April 22, 2016 |
POSTSEASON AWARDS banquets tend to make an impression, whether you made it to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, the second week or the Final Four. Just because. It's a celebration of everything the previous six months entailed for a group of young lives who will remain forever intertwined, great or otherwise. That's how it is in the real world, as some of them will soon find out when they embark upon their respective post-college journeys. Somehow, it'll never be the same.
April 18, 2016 |
Six brothers, one coach. That's the shorthand on one of the more remarkable stories in the history of South Jersey football. But that hardly begins to tell the tale of the half-dozen Selverian siblings and late, great Pennsauken High School football coach Vince McAneney and the heyday of the Indians program. "A golden time," Rich Selverian, the eldest brother and helmet-less trailblazer, said of the era in Pennsauken football from the late 1970s through the early 1990s. The six Selverians - Rich, Jeff, Mark, Greg, Arthur, and Kurk - along with their parents, Stephen and Sandra, will be honored at the South Jersey Football Coaches Association's annual Hall of Fame banquet on the eve of the Adam Taliaferro Foundation's all-star football game June 29 at Rowan University.
April 1, 2016 |
Few local musical artists have worn as many masks or shed as many skins over the last decade as Michelle Zauner. The singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist - a Eugene, Ore.-to-Philadelphia transplant, who turns 27 today - has fronted the now-defunct indie-synth-pop Post Post , the lyrically challenging emo-core Little Big League , and now her softly buzzing synth-and-sequencer-driven Japanese Breakfast , a solo project releasing its...
January 30, 2016 |
Carli Lloyd, recently named the top women's soccer player in the world by FIFA, former heavyweight boxing champion Larry Holmes, and Flyers winger Jake Voracek will be among the headliners at the 112th annual Philadelphia Sports Writers Association's banquet Monday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill. A limited number of tickets are available at PSWAdinner.com, and some may be available at the door. Fans should check the website for updates. Lloyd, the pride of Delran High and Rutgers, had a hat trick to lead the United States past Japan in the World Cup final.
October 23, 2015
TWO OF the most iconic figures in the history of Philadelphia sports media, Daily News columnist Stan Hochman and broadcaster Bill Campbell, will be honored by the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association with annual awards named in their memory. The Stan Hochman Writing Award and the Bill Campbell Broadcast Award will be presented at the PSWA banquet on Feb. 1 at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill. The Hochman award will be given to the best-written sports story in the calendar year, whether in a newspaper, magazine, book or online.
October 12, 2015 |
A restaurant that is going out of business usually doesn't get to savor a months-long victory lap. But for D'Ignazio's Towne House in Media, slated to close for good at the end of the year, the long goodbye seems to fit just about right. After all, just about everything about the Towne House - the Baltimore Pike landmark that dates to the Truman administration - is rare. For decades it has hosted politicians, from council members and judges to legislators and a future president.
May 1, 2015 |
The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center in Malvern has a special relationship with one of its neighbors, Great Valley High School. For 21 years, students have worked with hotel-staff mentors to organize banquets and luncheons, to learn management, marketing, finance, and other skills. Their most recent banquet, for student achievers at Great Valley, was Sunday. As a result of the partnership, some of those students have chosen the Desmond for graduation celebrations and weddings.
March 25, 2015 |
What beats arriving in Austin, Texas, for the South by Southwest Music Festival? Getting out of Austin, Texas, during the South by Southwest Music Festival. A few days can feel like a month at the round-the-clock gathering. Time compresses and experiences pile up, and the long march must go on, as you steadfastly do battle with swarms of festivalgoers in search of the ultimate, fabulously entertaining, and enlightening South By experience to brag about to social media friends. The line to get your wristband goes on forever, and the party never ends.
January 17, 2015 |
Lewis Katz, whose passion for sports was only exceeded by his philanthropy, will be honored posthumously when the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association holds its 111th annual banquet Friday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill. Katz will be named the winner of the Ed Snider Lifetime Humanitarian award for his charitable work. Snider, chairman of the Flyers' parent company, Comcast-Spectacor, will present the award to members of Katz's family. When Snider was married in 2013, Katz served as his best man. "He was the best man because he is the best man I've ever known," Snider said at Katz's memorial service last year.