with Back on My Feet - they were leaders of a group who jogged with men living in a Fairmount homeless shelter. Then Shannon persuaded Liz to do more running with Kickadelphia, a Philadelphia Sport and Social Club kickball team. Kickadelphia team organizer Joe posted lots of photos on Facebook, where Joe's best friend, Bryan, saw one of Liz in August 2011. Bryan asked about her. Joe asked him to return to the team - he'd been on hiatus to play company softball.
February 26, 2015 |
Bernard Borine, 92, a Cheltenham Township commissioner and a fund-raiser for Jewish causes, died of heart failure Monday, Feb. 23, at his home in Cheltenham. Mr. Borine was the owner of Capital Brokerage Co., a food brokerage in Philadelphia. He retired in 1988, leaving the business to his son. He was most widely known, however, for the volunteer work he did over the years on behalf of Jewish agencies and causes at the local and national levels. Mr. Borine served as a campaign chairman for the Philadelphia Allied Jewish Appeal and as an officer of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.
November 2, 2014 |
Hello there Between affixing wristbands to WXPN members at the July 2007 XPoNential Music Festival, Wendy and Geoff kept noticing each other. Once the day's volunteer duties were done, Wendy joined her girlfriends. But two hours later came a tap on her shoulder. "Would you like to join me on my blanket?" Geoff asked. Her friends understood her decision to leave them. A few hours of listening and dancing later, Geoff put his arm around Wendy. It made her extremely curious.
April 20, 2014 |
In addition to baseball, soccer was a mainstay pursuit for the Born twins, Andrew and Steve, in their younger years. With encouragement from friends and clearance from their parents, the tight-knit duo decided to leave their comfort zone and give football a shot as freshmen at Conestoga. Andrew Born's stint as a linebacker lasted all of two games, cut short by a torn meniscus. Steve Born, a wide receiver, completed the season but agreed with his brother that they should focus on their true love.
January 23, 2014 |
Over the weekend, they put up posters in Audubon, Collingswood, Haddon Heights, and Mount Ephraim. And on Monday, they were busy in Oaklyn, Haddon Township, Bellmawr, and Runnemede. Pastor Randy Van Osten and members of his youth group at Oaklyn Baptist Church have joined scores of volunteers across the state who have placed tens of thousands of signs in businesses over the last two weeks to alert the public to human trafficking. Now, their work is bearing fruit. Tips have poured into the help hotline - 855-END-NJ-HT - as state law enforcement officials prepare for the expected trafficking increase ahead of the Feb. 2 Super Bowl at the Meadowlands.
August 20, 2013 |
The city doesn't call Spring Garden Apartments a housing project, but the people who live there behind barred doors do. Just a block or so away, developers continue to pour money into apartments and restaurants created for young people of means in Northern Liberties. But in the adjacent neighborhood called Penn Town, populated by young people of no means at all, those dimes and dollars never seem to materialize. Adam Bruckner doesn't concern himself with the haves next door, though.
July 11, 2013 |
IN LOGAN SQUARE, across from the Family Court building, at 18th and Vine streets, nearly 100 people clutched empty Styrofoam takeout boxes while waiting in line for volunteers to serve them meatballs, fruit, chips and water. Some used the boxes to fan themselves in the hot morning sun. Craig Stroman sees a variation of this scene every Saturday morning. He started We Feed the Homeless Philly three years ago after a powerful epiphany during a morning commute. Since then, he has managed to cement a large volunteer base and some big-name support, despite official opposition to his and other groups' outdoor feeding programs.
May 5, 2013 |
Doris Goodfriend Frankel, 92, of Jenkintown, a former teacher and longtime volunteer for the Philadelphia Orchestra, died Sunday, April 21, of congestive heart failure at home. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Mrs. Frankel taught second grade at Illman-Carter School, a demonstration program run by the University of Pennsylvania. The school was in the 4000 block of Pine Street in West Philadelphia. Though it came later in life, Mrs. Frankel found real meaning in volunteer work, said her son, Robert P. Jr. Following the example of her father-in-law, Bernard L. Frankel, who was on the Philadelphia Orchestra board of directors in the 1960s, Mrs. Frankel gave of her time and energy on the orchestra's behalf.