July 7, 1987 |
A 5-year-old girl was critically injured Saturday night just before a Fourth of July fireworks display at Radnor Senior High School when she tried to run across a road to get to her parents and was struck by a car, Radnor Township police said yesterday. Kathryn Lockridge, of the 300 block of Orchard Way in St. Davids, was leaving a band concert at the high school football field with her uncle about 8:30 p.m. when she ran into Radnor-Chester Road in front of the school campus and was struck by a car near Raider Road, police said.
July 18, 2004 |
On a rainy July night, the sprawling Garnet Valley High School was empty, dark and quiet except for the faint melody of "April in Paris. " The music drifted past classrooms and down hallways abandoned by students. Following the sound led to the band room and the 24 dedicated musicians of the Delaware County High School All-Star Big Band. "For three weeks, these kids give up all for practice and performance time," said Steve Selfridge, All-Star Big Band codirector and Garnet Valley Elementary School band director.
August 7, 1988 |
As part of this year's celebration of the township's 300th birthday, "Hooray for Willingboro," an evening of song, dance and drama, will be performed by a group of 25 students Saturday at John F. Kennedy High School. The show begins at 8 p.m., and admission is free. "Yes, we're celebrating the tricentennial, but we're doing it in the form of a theatrical presentation," said Jack Bloeser, who, in conjunction with the township Recreation Department, conducted a summer-long series of instructional programs and workshops in music, dance, drama and technical theaterfor children.
February 29, 2004 |
Four beats into the cadence, Timothy W. Oliver was hooked. He was in fifth grade when the Centralia High School Band marched past him en route to the homecoming football game and changed his focus from the gridiron to the drum line. Now grown up, Oliver is leading the music as director of athletic bands and the associate director of bands in the Esther Boyer College of Music at Temple University. "I'm a percussionist. The first time I heard the marching band, that was it," Oliver said.
July 1, 1993 |
It just wouldn't be a grand old Independence Day celebration without fireworks, marching bands, decorated floats, hot dogs, ice cream and gallons of soda to quench the thirst. So, to help you get the most out the holiday, following is a roundup of what's happening in your neighborhood: NARBERTH Saturday Narberth is breaking tradition this year. Instead of holding its fireworks on the Fourth, it will celebrate on Saturday. Games, food and entertainment will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the community field, Windsor and Wynnewood Avenues.
July 2, 1992 |
Fireworks, festivals, food and fun will fill the Fourth in many area municipalities as South Jersey celebrates Independence Day and the founding of the nation. Some towns will be looking further into the past than others: Several, including Willingboro, Haddon Township and Oaklyn, will honor the 500th anniversary of Columbus' landing in the New World. Barrington residents will bury a time capsule to mark the borough's 75th anniversary. Pennsauken will use the occasion to celebrate its own 100th birthday.
May 30, 1989 |
Inside the cemetery's black metal fence, the soldiers remain regimented even in death. Thousands of white gravestones stretch in precise rows across the cool, shady patches of green into the warm light beyond the trees. Row after row. Column after column. And by the side of each gravestone at Beverly National Cemetery, a small American flag stands at attention. When the breeze blows across the lawns, hundreds of flags waft out, one after another, and then drop back to rest as if in a drill.
August 28, 1991 |
With a march on Washington and a parade on Philadelphia's Parkway this weekend, the AFL-CIO and other groups hope to put a spotlight on what they call Bush administration and congressional neglect of working Americans' needs. Philadelphia's AFL-CIO Council expects at least 5,000 unionists and their families from this area to go to Washington on Saturday and return in time to march in Philadelphia's parade on Monday, said council spokesman Mark Forrest. According to Jim Moran, executive director of Philaposh, a labor-sponsored group that is participating in Philadelphia's parade, local unions had been asked by Lane Kirkland, national president of the AFL-CIO, to cancel their own parades and come to Washington instead.
May 3, 1990 |
The Mozart on the Square Festival, which opens its 11th season tonight, has endured by adhering to a sure-fire formula. Its concentrated, small-scale May schedule, drawing from the inexhaustible period of Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Mendelssohn, and Schubert and played by notable local musicians with a few guest artists, has seemed to guarantee a growing audience. This year, the format of concerts has been slightly altered, stretching out the May schedule for another week. All ten 8 p.m. evening concerts and nine noontime weekday concerts, plus a morning children's concert, will be held at Holy Trinity Church on the northwest corner of Rittenhouse Square.
May 13, 1990 |
Handiwork ranging from a 40-foot glider to a gazebo and silk flowers, created by students from 65 South Jersey schools, will be part of the 26th annual Southern New Jersey Crafts Fair tomorrow through next Sunday at the Deptford Mall, Almonesson and Clements Bridge Roads. All of the student works - about 2,500 entries from 1,900 students are expected - have been made since September, said Al Oman, who along with his son Karl is co-chairman of the crafts fair. Fifth through 12th grades from public, private and parochial schools in eight South Jersey counties, including Burlington, Camden and Gloucester, will be represented, he said.