Monday, March 18, 2013
These obituaries are for residents of the Greater Philadelphia Area through March 18.
Harry Walsh, of Broomall, dies at 80. Eric Ebling, of Newtown Square, dies at 40. Frank Sellers Sr., of Newtown Square, dies at 93. Other obituaries from the Greater Philadelphia area: Alexine Weaver, of Chestnut Hill, died on March 16. Gladys Monier, of Bala Cynwyd, dies at 98. Elizabeth Hopkins, of Ardmore, died on March 16. Frederick Caccese, of Wynnewood, dies at 89. Phyllis Tabas, of Wynnewood, died on March 14. Nancy Louise, of Wynnewood and Bryn Mawr, died on March 13. Gretchen Metz, of Ardmore and Rosemont, dies at 64. George Farley, of Bryn Mawr, dies at 86. Thomas Nicholson Jr., of Rosemont, dies at 90. Daniel Ehart, of Wayne, dies at 89. Hannah Kierana, of Wayne, dies at 64. William Mellody, of Wayne, dies at 85. …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Check in to see what's open on Thanksgiving Day.
With most places closed for Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, it might be hard to get last-minute supplies. Here are some area stores that will be open. Be sure to check out our article on where to get some grub on Thanksgiving Day if any "Christmas Story" or "Christmas Vacation"-type turkey mishaps occur. Grocery and convenience stores Shopping Movies
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Check in here to see what'll be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
In observance of Thanksgiving Day on Thursday all government offices and several businesses will be closed. However, some grocery stores, pharmacies and restaurants will be open. To find out more about what's open, check in with Patch tomorrow. Until then, here's a list of what will be closed. Mail Government buildings Liquor store Banks Libraries Grocery and convenience stores Shopping
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
A Philadelphia school takes the No. 1 spot in this year’s Philadelphia Magazine rankings.
Philadelphia Magazine is in newsstands and online with its Best High Schools issue. This year, Philadelphia’s Masterman took the top spot. Lower Merion High School took second place and Unionville took number three. Here’s how local Delaware County high schools fared: 8. Radnor (Radnor School District) 10. Strath Haven (Wallingford-Swathmore School District) 20. Penncrest (Rose Tree Media School District) 46. Springfield (Springfield School District) 50. Marple Newtown (Marple Newtown School District) 60. Haverford (Haverford Township School District) Check out Philadelphia Magazine’s full Top 100 list. Philadelphia Magazine said their rankings were based on a variety of factors, including graduation rate, test scores, student/faculty …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
A Peace Pole was planted at Worrall Elementary School on Sept. 11 and five more will be planted at every school in the district.
BROOMALL–Community diversity and peace prevailed at Worrall Elementary School on Sept. 11. The Worrall community gathered on the playground at the new nature garden planted for a Peace Pole ceremony in respect of 9/11. According to Toni Himes, supervisor of Language Arts, Reading & Federal Programs in the Marple Newtown School District, the Peace Pole project is a way of promoting a positive culture in Marple Newtown schools. A Peace Pole is a handcrafted monument that displays the message, “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in different languages. According to Himes, there are now 200,000 Peace Poles in over 180 countries and displayed on all continents. The project began in Japan in 1955. "We plan to have one at each school," said Himes. "…
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Local politicians weigh in about the ruling to allow the Voter ID law to remain intact.
Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Court has upheld a ruling that will allow the Voter ID law to remain intact. The law requires people to produce ID at the polls, and some have fretted that it will make turnout lower for people who don't have the proper identification. Politicians reacted in a variety of ways to the turnout. Here's what they had to say: Leonard Altieri III, second vice chair of the Newtown Township Republican Committee, shared he was in favor of the decision. "I am pleased with the Commonwealth Courts ruling this morning on upholding the Voter ID Law. Despite what opponents of this law say, the basic purpose of this reform is to ensure that everyone’s vote is protected and the Commonwealth Court obviously agrees," said Altieri…
Sunday, May 6, 2012
The Marple Newtown Elementary Band recently performs at the Wilmington Blue Rocks game and Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Band Fest at Radnor Middle School.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
NEWTOWN SQUARE–Members of the Marple Newtown Elementary School Band recently performed at the Wilmington Blue Rocks April 14th game. The band kicked off the game with the national anthem. In addition, members of the band also performed at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Band Fest at Radnor Middle School.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
A project is underway to match a photo to every name on "The Wall" in D.C.
What if you could put a face to every name on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial? The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) hopes you can. The National Call for Photos is a project organized by the VVMF to match a headshot or portrait photograph to every service member listed on The Wall. The pictures will be displayed in an exhibit at the future Education Center at The Wall, an underground visitors center to be built near the Vietnam Veterans and the Lincoln memorials. Every day, the center will celebrate the birthdays of service members who died during the Vietnam War by featuring their photos on a giant digital wall. So far, 25,526 veterans have complete profiles with at least one photograph, according to George Pojani, a research associate …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Marple Township will sponsor the Marple Newtown Youth Recreation Night on Friday, Feb. 24. The night will be dedicated to 7th and 8th graders.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–Marple Township will sponsor Friday's 7th and 8th Grade Appreciation Night at the Marple Newtown Youth Recreation Center located in the Gauntlett Community Center off of West Chester Pike. The sponsorship will help offset the costs of operation (staffing, concessions, DJ) for the particular night. The 7th and 8th Grade Appreciation Nights are to encourage more 7th and 8th graders to attend. The 7th and 8th graders will only have to pay $5 for the night. The Youth Recreation Center is open from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday. The Marple Newtown Youth Recreation Center is (YRC) a program of the Marple Newtown Joint Recreation Commission aided by the Friends of the YRC. The YRC, for students in grades six through twelve, is …
Saturday, February 11, 2012
The elementary band spread the holiday cheer this winter season with a performance at the CADES School in Swarthmore and Paxon Hollow Middle School in December.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Saturday, February 11, 2012
SWARTHMORE–Marple Newtown Elementary Brass Ensemble helped spread the holiday cheer with a performance at the CADES School in Swarthmore on Tuesday, Dec. 13, and Thursday, Dec. 15, at Paxon Hollow Middle School before the Paxon Hollow Winter Concert. The ensemble included studenets Drew McGee, Ryan Riddell, Xavier Williams, Louie Kontaras, Seth Moyer, Marco Mesoraca, Connor Saunders, and music teacherLiz Mongan.