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Built in 1829 by the Quakers of Philadelphia, Eastern State Penitentiary was the first of it’s kind.  Designed to keep prisoners isolated so they they could pay “penitence” for their sins, it gave birth to the word “penitentiary”.  It was designed like a wagon wheel so that monitoring of the prisoners could be done from the center or hub where the guards were stationed.  The cell blocks sprawled outward from the central hub which housed the prisoners.  Giving the world’s prisons this design, it failed in it’s initial purpose of reforming the prisoners using isolation, but drove most of them mad.  Each having only a tiny window of light shining down from above.  Many of the tormented souls that spent their lives there and died there still remain.  Read the full story>>

Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia has many spirits that lurk among it's corridors and cell blocks
Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia has many spirits that lurk among it’s corridors and cell blocks

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The “Don and Todd” Story

The brothers Pohlig, Todd and Don, bring to life the great American tale of “local boys make good.”  Both graduated from Monsignor Bonner High School, with Todd joining the Army upon graduation from Villanova University.  Don, the younger, had such a hunger to work that he went to work with John Falcone’s house framing company on the day of his high school graduation (instead of going to the ceremony!)  He soon started his own framing company and built challenging contemporary houses instead of the “boxes” of that day.  Todd dreamed up Pohlig Builders when he was in the Army, returned home and started the company in late 1974.  Read the full story>>

Don and Todd Pohlig were teammates early on (1960)
Don and Todd Pohlig were teammates early on (1960)

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Join us for the Broker’s Open at Athertyn at Haverford Reserve call 610-252-5110 or visit www.athertyn.com
Join us for the Broker’s Open at Athertyn at Haverford Reserve call 610-252-5110 or visit www.athertyn.com

On Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 the doors of the Athertyn Sales and Design Center will be open to realtors who wish to participate in the Athertyn Broker’s Open.

The tour will begin in the Athertyn Sales and Design Center where visitors have the opportunity to look at all the floor plans and the extensive array of options available to personalize the homes at Athertyn.  Then, tour the designer homes offered in the closeout sale of Building 5000.  These designer homes are being sold at a base price with all of the spectacular upgrades included!!

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Whoever said games were just for children were clearly mistaken, because Penny Wilson, owner of Nognz brain-fitness store, is here to tell you otherwise with her line of games and software designed specifically for the adults of today.

Penny Wilson , owner of Nognz brain fitness store.  Photo by The Vancouver Sun

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Former Eagles’ pro football player Vince Papale greeted guests on a welcoming weekend at Athertyn at Haverford Reserve.  Vince was the subject of the movie “Invincible” detailing how Papale, coming from a college that had no football team, while teaching and coaching at Interboro High School, tried out for a position on the World Football League’s Philadelphia Bells and won.  His stellar performance on that team earned him a position on the Philadelphia Eagles becoming the oldest rookie in the history of the NFL.

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As part of the on going Enrichment Series, the Athertyn team and the Pohlig Organization are inviting folks to be their guest on an exciting journey to adventure, self-discovery and learning.  Members of the Delaware Valley Opera Company will delight the audience with a musical playlist composed by two of the greatest contributors to the Great American Songbook.

The Athertyn team, the Pohlig Organization, and The Delaware Valley Opera Company present “S’Wonderful Evening with Porter and Gershwin”

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The Pohlig team took part in the 2009 HBA of Chester and Delaware Counties Blitz Build.  On this occasion however, the team had the pleasure of taking part in the Blitz Build with Philadelphia Eagles’ cornerback Sheldon Brown…

HBA 2009 Habitat for Humantity Blitz Build with Sheldon Brown

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