JanuaryCentral Boulevard Marple man surrenders after standoff with police. In campus news, Stephanie Dixon graduates from Dickenson College, Maurice Louis Joseph is majoring in psychology at Dickinson College and Andrew Hauber is studying mechanical engineering at DCCC. . .

Catholic Schools Week will run from Jan. 28 to Feb. 3 . . Ineditor William W . Lawrence' column, Second Thoughts, he says that “Anger is only one letter from danger.”

… Sandra Prince, a resident of Newtown Square, dies at the age of 45. . . .Marple Newtown' Brett Lawlor was a member of the cast of the recent Hedgerow Theater production of A Christmas Carol. . . . MNHS girls basketbal l team loses to Haverford, 45-23. . . .PHMS teacher Dave Covell is in stable condition at HUP after being hit by a car. . . St.Alban' is displaying the largest in the county. . . . Sewer rate hiked in Marple. . . .Catania and Mrs. Houldin elected to lead Newt own Supers. . . .Vandalism at Gamma Swim Club . . . .Danielle DeStefano becomes engaged to Ron Nelson of Ohio. . . . . Marple' Robert Capriotti dies at age 83 and Newt, Sq. resident Linda Mandell dies at age 67. . . MNHS junior golfer Chris Orlando is spotlighted as he visits Pinehurst N.C. with his grandfather, Al. . . .Newtown OKs Cluster developments. . .. Marple will recycle more. . ..Two are injured in a serious auto accident in Malin Road. . . Elizabeth Mille r of Newtown Square becomes engaged to Guido Santangelo of West Chester. . . .St.Annie' Mac Ryan wins Three-Point competition. . . . MN Icemen lose to Haverford, 5-3 . . . .Press Newspapers celebrates its 75th Anniversary this year and each section is crammed with nostalgic pieces of news, trivia, ads, etc. You will marvel at the changes that took place in our area. Save your copy!

February

MN School Board approves $58 million preliminary budget. . . . Hill Cadilla c donates funds to purchase defibrillators for the Newtown Police Department. . . . Mark Pressey dies at the age of 48; he was a 1976 grad of MNHS. . . MN girls lose to 'toga on the court; but MN wrestlers pin a loss on Strath Haven. . . . Berwind Properties Group says Newtown must choose between a “Town Center” and a “By-Rights” development . . .. Rep. Wm. Adolph is elected PHEAA chairman. . . . Verizon to offer Marple cable service before year' end. . . . Fourth generation of Videons, Caleb Daniel Videon, is born Jan. 10. . . .PHMS students Eddie and J.D.Constantini are accepted into People to People World Leadership Forum. . . . Frederick Winterling dies at the age of 82. . ..Marple voids fines against Good-hill Center owners. . . .Marple man is victim of

Canadian Lottery scam. . . .GFWC names MNHS senior Nicole Clark as Student of the Month. . . .Jean N. D'Ambrosio dies at the age of 93. .. . .St. Anastasia School celebrates Catholic Schools Week with a concert for senior parishioners. . ..MNHS' Pete Massaro wins gold in wrestling meet while teammate Mike Flynn wins Silver, both advancing to finals. . . . MN' ice hockey team trims Haverford School, 6-1. . . .Pacifico-Marple Ford gets permission to store vehicles at Marple Elementary during construction. . . Newtown OKs cluster ordinance for Ashford. . . Marple and Newtown homeschoolers, Matthew Momjian, Ben Stack and James Swieson shine in Science Fair. . . . .Local residents who died in February include Salvatore A. Matorana at 83; Vincent A. DePaul at 80; and Ralph McDonald Sr . at 79. . . .MNHS boys hoops defeat Upper Perkiomen, 46-39.

March

Frank C.Videon sells former auto dealership location at Clyde Lane and West Chester Pike to DeBotton. . . Culbertson fifth-grade teacher Joanne Morris to retire in June. . . .The community observes religious events with the arrival of Lent on Ash Wednesday and the Jewish Festival of Joy, Purim, 5767 . . . .Newly-elected U.S.Congressman Joe Sestak nominates the following to a service academy– Hannah Granger USNA; John Eife USMA and Teresa Giblin USNA. . . . Chris Gugliemo' overtime goal propels MN icemen past Interboro. . . .Marple okays addition plant . . .Domestic abuse Project celebrates 30th anniversary. . . .MNHS student is GFWC' student of the month for March. . . . . Jennifer Ellen Barbezat becomes engaged to Matthew Allen Hartz . . . .Russell School kids held a party for

Dr. Seuss. . . . Marian E. Price dies at the age of 85.. . .MAB

Paints with its corporate headquarters in Marple, announces that the company is being sold to the Sherwin Williams Paint Co. . . . . MN Ice Tigers defeat Interboro for the Class A Championship . .. Shoppes at Marville get Newtown Super-visor OK . . .

