September 14, 2016 |
Aaron Posner helped found the Arden Theatre Company here in 1988. He did so with Terrence J. Nolen (now producing artistic director) and Amy L. Murphy (managing director). Then, sensing it was time, he stepped away in 1998 to pursue a writing career. With Thursday's opening of Stupid F#*@king Bird - director Posner's sad and hilarious "sort of" adaptation of The Seagull by Anton Chekhov - he shows that his dramatic instincts are still much the same as when he and Nolen met at Northwestern University.
September 8, 2016 |
ISSUE | WIND POWER Birds, bats victimized Wind farms have one big drawback ("Hot air isn't wind power," Aug. 30). Even the relatively small number of wind turbines in this country slaughter an estimated 140,000 to 328,000 eagles, hawks, falcons, vultures, California condors, and other endangered and protected flying creatures in North America each year. While possession of an eagle feather can result in a stiff fine, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allows repeated "takings" (killings)
September 5, 2016 |
The Eagles cut 21 players and traded Sam Bradford to reduce their roster to 53 players on Saturday, and they now have only four linebackers. That will likely change in the coming days while the Eagles scan the waiver wire and make further changes. "In terms of our 53-man roster, it is fluid right now," said Howie Roseman, the Eagles' executive vice president of football operations. "We will see what happens in the next couple of days. A 4-3 team, four linebackers is a low number and we'll just have to see what shakes out and what happens going forward and what's out there.
September 3, 2016 |
Lane Johnson did not play in the Eagles' preseason finale on Thursday, a reversal of the initial plan to play Johnson despite the 10-game suspension looming for him. But coach Doug Pederson kept Johnson inactive, and the coaching staff is considering the possibility that Johnson could be with the team next week. The right tackle is awaiting word from the league on the results of a second sample testing and whether he violated the league's policy on performance- enhancing drugs.
August 23, 2016 |
DOUG PEDERSON didn't even try to pretend the Eagles would be fine with the linebackers they had on hand, when Pederson was asked about the depth situation there Saturday, in the wake of Joe Walker's season-ending ACL tear. "Obviously something is going to have to be done," Pederson said. Sunday evening, league sources confirmed an ESPN report that the Eagles were signing 31-year-old linebacker Stephen Tulloch, who played for defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz in Tennessee and Detroit.
August 13, 2016 |
Doug Pederson is preparing for the possibility that Lane Johnson is suspended 10 games for his second violation of the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs, as reports have indicated. Johnson has not been suspended, but Pederson said he "must anticipate" that the suspension could be levied. "You've always got to be mindful of that, obviously, in the back of your mind," Pederson said. "If that's the case, if it's upheld, we've got to be prepared to make some moves. And until it happens, we go full steam, but at the same time, we also know we've got to be smart about it to have people ready to go, if it is upheld.
July 31, 2016 |
High-flying fun comes to the Shore on Saturday with the start of the 24th annual Wildwood Ultimate Beach Frisbee Tournament, a two-day competition and one of the largest events of its kind in the world. Organized by Ultimate Frisbee enthusiasts Len Dagit and Michael Adlis with the support of the City of Wildwood, the tournament will draw more than 500 teams - and thousands of players ranging in age from teendom to late 50s - from as close as Philadelphia, and as far as Canada and Italy.
July 29, 2016 |
IT IS the dream of 99.9 percent of the football-playing kids in America to one day play in the NFL. It certainly was Aaron Grymes' dream three years ago, but it didn't quite work out. Grymes, an all-conference cornerback at the University of Idaho, went unclaimed in the 2013 draft. No one signed him after the draft, either. The Green Bay Packers invited him to their rookie minicamp on a tryout basis, but he didn't stick. With his wife Hannah three months pregnant, Grymes needed a job. His position coach at Idaho, Torey Hunter, had played in the Canadian Football League and asked him if he might be interested in going up there.
July 25, 2016 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - On a hot beach day, Barbara Malik, 36, took a break with her three sons along the boardwalk for a late-afternoon snack. A few bites into their soft pretzels and fries, six seagulls swarmed in from the beach. The birds paused just inches above their heads. They squawked, and they tried - unsuccessfully - to snag a meal. "We're not even feeding them," said Malik, of Williamstown. "If you try to feed them, they probably hover over more - but they're still hovering over us even now. " It's a common scene up and down the Jersey Shore.
July 6, 2016 |
Chick Corea, Christian McBride, and Brian Blade - what a trio! - were working through Duke Ellington's "Sophisticated Lady" at Longwood Gardens Sunday night - when something happened that suited the evening. On a night that belonged to Philly-born double bassist McBride at least as much as it did to Corea or Blade, McBride decided to take up the bow. As he began delectable explorations, urging out sinewy, singing, athletic lines, the birds struck up in the trees surrounding the Open Air Theatre.