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May 26, 2011 | By Jeremy Roebuck and Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writers
State police are investigating how more than two dozen Methacton Area High School students showed up at their senior prom Saturday so drunk that they had to be sent home. Officials of the Montgomery County school booted as many as 32 students who arrived intoxicated to the event at the Valley Forge Convention Center. Some were so inebriated they allegedly could not stand, investigators said. Investigators from the Skippack state police barracks took on the case after reports emerged that many of the students involved had arrived at the dance on the same rented bus and had attended a pre-prom party in Worcester Township, about 10 miles away.
NEWS
April 4, 1996 | For The Inquirer / JIM ROESE
Yesterday's mild weather prompted Faustino Ferretiz, a stable hand at Our Farm, in Worcester Township, to take his thoroughbred, Bert's Best, for a swim. Spring breezes are expected to continue.
NEWS
March 31, 2001 | By Richard V. Sabatini and Jacob Quinn Sanders INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Edward Welch Jr., 22, of Worcester Township, Montgomery County, was charged yesterday with kidnapping, unlawful restraint and aggravated assault after, authorities said, he threatened his girlfriend at knifepoint and dragged her screaming from her home. Police said they searched for the two for more than 10 hours. At 11:30 a.m., Welch returned with the woman to her residence in Worcester Township, where she prepared to go to classes at Montgomery County Community College and her job as a nanny, police said.
NEWS
June 24, 1993 | By Diane Struzzi, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The long debate over how to handle an expected enrollment increase in the Methacton School District concluded Tuesday night when the school board decided to reopen Worcester Elementary School in 1995. By a 5-4 vote, board members approved reopening the school, in Worcester Township, and spending about $4.4 million to refurbish it. The other option was to reopen Audubon Elementary School in Lower Providence Township at a renovation cost of $2.4 million. The school district consists of the two townships.
NEWS
July 19, 2015 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
The phone calls started pouring in to the Whitpain Township offices in the fall. Developers were on the line, wondering how many homes they could build at the site of the Meadowlands Country Club. Inquiries from developers are typical, said Township Manager Roman Pronczak. But these calls were disconcerting. The 128-acre property in the heart of Blue Bell is a golf course and a valuable piece of open space. "Golf courses are starting to be called the last frontier of open-space preservation in suburban communities," said Fred Conner, chairman of the Whitpain Board of Supervisors.
NEWS
April 13, 1998 | By Laura Barnhardt, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Two women died in a head-on collision late Saturday night on Route 363 in Worcester Township. Both Monika Frieda Rakowski, 57, of Plymouth Meeting, and Abbe Hines, 45, of Harleysville, were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. According to state police, Hines was traveling north on Route 363 (Valley Forge Road) in a Ford Escort station wagon, which was struck by a southbound Dodge Diplomat sedan driven by Rakowski. Police are still investigating why Rakowski's vehicle was in the northbound lane.
NEWS
October 31, 1998 | By Matt Stearns, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
A private company has agreed to purchase part of a Superfund site in Worcester Township to serve as its new corporate headquarters, and, as part of the deal, Montgomery County officials will forgive nearly half the back taxes owed on the property. Techni-Tool Inc., a tool distributor, will pay $250,000 of the 26-acre property's $437,978 tax bill, county treasurer Jay R. Moyer announced yesterday. The tract, at 1547 N. Trooper Rd., is part of the North Penn Area 12 Superfund site.
NEWS
February 16, 2000 | By Herb Drill, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Mary E. Dudley Waltrich, 84, who was active in organizations and activities associated with her church and the arts, died Friday in the nursing unit at the Meadowood retirement community. She had been a resident since 1992 and had been in failing health. Born in Philadelphia, Mrs. Waltrich graduated from the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur there and earned a bachelor's degree from Rosemont College in 1938. At Rosemont, she was a member of the drama club. After graduation, she assisted her father, Ambrose F. Dudley, in his Philadelphia wallpaper business.
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REAL_ESTATE
December 14, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. They call it Wor-ces-ter . "Not Wooster, that is in Massachusetts," says Gary Segal of Keller Williams Real Estate in Blue Bell, who sells a lot of real estate in this township at the geographic center of Montgomery County. You'll find the exact center at Routes 363 and 73, he says, in what is known, aptly, as Center Point. "Worcester is awesome," says Diane Williams, an agent with Weichert Realtors in Blue Bell who is working on a listing there.
