December 15, 2014 |
Under a spotlight amid the medieval splendor of Bryn Athyn Cathedral's pillars and vaulted ceilings, Brant Pitcairn last week practiced cradling what was supposed to be a box of frankincense. This is the Bryn Athyn electrician's fifth year playing a wise man in the tableaux services, the Christmas story reenactments to be performed in the cathedral Sunday. But Pitcairn, 49, has been attending the tableaux services for decades. "It's a really great way to get into the Christmas spirit," he said.
April 21, 2014 |
BUX-MONT'S landmark Bryn Athyn Cathedral looms large in its community - 180 feet large, measuring to the top of its tallest tower. Inside, the view from the pews is awe-inspiring. Artisans built the place just after the turn of the 20th century to resemble Europe's great medieval churches, down to blowing their own stained glass on site. Outside, the view overlooking the Pennypack Creek Valley from the vast, terraced grounds is breathtaking. But the church's congregation is as ordinary as they come: a button-downed collection of women in sensible, pretty dresses, men in jackets and slacks, and very well-scrubbed college students from Bryn Athyn College across the street.
August 2, 2013 |
E xperience the sloppy side of science this weekend at the Franklin Institute's Mess Fest. From noon to 3 p.m. both days, experiments of cosmic, slimy, and explosive proportions will be executed by the institute's educators. The Epic Soap Bubble Monster will kick things off by detonating mounds of soapsuds into the air. During the Giant Ball Explosion, observers can watch 2,000 balls interact with ultra-cold liquid nitrogen and steaming hot water, and guess how high they will fly. Watch gravity demonstrations you shouldn't try at home, with such things as spaghetti, Jell-O, and a watermelon being dropped from 42 feet.
July 23, 2013
A map Sunday with a story on school tax increases in the Pennsylvania suburbs wrongly labeled two school districts. A corrected map is above. In addition, two districts, Chester Upland and Bryn Athyn, were not included because data were not comparable.
May 16, 2013 |
Hello there Rachael and John's friendship started in fall 2008, during their first year of nursing school at Thomas Jefferson University. They often studied in the same group, and sometimes drank coffee or beers on their own after class. Rachael felt as comfortable around John as she did her girlfriends. She could tell him anything. Both were unavailable then. Their second year, John and Rachael were assigned to some of the same clinical groups - about 10 students assigned to work with professionals and patients in pediatrics, psychiatric and other nursing disciplines.
February 14, 2012 |
Still scrambling for that perfect Valentine's Day date - flowers, dinner and a move? Well, six couples planed to outdo that. They got hitched. At noon, Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey P. Minehart married the love birds in consecutive ceremonies at the Reading Terminal Market in Center City. The weddings were celebrated with music performed by violinist Elizabeth Cary and will be followed by a free dessert reception. The ceremonies were held in the center court seating area at the historic market at 12th and Arch Streets.
May 22, 2011
Following are some top prices recorded with the city and counties Jan. 24 to March 11 (the map shows homes' locations). Pennsylvania Transactions not available. Brownsburg Road, Upper Makefield , $835,000. 2212 Devin Lane, Warwick , $763,060. 2207 Devin Lane, Warwick , $758,070. 30 Milbob Dr., Northampton , $674,545. 659 Leslie Lane, Lower Makefield , $650,000. 364 Ian Court, Hilltown , $629,150. 1380 Gabriel Lane, Warwick , $622,200.
May 19, 2011
IT STARTED with a shared vision. Jennifer Richmond and her business partner, Joel Odhner, wanted to change Philadelphia's palate and make healthy eating sexy. The duo, both in their mid-40s, met two years ago at a Landmark Forum education seminar. Richmond stood up in the audience and said, "I want to change Philadelphia's food options and open a raw vegetarian restaurant. " Odhner had the same idea. "We were like soul spirits on the same path," Richmond said recently.
February 10, 2011 |
It was the kind of game Academy of the New Church junior Savon Goodman expects to be involved in many times when he arrives at Villanova and competes in the Big East: physical and intense, with a down-to-the-wire ending. Wednesday's Friends Schools League playoff semifinal against Abington Friends had a bit of everything, including an 18-minute delay caused when the fire alarm sounded in the third quarter, the result of pizza being overcooked at the concession stand. In a pressure cooker, the second-place Lions, who forced overtime with a 10-2 run at the end of regulation, fought past undersized, third-place Abington Friends, 54-51, in Bryn Athyn.
May 21, 2010 |
The president of Bryn Athyn College, who joined the Montgomery County school less than a year ago and was the first to hold the position, has resigned. Christopher Clark submitted his resignation late last month and will leave his post effective May 31, said Bruce Henderson, a spokesman for the college. Clark resigned partly because of the pressures and frustrations involved in the 190-student school's recent efforts to expand its enrollment, Henderson said. Clark, 68, did not return calls seeking comment.