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On July 3, Dr.  Jean Griswold (seated), director and Tim McInnes (standing), Manager of the Chestnut Hill office of Griswold Special Care, presented the Founder’s Award to an exceptional Care Coordinator, as part of the company’s ongoing 25th Anniversary celebrations.  For the past seven years, Sheila Johnson of Oreland, has “consistently excelled in the performance of all her duties and responsibilities.  Her concern for both Clients and Caregivers, skill in scheduling and matching, and wholehearted zeal and support of our mission are all exemplary,” stated McInnes.  “Johnson is truly a team player, having worked weekends, evening on-calls, and covering the front as a receptionist.  She does whatever is needed for the office to function at top level, and she does it all uncomplainingly and well.”


Crefeld student attends national conference
Crefeld student Jonathan Colvson recently returned from a week at Franklin Pierce College in New Hampshire where he attended “The Presidency and The Press” student conference as a guest of Crefeld alum Bill Douglas, White House Correspondant for McClatchy Newspapers.
Jonathan was a guest of the conference’s keynote speaker, Bill Douglas, White House correspondent for McClatchy (formerly Knight-Ridder) Newspapers, and Crefeld School alumnus (when Crefeld was the Miquon Upper School).
The conference, for high school seniors from throughout the country, focused on the media’s role presidential elections. As such, the students interacted with  Fred Thompson, Republican Senator from Tennessee and possible 2008 presidential candidate; New Hampshire’s secretary of state Bill Gardner; a campaign strategist from Hilary Clinton camp; and Marlin Fitzwater, former press secretary for Presidents Reagan and Bush.
Each morning, the students met with the visiting guest speakers and each afternoon, the students would spend time writing articles for a daily newspaper and for an online blog (web log), uploading photographs and video streams, and writing and broadcasting a daily “Five at the Fitz at 5” news program [the “Fitz” referring to the Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication, sponsor of the student conference].
Jonathan was part of the team which wrote for the conference’s blog - which can be found at:




Notary available in state rep’s office
State Senator LeAnna M. Washington (D-4)
announced today that she now has a notary available in her Wadsworth Avenue office, located at 1555-A Wadsworth Ave. in Mt. Airy.
The notary is available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

“My Philadelphia district office offers a variety of helpful information and services, and I’m pleased that my Wadsworth Avenue office is now making notary available to constituents,” Washington said. “Of course, I invite residents to stop by the district office or my Web site for any assistance of information.”


Oak Lane Congratulates Members of the Class of 2007: Mackenzie Ballentyne, from Andorra (Springside School), Claudia Stedman, from Worcester (William Penn Charter),  Andrew Garfinkel, from Mt Airy (Germantown Friends School), Toni Spiller, from Chalfont, (Solebury School), Scott Solodar, from North Wales (Woodlynde School), Tara Malone, from Ambler, (William Penn Charter), Jim Getsy, from Plymouth Meeting, (William Penn Charter), Emily Winokur, from Ambler, (Abington Friends School), Ben Holl, from Mt. Airy, (Friends Select School), Aliya Stimpson, from Mt. Airy, (Philadelphia School District), Riley Druger, from Gwynedd, (Woodlynde School), and Shayna Koren, from Gwynedd (Homeschooling).


“Super Lawyer” named Timoney Knox managing partner
George Riter
, of Plymouth Meeting, a partner in the Fort Washington law firm Timoney Knox LLP, assumed the duties of managing partner July 1.
Riter also was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the June issue of Philadelphia magazine. This is the second year in a row he earned this designation.
A partner in the firm since 2001, Riter focuses his practice on estate planning and tax matters. In the magazine’s special section on Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, he was chosen as one of the state’s top estate planning and probate attorneys.
As managing partner, Riter will be responsible for day-to-day decision-making and, in conjunction with the executive committee, for charting the strategic direction of the firm.
“One of my goals is to maintain Timoney Knox as one of the premier law firms in the area,” said Riter. “As incoming managing partner, I hope to continue, as well as build on, the efforts of my predecessor, Michael O’Hara Peale Jr., who served in this capacity for the last 15 plus years.” 

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