NEWS
July 19, 2015 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
The phone calls started pouring in to the Whitpain Township offices in the fall. Developers were on the line, wondering how many homes they could build at the site of the Meadowlands Country Club. Inquiries from developers are typical, said Township Manager Roman Pronczak. But these calls were disconcerting. The 128-acre property in the heart of Blue Bell is a golf course and a valuable piece of open space. "Golf courses are starting to be called the last frontier of open-space preservation in suburban communities," said Fred Conner, chairman of the Whitpain Board of Supervisors.
NEWS
February 24, 2014 | By Art Carey, For The Inquirer
Bob Marshall learned the value of hard work at an early age. By age 12, he was working at part-time jobs to help his single mother raise her five children. "Near poverty level" is how he recalls the family circumstances. Through hard work, Marshall excelled in the classroom and on the playing field. In 1957, at 158 pounds, he was starting offensive guard for the Roxborough High School football team that won the Public League Championship. A year later, as a halfback, he scored 10 touchdowns in six games.
NEWS
January 24, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Marjorie Fletcher Thomson Bowden, 88, of Villanova and Mantoloking, N.J., an amateur historian and descendant of a noted 19th-century silversmith, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, of cancer at Meadowood Retirement Community in Worcester Township. Mrs. Bowden assisted with research on a number of projects, including a history of Radnor Township, A Rare and Pleasing Thing by Katherine Cummin, and a book on the family history of her ancestor Jan Luyken, a Quaker who settled in Germantown in 1683.
NEWS
November 11, 2011 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dr. R. Robert Tyson, 92, chief of surgery at Temple University Hospital from 1973 to 1983, died Sunday, Nov. 6, at his home in Meadowood, a retirement community in Worcester Township, Montgomery County. He was president of the Philadelphia County Medical Society in 1972-73, president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society in 1986-87, and board chair of Pennsylvania Blue Shield from 1988 to 1992. Dr. Tyson graduated from William Penn Charter School in 1938. He earned a bachelor's degree at Dartmouth College in 1942 and a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1944.
NEWS
May 26, 2011 | By Jeremy Roebuck and Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writers
State police are investigating how more than two dozen Methacton Area High School students showed up at their senior prom Saturday so drunk that they had to be sent home. Officials of the Montgomery County school booted as many as 32 students who arrived intoxicated to the event at the Valley Forge Convention Center. Some were so inebriated they allegedly could not stand, investigators said. Investigators from the Skippack state police barracks took on the case after reports emerged that many of the students involved had arrived at the dance on the same rented bus and had attended a pre-prom party in Worcester Township, about 10 miles away.
NEWS
September 8, 2010
Andrew Cunningham, 80, a former high school coach, died of complications from Lou Gehrig's disease Saturday, Sept. 4, at his home in Whitpain Township, Montgomery County. From the 1950s into the 1990s, Mr. Cunningham coached football, basketball, and golf at Upper Dublin High School, where he was a physical education teacher, said his wife, Miriam. Born in Glenside, Mr. Cunningham graduated from Abington High School in 1948 and earned a bachelor's degree in education at what is now West Chester University.
NEWS
December 31, 2009 | By Bonnie L. Cook INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Facing what one official termed "a deep financial hole," the Variety Club of Philadelphia abruptly took steps this week to cut programs so that it can reopen its famous Sunshine Camp in June. Tomorrow through May 31, all programming at the club's camp property on Potshop Road in Worcester Township, Montgomery County, is canceled, the nonprofit announced in a letter to parents. The move affects 223 disabled children who attend weekend and after-school sessions to swim, cook, do crafts, learn scuba diving, socialize, canoe, dance, and play sports.
SPORTS
May 7, 2008 | By Rick O'Brien INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
More important than keeping Malvern Prep from clinching at least a share of the Inter-Academic League baseball championship, Colin Kish said he and his Germantown Academy teammates were out to avenge last month's 10-5 loss to the Friars. In that first meeting, the host Patriots let a 5-0 advantage slip away. "That was the biggest incentive, getting even from that game," Kish said. Yesterday, Kish's pitching and hitting paved the way for GA's 4-2 road victory over Malvern. In six innings of work, Kish yielded five hits and struck out seven while earning the victory.
NEWS
July 4, 2006 | By Bonnie L. Cook INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Stephen A. Lehr, 19, a college student from Meadowbrook who fought a lifelong battle with muscular dystrophy, died Sunday at Shore Memorial Hospital in Atlantic County. Mr. Lehr collapsed while having dinner with friends and relatives at an eatery in Margate and was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead four hours later. He was one day shy of his 20th birthday. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Lehr graduated with honors from Abington High School in 2005. He received a special award for academic excellence in the face of adversity.
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