Lowe' may be coming to Edg-mont Shopping Center. . . Madelyn Doyle is named to the Dean' List for the fall semester at the University of Vermont. . . . Kathryn Ann Murray becomes engaged to Martin Barry Stewart. They plan an October wedding. . . .

The Saunders House, an adult nursing care facility in Wynnewood, has acquired Bryn Mawr Terrace, a convalescent center. . . .Obituaries for this month include Stella Gonski, 81; Selma Rodgers, 93; Phyll is Ruoff, 71; Damien Neri, 46, Robert Leib, 84 and William Baker, 90. . . .MN Lions name Patrick Aigeldinger as Lion of the Month. . . .Sports Spotlight falls on MNHS junior Alyssa Pagani.. . .Catholic School Week is celebrated.

April

The community begins the observation of Holy Week as Easter comes early this year. . . . .Marple' Anastasia Babayeva receives Outstanding Teacher Award by the Youth of America Grand Prix. . ..Russell School' Principal Gwen Barrett will r entire in June. . . . Garrett Williamson Foundation breaks ground for a pavilion for youth. . . . Broomall Rotary donates helmets for MNHS baseball players. . . . . Marple Newtown Meals on Wheels in dire straits; needs volunteers urgently. . . . .New-town Square' Brooke Einspanier finishes in top 10 at the Shakespeare Competition at Prince Theater. . . . Luke Momjian participated in Marble Tournament and will play in the National Tournament in June. . . . Albert M. Vanaman dies at the age of 86. . .. Worrall School second-graders have a successful hobby show. . . .MNHS' David Hubscher is Marple Lions Athlete of the Month. . . .Vipers U-13 boys soccer team wins indoor championship.. . . A severe Nor'easter hits the area causing widespread damage, interrupting power, closing ar roads. . . .Newtown Library hosts King Tut lecture by Tracy Musacchio . . . .April deaths in the area include Elizabeth Scholtz (90), Vivian DiNinzio (80), Amelia Cecchini (91) and Mary Wilson (91. .. .The County Press newspaper celebrates 75years of publishing local news. . . .Baseball is in the air–as Newtown-Edgmont, Marple Township, Petticoaters and other Little Leaguers begin tossing the old horsehide around. . ..MNHS senior Jordyn Agostini' goal is to become a pilot. . . . Alysha Alani, Paxon Hollow eighth-grade, takes second place in a nationwide music essay contest. . . . Anastas Gjidede, a Loomis school fourth-grader, wins “Promising Talent' award from Beneficial Bank. . . Christie Sheidy becomes engaged to Marple' John Strayer.

May

Bob Jordan steps down as Paxon Hollow Country Club manager. . .. Ted Aceto will retire in June as MNHS as assistant principal/athletic director. . . .Newtown Police Officer Steve Shallis rescues 4-year old Christopher Meikle-john from a school locker. . . .Newtown Square GFWC honors MNHS student Amy Nance as Student of the Month. . . .

Local politicians gearing up for the upcoming primary elections. . . .E-mail shuts down DCCC. . . .Local athletes from local grade schools to high schools participate in the yearly Penn Relays. . . Berwind Properties Group offers new plans for the 13-Acre Ellis Preserve. . . Newtown is experiencing a rash of thefts from vehicles, both locked and unlocked. . . A tree is to be planted on the Newtown Library lawn in memory of Madeline Ellis. . . Press proof reader and religious editor Gar Raine sretires from County Press. . . . Three New-town teenagers face felony charges for vandalism. . . .MNHS Softballers claw way to their 15th win. . . Tiger Laxmen fall to ‘Fords as season winds down. . ..Many churches and organizations are offering Strawberry Festivals in the area. . . .Cardinal O'Hara’ Marisa Campbell is named Marple Newtown Lions CLub' Student of the Month. . . .Newtown Square' Kristy Schaeffer becomes engaged t o Wayne McKillop of Marple. . . .St. Anastasia students create a huge living flag which was featured on the front page of the County Press . . . .Eight-year-old Mary Tomassetti of Newtown square donated 11 inches of her hair to Locks of Love . . . . Donald M. Allen of White Horse Village dies at the age of 81; Alfred Simonds Jr. dies at age 79; and Ruth “Holly” Webster, local teacher and play reviewer, dies at the age of 90. . . .Dan Antonucci and Donna Mugler, both of Marple, were honored for outstanding academic achievement at Delaware County Community College; she for Early Childhood Education and he for Political Science.

