February 25, 2015 |
Sianni Martin went up the ladder to cut down a piece of the net at the Palestra. Her teammate on the Neumann-Goretti girls' basketball team, Ciani Cryor, soon followed. Moments earlier, Martin and Cryor grabbed the Philadelphia Catholic League championship plaque first after the Saints won their second straight title by beating Archbishop Wood, 50-45. The game was played against a backdrop of controversy as Wood's coach, John Gallagher, resigned two weeks ago amid allegations he sent anonymous emails questioning the eligibility of some of the Saints.
October 10, 2013 |
When Clarke Horowitz needed a bar mitzvah community service project, selling beads to help children in Africa seemed like a perfect way to give back. So far, Horowitz, 13, of Voorhees, has raised $1,200 to support children in Uganda. Although his bar mitzvah was a few weeks ago, he plans to keep selling the beads. "I enjoy it, so I would like to help," Horowitz said. "I know there's probably a kid just like me in Africa. " Horowitz and two other students who organized projects in South Jersey to help children in Uganda whose families have been ravaged by HIV/AIDS had a chance Tuesday to hear firsthand how their work has made a difference.
March 23, 2013 |
This weekend's "Pup Rally" and a 5K with a post-race party mark the start of Paint the Town Red Week, the Phillies' annual build-up to the first games at Citizens Bank Park. Leading this crimson tide of enthusiasm will, of course, be the Red Phanatic, who's expected at every event. Note that Thursday is the deadline to buy tickets for Friday's On Deck With the Phillies Reception. Phillies Charities 5K, Saturday. It's too late to sign up to be one of the 5,000 runners, but fans on hand at 9 a.m. on Phillies Drive at the park will get to see former pitcher Tommy Greene, ballgirls, Phoebe Phanatic and broadcaster/event emcee Jim Jackson, and pick up "Phillies beads and cheercards (while supplies last)
April 8, 2012 |
Shelly Fisher's world is dominated by the unfashionable. Not people, but the illnesses and other medical conditions that plague them. Diabetes, heart disease, peanut allergies. There's nothing stylish about any of it. Except, perhaps, for the contributions the Villanova mother of three has made over the last nine years on her way to building an internationally known company. Hope Paige Designs L.L.C., operating out of cluttered third-floor space in a West Conshohocken office building, creates medical-identification bracelets with a twofold purpose: to save lives and be chic (or cool, depending on the targeted age group)
February 21, 2012 |
Today is Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, a rowdy day of hedonism in preparation for the stoicism of Lent in the Roman Catholic calendar. The Carnival celebration, one of the biggest parties in the world, culminates today in New Orleans, but plenty of parties are expected in Philadelphia. Locally: -Chris' Jazz Cafe on Sansom street hosts Hoppin John Orchestra tonight in celebration of Fat Tuesday. www.chrisjazzcafe.com . -The Wild Bohemians perform at the World Cafe on Walnut Street.
September 18, 2011
Attention, couch-surfers: The new Typillow from Accessory Workshop acts as either a dedicated lap pillow for an iPad 2 (the original iPad won't fit in the integrated iPad slot) or, reversed, a real pillow for you. The 17-inch-square micro-suede pillow is filled with featherweight beanbag- style beads that shift and adapt to the contour of your lap (or head, or back). Perhaps a bit galumphy to schlep onto an airplane as carry-on, the Typillow may be worth stashing in checked luggage and is certainly a boon for car travel (passengers only, please)
August 25, 2011 |
In a collection of rosaries that numbers 860, the prayer beads that started it all look like supporting players amid the headliners. There are the shimmering (with garnet beads from Bavaria), the miniature (just three inches long), and the relics (filled with soil from Italy's catacombs). The plain ebony strand that traveled with her grandfather from Ireland and the silver beads that spent decades in a mother's handbag have history on their side. "I brought it for my mother when I was 19," said Gloria Hoffner, 82, about the silver rosary.
June 25, 2010 |
Parents can rest easy as their little ones play with these imaginative toys that don't contain a shred of plastic. Your pint-sized foodie will be whipping up dinner in no time with the Stir Fry Set ($18.95) by Melissa and Doug. Available at Gene's at the Piazza, 1050 N. Hancock St., Space #73, and shopgenes.com. Is it a tunnel or a rainbow? An arch or a mountain? The possibilities are endless with the Large Wooden Rainbow Stacker Toy ($22). Available at etsy.com/shop/ Imaginationkids.
August 31, 2008 |
It's a pity the Geneva Conventions haven't been invoked to end the cruel abuses regularly inflicted on Cajun and Creole cuisine hereabouts - horrible bread suffocating the po'boy, gumbos salty beyond belief, gummy rice, unrecognizable jambalaya, odd olive salads that insult the great state of Louisiana. I have taken to squirming and averting my eyes upon encountering Cajun-themed eateries, unleashed by the blackened-redfish craze of the 1980s, still popping up now and then, often in the worst of all possible hands.
August 6, 2008 |
Five years ago, Deborah Potter was almost 50 years old, a vice president in the corporate world. Earning almost six figures, she had great benefits, long vacations, and was, in her own words, "living large. " But it wasn't enough. So she gave it all up and put her future on the line to do something more creative and more hands-on. And in the process, she found herself helping girls thousands of miles away build secure futures of their own. Potter opened a bead store in Chestnut Hill - Village Earth Bead Market - but her even greater passion is Beads for Education, the nonprofit group she supports through shop sales, fund-raisers, and promotional events such as a charity walk.