July 20, 2016 |
Upper Dublin High graduate Michael Sowers was one of five Team USA players named to the all-world squad at the Federation of International Lacrosse men's under-19 World Championships, which ended with a U.S. title on Saturday. Bill Leahy, the head coach at La Salle High and an assistant manager for Team USA, was the team's Graham Lester Spirit of Lacrosse Award recipient. Faceoff specialist Christian Feliziani, of Episcopal, and midfielder Dox Aitken and defender Noah Lejman, both of Haverford School, also played on Team USA. Sowers, an attack, was joined on the all-world team by teammates Jared Bernhardt (midfield)
November 29, 2015 |
Forget visions of sugarplums. At Cherry Hill Mall this Black Friday, Matthew Becker, 13, of Philadelphia, was thinking more along the lines of lightsabers as he checked out the hot Star Wars offerings at the Lego store. "I like the sci-fi to it," Becker said. "I like the starships. " This holiday gifting season, he may have plenty of company. With Star Wars: The Force Awakens due to hit theaters Dec. 18, fans of the blockbuster movie series have lots to choose from.
November 3, 2015 |
Aspiring nurse Melissa Alford has big dreams for her future. Only two years ago, that future appeared bleak for the mother of three, who landed in a homeless shelter after losing her job. With help from the Camden County One Stop Career Center, she has started to put her life back together with the hope of fulfilling a childhood dream. She became licensed as a certified nursing assistant, got an apartment, and found a full-time job. Alford was recognized last month as Camden County's honoree at a statewide program that recognizes those who have overcome extraordinary obstacles.
June 14, 2014 |
The two men on the dais Thursday morning at PPL Park could not have dressed more differently. Union CEO and operating partner Nick Sakiewicz, the man tasked with rebuilding the club once more, wore a patterned shirt unbuttoned at the collar, his sleeves rolled up. Work mode, he called it. At his right elbow, interim manager Jim Curtin sat in a dark suit, his tie crisply knotted, the mop of red hair from his MLS playing days neatly shorn....
July 17, 2013 |
AS FAR AS Ron Hextall could tell, the Flyers' hierarchy was set in 2006. Bob Clarke, the Flyers' general manager, was only 56. The Flyers were 2 years and one lockout removed from an Eastern Conference finals appearance. Hextall, then 42, was the team's director of player personnel. Paul Holmgren was above him as Clarke's assistant general manager, the heir apparent should Clarke ever decide to leave his post. Hextall's blood might be more orange than red, but it was clear than any path for him to rise to the top of the organization's front office was clogged.
July 6, 2013 |
Hugh F. Walsh Jr., 72, formerly of Drexel Hill and Philadelphia, a retired general manager of the Academy of Music, died Sunday, June 30, of cancer at his retirement home in Sea Isle City, N.J. As general manager of the Academy for 37 years, ending in 2002, he rubbed elbows with the city's elite. He traveled with the orchestra to Japan; was a lead negotiator between the academy and the theatrical unions; and daily catered to the demands of celebrity performers, ticket requests from the city's most well-known figures, and the wishes of potential donors.
February 15, 2013 |
A former employee of a Montgomery County condominium has pleaded guilty to taking hush money from her boss not to reveal his theft of $600,000 from the complex. Patricia Paugh, 54, on Tuesday admitted to one count of theft and one count of conspiracy to commit theft, both third-degree felonies filed against her in 2011. Paugh was assistant manager of the Plymouth Hill Condominiums, on West Germantown Pike north of Plymouth Meeting Mall, when then-general manager Victor Lopez paid Paugh $30,000 to buy her silence, said Assistant District Attorney Laura Adshead.
August 28, 2012 |
Robert Toland Jr., 91, a fund-raiser for nonprofit agencies who helped change a state park into what is now Valley Forge National Historical Park in 1976, died Friday, Aug. 10, at Beaumont at Bryn Mawr, a retirement community. He was a longtime Paoli resident. Mr. Toland was founding chairman of Citizens to Save Valley Forge Park, his daughter Susan LeFevre said. In a 2007 letter to Mr. Toland, Nathaniel P. Reed, assistant secretary of the interior in the administration of President Gerald R. Ford, wrote: "The transformation of a neglected state park into one of the most important historical national parks in the system, more important today as ever, remains one of those triumphs of organized citizenry.
July 15, 2012 |
After pulling her team together to spruce up Wet Seal's King of Prussia store for a visit from corporate, manager Nicole Cogdell walked up to the chain's executive vice president, intending to welcome her. Instead, Cogdell said, she overheard the executive vice president telling a district manager that Cogdell, an African American, "wasn't the right fit for the store," Cogdell said, quoting the executive, Barbara Bachman. "She wanted someone with blond hair and blue eyes. " Cogdell is among three African American women from Delaware County who have filed a federal racial discrimination lawsuit against teen-apparel company Wet Seal Inc. Cogdell was fired March 3, 2009, a few days after the visit to her store.