December 23, 2008
JUST WHEN we think we have heard it all, along comes the recent Associated Press story of a New Jersey couple who were turned down by their local ShopRite grocery store when they attempted to obtain a birthday cake with the inscription of the name of their son, "Adolf Hitler Campbell. " Regrettably, a Wal-Mart outlet acquiesced to the couple's demands. The news report indicates that the "loving" parents do not understand what all the fuss is about. How detached must a person be from civilized society to name their child after one of the most evil, savage men that ever lived?
August 4, 2011 |
Vineland bakers who felt burned by a decision to outsource their city's 150th birthday cake will get a slice of the action after all. A sweet agreement will enable four city bakeries to share the limelight with an "official" cake from Hoboken-based Carlo's Bake Shop - home of TV's Cake Boss - during the birthday bash Sunday. Local confections will be arrayed in a separate tent next to a display of the celebrity cake. "It's a good compromise and absolutely the right thing to do," says Dawn Hunter, executive director of the Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce.
December 6, 1996 |
It's not every day you turn 100. And so when staff members at St. Joseph's Hospital, at 16th and Girard, heard that one of their outpatients, Ethel Brown, of North Philadelphia, had reached that truly golden age, they threw a party. Some of Brown's relatives and her family physician, Tana Fishman (right), were on hand in the lobby to watch her receive a birthday cake, a handmade comforter and other gifts.
March 16, 2013
Mother Mary Phresh Out the Runaway Birthday Cake Talk That Talk Pour It Up Cockiness (Love It) Numb You Da One Man Down Rude Boy What's My Name Jump Umbrella All of the Lights Rockstar 101 What Now Loveeeeeee Song Love the Way You Lie Take a Bow Cold Case Love We Found Love S&M Only Girl Don't Stop the Music Where Have You Been Stay Diamonds ...
January 31, 2012 |
YESTERDAY was Iriana DeJesus' 17th birthday, and her mother couldn't help but wonder: Would her youngest child have been thin or chubby? Would she have had long hair or short? Would she have been a girly-girl or more of a tomboy? "I try not to cry. I try to be strong," said Lizasuain "Mota" DeJesus, "but it's her birthday and I wish, I really wish, I could see her again. " Iriana was 5 years old in July 2000, when she was abducted from her Hunting Park neighborhood.
February 7, 1986 |
In a cheerful and combative mood on his 75th birthday, President Reagan scoffed at Congress yesterday for pinning a "dead on arrival" label on his new $994 billion budget and brushed aside demands for a compromise that would lead to a tax increase. Reagan told reporters at the White House that Democrats on Capitol Hill "may have prejudged" the condition of the fiscal 1987 budget, which seeks deep cuts in domestic spending while boosting defense outlays. "We'll give it artificial respiration," the president vowed.
March 4, 2016 |
ON SUNDAY, the day before his birthday, Paul Knebels strolled into the Big Heads Pub in Warminster to celebrate his "21st birthday" with his son and grandson. As with most family celebrations, it was to be a day for just the three of them: playing pool and having a couple of beers. Yes, at "21," Knebels was with his son, Stephen P., and his grandson, Stephen J. For Paul E. Knebels was a leap-day baby, born on Feb. 29, 1932. While he was really turning 84 on Monday, it was only the 21st time in his life he could celebrate on his actual birthday because, of course, leap years come around only every four years.
February 12, 1989 |
It will be a day to touch history while enjoying a piece of birthday cake. The staff and volunteers of the Brandywine Battlefield Park are throwing a birthday bash in honor of a famous American general who fought the Battle of Brandywine against the British on Sept. 11, 1777. In fact, Gen. George Washington and his wife, Martha, will be on hand to greet well-wishers and share cake and cider on Feb. 18 at the park in Chadds Ford. Beth Rorke, an interpretive guide at the park who wears Quaker garb to give tours, said the party had been getting bigger each year.
February 12, 2001 |
Big bowls were heaped with popcorn, a scrumptious-looking English trifle in a glass dish was drawing oohs and ahs, and guests were streaming through the door. The only thing missing was the homemade birthday cake, and Fran Byers meant to find out whether it was on its way. "Does anyone have a cell phone?" she called out. "It's a big birthday cake," she explained yesterday. "It says 'Happy Birthday Charles Dickens.'" That's Charles Dickens, the 19th-century novelist who has been dead for more than 130 years and who had no particular ties to West Philadelphia, yet whose birthday, Feb. 7, 1812, is marked with a spirited celebration each year in the neighborhood around Clark Park, at 43d Street and Baltimore Avenue.
April 3, 2009 |
Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse in Fairmount Park reopens the playground for the season with the fourth annual Play-a-Palooza on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Taller Puertorriqueno and Univision will provide games, arts and crafts, and painting activities for children 10 and younger. Families can take a park tour on a Philadelphia Fire Department engine. Adding to the fun will be a mascot who will mingle with the children. Free hot dogs and sweet treats will be available. Fourth annual Play-a-Palooza, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse, near North 33d and West Oxford Streets in eastern Fairmount Park.