January 25, 2010 |
Ken Matz, 63, a Philadelphia-born broadcaster who presided over Channel 10's evening newscasts for more than five years in the 1990s, died of cancer Saturday in Hershey, Pa. He had lived in Sarasota, Fla., since 1998. During his early years in the broadcast booth, listeners tuned in to Mr. Matz's calling the news on radio stations from Reading to Harrisburg to Philadelphia. He graduated from Lebanon Valley College in 1969 and started his Philadelphia career at top-40 radio station WIBG-AM.
December 17, 2009 |
Steven Jaffe, 67, of Wynnewood, a painter and professor at the University of the Arts, died of complications from Parkinson's disease Monday at the Quadrangle in Haverford. Mr. Jaffe earned a bachelor's degree from Philadelphia College of Art, now the University of the Arts, and a master's degree in fine art from Temple University. In 1971 he returned to Philadelphia College of Art and for 35 years taught drawing and painting. Over time his previous teachers became his friends, and many of his former students remained close friends, said his wife, Susan Flax Jaffe.
December 3, 2009 |
R2L - Daniel Stern's contemporary American on the 37th floor of Two Liberty Place (50 S. 16th St., 215-564-5337) - doesn't open till Jan. 21. Its coming out will be New Year's Eve for a $150-a-head cocktail party. A few highlights of a tour last week: Fourteen sumptuous banquettes have true window seats for spectacular but not vertigo-inducing south and west views. A hanging sculpture of cutlery catches the setting sun. Walls of wine storage, plus private wine lockers, for sommelier Ryan Davis.
October 15, 2009 |
For the first time in a year, the Dow Jones industrial average yesterday closed above 10,000, providing psychological relief but little sign of where stocks are going. "Everybody feels better when it's above 10,000," said Jason Pride, director of research at Haverford Trust Co., of Radnor. "I don't think it has a huge bearing on future performance in either direction," he said. Since its March low of 6,547.05 the Dow has gone mostly up - gaining 55 percent as investors plowed money back into the stock market, betting that the worst of the economic downturn was over.
July 26, 2009 |
Elie Wiesel has traveled all over the world with David N. Pincus, a retired Philadelphia clothing manufacturer. They've traveled to Auschwitz, to Moscow, to Kosovo, and to the White House. But a 1987 trip to Brazil stands out in the Nobel Peace Prize winner's memory. "We were going to meet the president of Brazil," said Wiesel, who was being presented with an award. "And David just disappeared. " Pincus had discovered a colony of destitute children in S?o Paulo. Given the choice between attending a formal state banquet and a chance to spread joy among the poor, Pincus chose to visit the kids.
July 26, 2009 |
Elie Wiesel has traveled all over the world with David N. Pincus, a retired Philadelphia clothing manufacturer. They've traveled to Auschwitz, to Moscow, to Kosovo, and to the White House. But a 1987 trip to Brazil stands out in the Nobel Peace Prize winner's memory. "We were going to meet the president of Brazil," said Wiesel, who was being presented with an award. "And David just disappeared. " Pincus had discovered a colony of destitute children in São Paulo. Given the choice between attending a formal state banquet and a chance to spread joy among the poor, Pincus chose to visit the kids.
June 19, 2009 |
On a Wednesday afternoon in November 2004, Shelly and Bob Hirsh saw a house in Society Hill that was newly on the market. Four days later, they bought it. The Hirshes are not impulsive, nor were they desperate. They lived in a sprawling home of their own design in Moorestown, set on a large private lot. But Bob, an anesthesiologist at Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly, was willing to trade in a shorter commute for his wife's yearning for a home in the city. And relocating was not a novelty for this energetic couple, who had moved from West Philadelphia to Connecticut to Texas to Lansdowne to Wynnewood to Moorestown since their marriage in 1966.
May 13, 2009 |
Sister Mary Lawrence Daley, 92, of Merion, an award-winning elementary school principal in Bucks and Montgomery Counties, died of heart failure Monday at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby. In 1979, the National Catholic Educational Association honored her with its special-education award, given to those "who have demonstrated leadership in the field and who have literally spent themselves in making possible a qualitative life for the handicapped. " She earned the award while principal at St. Katherine Day School in Wynnewood, a school for the mentally challenged.
May 1, 2009 |
A year ago, when a doctor finally diagnosed the brain disease that had been making it harder for her to walk without falling, Rona Zelniker told her son and daughter that she was going to end her life while she still could, before complete disability set in. Her children were grateful for the way she prepared them, and for the time they had together at the end. "I must have cried 150 times in the last year," said Keith Zelniker, 32, her son....
March 13, 2009 |
Jay Crawford was still a student at St. Joseph's University, mailing fund-raising letters to his fellow prep alums, when the development office at Episcopal Academy called. "They said that I had made my quota," recalled Crawford, who recently retired as Episcopal's head of school. "They had only received three gifts from my efforts. But one of them was from the Annenbergs. " From recipients large and small, from a former gardener to top civic leaders, Leonore Annenberg was remembered yesterday as a gracious, orderly, and giving woman.