June

Newtown gets three options concerning proposed Town Center. . ..Capacity crowd jams Gauntlett Center to hear options. . . . Michael Dumin is new Director of Operations for the Marple Newtown School District . . . . Allen Pease has his paintings on display at

Newtown library. . . .Michael Napolitano graduates from Williamson Trade School and from Widener U. . . . Mary McGowan dies at the age of 92. . .. MNHS Baseball loses in District Finals to Oxford. . . .Five-home development is ok'd for Cedar Grove Road. . . .Broomall Rotary donates $530 to Marple Ambulance. . . .Marine Captain Jim Mulhearn is honored by Rep. Bill Adolph at Springfield K of C. . ..Newtown Square Fire Co' new president is Lisa Miglori . . . George B. Wiley dies at the age of 76. . . . .Marple Newtown Little League Major Division' American League defeats National League, 8-3. . . . .The area is awash with Little League action, fielding more than 10 leagues. . . . .Marple and Malvern Prep' Matthew Robinson receives the Union League' Good Citizen Award. . . .MNHS Tigers lose baseball state title game to Punxsutawney, 5-4. . . Newtown schedules vote on Town Center July 9. . . .. N. Sq. Post Office dodges lightning bolt. . . . Vincent Cascarina is inducted into PhiI Theta Kappa at P.I.T. . . . Lori Ann Taggart dies at the age of 38. .. .Joe Shapiro wins Newtown Square Fire Co.' Good Neighbor Award. . . . Samantha, Robert and Madeline Baxter all win first place for their schools in Safety Poster contest. . . .Judge rules the Bible cannot be read in public classrooms. . . .Culbertson parent Donna Kay Busch files suit. . . .Marple' Rachel Brooks will represent Pennsylvania in the Miss America contest. . . .Newtown Square' Professor Dr. Janet A Sawicki receives 4-year grant from N.I.H. . . .State Policeman Peter Gustaitis of Newtown Square dies at Riddle Memorial Hospital.

July

Another Marple Newtown 4th of July Parade has come and gone and they keep getting bigger and better. County Press came in 2nd in the Commercial Float Division. The Press theme was baseball and action pictures of the MNHS baseball team . . ..School Board okays salary hike for support staff. . . .MNHS' Tim Harrold is named Student of Month by Broomall Rotary. . ..Longtime Marple resident Pearl Treisbach dies at the age of 90. . . Leah Berkowitz receives her masters degree in Hebrew Literature from Hebrew Union College in NYC.. . . Marple' Summit Estates complains about “cut through” traffic, citing safety hazards. . . . Mar-tins Run 3-lot subdivision OK'd. . . .. Steve Howarth of MNHS receives a “Cappie” (journalism award) for his role in the school' Little Shop of Horrors. . . . .Garrett-Williamson wins “Best of Parade 2007” . . .. Clayton Scharader and Cornelius Cassidy, both of Newtown Square, are named to the Dean' List at Johnson & Wales University.. . .Newtown Square Fire Co . members take a “Haz Mat” course. . ..Marple okays Community Masonic Lodge as a party place for children . . . K of C Mater Dei Council' new officers are Rosemarie Langdan, president;

Ruth Mullen, secretary;

MaryJohn-ston, treasurer; and Christine Heinrichs, vice president. . . .

Krista M. Kearney graduates from West Chester University where she was also on the Deans List. . . . Rain storms in July kept the Newtown Square Fire Co. very busy. . . .Christopher Moser and Michael Szedlmayer graduate from Lehigh U. . . . Harry Potter fans wait in long lines to purchase the latest book, Harry Potter and t he Deathly Hallows. . . . Newtown' Katie Evans is selected to play on the National field hockey team. . . . Broomall-Newtown Babe Ruth Tigers take 14/15 Division crown. . . .”Step out for Seniors” fundraising walks raises more than $1,700 for the benefit of seniors.

