Based in Sydney, Australia, Foundry is a blog by Rebecca Thao. Her posts explore modern architecture through photos and quotes by influential architects, engineers, and artists.
Our “Briefly Noted” section is where you’ll find snapshots of folks celebrating accomplishments, serving our community, or enjoying life. This month’s “Briefly Noted” features are below. Use the archive navigation to view features from past months.
“Briefly Noted” items appearing in Volume 91, ISSUES 35-38
Lee Hagon-Kerr was recently named director of music ministry at Wallingford Presbyterian Church. A 2006 graduate of Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J., Hagon-Kerr earned a Masters of Music from the Hartt School in West Hartford, Conn., and has served as a music minister or a Lutheran Church in Wilbraham, Mass. She will continue as director of upper school choral music at the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr.
Andrew Bunting will soon return to the Swarthmore area, according to sources at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, where he has been hired as Vice President of Public Horticulture. Bunting worked for Scott Arboretum for 27 years, and established Fine Garden Creations, Inc. in Swarthmore. He left the area four years ago for a leadership position at the Chicago Botanic Garden, then moved to the Atlanta Botanical Garden, which he leaves to return to our area. In his new position, Bunting will lead PHS’s urban design, public landscapes, pop-up gardens, and Meadowbrook Farm.
One of the greatest Strath Haven football teams ever brought some Panther magic to George L. King Field last Friday night as members of the 1999 PIAA Class AAA state championship winners reunited (along with family members) on the field between quarters. Haven’s varsity dominated as it had twenty years before, rolling over Ridley High School 49-13 for the Panthers’ third consecutive Central League blowout. The campaign continues Friday night, September 13, as Haven visits Radnor High School for a 7 p.m. game. Photo by Deirdre Abrahamsson.
On Labor Day, Rose Valley Swim & Tennis Club recognized the 35 members of its 1,000 Lap Club for 2019. Joan Stankiewcz lapped the field several times, recording 8,430 laps, or nearly 144 miles in Rose Valley’s 30-yard pool. Steve Sheaffer led male swimmers with 2,534 laps — not bad for a tennis player! Photo by Jennifer Reynolds.
Frances Sheehan and Ricardo Gelman of Swarthmore are thrilled to announce the arrival of their first grandchild, Maya Rose Barr, born August 7th, weighing 6 lb. 10 oz.
Maya lives with her parents, Julia and Marcus Barr, both Strath Haven Class of 2007, in South Philadelphia. Julia is the director of Employee Giving at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health; Marcus is web designer at Hartford Funds.
Proud paternal grandparents are Mike and Barbara Barr of Wallingford.