February 20, 2016 |
Q: I get so depressed even thinking about this, but my husband and I have to sell our house. We have two cats, one that is very old and doesn't use the litter box well anymore. We love her so much, but we are concerned about what our house might smell like to potential buyers. We clean everything up as soon as we figure out what happened. Please help! A: I am so sorry to hear this. I absolutely adore my two dogs, and I would also be very depressed. If you haven't already, I suggest starting with a visit to your veterinarian so you can rule out something simple to fix like a bladder infection.
January 28, 2015 |
YOU CAN call them cute utes. Or wee SUVs. Or soft-road crossovers. If you're being really specific (and boring), they're subcompact crossover sport utility vehicles. And - wowee zowee - there will be plenty of them at the Philadelphia Auto Show opening Saturday through Feb. 8 at the convention center. We're talking brand newbies from Honda (HR-V), Mazda (CX-3), Fiat (500X), Jeep (Renegade) and Chevrolet (Trax). Plus 2015 updates from Nissan (Juke), Kia (Soul), the trailblazing (since 2004!
March 27, 2013 |
If ever there were a character to inspire living theater, it is Francis Lazarro Rizzo. And yet, the former mayor, one of the most dramatic figures in the city's long history, has yet to be immortalized on stage. Books have been written. And in 1998, Hollywood producers promised that a biopic was "150 percent" sure. It never happened. But now Theatre Exile, a small South Philadelphia company, is planning a production worthy of the character that was Frank. "He's almost Shakespearean," says Bruce Graham, the award-winning playwright who will pen the play, which would premiere in 2014 at the earliest.
August 19, 2011 |
THE LOVE affair began at 8 months old. Larry Greene Sr. bought a tiny baseball glove and slipped it onto the hand of the only child he would ever have. The father made a funny face, and the son raised his pudgy arms in glee. Then, the father threw the son a ball. Like that first catch, the love of the game stuck with Larry Greene Jr., who today will board a flight to Clearwater, Fla., to begin his long climb to the major leagues. The Phillies' top overall selection in the 2011 draft appears as advertised, his soft-spoken demeanor disguised by a handshake that feels like a wild-game trap.
July 16, 2011 |
Standing in a sunny farm field Friday, Jason Leonard and Zachary Weiserth, both 9, acknowledged that they had never eaten squash, but, having just picked a boxful, they said they'd like to give the emerald veggie a try. They liked something else as well. "I like how we picked the plants to help other people who are in need," Jason said. Yesterday, Jason, Zachary, and 70 other Washington Township schoolchildren did both - harvested and helped. For about a dozen years, Duffield's Farm in Sewell and the Washington Township schools have joined to teach children about where their food comes from and the importance of helping those less fortunate.
March 30, 2011 |
AUSTIN, Texas - It is here, in the very state that had, and then lost, the very same pitcher the Phillies had, and then lost, and then won back, that I found the answer to a question that has stumped many men who fancy themselves baseball experts: How could Cliff Lee, a guy who hasn't won a World Series, who pitched for the Phillies for just three months before being ditched to the Seattle Mariners - who then bunted him to the Texas Rangers, who...
April 2, 2010 |
Loudness is what links the Big Pink and A Place to Bury Strangers, two buzzworthy bands of different stripes whose common approach centers on extraordinarily amplified constructions. A Place to Bury Strangers is the brainchild of erstwhile venue owner and custom guitar-effect designer Oliver Ackermann, whose show puts a hallucinogenic guitar-vortex spin on his records' goth-industrial Depeche Mode-ish songs. The Big Pink, on the other hand, is much slower-paced, with founders Robbie Furze and Milo Cordell snarling and wafting overheated synthesizer fumes over an unmatchable thud.
September 4, 2009 |
In its first year as a full-fledged member of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, the Catholic League, thanks to stalwart efforts by West Catholic and Archbishop Wood, gained respect from Philly all the way to Erie. The Burrs, at the Class AA level, and the Vikings, in the AAA tournament, represented the Catholic League and District 12 in the state finals in Hershey. Both fell short of earning first-place trophies, but each, with their impressive runs, gave reason to believe that the Catholic League could be well-represented - also at Class AAAA - for years to come.
September 26, 2008 |
Lou's two teams It wasn't long ago that Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella, whose team has clinched the best record in the National League, was guiding a Tampa Bay squad that was headed nowhere. A native of the Tampa area, Piniella managed the Devil Rays from 2003 to '05, when Tampa Bay dropped between 91 and 99 games per year. This year, the Rays are going to the playoffs for the first time under manager Joe Maddon. "When I managed there, we had a $22 million payroll," Piniella, 65, told reporters before his team met the New York Mets on Wednesday.
May 3, 2008 |
Jake Long managed to make a big impression on a couple of his rookie teammates in his first practice with the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins opened their 3-day rookie minicamp yesterday with 39 players, including Long, the first overall pick in the draft. On a simple running play toward the end of practice, the 6-7, 315-pound tackle locked up defensive tackle Lionel Dotson, the Dolphins' seventh-round pick, and drove him to the ground. Earlier, he showed off his mobility to fourth-round pick Shawn Murphy, a guard.