July 9, 2016
Treasures from India Can't swing a vacation this summer? Take a trip to India by way of Rittenhouse Square at Greetings from Kolkata, India. The Philadelphia Art Alliance hosts an exhibition and sale of art by the Crafts Council of West Bengal, a nonprofit organization that works with the craftspeople of Eastern India to promote their work. Expect varying media, from embroidery (including kantha, the quilt stitch of Bengal), scarves, saris, masks, instruments, and jewelry. There will also be three different craftspeople on-site showing off their incredible skill, including a potter, an embroiderer, and a jeweler who works in copper and silver.
June 23, 2016
Funeral services are scheduled Thursday for George Bengal, the director of humane law at the Pennsylvania SPCA who died Saturday after an almost five-month battle with cancer. A visitation is scheduled for Thursday, June 23 from 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Kirk & Nice Funeral Home, 333 County Line Road, Feasterville. Another viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. before the service. The funeral with full military honors will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia, at 13500 Philmont Avenue.
June 20, 2016 |
George Bengal, 69, the humane law enforcement director for the Pennsylvania SPCA since 2007, died Saturday, June 18, at Holy Redeemer Hospital in Jenkintown after a nearly four-month battle with peritoneal mesothelioma, a rare and terminal cancer, the shelter announced. "George Bengal was an icon, a fierce warrior against animal cruelty, and a street-smart cop who led by example," Jerry Buckley, CEO of the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, said in a statement.
April 15, 2016 |
LAST SEASON'S opponent won-loss records tell us the Eagles have the NFL's seventh easiest schedule. But it doesn't look all that easy to me. We knew back in January who the Eagles were going to be playing this season and where. We knew about the seven games against 2015 playoff teams, and the road rematch with a Detroit Lions team put up 45 points against them, and the cross-country road trip to hostile Seattle. All the league's schedule-maker did Thursday was give us the when.
October 29, 2015 |
THERE ARE only three scenarios: 1. Chip Kelly was wrong about the kind of talent he needs to run his scheme in the NFL successfully. 2. Kelly was right about the kind of talent he needs, but failed to properly evaluate the talents of the players he acquired to run his scheme this offseason. 3. Kelly was wrong about his scheme all along. Talk all you want about a fourth scenario, in which Kelly's players return from their bye week and begin playing as he thought they could, catching every ball, nailing every throw, making every block, hitting every hole.
October 17, 2015 |
Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 6 of the 2015 season. Watch 'em roll Sam Bradford, QB, Eagles vs. Giants. Bradford seems to be getting into a rhythm with Philly's up-tempo offense, passing for 603 yards and 5 TDs over the last two weeks. Next up: The NFL's most generous secondary. Arian Foster, RB, Texans at Jaguars. He's gotten past his groin injury and reclaimed the workhorse role in Houston's backfield. Meanwhile, Alfred Blue is dealing with a turf toe. Antonio Andrews, RB, Titans vs. Dolphins.
May 4, 2015 |
Tyler Kroft had a stellar season at tight end for Rutgers in 2013, starting in all 12 games and making 43 receptions for 573 yards and four touchdowns. His numbers dropped significantly last fall, largely due to the program's switch in offensive coordinators from Ron Prince to Ralph Friedgen. In Friedgen's more run-oriented scheme, he had 24 receptions for 269 yards. That didn't keep the Cincinnati Bengals from selecting the 2011 Downingtown East graduate in the third round of the NFL draft.
May 4, 2015 |
In the third round of the NFL draft, with the No. 85 overall pick, the Cincinnati Bengals selected Rutgers tight end Tyler Kroft, a graduate of Downingtown East. The 6-foot-6, 250-pounder, who played youth football for the Marsh Creek Eagles, caught 24 passes for 269 yards while helping the Scarlet Knights go 8-5 (3-5 in the Big Ten) last season. Kroft's best statistical season came in 2013, when he made 43 catches for 573 yards and four touchdowns.
November 15, 2014 |
AT SOME point, either before or after Sunday's game, Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still will walk up to Saints coach Sean Payton, shake his hand and say "thank you. " In September, Payton heard about Still's 4-year-old daughter, Leah, who has stage 4 neuroblastoma, a pediatric cancer. When Payton heard the Bengals were offering the proceeds of the sale of Still's No. 75 jersey to battle the disease, he bought 100 of them, at $100 a piece. And Payton wasn't the only one. The team raised over $1 million for Children's Hospital in Cincinnati.
September 26, 2014 |
BENGALS defensive tackle Devon Still was overcome with scores of joyful emotion yesteday. Still took to Instagram to announce his 4-year-old daughter, Leah, had successful cancer surgery at Philadelphia Children's Hosptial of Philadelphia. "After a 5 hour, 50 minute surgery the surgeon was able to remove ALL of her tumor and all of her lymph nodes and her right adrenal gland where it all started from," Still wrote. "Best news I've received in a long time. " Leah Still was was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma, a form of pediatric cancer, in June.