March 20, 2016 |
Charles S. Hough, 89, of Whitemarsh Township, an architect in Philadelphia for 45 years, died Wednesday, March 9, of complications from leukemia at Foulkeways in Gwynedd. Mr. Hough came from a family with a long-standing interest in architecture. His father, William J.H. Hough, was founder of the well-known Center City architectural firm of Harbeson, Hough, Livingston & Larson, now called H2L2. Mr. Hough had a fraternal twin brother, William J.H. Hough Jr., who was a partner in his father's firm.
November 8, 2015 |
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. Nothing can compare to a hike on a warm autumn day in Fort Washington State Park. Just you, 483 acres of woods, marsh, Wissahickon Creek, and an occasional flock of bird-watchers, binoculars trained on the tree tops of a nearby hill. This is Whitemarsh Township, over the city line from Chestnut Hill and Andorra, and still, after more than three centuries, one of the most desirable addresses in Montgomery County.
October 28, 2012
A 71-year-old woman was found dead and her husband injured after a fire consumed a home in the Conshohocken section of Whitemarsh Township on Saturday afternoon. Police and fire officials responded around 3:30 p.m. to a fire that had engulfed the entire house in the 300 block of Roberts Avenue. They found James Conicello, 70, in the rear of the home with burn injuries. He was transported to Bryn Mawr Hospital for treatment. Firefighters from four companies later found the body of his wife, Barbara Conicello, in a ground floor bedroom.
May 22, 2012 |
Over a decade of multi-million-dollar philanthropy, Nicholas and Athena Karabots of Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County, have channeled much of their largesse to major urban institutions the likes of the Franklin Institute, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and the Museum of Art. But no project has gotten the kind of hands-on attention the two have lavished on a tiny, little-known library in Lafayette Hill, less than four miles from home....
November 7, 2011
COUNTY COMMISSIONER races highlight the ballots in Philadelphia's suburbs. MONTGOMERY COUNTY: The most high-profile of the county races, incumbent Republican Bruce Castor and running-mate Jenny Brown (a Lower Merion commissioner) face Democrats Josh Shapiro (a state representative from Abington) and Leslie Richards (a Whitemarsh Township supervisor). BUCKS COUNTY: Commission Chairman Charles Martin and Commissioner Rob Loughery, both Republicans, square off against Commissioner Diane Ellis-Marseglia and Doylestown Councilman Det Ansinn, a newcomer.
September 14, 2009 |
Mosquito spraying is set for this evening in Whitemarsh Township and Conshohocken, the state Department of Environmental Protection said. The rain date is tomorrow. Mosquitoes in samples taken by local officials and the DEP in these areas have tested positive for the West Nile virus, the DEP said. Residential and recreational areas bordered by Ridge Pike, Joshua Road, Cedar Grove Road, and Butler Pike will be sprayed with truck-mounted equipment.
July 7, 2009 |
After nearly a decade of controversy, a 54-acre piece of a massive Whitemarsh Township quarry could soon sprout an office park, even though the owner and local residents would rather see something less-intrusive built. "We have no other choice," said Jim Garrity, attorney for Highway Materials Inc., which owns the quarry site. The apparent end of a long legal battle has cleared a path for the company to build 500,000 square feet of offices on a formerly quarried tract of its 300-acre site.
June 14, 2009 |
A sudden onslaught of rain closed roads and stranded cars in parts of Montgomery and Bucks Counties yesterday, surprising even veteran weather-watchers with its fury at one point. Police and fire officials were busy in Whitemarsh Township and Upper Dublin in the Fort Washington area, setting up barriers and rescuing at least one motorist who tried to plow through the water. The Holiday Inn in Fort Washington was evacuated as a precaution until 6 p.m., said Sara J. Erlbaum, chair of the Board of Supervisors in Whitemarsh Township, which has more than its share of flood-prone creeks.
November 18, 2008 |
Thomas T. Fleming, 81, a cofounder of the Horsham Clinic, died after heart surgery Nov. 9 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He lived at the Hill at Whitemarsh, a retirement community in Montgomery County. A 1944 graduate of Penn Charter School, he earned a bachelor's degree from Haverford College in 1949. He was a Navy storekeeper from January 1945 until August 1946.. In 1950, Mr. Fleming became assistant to the president of Frank Samuels & Co., a Philadelphia importer of minerals and metals, according to a son, John.
May 21, 2008 |
A former Montgomery County high school swim coach was arrested yesterday for soliciting sex for money from a 15-year-old female student. Michael Dolan, 29, of Ambler, who worked at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, has been charged with criminal solicitation to commit involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, and related offenses, said Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman. "He will not be coaching again at Plymouth Whitemarsh or any other school in the area," said Ferman.