Thursday, May 2, 2013
No residents were injured. The burglars fled and it is unknown whether they were hit, according to police.
Would-be burglars of a Wynnewood home fled Thursday afternoon after the homeowner fired a handgun at them, Lower Merion Township spokesman Tom Walsh said. Walsh said police believe two or three males entered the back door of a house on the 1200 block of Remington Road, after they had knocked on the front door and received no answer. The men then encountered the homeowner, who fired an unknown number of shots at them. It was unclear whether the men were hit. The homeowner was briefly handcuffed after he exited the front door holding the handgun, Walsh said, until police confirmed his identity. The invaders left the scene in a white car, and shortly thereafter Narberth Police began pursuit. According to Narberth Police officer in charge Bob …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Two others were also injured, Lower Merion police said.
An 84-year-old Bala Cynwyd woman was killed and two other women were injured in a two-car accident on West Wynnewood Road Thursday afternoon, Lower Merion police said. Joan Gewirtz, 84, of Belmont Avenue in Bala Cynwyd, was pronounced dead on arrival after being transported to Lankenau Hospital, police said. Around 4:19 p.m. Thursday, a Toyota Corolla traveling eastbound on West Wynnewood Road collided with a Toyota Camry traveling westbound. Gewirtz was a passenger in the Corolla. Both drivers, from Wynnewood and Havertown respectively, suffered non-life threatening injuries and were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment, police said. West Wynnewood Road was closed between Lancaster Avenue and Argyle Road through 8 p.m. The crash…
Friday, August 17, 2012
Alison Klayman's first-ever documentary offers a look at controversial artist and social activist Ai Weiwei, who is an outspoken critic of China.
Alison Klayman's first full-length documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry premiered in Philadelphia last weekend and begins at Bryn Mawr Film Institute today, but it never would have happened if she hadn't gone to China on a whim six years ago. After Klayman graduated from Brown University in 2006, she thought the best way to kick off her journalism and documentary filmmaking career would be by going abroad. When a friend of hers headed to China, Klayman went, too. She learned Mandarin, worked on a Jackie Chan/Jet Li movie and worked on the Olympic website. Meeting Ai Weiwei In 2008, when her roommate was working on an exhibition with controversial artist and social activisit Ai Weiwei, Klayman was asked to produce a 20-minute video to go …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Movies that were filmed in, or feature, Lower Merion locales.
Lower Merion has been buzzing with movie stars lately: Colin Farrell and Terrence Howard filmed in Merion on May 31 for the upcoming film Dead Man Down, and last year, James Van Der Beek filmed in Ardmore, Haverford and Bryn Mawr for his role in Backwards, written by and starring Haverford native Sarah Megan Thomas. In light of Lower Merion's recent encounters with the rich and famous, we've compiled a list of movies that were filmed in Lower Merion Township. The list is not exhaustive—at least, we think—so if you can name any other movies that have filmed here, tell us in the comments. Also following this list are a few instances within film and television that mention Lower Merion locales (for example: Betty Draper, from the television …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Services in Bryn Mawr are scheduled for Jan. 31.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Former Phillies broadcaster Andy Musser, who for many years called games alongside the late Harry Kalas and Richie Ashburn, died Sunday at his home in Wynnewood, the Inquirer reports. Mr. Musser—considered the consummate pro in the booth during his long career—worked a couple of Super Bowls, was a broadcaster for the 76ers’ NBA championship team in 1967 (helmed by Wilt Chamberlain), and was a play-by-play man for the Phillies from 1976 to 2001. He also did work for the Eagles and and Villanova Basketball, the Associated Press noted. “Mr. Musser's most memorable call came in the penultimate game of the regular season in 1980, when the Phillies beat the Expos in Montreal to clinch the National League East Division on a home run by [Mike] …