January 14, 2015 |
The Philadelphia Cricket Club, which carried out a successful restoration of its storied Wissahickon course last winter, has been chosen to host the 2020 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship, the U.S. Golf Association will announce Tuesday. Cricket Club president Michael Vergare said Monday that officials were excited about the reviews last summer for the newly restored Wissahickon course, which was designed by famed architect A.W. Tillinghast and originally opened for play in 1922.
December 28, 2014
BASKETBALL VARSITY CLUB HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT Garnet Valley 46, Academy Park 23: Macy Goldbach scored 10 points to go along with five rebounds, four steals, and one assist for the host Jaguars. West Chester Henderson 51, Archmere 46: Jenna Maratea netted 17 points. Emma Bertrando added 11 points. TROJAN HOLIDAY CLASSIC Perkiomen Valley 47, Souderton 35: K.T. Armstrong and Megan Jonassen each scored 19 points to lead the Vikings at Wissahickon. Truman 49, Wissahickon 46: Darnella McMillan netted 11 points, including nine in the fourth quarter, to lead the Tigers.
November 5, 2014 |
A smile lit up Ryan Hemsley's face. But his right knee was bleeding. "A souvenir," the senior goalkeeper for Archbishop Wood remarked as he tried to wash it off by splashing water on it. "A souvenir. " Hemsley wasn't exactly sure when his knee started bleeding from hitting the turf at Northeast High School on Tuesday night. Neither did he care. No matter what time appeared on the scoreboard when he suffered the cut, the result of the game was still the same. Hemsley and the Vikings moved on in the PIAA Class AAA tournament by defeating Wissahickon, 3-3 (3-2 in penalty kicks)
October 19, 2014
SOCCER CATHOLIC LEAGUE PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND Archbishop Carroll 2, Conwell-Egan 1: Matteo Gallieti saved the Patriots, knocking in Reggie Lloyd's second-half free kick to end the stalemate. PUBLIC LEAGUE FIRST ROUND Philadelphia Academy Charter 8, MaST Charter 0: Tre Greenwood and Chris Schlegel each had a hat trick for the fourth-seeded Chargers. Stefan Koprobika and Blake McGeehan had the other goals. INTER-AC LEAGUE Episcopal Academy 1, Germantown Academy 1 (2OT)
September 22, 2014 |
THE ANCIENT STONE mansion, high on a hill along Ridge Avenue in Wissahickon, began life as the Northern Home for Friendless Children. But as the public can see at today's open house, the re-christened Northern Children's Services is a modern residential godsend for homeless teenage mothers and their kids. Its parklike campus on Ridge Avenue near Lauriston Street - open to the public today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - houses a Sesame Street-themed day-care center for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. The day care serves residents who live on campus as well as families in Wissahickon, Roxborough, Manayunk, East Falls and other neighboring communities.
September 19, 2014 |
Entering a Wednesday matchup against Girls High, Masterman's Kat Bezhani was one goal shy of tying the school record for career goals in girls' soccer. By game's end, she stood alone as the Blue Dragons' leading scorer. In Masterman's 5-1 victory over visiting Girls High, she tied the record with her first goal early in the game and then, with 12 minutes left in the first half, she drilled the ball into the net from 20 yards. That broke the record set by Nicole Bracciale in 2009.
August 19, 2014 |
"Days since last rainfall?" "Well, yesterday we got a little bit. " "Water clarity?" "Looks pretty clear to me. " "All righty. Stream bed color?" "Brown," Doug McClure pauses, staring at the mud, "with green highlights. " "Odor?" Wendy McClure doesn't wait for her husband's answer. She spreads her arms wide and raises her nose to the sky: "Doesn't smell like much of anything. Just a creek. " The North Wales couple were on their first official field survey Wednesday as "Creek Watchers" - a group of 60 amateur scientists collecting water-quality data for the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association.
June 20, 2014 |
AN EAST Germantown woman probably won't be sleeping tight any time soon, to hear her tell it. Sabrina Hammond, who lives on Nedro Avenue near 19th Street, filed a civil suit Monday in Common Pleas Court, claiming she was "aggressively attacked and bitten" by bedbugs at a Wissahickon movie theater last September. In the suit, Hammond says the bugs bit her on the buttocks and legs while she was watching a movie at the United Artists Theater on Main Street near Ridge Avenue. The bites caused a "severe shock to the nerves and nervous system" that has prevented her from completing her "daily duties," leaving her with "great financial damage and loss," according to the complaint filed in the case.
June 6, 2014 |
William Cain could only look longingly out the window of his Willow Grove home. After brain surgery in January to remove a large blood clot, the 62-year-old band director was resigned to a two-month home recovery. During that time, he could not drive; help his wife, Debbie, shovel snow; or - most important for the enthusiastic musician - teach at Wissahickon Middle School. Five months later, as an elated Cain accepted the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Ovation Award, he thought back to those two empty months, in disbelief at how far he had come.
May 31, 2014 |
Architect Alfred Dragani and his wife, Concetta, an art historian, were at a Chestnut Hill dinner party six years ago when they learned that the house next door was for sale - and their ears perked up. The house, designed in 1957 in two glassy pavilions by Swiss architect Oskar Stonerov, was a rare gem - a modern house on a street dominated by modern architecture in the middle of Victorian Chestnut Hill. A devotee of the International Style of architecture, Stonerov advocated clean, sparse designs and community connections as espoused by the writings of French architect Le Corbusier - whom Alfred Dragani had admired since being a graduate architecture student at the University of Pennsylvania in the late 1990s.