March 5, 2006 |
Last Thursday's Read Across America Day took on a global theme at Delran's Millbridge School. Students in kindergarten through second grade displayed nearly 100 Flat Cats they had received from family and friends all over the world, including Iraq, Kuwait, Bermuda, Australia, Japan and Germany. Flat Cats feature a picture of Dr. Seuss' Cat in the Hat and include space for writing. "It's a wonderful project," said Millbridge School librarian Denyse Bieg, who orchestrated the event.
March 5, 2005 |
Workers in the Bucks County Courthouse paused, sighed and commiserated yesterday before a portrait of Chief Clerk David Steinbach set up as a hasty memorial after his sudden death Thursday. Steinbach and his wife, Charlotte, both 61, of Southampton, drowned while on a two-week sailboating vacation in the Bahamas they had taken with two other couples, according to county officials. The circumstances were unclear, said Charles Martin, chairman of the County Board of Commissioners.
January 20, 2005 |
And the winners are . . . Jeff Dewald and Margaret Neary, the Northeast Philadelphia couple who got engaged on the same train platform where their eyes first met, have won the Dunkin' Donuts wedding contest. "We are very, very happy," said Neary, a 22-year-old bank employee who will get to marry her city firefighter fiance Feb. 11 at an all-expenses-paid wedding in the parking lot of the Dunkin' Donuts at South 16th Street and Washington Avenue. John Townsend, who operates a limousine company, and Michele Sarao, a cosmetology student, both 28 and from New Milford, N.J., won the New York-area portion of the contest.
November 12, 2004 |
After the Sunset wrestles with one of the thornier social issues of the moment: retirement, and how to pass the days constructively, happily, beneficently. It's tough, after a lifetime of toil, to adjust to unstructured schedules, idle hours, and the finger-drumming silences of a stillborn afternoon. Such is the dilemma facing Max Burdett (Pierce Brosnan) and Lola Cirillo (Salma Hayek). Here they are, a pair of high-end thieves who've called it quits, whiling away their weeks on the Bahamian beaches.
September 5, 2004 |
The way LaForrest Russell sees it, child abuse is epidemic. So when he was approached about volunteering to help find missing children, he wanted to help. "Children are our future," said Russell, one of five Project Alert volunteers in Pennsylvania who offer free assistance to police in domestic and international cases of missing and runaway children. "You have to wonder: 'How does this happen?' " he said of the 2,000 children believed to go missing every day, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
November 2, 2003 |
My husband wanted to get away - really away. We had just spent a month learning how to scuba dive, first in a swimming pool, then in a frigid quarry near Bethlehem. After a few late-night conversations, he had me convinced that a vacation without fancy restaurants, crowded beaches and loud bars would relax us and challenge us as divers. He found Andros Island through an online search. The swath of land, about 100 miles long and up to 40 miles wide, is the least-developed in the Bahamas chain of islands southeast of Florida.
October 20, 2002 |
Investment tycoon Sir John Templeton has spent $1 million asking scientists to find an answer to the question, "Is there a fundamental purpose in the cosmos?" Now, as he gets ready to celebrate his 90th birthday, he believes he has the answer - or at least part of it. "The universe is so remarkable, and we know so much more than we knew a century ago that it is hard to believe it could happen by chance. I would say we're not here by accident," said Sir John, founder of the John Templeton Foundation in Radnor, which studies the connection between science and religion.
January 6, 2002 |
For a place we couldn't find in most guidebooks, the Turks and Caicos proved quite a charmer. Early each morning we strolled from our room onto miles of white powder beach abutting a sea so turquoise you'd think it was colorized. On a snorkeling excursion along one of the world's longest coral reefs, we swam amid purple and orange sponges, neon anemones, giant sea fans, and a resident bottle-nosed dolphin named JoJo, whose favorite marine life appeared to be people. One moonless night, we hopped a 50-foot sailboat to watch the showy spectacle of millions of glowworms mating like lilliputian lava lights.
November 6, 2001 |
Bystanders pitch in as cops chase carjacker Bystanders lobbed bricks at a stolen sport utility vehicle, injuring a carjacking suspect who led police on a 40-mile high-speed chase through the upper Florida Keys yesterday. The suspect forced several motorists off the road as he sped through the island chain along U.S. 1 at over 100 mph, police said. Deputies spiked the fleeing vehicle's tires but the kept driving on the rims. When he finally pulled off the road and jumped out of the SUV near Key Largo, it rolled over his leg. Having seen the chase on TV, bystanders on the roadside threw rocks, bricks and even a bicycle at the white SUV as it sped past, said Monroe County Sheriff's spokeswoman Becky Herrin.
April 8, 2001 |
Holiday-makers bound for Grand Bahama Island from Philadelphia - a trip that usually requires connecting flights - soon will have a more convenient option. Twice-weekly nonstop flights from Philadelphia to Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, are scheduled to start May 4 as part of vacation packages offered by Apple Vacations, based in Newtown Square. The flights, on Fridays and Mondays, will be the only nonstop service from Philadelphia to Freeport, the Bahamas' second-largest city, with morning departures and late- afternoon returns aboard planes from UPS Airways.