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June 24, 1986
I can agree with the June 17 Letter to the Editor by Harold Riloff of Wynnewood to legalize prostitution under one condition. It is: The city must bus all the prostitutes from my Center City neighborhood to the streets of Wynnewood. Then maybe Mr. Riloff and his neighbors can witness firsthand why many people still consider street-walking prostitution and the crime it breeds a disgrace. I hope the experience would change his mind. Chris Israel Philadelphia.
NEWS
January 28, 2000 | By Kay Raftery, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El, Remington Road and Lancaster Avenue, Wynnewood, will host a Torathon, a series of classes on various Jewish subjects, from 7 to 11 p.m. tomorrow. Participants may choose three one-hour sessions from topics covering Jewish religion, culture, politics and contemporary issues. There will be about 20 presenters, including Rabbi Neil Cooper; Adena Potok, educator and writer; and Paul Wolpe, a fellow of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania.
NEWS
June 12, 1998 | By Kay Raftery, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The 1998 Catholic Revival Conference will be held beginning with a Mass at 6 p.m. June 21. It continues at 7 p.m. June 22 through 25 at Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 230 Haverford Rd., Wynnewood. Services at 10 a.m. will also be held on June 23, 24 and 25. The revival celebrates the Holy Spirit with a series of special services and prayers. The conference will be led by Msgr. Vincent M. Walsh. Speakers include the Rev. Thomas Di Lorenzo and Ruth Ward Heflin, author of Glory and Revival Glory.
NEWS
November 9, 1993 | By Bill Frischling, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Benjamin F. Schireson's two sons used to look with curiosity at pictures of their father holding a dying man in the trenches of France. Their father, born in 1903, would have been too young to serve in World War I. Those pictures, in fact, were of Mr. Schireson portraying a bit part in Seventh Heaven, a movie that won three Oscars in the 1927-28 Academy Awards. The dying man in question: actor George Stone. Mr. Schireson, 90, a resident of Wynnewood for more than 40 years and a comedian in the earlier part of his life, died Nov. 1. Mr. Schireson was born in Baltimore, the son of one of the first plastic surgeons, Henry Schireson.
NEWS
February 16, 1994 | By Kay Raftery, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A Purim celebration will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Kaiserman Branch of the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Philadelphia, 45 Haverford Rd., Wynnewood. The free afternoon of family fun features a performance by the Segal Puppet Theater, hands-on holiday arts activities, a costume contest with prizes, food and music. The event is co-sponsored by the Gan Israel Day Camp and Lubavitch House. For more information, call 610-896-7770. LECTURES AND MEETINGS Janet Zolot, a national vice president of Hadassah, will speak as part of a conference on "The Middle East: Healing the Conflict, Building the Peace" at 8 p.m. Monday at Pendle Hill Quaker Study Center, 338 Plush Mill Rd., Wallingford.
NEWS
October 20, 1994 | By Laura Genao, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Wiffledust Salon presents performances by musicians Ben Arnold, Christopher Colucci and Beth Williams at 8 p.m. tomorrow. The new coffeehouse and dessert place presents the musicians in a smoke-free and alcohol-free environment. Tickets to the concert are $10 and may be bought in advance or at the door. For more information, call 610-649-9259. The Wiffledust Salon is at 1516 Surrey Lane, Wynnewood. Work by Women Artists: Selections from the Scott Memorial Study Collection opens Wednesday at the Campus Center Gallery of Bryn Mawr College.
NEWS
November 2, 1989 | By Lynn Hamilton, Special to The Inquirer
Alan C. Kessler of Wynnewood was recently named to the board of directors of the Central Philadelphia Development Corp. (CPDC). CPDC is a nonprofit organization founded in 1956 and dedicated to the revitalization of Center City Philadelphia. The organization, which is supported by businesses, concentrates its efforts in transportation, planning and civic improvements. Kessler, a Lower Merion Township commissioner, is a partner in the Philadelphia law firm Mesirov, Gelman, Jaffe, Cramer & Jamieson.
REAL_ESTATE
June 28, 2015 | By Sally A. Downey, For The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
August 6, 1996 | By Kay Raftery, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Rabbi Paul J. Citrin has been named senior rabbi at Main Line Reform Temple Beth Elohim in Wynnewood. He replaced Rabbi Max Hausen, who retired this year after 24 years with the temple. Rabbi Hausen is now rabbi emeritus. Rabbi Citrin was the religious leader of Congregation Albert in Albuquerque, N.M. for 18 years. Before that, he was associate rabbi at Temple Israel in Boston. He is a graduate of the University of California-Los Angeles and Hebrew Union College. He received his master of arts degree in Hebrew literature in 1973, the year he was ordained.
NEWS
April 13, 1995 | By Jennifer Wing, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Authorities suspect foul play in the death of a Wynnewood woman on April 6. Marilyn Geehan, 65, was found dead at her home at 3:30 p.m. that day, said Lower Merion Police Lt. Michael Tansey. An autopsy revealed that she had died of multiple injuries, specifically a blow to her liver, said First Assistant District Attorney Bruce Castor Jr. The death is being ruled a homicide, and investigators are considering several suspects, Castor said. There was no sign of forced entry.
