September 2, 2015 |
Delaware Valley University, which introduced a pet-friendly residence hall last year, is expanding the program this year. The university earned national recognition for its animal friendliness when it began allowing students living on the second floor of Samuel Hall on its Doylestown campus to have approved pets in their rooms. Three chinchillas, two cats, three geckos, three snakes, two rabbits, and five hamsters and gerbils shared the hall with their 18 human owners. This year, 40 students will have pets at Samuel and South Halls, said spokeswoman Annmarie Ely. Cats are flagged this year.
June 9, 2014 |
They share the same name - and a renovation project involving a historic Queen Anne Victorian in downtown West Chester. Ed Bardzik Jr., 74, and son Ed Bardzik III, 43, recently completed a six-month, $100,000 remodeling of the twin house, which sits on a corner of West Union Street in the thriving college town. Built in 1900, the house is once again a single-family residence, after years of use for student rentals. The story began a decade ago. Ed Bardzik III had purchased and moved into the twin next door on West Union Street.
August 5, 2013 |
The guys grew up in and around Deptford Township in the 1950s and '60s, in hamlets, neighborhoods, and housing developments with names like Almonesson, Blackwood Terrace, and Oak Valley. Some of them married their high school sweethearts; others joined the military; all learned trades or found jobs leading to careers that carried them into retirement. They're pushing 70 now. Many have great-grandkids. And once a month, since 2008, a small group of these men from the Deptford High Class of 1963 have been sharing breakfast - with a supersize side of memories - at the Seven Star Diner on Route 41. "We're not a stellar group of doctors or Ph.D.s," says George Wise, 68, a Haddon Heights jeweler who helped organize the group.
June 7, 2013 |
ALL THAT'S missing from the set-up to "The Purge" is the Rod Serling intro. This is a very "Twilight Zone"-y horror movie of ideas (plus some 2013 violence) set in a near-future America wherein a willing populace trades 364 docile, crime-free days for one day of anything-goes mayhem - the so-called Purge, during which all crime is legal. Business is good, as you might guess for enterprising suburbanite James (Ethan Hawke), who sells purportedly impregnable security systems to other McMansion dwellers.
March 26, 2013 |
School buses of drunk college kids are never a good thing. Especially in Old City. That's the message Capt. Brian Korn of the 6th Police District wanted made clear after large crowds of college students arrived at a Market Street lounge in yellow school buses Thursday night. "This lends itself to an 'Animal House' atmosphere, which of course is not a very inviting atmosphere for the non-fraternity type of visitors Old City businesses like to attract," Korn wrote Friday in a e-mail to Graham Copeland, executive director of the Old City Special Service District.
January 30, 2012 |
Anyone doubting our evolutionary tie to other apes should check out that Philadelphia festival of food and fun known as Wing Bowl. The annual event has some striking parallels to behavior outlined in the article "Chimpanzee Hunting Behavior and Human Evolution," which appeared in the magazine American Scientist. Chimpanzees sometimes "go on hunting binges, in which they kill a large number of monkeys and other animals over a period of several days or weeks," the article states. The hunting is done mostly by males, though there are a few female hunters and the party is joined by many other females in estrus (heat)
January 11, 2011 |
BEYOND THE exhibits featuring dinosaur bones and dioramas at the Academy of Natural Sciences lie real live animals. The Florence R. Foerderer Live Animal Center is home to 100 animals representing 70 species of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians whose origins can be traced back to five continents (sorry, Antarctica fans). So academy patrons can see a Kenyan sand boa and a Moluccan cockatoo up close and personal. Despite being known for its inanimate exhibits, the Live Animal Center has been at the museum since 1936, when the center was used as part of an education program for Boy Scouts.
November 16, 2010
GLORY DAZE. 10 tonight, TBS. TBS, IT SEEMS, really would like Conan O'Brien and his viewers to feel at home. For the host of "Conan," that means a new Tuesday night lead-in whose stars are from roughly the era he is. For his fans, at least the young guys TBS hopes will stick like glue as the first-week ratings glow wears off a little, it's an hour-long comedy about, well, young guys. In a frat house. Doing crazy frat-house things. OK, so the setting for TBS' new "Glory Daze" is a college in Indiana called Hayes.
August 27, 2010
By Silvio Laccetti The boys are back in town. So are the girls. With their testosterone-fueled tantrums and hormonal hysteria, the cast of MTV's Jersey Shore recently returned to Seaside Heights, and there was trouble soon after they set foot on the sand. Cast member Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi was arrested for disorderly conduct; news reports say she was unbelievably inebriated. Then, last week, co-star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro was hauled to police headquarters for outstanding warrants.
August 24, 2009 |
Boston backstop debate Slowly but surely, the heroes of 2004 are departing Boston. Curt Schilling, Pedro Martinez and Bill Mueller have moved on. By most accounts, Jason Varitek - the heart and soul of the '04 world champions - will be next. Last season, Varitek batted a career-low .220 with a career-low 43 RBIs. After a long internal debate, the team signed him to a one-year, $5 million deal with mutual options. After hitting two home runs May 28, the 37-year-old catcher was batting .207 in 53 games, with four home runs and 24 RBIs, entering last night's game.