July 21, 2015
P AUL GREENWALD, 64, of Huntingdon Valley, is a retired dentist and entrepreneur who recently began marketing a board game about marijuana, PasstheGrass, which he developed in 1976. It's interactive and designed to be used by people who enjoy relaxing at home with marijuana. It's available online at Amazon for $24.95 or can be downloaded via Android app on a tablet for $1.99. The game is recommended by its manufacturer for users 21 and over. Q: How'd you come up with the idea?
February 2, 2015 |
We men, it seems, outgrow clothes, crushes, and candy, but rarely our toys. Recently, a 56-year-old in-law built a new home. Its most striking feature is the climate-controlled trophy room he added to showcase his Matchbox cars. Decades ago, a sports editor here, an otherwise sensible middle-aged man, used to gather weekly in the newsroom with like-minded journalists for spirited Strat-O-Matic battles. And I have Medicare-eligible friends who cherish and collect pinball machines, board games, baseball gloves.
March 4, 2014 |
Damian D. "Skipper" Pitts was not offended when a student in his leadership class at Temple University raised a hand one Thursday night last year and asked for an early dismissal. Pitts was just confused by the excuse: The student wanted to get home in time to watch Scandal . "I said, 'What the hell is Scandal ?' " Pitts recalled recently. "The only thing the classroom didn't do was stone me. " A year later, the former Marine and leadership consultant from Fort Washington cannot only rattle off the names of every character like a true Gladiator, as fans of the ABC-TV political drama are known, he aims to cash in on the program's wild appeal with a crisis-leadership game called Scandalytes.
March 16, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Just six days ago, Temple seemed nearly invincible. Coming off a nationally televised blowout of No. 25 Virginia Commonwealth, which was their seventh straight win, the Owls appeared unstoppable in their quest for an Atlantic Ten tournament title. It didn't happen. Temple's seemingly well-oiled machine was wrecked by Massachusetts for the second consecutive season in the A-10 tourney quarterfinals. This time, the Minutemen prevailed, 79-74, on Friday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
February 3, 2013 |
HARRISBURG - In a noisy warehouse a mile from the Capitol, workers push sheets of steel through giant machines that turn the slices of metal into polished wheelbarrows. A new one rolls off the assembly line every six seconds. The Ames True Temper plant proudly calls itself the wheelbarrow capital of the world, a distinction claimed since 1876, when the original company, Jackson Manufacturing, began industrialized production of the implements. So workers there were dismayed to learn last month that the maker of Monopoly planned to retire one of the game's familiar tokens and Las Vegas oddsmakers predicted the silvery little wheelbarrow would lose the popularity contest.
December 27, 2012
Evelyn B. Raymond Thomas, 73, of Wynnefield, a retired teacher, died of cancer Tuesday, Dec. 18, at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospice in Darby Borough. Mrs. Thomas was a teacher in public schools in Philadelphia for 33 years, including many years at Kenderton Elementary School and Ada H. Lewis Middle School. She retired in 2000. Mrs. Thomas was born in West Grove and raised in West Philadelphia. She graduated from West Philadelphia Catholic Girls' High School in 1957 and earned a bachelor's degree in education from Cheyney University in 1962.
December 24, 2012 |
NEWTOWN, Conn. - Newtown children were showered with gifts Saturday - tens of thousands of teddy bears, Barbie dolls, soccer balls, and board games - just a portion of the tokens of support from around the world for a town in mourning. Just a little over a week ago, 20 children and six school employees were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Twenty-year-old Adam Lanza killed his mother, attacked the school, then killed himself. Police don't know what set off the massacre.
February 1, 2012 |
WANT TO GET into the movie business? Create a board game popular with baby boomers. Preferably a half-century ago. Following in the footsteps of "Clue" the upcoming "Battleship" and other toys turned cinematic properties like Pokemon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Transformers, Adam Sandler is set to star in "Candy Land. " Why didn't Tattle ever write that "Chutes and Ladders" script? TheWrap.com reports Sandler is in final talks with Sony and Hasbro to star and produce.
February 5, 2011
Joan E. Ferry, 76, formerly of Drexel Hill, a retired nurse, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Tuesday, Feb. 1, at Manor Care in Pottstown. Ms. Ferry graduated from West Philadelphia High School for Girls and the St. Agnes Hospital School of Nursing in South Philadelphia. She served on the nursing staffs at St. Agnes Hospital, Hahnemann University Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby. In the 1970s, she supervised the dialysis unit at Jefferson, said a son, William J. Rafferty Jr. "She was a very intelligent woman and should have been a physician like her father," he said.