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NEWS
August 16, 2016
ISSUE | HAITI U.S. aid sorely needed It is deplorable that the United States sends military aid to the Dominican Republic and trains its police and border patrol officers, while that Caribbean country has stripped the citizenship of 200,000 Dominican-born Haitians ("No country to call home," Tuesday). In the past year, more than 60,000 people have been deported, while Haiti struggles to recover from a 2010 hurricane. It is time for the United States to give Haiti's economy a boost so its citizens won't need to leave to find jobs.
NEWS
July 2, 2016
ISSUE | HAL LEAR 'A good guy' I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Hal Lear ("A great man," Monday). Not only was he an all-American basketball player at Temple University, but he was also a wonderful person and friend. "Baldie," as some of his friends called him, was my teammate on the 1951 Overbrook High School varsity baseball team and an associate at Opportunities Industrialization Center. During our last conversation, when he lived in Scottsdale, Ariz., he still remembered and talked about the old days at the "Brook.
NEWS
June 30, 2016 | By Vibha Kannan, Staff Writer
Felice Goodwin Wiener, 71, of Wynnewood, founder of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the ALS Association and a former Lower Merion Township commissioner, died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Sunday, June 26, at Pennsylvania Hospital. Mrs. Wiener founded the Philadelphia chapter in 1977, soon after her mother died from ALS. She was the organization's first president and remained on its board until her death. Mrs. Wiener was diagnosed with ALS in December 2015. "A lot of people talk about making a change, but she was one of those who really went out and took action," daughter Debbie Eggleston said.
NEWS
January 31, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Federal prosecutors Friday unsealed an indictment charging a Wynnewood doctor with Social Security fraud. Frederick Douglas Burton, 67, of the Burton Wellness & Injury Center on City Avenue in Wynnewood, has been charged with two counts of mail fraud and attempted mail fraud. He is accused of defrauding the Social Security Administration by signing and sending letters on behalf of another doctor, Dennis Erik Fluck Von Kiel, of Lehigh County. The two letters, sent in the fall of 2013 to a law firm that helps clients obtain Social Security disability benefits, falsely contended that Burton had been treating Von Kiel for about seven years, and that Von Kiel suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and was unable to work, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia.
NEWS
December 23, 2015 | By Kristen A. Graham, Staff Writer
Carroll A. Weinberg, 87, a Wynnewood psychiatrist and human-rights expert, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, of cancer. Trained as a pediatrician, Dr. Weinberg spent the bulk of his career in psychiatry, working with children and adults, and teaching at Drexel University's College of Medicine. Locally, he practiced at the Philadelphia General Hospital and at Hahnemann University Hospital. Professionally, he explored the psychology of suicide terrorism, torture, and ethnic conflict; personally, he was deeply interested in civic affairs and the arts.
REAL_ESTATE
December 7, 2015 | By Sally Friedman, For The Inquirer
It was going to be for just a few weeks back in 1972, when Susan and Len Lodish offered to have their brother-in-law Bob Spitz stay with them in their Wynnewood home. Spitz was joining a start-up in the Philadelphia area, and his wife, Gloria, Susan's sister, was planning to stay behind with their young sons, both under 3, to shepherd the sale of their Ohio home. But when it was clear that their house would not sell quickly during a market downturn, Gloria and her sons also joined her husband at the Lodish home - temporarily.
NEWS
December 4, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
J. Francis Mahoney IV, 69, of Wynnewood, a principal in a commercial realty firm, died Saturday, Nov. 28, of complications from cancer at Kindred Hospital in Havertown. Known as "Fran," Mr. Mahoney was born in Philadelphia, the eldest son of J. Francis Mahoney III and Margaret G. Mahoney, both physicians. He graduated from Malvern Preparatory School and the University of Pennsylvania. In the early 1970s, Mr. Mahoney started work at Albert M. Greenfield & Co. in Philadelphia, where he rose to become vice president of the industrial real estate department.
NEWS
November 28, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sally Narrigan, 93, formerly of Wynnewood, a mother and world traveler, died Thursday, Nov. 12, of cancer at Beaumont at Bryn Mawr. Mrs. Narrigan grew up in Cleveland, where her family was a part of a strong German community. At 15, she joined a student exchange program that took her to Germany for six weeks. That experience set the stage for a lifetime of travel to Europe, the British Isles, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and destinations in North America. She made several coast-to-coast trips starting here and was very fond of cruising the seas.
BUSINESS
September 11, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lankenau Medical Center, a Main Line Health hospital in Wynnewood, said Wednesday that it plans to develop a Level 2 trauma center to fill a gap in southern Montgomery County and northern Delaware County. The process, overseen by the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation, which accredits trauma centers, is expected to take 15 months, Lankenau said. Trauma centers are designed to care for victims of serious accidents and others who need quick intervention. Penn Presbyterian's Level 1 trauma center, in University City, is the closest to Lankenau.
NEWS
August 8, 2015
A story Friday on a development project in Wynnewood misidentified the real estate firm involved. The company is Kimco Realty.
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