June 14, 1989 |
A riverboat tour of the Delaware River waterfront in Pennsauken will take place Saturday as part of the preparation for the township's 1992 centennial celebration. Participants will get a look at the township's past and future from the decks of the Liberty Bell, a Philadelphia-based tour boat. "We'll have a speaker on the river and the . . . history of Pennsauken, the Indians and the settlers, and how Pennsauken started as a river community," said Bernie Kofoet, chairman of Up With Pennsauken, which is coordinating the event.
May 10, 1992 |
Several porpoises swam playfully alongside the boat and hundreds of smaller fish were leaping from the water as we pulled into the dock here for the first stop of a 1,000-mile journey down the Amazon. From the deck, the passengers - mostly Brazilians on their way downriver to the city of Manaus - watched this little drama with much amusement. One small boy on deck even tried to catch a fish that flew in his direction, but it flopped back into the yellowish water with its companions.
April 19, 1998 |
He was born in a cabin beneath bald cypress trees. He once caught a 45-pound catfish. He calls his dog "Gator Bait. " Meet Ronald "Black" Guidry, host of "A Cajun Man's Swamp Cruise" in Houma, La. The two- to three-hour, $15 boat trip offers close-up views of alligators, insight into the swamp ecosystem, and a look at life in the heart of Louisiana's bayou country. But the chief attraction is Guidry himself, a talented entertainer who delights tourists with his good nature, bad jokes, and genuine Cajun music.
May 18, 1991 |
A musical about a boat trip by three Englishmen up the River Thames doesn't sound like the subject for much of a musical, and Three Men in a Boat isn't much of a musical. It is so slight, basically uninteresting and silly that one wonders why it was written and why anyone would want to put it on the stage. From the outset of the production by the Play Works Company at the Climax Theater, you get a pretty good idea of how unexciting Three Men in a Boat, based on an 1889 novel by Jerome K. Jerome, is going to be. The first crisis occurs when one of the men finds that he has forgotten his toothbrush and wants to return home to fetch it. Other incidents and songs are built around such significant events as a tangled towline, peeling potatoes for a stew, one of the men's partaking of forbidden cheese, and an incidental off-the-Thames story about an incompetent man who spends all day trying to drive a nail into a wall to hang a picture.
May 12, 1993 |
Charles Bagley put his murder acquittal on public view yesterday, speaking out for the first time since he was accused of wife-killing four years ago. He says he had an idyllic marriage, never slept with other women, never smacked his wife. And of course, never killed Yvonne Bagley in their Main Line hot tub and won't get a penny of the life insurance money. The system worked, he told Wally Kennedy on "AM/Philadelphia," on WPVI-TV (Channel 6), yesterday morning. With Neil Jokelson, the lawyer who helped detach him from Delaware County's legal maw, Bagley answered questions haltingly, showing only glimpses of the wide grin that often creased his face during his 16 days on trial in Media.
September 26, 1997 |
A York County senator paid for sex with a 19-year-old prostitute, billed the state for their drinks at a local bar, and lied on his expense voucher to cover it up, the state attorney general charged yesterday. Authorities charged Republican Daniel S. Delp, 32 - a first-term conservative who co-sponsored a bill toughening prostitution penalties - with patronizing a prostitute, furnishing alcohol to a minor, and theft by deception. Delp, who is divorced, faces a maximum of four years in prison and $10,000 in fines if convicted.
May 6, 2011 |
Mother's Day of late has devolved into a series of Sunday brunches and big bouquets and tithing to Hallmark for the biggest and most monumental card available. Doesn't Mom deserve more than the cliché, though? Anna Jarvis, the Philadelphia woman who was the spirit behind the modern Mother's Day holiday, wanted the occasion to be more than that - with real celebrations and appropriate personal huzzahs - for Mom. Behold, a few things somewhat off-the-Mommy-track for this year: Boat trip to Bartram's John Bartram was America's first celebrity botanist.
January 21, 1996 |
January's brutal weather in the Northeast bodes well for tourism in Florida, industry representatives said - never mind that Florida was having its own weather problems at the time. Hotels and cruise lines reported a surge of bookings even as Philadelphia, New York and other major cities were in the grips of blizzard-like weather early in the month. At Certified Vacations in Fort Lauderdale, reservations for travel from the Northeast to South Florida jumped 17 percent the weekend of the big storm, a company spokesman said.
November 29, 1996 |
If Washington and his troops were crossing the frigid Delaware this Christmas, they would be in deep water. With just one boat to make the voyage, it would be a tough journey. But, with 120 reenactors instead of the original 2,400 Continental troops who made the crossing with cannons and horses, it will be a much easier voyage. For 43 years, the reenactment of Washington's historic 1776 boat trip has been made in several Durham boats, 40- to 60-footers used to transport goods such as iron ore and grain on open river waters.
August 15, 2004 |
Clayton L. Farraday, 90, of Wynnewood, head of the upper school at Friends' Central for 20 years, died of renal failure July 22 at Kendal-Crosslands, a Quaker retirement community in Kennett Square. Born in West Philadelphia, Mr. Farraday spent most of his childhood, and his entire adult life - save for six years - associated with Friends' Central as a student, teacher, director, and, after retiring in 1979, an archivist. Those six years away from the Quaker school on City Avenue were spent at Swarthmore College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in biology in 1936, and at Temple University, which awarded him a master's degree in education in 1939.