August

Parkside police officer Brian McNeill Jr ., a resident of Newtown Square, saves the life of a drowning youth. . . .Noted musician Eddie Bingham dies in an auto crash at West Chester Pike and Bryn Mawr Avenue… .Area residents who died in July include Margaret Beckert (84); Alberta Stewart (96) and Nicholas Kalynych (90). . . Rockies win South Marple Little League Majors title. . . . Vandals hit St. Pius X Church and Veterans Park –investigation continues.. . . Alexandra Dalgliesh made Dean' List at Wake Forest U. . .. John Ronald Lego Jr. graduates from Widener U. School of Law. . ..Marple residents Stephen E. Jablonsk i and Robert A Pacienza passed away in August . . .. Marple is awarded “Tree City USA” designation by National Arbor Day Foundation. . . . . St. Annie track team takes first place in CYO meet. . . . Loomis Leo Awards were presented to Loomis first-graders. . . . Mary Patricia “Pat” Kelly Tyrell, a pillar of Newtown Square, dies at age 75. . . .DCCC clears hurdle for Tech Center at Malin Road campus. . .

. Christine M .

Stagliano graduates from Boston U. with a BS degree. . .

Cassie Henry and Katelynn operate lemonade stand to aid veterans. . . . Dianne Smith is new principal at Russell School . . . . .John R. Cross Jr., MNHS grad, Class of 2003, dies at age 22. . . . NSPL U-12s enjoy success in Summer Tourneys. . .. South Marple Girl Softballers end season as No. 2 in Pa. . ..Newtown' David Savitsky is sworn in as East Lansdowne Police Officer. . . . Garrett Williamson elects Steven J. Videon as chairman of Board of Managers. . . .Locals Claire Kim, Jessica Matthews and Christopher Reiter all graduate from LaSalle U. . . . Marple' Lorraine Taylor dies at the age of 60. .

..Culbertson fifth grader

Paul Facenda receives male September “Best All Around” award.

September

Summer is officially over-are a schools reopen. . . Loc a l Catherine Capriotto' paintings ar e on display at Marple library. . . . Marple resident Mary N. Furlong dies at age 93. . . .MNHS Girls Tennis beats GV 4-3 in season opener. . .. St. Pius X School marks 50th year with a special Mass. . . .Joann Stump' Letter to the Editor gives Congressman Sestak an “F” for performance. . . . Pat Merz, president of Newcomers and Neighbors, welcomes members as they start a new year. . . .Marple ok' Goodhill' rebirth . . . Newtown Library is host to the Holmes Exhibit. . . . St. Pius X School celebrates its 50th anniversary. . . .Newtown Police Department honors businessman Jack Niggeman, owner of McDonald', for his support of DARE. . . .MNHS begins second year of Classrooms of the Future utilizing computers, the internet, etc. . . . Locals who died recently include Eileen Maguire, 69, Jean F.Talbot, 89 and John C. Smith, 24. . . ..MNHS defeats Upper Darby on the gridiron, 20-0. . . . .St. Annie' Spartans overcome the St. Maximillan eleven, 16-0. . . .Marple develops program to reduce residential speeding. . . . Newtown Planning Commission is pondering requests for new banks in the area . . .Revised plans for Uno/CVS application plans are pending. . . . Videon-Chrysler Dodge is selling a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Conversion Van for just $5,993. . . .MNHS Field Hockey takes three in a week while the MN Golf team moves to 5-2.. . Dunkin' Donuts is coming to Marple Township . . ..Donor assists St. Pius X in restoring statue. . . . White Horse Village hosts annual Octofair. . .. Broomall Fire Co. hosts gigantic Carnival which was deemed a huge success . . Marple' Francis Dean is named to Immaculata University' Dean' List. . . .. Corporal Eric E. Brown of Marple, graduates from basic training at Parris Island, N.C . . . MN Girls Tennis is 5-2; Girls Soccer loses to Penncrest and Boys Soccer earn two wins and a tie.

