March 14, 2016 |
I'm not one to let grass grow under my feet, so when my anything-on-the-water-hating boyfriend approvingly commented on a TV ad for a Viking River Cruise, I had it booked the next day. We spent eight stress-free days on the Danube River, departing Budapest, where we witnessed Hungary's brilliantly lighted Parliament Building from our ship - as captivating as watching a Broadway musical from the front row. From there, we navigated the still waters...
April 2, 2015 |
The woman in gold in the true story Woman in Gold was Adele Bloch-Bauer, a patron of the arts in turn-of-the-century Vienna, a regal beauty who posed for Gustav Klimt. Her portrait hung in the family's apartment on the Elisabethstrasse until March 1938, when Hitler's Third Reich annexed Austria. The lives of the city's thriving Jewish community were forever changed, and the Klimt, along with other artwork, jewelry, and valuables belonging to the Bloch-Bauers, was seized by the Nazis.
March 5, 2014 |
George E. Ehrlich, 85, of Philadelphia, an internationally renowned rheumatologist and adviser to the World Health Organization, died Friday, Feb. 28, of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Arden Courts in King of Prussia. Dr. Ehrlich made his mark in Philadelphia as the director of rheumatology and chief of the Arthritis Center at Einstein Medical Center and Moss Rehabilitation Hospital from 1964 to 1980. But his influence went further. An international authority on rehabilitative management of rheumatic conditions, Dr. Ehrlich was trained in the post-World War II era, when the field of rheumatology was focused on discovering the cause of damage to the joints.
January 27, 2014 |
ST. ANTON, Austria - In a remote alpine valley in western Austria, a local cheese farmer named Hannes Schneider opened a ski school in the 1920s. Soon people all over the world were learning his "Arlberg" technique, and modern skiing, as we know it, was born. The Arlberg region, named after the mountain range that stretches between Vorarlberg and Tyrol in Austria, is more than just a ski destination, it's a pilgrimage to a holy land. This terrain is some of the most challenging in the world for skiing.
December 31, 2013 |
VANCOUVER - To say December has been a big month for Michael Raffl would be an enormous understatement. Three days ago, Michael Raffl received the biggest phone call of his season - from Manny Viveiros, coach of the Austrian national team, letting him know that he was picked to represent his country in the upcoming Olympics. About 3 weeks before that, Raffl was notified by the Flyers that he would be sticking around for a while - he could finally select an apartment in the area.
August 31, 2013 |
The silver candlesticks with trumpet bases may be slender and simple, but they have a hefty tale to tell. Come Wednesday at sundown, the start of the Jewish high holy days, those candlesticks will speak volumes when they are center stage on Jeffrey and Barbara Kutscher's holiday table in Moorestown. When Rosh Hashanah comes around next year, the candlesticks will be in a home in Bucks County, or possibly in the Baltimore area. In each new place, their impact will be deeply felt.
June 22, 2013 |
Despite a painful past marked by time in Nazi labor and concentration camps, relatives said, Peter Siegler's warm and humorous personality never hardened. Dr. Siegler, 89, of Haverford, died Wednesday, June 5, of heart disease at his Naples, Fla., townhouse. The Hungarian native's first impression of America came in 1945, when he was starving and sick after spending about six months in a concentration camp in Austria during his 20s. He was liberated by soldiers, and when he asked for a smoke, a GI handed him not just one cigarette but a pack of Camels.
May 10, 2013 |
Lewis Terry Hatcher, 90, of West Chester, who as a pilot flew 24 bombing missions over Europe during World War II, died Friday, May 3, at Paoli Memorial Hospital. Mr. Hatcher enlisted in November 1942 and trained as a B-17 pilot. He served with the 15th Air Force, at one point from a base in Foggia, Italy. He and his fellow airmen completed 24 bombing missions over Germany, Austria, Poland, Yugoslavia, and Italy. But it was the 19th mission, on March 16, 1945, in which he bombed the Schwechat oil refinery in Austria, that he called his "longest day. " The plane took off early that morning with a 6,000-pound payload.
February 7, 2013 |
LINDSEY VONN will head home for surgery in Colorado next week after tearing two ligaments in her right knee and breaking a bone in her lower leg in a crash at the world championships in Austria. Vonn said Wednesday that she plans to compete in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, which start in 12 months. She was released from the hospital late Tuesday and returned to the team hotel. "I am grateful to my fans for the outpouring of support, which has really helped me stay positive," Vonn said in a statement.
November 18, 2012
Looking for the best ski destinations around the world? U.S. News & World Report offers this list on its website http://travel.usnews.com . 10. Munich, Germany 9. Lake Tahoe, Calif. 8. Calgary, Canada 7. Vancouver, Canada 6. Telluride, Colo. 5. Zurich, Switzerland 4. Vail, Colo. 3. Aspen, Colo. 2. Banff, Canada 1. Innsbruck, Austria