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Sunday, February 17, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013
The public is invited to remember Mildred “Miggy” Krentel who leaves an inspiring legacy for thousands of children and their families.
A memorial service is planned for Mildred “Miggy” Krentel on February 10, 2013 at 2:00 pm Melmark Multi-Purpose Center 2600 Wayland Road Berwyn, PA Melmark Co-Founder Mildred “Miggy” Krentel passed away Wednesday at age 92. She and her husband coped with Down Syndrome in their daughter by founding Melmark in Berwyn, revolutionizing the care, education, and life for thousands from around the nation, and around the globe. Editor's Note: Melmark provided Patch with the following obituary information. An Amazing Life Story Melmark’s co-founder, Mrs. Mildred “Miggy” Krentel, passed away on January 16th. She was 92 years old and leaves behind a legacy that has changed the lives of thousands of children and adults with disabilities and their …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Mildred “Miggy” Krentel leaves an awesome, inspiring legacy for thousands of children and their families.
Melmark Co-Founder Mildred “Miggy” Krentel passed away Wednesday at age 92. She and her husband coped with Down Syndrome in their daughter by founding Melmark in Berwyn, revolutionizing the care, education, and life for thousands from around the nation, and around the globe. Editor's Note: Melmark provided Patch with the following obituary information. An Amazing Life Story Melmark’s co-founder, Mrs. Mildred “Miggy” Krentel, passed away on January 16th. She was 92 years old and leaves behind a legacy that has changed the lives of thousands of children and adults with disabilities and their families, not just at Melmark, but around the world. Miggy is survived by three sons and two daughters: Dave, Bob, Steve, Diane and Melissa, for whom…
Thursday, August 9, 2012
A suspect observed on a security camera was questioned in the case and says he saw something disturbing in the room where an iPad was reported missing.
On July 26 at approximately 5:15 p.m., Newtown police received a theft report from a complainant at the Melmark home on 2600 Wayland Road in Berwyn. According to the report, the complainant told police that sometime between 4 p.m. the day before and noon that day, someone had stolen an Apple iPad from the Melmark complex. According to the report, the iPad was kept in a secure room, although the cleaning crew did have access to the room. A cleaner was seen on video surveillance entering and exiting the room but not seen carrying or having possession of the missing iPad, according to the report. In addition, the cleaner was questioned about the missing iPad and told police he had left the room when he saw a rat. The cleaner has since been …
Friday, March 9, 2012
Performers from Footlighters Theater in Berwyn meet with performing and visual artists from Melmark.
Members of The Melmark Players, an acting troupe featuring clients and students with autism and Down Syndrome, met with actors from the current Footlighters Theater Company production of the Wizard of Oz after a Sunday matinee performance. In addition to members of Melmark's theater troupe, Footlighters is hosting a month long art exhbition by Melmark painters. The Wizard of Oz at Footlighters runs through March 24 with performances this weekend on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.. Click here for a link to the Footlighters website where you can full details and purchase tickets.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Melmark clients work all year long to grow, harvest, dry and arrange flowers for the nation's premiere flower show.
When the world famous Philadelphia Flower Show opens Sunday morning artisans from Melmark will be among the exhibitors hoping to score favor with the public-and the judges. Melmark Spokeswoman Michelle Bradsher tells Patch "each year, members of The Meadows at Melmark work in the greenhouse in hopes of their plants making it into The Philadelphia Flower Show. For over 10 years consecutively, Melmark clients have made it into the show. Each year, Melmark participants place as well." The Philadelphia Flower Show is open from 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sunday and next Saturday and from 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. during the week. The show closes next Sunday, March 11 (March 11 hours are 8 a.m.-6 p.m.). Melmark is a comprehensive multi-service agency, providing…
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Local performing artists welcome a traveling show by painters with autism.
A press release from Footlighters Theater in Berwyn calls it "the intertwining of works by two very different groups of artists: accomplished thespians who express a varied palette of emotions on the stage and students diagnosed with autism who communicate their feelings on canvas. " On Sunday, March 4, Footlighters Theater, will host an art reception featuring paintings created by students at The Melmark School. The reception will follow the theater’s performance of Wizard of Oz and will give members of the public a view of art through the eyes of children with autism. During intermission at this Sunday's (March 4) performance of the Wizard of Oz, audience members will be able to view the artists’ paintings and learn more about …
Friday, January 20, 2012
Artists with autism and Down Syndrome who study at Melmark in Berwyn celebrate their work with an exhibition in a Main Line gallery.
When you look closely at the paintings displayed at Case Gallery in Ardmore, you can see the intricate work that creates the textures, colors shapes and images. Many of the paintings done in watercolors, acrylics, tempuras are abstract works. Some are painted with intricate brushwork. Others are painted with unexpected and fascintating tools like bubble wrap and leaves. All are unique and works of heart from the heart and imagination of artists who study at Melmark in Berwyn. The artists joined proud teachers, administrators, families, friends and gallery staff for a reception this week celebrating their work. The works are for sale starting at $300. The donation covers the cost of the framing work, benefits the artists, and helps …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Creativity, a love for their art, and incredible attention to detail are hallmarks of Berwyn's Melmark artisans.
Artists from Melmark open a new exhibit and sale Wednesday night on the Main Line. Adult artists with autism spectrum disorders and Down Syndrome work in a greenhouse/art studio building on the Melmark Campus in Berwyn to create intricate, hand-crafted art work from custom-made stationary and cards to elaborate dried flower arrangements and paintings. The artists literally create their work from the ground up, working year round to cultivate exotic flowers in a greenhouse during the winter, planting an amazing garden in the spring, harvesting and then drying the garden's flowers and ultimately turning them into one-of-a-kind works of art. Their work has been displayed at the prestigious Philadelphia Flower Show and is available for sale. …