April 27, 2006
IAPPLAUD James Nevels, Paul Vallas and Pat Gillespie for the historic moves on union apprenticeships for the city's students. Hold the students to the rigor and discipline needed to succeed. They will appreciate the training being offered and, in the long run, will feel a sense of self-worth and pride. Sharon Hale-Jenkins Philadelphia
December 7, 1989 |
A benefit to help the Oxford Neighborhood Center was held Sunday at Manuel Rivero Hall at Lincoln University. The Lincoln University Dance Troupe and Gospel Ensemble, as well as the Makumba Drummers, performed. Also featured at the event were a student fashion show and a synchronized-swimming exhibition.
April 19, 1992 |
They ran, shuffled and strolled for the Muscular Dystrophy Association last Sunday in the Sesame Place Classic. There was a 6.2-mile run, a 1-mile run, a 1-mile walk and a 100-yard sprint for children. Although the race is in its 11th year, 1992 is the first year that proceeds will benefit MDA, which provides orthopedic and respiratory care, therapy and transportation, and supports research.
November 8, 1987 |
Cinderella, Dressed in yellow, Went upstairs to kiss her fellow. Made a mistake, Kissed a snake. How many doctors did it take? One, two, three . . . Jump, jump, jump. With 50 ropes swinging, 300 youngsters skipped to the steady beats of rhymes recently. Principal Henry Carroll called the jump-rope-a-thon at the Thomas Holme Elementary School a "joyful, happy, exciting" occasion. In the school's yard at Academy and Willits Roads, first through fifth graders skipped to their hearts' - and feet's - content in a two-hour fund- raising marathon.
July 11, 2013
ON MEMORIAL DAY, former West Chester fullback Brian McDermott (Harriton High) was involved in an automobile accident in which he lost his left leg below the knee. So his football family is trying to do what it can to help the Golden Rams' 2011 captain begin to get on with his recovery. "He's a great kid from a great family," said coach Bill Zwann. "And they have a tough road ahead, especially financially. " On July 21, from 2-6 p.m., there will be a benefit at The Great American Pub in Conshohocken.
September 8, 2011
Nine-year-old Jorge Cartagena, who lost his eyesight in June when he was hit by a stray bullet on a Camden street, will benefit from a fund-raiser to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Millennium Skate World, 1900 Carman St., Camden. Half of the $5 admission will go toward the cost of skate rentals; the rest will go to a fund for Jorge. He starts Thursday at Bankbridge Elementary School in Sewell, Gloucester County. To see photos, video, and a previous Inquirer story about Jorge, go to: www.philly.com/jorge . - April Saul
April 10, 2005 |
Attention all who are affianced: Here's a little something to help you get through the wedding planning. The area's top pastry chefs will compete in a wedding-cake contest from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Park Hyatt Philadelphia. "Let Them Eat Cake" is the brainchild of Queen of Hearts wedding planner Mark Kingsdorf and features traditional, ethnic, fantasy and seasonal cakes from both professionals and students. Judges from local culinary schools and wedding organizations will rate the entries in nine categories, among them most artistic, best overall design, and of course, best tasting.
August 1, 2012 |
TRENTON - New Jersey voters will decide in November whether judges should contribute more toward their pensions and benefits, after the Legislature overwhelmingly passed a measure Monday during a special summer session. The Senate voted 28-0 in favor, and the Assembly voted 62-3, clearing the three-fifths majority required for a constitutional amendment to be placed on the ballot. Gov. Christie praised the swift action. "Rarely has the public seen such unanimity between the legislative and executive branches that the judicial branch was dead wrong," he said in a statement.
October 19, 2012 |
What if the state income tax clipped from your paycheck were delivered not to your elected government for roads and other basic services, but to your out-of-state employer, to keep? A proposal to allow that - for companies that plan to move to Pennsylvania to hire workers - is advancing toward Gov. Corbett's signature. The bill is sponsored by State Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R., Centre) . He didn't call back last week or Wednesday to talk about his bill, which is cosponsored by seven Republicans from the Pennsylvania suburbs, among others.
December 13, 2013 |
A CERTAIN sense of peace can be found in a small hardware store, even among the razor knives and sledgehammers, when the mysteries of caulking and angle cuts are revealed and customers light up with joy, extending spackle-covered hands in gratitude. At Rittenhouse Hardware, at 20th and Pine streets, Joe Snyder is one of those guys who can transform your day with the right part, or at the very least rig something up to make your day a little better. Snyder's one part of a small crew at Rittenhouse, about a half-dozen men and one French bulldog named Louie in a corduroy vest, whose bonds are tighter than liquid cement, forged by cracking jokes and coffee runs.