October 3, 2010 |
'Dogs read the world through their noses and write their history in urine," observed J.R. Ackerley, the late British man of letters, in My Dog Tulip . Few lovers have evoked their beloved with such blunt poetry. Ackerley's 1956 ode to his unspayed German shepherd is the basis of Paul and Sandra Schuette Fierlinger's movie, which opened Friday at the Ritz at the Bourse. Tulip , the recipient of ecstatic reviews in New York, was almost entirely produced in their curio-filled cottage on a tree-lined Wynnewood street.
April 20, 1990 |
A 14-year-old Wynnewood boy remained hospitalized in critical condition yesterday after he was found with a gunshot wound to the head along a wooded path in Lower Merion Township on Wednesday evening. Township police would not say whether the shooting was believed to be intentional, accidental or a suicide attempt. A weapon was recovered from the scene, but police declined to elaborate. The boy, identified by hospital officials as Thomas Luardo, whose family lives on Hathaway Lane, was taken by helicopter to Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia about 7:10 p.m. Wednesday.
January 21, 1991 |
Nancy Goodman used to wear a button saying the U.S. Air Force should support itself with bake sales. She marched in peace protests in the 1970s. But yesterday she said yes to war. "I'm as much of a peacenik as anyone else, but I think Saddam Hussein has been a threat for a long time now. I think it's a shame that a hateful person like Saddam Hussein is threatening the peace of the whole world," said Goodman, 34, of Wynnewood. Goodman, her husband and her three children were among a crowd of about 75 people that gathered on Independence Mall for almost two hours yesterday afternoon to show support for Israel and for American and allied troops in the Persian Gulf.
July 27, 1994 |
At the recent annual B'nai B'rith District III convention held in Washington, Green Hill Lodge 2611 in Wynnewood was named outstanding lodge of the year for the Philadelphia council, which comprises 40 lodges. Jay Vizer, president of Green Hill, accepted the award. This was the first time the 28-year-old lodge has won the award. B'nai B'rith, founded 150 years ago, is the oldest and largest Jewish service organization in the world. Besides supporting Jewish causes, it is actively involved in community service projects.
May 21, 1992 |
Perhaps Andre Rodriguez's greatest punishment was humiliation. When Lower Merion police arrested Rodriguez on Nov. 17, the 32-year-old Philadelphia resident was hiding in some bushes, dripping wet. He had just tried to rob a 72-year-old man in the basement of a Wynnewood condominium, but fled when the man drenched him with a garden hose, court records say. "It happened so fast, I wasn't thinking straight," the victim said in an interview last...
September 19, 2002 |
Robert B. Penne of Wynnewood has been appointed codirector of the oculoplastic service at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. He will be responsible for developing the educational and administrative aspects of the service, which deals with surgery to correct both medical conditions and eye injuries as well as cosmetic surgery. "I began at Wills as a resident, and now I have been given the opportunity to codirect the oculoplastic service," Penne said. "I am indebted to Wills for what it has done for me professionally, and now I have the chance to give something back.
March 10, 2013 |
John R. Boehringer, 82, of Wynnewood, an engineer and inventor who founded a biomedical engineering company, died Tuesday, March 5, of cancer at home. Mr. Boehringer's life was marked by an intellectual curiosity that led him to build a sailboat as a teen and to learn, in midlife, to fly airplanes. "He was always curious," said his daughter, Barbara McConnell. "He always wanted to learn new things. " In 1967, Mr. Boehringer, known as "Jack," founded Boehringer Associates, a consulting firm in Wynnewood specializing in cost-control management in manufacturing and hospital operations.
April 5, 1995 |
A monthlong display of a portion of The Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt will open on Sunday at The Church of the Holy Apostles, 1020 Remington Rd., Wynnewood. The exhibit will include eight or nine panels, each commemorating the life of someone from the region who has died of AIDS. In all, the quilt has more than 27,000 panels. The public is invited to view the quilt from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Fridays; 9 a.m. to noon and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays; and from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturdays.
June 10, 2003 |
It was a dark and stormy day, but that didn't discourage The Today Show, local sports celebrities, and hordes of people from thronging to 7-year-old Alexandra Scott's lemonade stand Saturday, where a record $14,000 was raised to help childhood cancer patients, such as Alex herself. Last year's stand outside the girl's Main Line home raised $12,000 - and eventually generated a total of about $67,000 worth of contributions, which led her parents to register the "Alex's Lemonade Stand Fund" with the charity-administering Philadelphia Foundation.
September 30, 2007 |
Young Catholics from throughout the region gathered yesterday afternoon to mark the 200th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, enjoying games, food and music. The festival was held on the grounds of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, where 3,000 to 4,000 people attended a Mass celebrated on the front lawn by Cardinal Justin Rigali and retired Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua. The aim of the event was to get youths to recognize the history and tradition of the church, said the Rev. Joseph McLoone, 44, pastor at St. Katharine Drexel in Chester and the festival's coordinator.