August 8, 2015
A story Friday on a development project in Wynnewood misidentified the real estate firm involved. The company is Kimco Realty.
July 28, 2015 |
Mary Ann Mellon Melchiorre, 79, of Ardmore, a mother, lawyer, and brokerage firm officer, died Thursday, July 16, of complications from dementia at Saunders House in Wynnewood. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of Lawrence J. and Kathryn Pizzagno Mellon. Ms. Melchiorre grew up in Colwyn and graduated from West Catholic High School. She went to work for the former Bell Telephone Co. of Pennsylvania, where she met Joseph Melchiorre. The two married and moved to Ardmore to raise a family.
July 1, 2015 |
Walking into CrossFit Main Line, the Ardmore outpost of the national gym franchise, there was an immediate boot-camp vibe. The decor - rough panels of wood boldly marked like cargo with the gym's logo, a suspended hand-pull apparatus flanked by an American flag - signaled an Olympian dedication to athletics. Beneath the apparatus, a small circle of participants, mostly middle-aged and male, was engrossed in executing leap-frog-like sets of burpees. Pump-up tunes - Macklemore's "Thrift Shop," DJ Snake and Lil Jon's "Turn Down for What" - played in the background.
June 28, 2015 |
Jen Cohen knew what she wanted: "a house with character. " She and husband Brett liked the family-friendly Wynnewood neighborhood they had lived in for six years, but their 1960s home was a hodgepodge of styles. They were ready for a change, but "there was nothing for sale," Jen says. Then, last year, she saw a Facebook posting by a former neighbor who had moved to Boston. She had been renting out her house and was ready to sell. The Cohens promptly purchased the charming 1928 stone Colonial.
June 13, 2015 |
Raymond P. Scott Jr., 87, of Gladwyne, retired owner and operator of the Scott Oldsmobile-Saab dealership in Wynnewood, died Sunday, June 7, of heart failure at home. Born in Ardmore, Mr. Scott graduated from Lower Merion High School in 1946. He graduated from Colgate University and then from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1951. A lifelong athlete, he was a standout football player at Lower Merion and a quarterback on the Colgate football team. Mr. Scott taught cryptography, the science of encoding data and messages, at Fort Gordon, Ga., during his Army service from 1951 to 1953.
June 11, 2015 |
As a convenience store owner in one of the area's most affluent suburbs, Tariq Mahmood is accustomed to meeting - not minting - millionaires. But his Sunoco APlus store in Wynnewood did just that Monday, selling a Pennsylvania Cash 5 ticket worth $1 million to a 31-year-old West Chester man. The busy store and gas station is on Lancaster Avenue in Lower Merion, the heart of the Main Line. Just as popular as its gas and soda, however, are its lottery machines; Monday's winner was a regular patron and his ticket the third big jackpot sold there in a year.
August 9, 2014 |
Richard H. Beltz, 92, of Wynnewood, a carpet manufacturer and decorated World War II veteran, died Friday, Aug. 1, of an artery ailment at his home. Mr. Beltz worked with his father, Clarence, in the family's carpet manufacturing business, Beltz & Son, in Philadelphia. Later, he and his son, Rick, operated the business until it was sold a decade ago. Mr. Beltz retired in 1983. The role that Mr. Beltz most valued was being a provider for his family. "His family's well-being was always of utmost important," his relatives said in a tribute.
July 10, 2014 |
A Delaware County emergency-room pediatrician has been convicted of criminal attempted murder for shooting and wounding her former companion in the presence of their children during a child-custody exchange. Lauren Patricia Daly, 43, of Middletown Township, Delaware County, who was found guilty Monday night after a two-week trial, is to be sentenced in September. In May 2013, Daly fired shots through the windshield of a car, hitting Margaret Grover, 50, of Wynnewood. The couple's 11-year-old son, who was in the front seat, ducked to avoid injury.
July 8, 2014 |
Marvin Kauffman, 88, an accountant, educator, and former Wynnewood resident, died Tuesday, July 1, of complications from a stroke at Beth Israel Hospital, Boston. Mr. Kauffman was born in South Philadelphia, the son of a first-generation immigrant father from Kiev, and a mother who was a citizen. "Ducky," as he was called, excelled at high school football, baseball, and sprinting. After graduating from Southern Philadelphia High School, he enlisted in the Army and served in the European Theater.
June 16, 2014 |
You no longer have to be a man or woman of the cloth to live at the Palmer. The Depression-era structures that housed the classrooms and dormitories of the former Palmer Theological Seminary at City and Lancaster Avenues in Wynnewood are being updated into modern yet historically accurate apartments that will be available for rent by December. Redevelopment of the eight-acre property is a $35 million adaptive reuse of the hotel-turned-seminary. The space is being renovated into mostly one- and two-bedroom units, with rents that will range from $1,650 to $2,300 a month.