September 18, 2016 |
As usual, there are far too many readings, panels, discussions, slams, and verbal-art throwdowns this fall in our area to cover even a fraction here. Regard the below as just a taste of a great, big, sweet-as-can-be literary smorgasbord. Get out and see some. Colson Whitehead and Ron Rash (Sept. 27, Parkway Central Library, Free Library of Philadelphia). Whitehead's The Underground Railroad is suddenly on everyone's reading list - next to Rash's The Risen . (1901 Vine St., free, 215-567-4341, libwww.freelibrary.org )
June 10, 2016 |
When I went "downashore" to explore vegan dining possibilities, I expected to find juice bars, sorbet shops, candy stores - places with a single, plant-based alternative. They were there, but I also found many businesses getting truly serious about multiple animal-free options. The old standard of a lone veggie burger on the menu, or the option to "veganize" items by leaving out the meat or cheese doesn't cut it in 2016. My intrepid guide and copilot for the day was Anne Dinshah, a vegan-cuisine consultant who works with food retailers.
June 1, 2016 |
The banquet was wrapping up — the annual Memorial Day gathering at the 98-year-old American Legion hall in the city's Bridesburg neighborhood — when the post commander suddenly ordered everyone out of the building. There was a fire, those in attendance at the Boleslaw Grochowski American Legion Post 396 were told. As the 60 to 70 people stood outside in the 2300 block of Orthodox Street, they figured it was something small because they didn't see smoke or flames. Patrick Love Sr., the post commander, had seen the smoke in the crawl space at the top of the shaft of the dumbwaiter used to move beer and other items between floors in the two-story building.
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.