October

Newtown breaks ground for Veterans Memorial. . . .School District and Newtown will share access cable channel, says Comcast. . ..Marple man wants school district to bus his kindergartner . . ..Marple Newtown Players offer Arthur Miller' classic play, The Crucible . . .September deaths in the area include Marie Kolodji, 81; Hazel Sites, 62; Arthur Street, 78; Rita Ferry, 83; Antonia Mayer, 81; and Gibson Mead, 81. . . ..MN Volleyball defeats Notre Dame . . . MN Cross Country earns a few wins while MN Field Hockey is at 7-3. . . .Marple mends zoning code for twin houses . . . . Marple Town-ship' Rachel Brooks may be the first Miss Pennsylvania since Evelyn Ay was crowned in 1953. . .. Amanda Wuest of Soudertown and Michael Cammarota of Marple become engaged. . . . Elizabeth Caldwell dies at the age of 99. She was volunteer of the Year at Inglis House in 1989. . . .Bad day at Black Rock– MN Girls Soccer is blanked by SH; MN Field Hockey drops a pair of 3-2 decisions; and MNFootball is doubled up by Penncrest. . . .. St. Anastasia Varsity football team upends Visitation (of Trooper), 37 to 8. . . .Marple rescinds ban on dogs at Kent Park . . . St. Annie third-grader, Emily Maminsky, will play Maria von Trapp at Archbishop Prendergast' musical, The Sound of Music. . . .Judy Carr, President of the General Federation of Women' Club of Newtown Square thanks Sally Spargo who spoke about Thomas Jefferson at a club meeting at the Lamb Tavern. . .. Dr. William E. Munley of New-town Square and Dr. Barry I Cohen of Haverford d were awarded fellowships in the Academy of Dentistry International.. . . Will Sheehan and Erica Cantwell are King and Queen of Marple Newtown High School' Homecoming. . . .Rose Valley Chorus starts its 2nd century of musicals with the production of The Mikado. . . .St. Pius X Church celebrates its 50th anniversary with a Mass and picnic. . . .

November

Penn State Delco is now Penn State Brandywine. . . .Erin Dugery wins an MP3 Player in Library contest. . . . .Locals Donald Jones, 75 , Joan Shanahan, 74, Edward Orazietti, 90, and Catherine Kleeblatt, 93, and Emma Mattia, died in

October. . . . .During the Loomis School Fall festival, kindergartners Katerin a Gio-vanopoulos, Glenn Saulino, Kelly Logothetis and Selena Galloway made haunted houses. . .. MN Football falls to Conestoga, 17-14. . .

St. Anastasia varsity gridders upend Bucksmont Saints, 32-14. . . .The community honors its veterans with a parade; Marine Colonel Ed McMahon was Gra nd Marshall. . . . Marple' budget may rise 5.9 percent. . . . Press crack photographer Cessie Giuliano and Mitch Seidman of Havertown become engaged. . . Yolanda Baldino, grandmother of Press Sports Editor Brian Gillan, dies at the age of 90. . . . . MN footbal sinks OJR while MN Ice Hockey dominates LM. . . .St. Annie Varsity gridders beat St. Agnes, 26-13. . . .St. Pius Icemen up record to 4-0 .. . .Ellis Preserve decision postponed again. . . . .Marple okays extension for Pulte Project. .. ..Marple OKs two-lot division . . ..Lots of fun at Loomis School with a

“Crazy Hair” day. . . . . GFWC celebrates its 60th anniversary. . . . Former newtown Square resident Lillian Hummel dies at the age of 104. . . .Retired Major League pitcher Dave Drabecky, a cancer victim, inspires crowd with talk at Narberth church . . . .St. Annie' Football gridders win Division One Championship. . . .ND Field Hockey clinches Inter-Act title. . . .Videon Chrysler/Dodge is selling a 1995 Lexus coupe for $9,999. .. . .Former Garrett-Williamson employee and Dunwoody Village resident Agnes Bergey, dies at the age of 90. . . .Human Rights activist John Prendergast is guests speaker at the Baldwin school. . . .Worrall Elementary School celebrated its 50th anniversary as all dressed in 50s garb. . . . Yolanda Baldino of Marple dies at the age of 90. . MNHS Performance Arts Center produce the hit play, Rebel Without a Cause . . . .A helicopter was sent for a man after a tow truck fell on him at Don' Luke Oil. . . Newtown Square Fire Co . fire-fighters had a lot of company at Dunwoody fire . . . . . .MNHSgolfers finish season near the top. . ..

December

Area children get ready to meet Santa. . . .Smedley D. Butler trailer vandalized. . . . . . Newtown receives Horticultural Award . . . .Dave McGinley and Ed Partridge to head MN Board. . . . . John Immel' paintings hang in New-town Library. . . . .Eagle star Reggie Brown visits Videon Chevrolet . . . .Locals Elmer Cook dies at 96 and Dr. Karl Price dies at age 69. .

.MNHS ice hockey slams SV and

MN Girls hoops fall to Inter-boro.

Newtown Square Fire Co.' Santa Claus is visiting each neighborhood handing out goodies . . . . Ray McFall will be the new principal at Marple New-town High School beginning Jan. 2. .. .Maggie Meyers is Student of the Month at MNHS…..Marple' Susan Parrish receives the Mitchel Robbins Scholarship to DCCC. . . . Sadly, death in December came to Edna Drake (88), Nicholas Travaglini III (62) and Hugh Reid (50).

Well, it'been a good year; the Press wishes all its readers happiness and prosperity.

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