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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 8, 2015
A story Friday on a development project in Wynnewood misidentified the real estate firm involved. The company is Kimco Realty.
NEWS
July 28, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 2015 | By Zoë Miller, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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
June 13, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
June 11, 2015 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
August 9, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
July 10, 2014 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
July 8, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
REAL_ESTATE
June 16, 2014 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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