January 18, 2013 |
Garnering support from as far as Poland, two Main Line friends who launched an Internet-based fund-raising campaign on Dec. 31 to enable them to fulfill their plans for a trench coat company committed to manufacturing in the United States surpassed their $15,000 goal Thursday night. In the process, American Trench has sold 15 coats, which are being made in Newark, N.J., and sell for $725, said cofounder Jacob Hurwitz of Wynnewood. Another 57 people bought socks, which are produced by a knitting mill in Reading.
January 15, 2013 |
Jacob Hurwitz and David Neill are a couple of young Main Line guys who sit around in their free time and, they're not ashamed to admit, talk about trench coats. That usually happens when they're talking about the U.S. economy. Think one doesn't have to do with the other? The Wynnewood residents, friends since childhood, are out to show they do with American Trench. It is a company these otherwise employed men - Hurwitz, 33, at an energy firm; Neill, 40, at the family painting business - have developed to help revive the American manufacturing sector.
November 10, 2012 |
Heath Mirick Kennedy, 64, of Haverford, a teacher and animal lover, died Monday, Oct. 29, of a virus at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She had pancreatic cancer for more than two years. Mrs. Kennedy was born and lived most of her life at Hedgeley, her family's 37-acre estate in Wynnewood. When she was young, the menagerie included a donkey, a monkey, sheep, a dog, parrots, and her favorite - Siamese cats. She graduated from the Shipley School in 1966 and earned a bachelor's degree in special education from Temple University in 1970, followed by a master's degree from Temple in 1972.
October 29, 2012 |
Edith Niedringhaus Phelan, 81, a company executive and former Lower Merion Township commissioner, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, of cancer at her daughter Kathleen Sullivan's home in Wynnewood. For more than 55 years, Mrs. Phelan helped operate Nico Products, an architectural supply firm her father had established in Philadelphia. When her brother William "Bull" Niedringhaus was president of the company, she kept the books and served in many capacities, including as vice president and treasurer, her son John said.
August 20, 2012 |
Mary Elizabeth "Betts" Torrence Layman, 88, of Wynnewood, a volunteer who typed braille textbooks for the blind, assisted a kindergarten class, and donated time and expertise to garden organizations, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, at home of pulmonary fibrosis. A native of Chester, Ill., she earned a bachelor's degree from DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., in 1945. The next year she married Daniel M. Layman. The couple lived in Philadelphia and Narberth before moving to Wynnewood in 1960.
August 16, 2012 |
Dorothy K. Phillips, 69, who practiced family law in the Philadelphia region for more than 30 years, died of cancer Monday, Aug. 13, at Saunders House, a long-term care center in Wynnewood. At Dorothy K. Phillips & Associates, the Philadelphia firm where she practiced until early 2012, "she always tried to foster reconciliation before filing for divorce," her daughter, Bethann Schaffzin, said Tuesday. Ms. Phillips wrote a monthly column, "Domestic Disputes," for the Pennsylvania Law Weekly through the last decade, her daughter said.
August 15, 2012 |
Here's Alison Klayman's advice for people making documentaries in China: Change the film in your camera. Frequently. If not constantly. That way, if the cops grab your equipment, you won't lose valuable footage. She learned that lesson early in the process of creating Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry , her acclaimed, feature-length documentary about the outspoken artist-dissident. It's Klayman's first movie. Only 27, she directed, filmed, and produced the work, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and won a special jury prize there.
August 7, 2012 |
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Some things you just don't see coming. For Alan Poul, the Wynnewood native who's an executive producer on HBO's "The Newsroom" (10 p.m. Sundays), it was the first barrage of criticism for the Aaron Sorkin series set in a fictional cable news network. "I think we knew that there were elements of the show that might spark a conversation, might be slightly provocative," he said last week, after a Television Critics Association press conference in which he'd sat beside Sorkin as the show's creator vigorously defended himself against charges that, among other things, he was portraying supposedly smart women in dumb ways.
April 18, 2012 |
Alfred Weisskopf, age 16, died in Auschwitz in 1944. So did Eva Bulova, age 15. And Zuzana Winterova, who was just 11. But Dotan Yarden, Haley Weiss, and Dana Handleman are very much alive. Along with 23 other young actors in the play I Never Saw Another Butterfly, which will be performed Thursday at the National Museum of American Jewish History, they are capturing the voices of children who lived in the Terezin concentration camp during the Holocaust. Between 1941 and 1945, 15,000 children were transported to Terezin, created by the Nazis as a "model ghetto.
April 8, 2012 |
In January 1957, Dr. John B. Flick Jr. cut out of the heart of a 9-year-old girl a bullet that had been lodged there for 17 days. "Doctors said every time her heart beat, the bullet pushed against the wall of the heart," the Evening Bulletin reported. "In time, they said, it would have worn a hole in the muscle. " Thanks to Dr. Flick, the spent bullet became a belated Christmas present for the girl. "He followed up on her a couple of years later, and she was doing fine," Dr. Flick's daughter, Louise, said in an interview.