June 19, 2016 |
We're clearly not in Kansas anymore. In Jamaica , the songwriters of The Wizard of Oz have transported us to a rural fishing community where the humor is broad, the costumes colorful, the rhythms calypso - and the inhabitants improbably rhyme Pagliacci and Liberace . The New Freedom Theatre's revival of the 1957 Broadway musical, an idiosyncratic theatrical artifact, is energetic, athletically danced, vocally uneven, and often unabashedly...
May 2, 2016 |
It didn't take long to persuade my 23-year-old daughter and her boyfriend to join me on a 14-day Carnival Cruise to the southern Caribbean. Both were reluctant to use all their vacation time for one celebration - my 60th birthday. But with some adjusting, we found a way to make it work. Leaving from Baltimore, we wouldn't need to deal with the hassles of flying or arrive exhausted to get started on a trip of a lifetime. And that it was. From the moment we left, we were silly with joy at our good fortune.
October 11, 2015 |
ADENAH BAYOH has a mind for business. As the first black woman in New Jersey to open an IHOP franchise, she now owns three restaurants in the flapjack chain. She co-founded a real estate firm that's building a $150 million residential and retail development in the Garden State. And she was identified as one of the Top 50 women in business by NJBIZ, a weekly journal. But the 37-year-old North Jersey entrepreneur's pursuits aren't limited to the business world. She is also encouraging young women to pursue their dreams by establishing a scholarship.
July 22, 2015 |
PICTURE A grizzly, swashbuckling pirate who sails the high seas in search of ships to plunder. Now, add a yarmulke. Actually, Jewish pirates who ransacked Spanish ships in Caribbean waters during Colonial times wore more intimidating Cavalier-style hats. But make no mistake: There were Jewish pirates of the Caribbean. "They were pirates through and through," said Sahar Oz, director of programming for the Gershman Y, which hosts a talk about the Sephardic seafarers Thursday, in conjunction with a photo exhibit on Caribbean synagogues.
January 28, 2015 |
This is the time of year when many of us dream of flying south to hang out on a warm beach. Increasingly, though, travelers are coming home with more than a deeper tan and a better mood. Some soon have the high fever and intense joint pain of a virus that's taken our southern neighbors by storm in the last year and has already found a home in Florida. Chikungunya, which can cause weeks of arthritis-like joint pain, has been migrating around the world from East Africa since the late 1950s.
January 1, 2015 |
Jumping on the interest generated by President Obama's new policy on Cuba, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania said Tuesday that it would conduct a conference April 1 in New York City for companies and executives interested in doing business in the Caribbean nation. "This is going to be a really big change for the entire region, and a historic change for relations between the United States and Cuba," said Mukul Pandya, editor-in-chief of Knowledge@Wharton , who will host the Cuba Opportunity Summit.
December 19, 2014 |
Dulce de leche is not currently a flavor offered by Philadelphia-based Bassetts Ice Cream Co. "Closest to that is our classic butterscotch vanilla, which has . . . those caramel notes that a dulce de leche does," Bassetts president Michael Strange said Wednesday when asked whether and how his company would serve Cuba if a U.S. plan to reestablish diplomatic ties and expand economic trade after nearly 53 years succeeds. "If we find the right retail partners there . . . and they give us direction on flavor . . . I would certainly look into developing those flavors," Strange said.
July 24, 2014 |
ANYBODY WHO met Dan Borislow understood almost instantly they were dealing with a larger-than-life figure - in business, at the racetrack, as a gambler, in life, savoring anything and everything he did. The Plymouth Whitemarsh and Widener University grad made millions in the telecom business, first with Tel-Save, a long-distance telephone-service provider and, more recently, with "magicJack," the device that enables people to make long-distance calls...
January 20, 2014 |
Cecile Kaplan Dalton, 77, of Radnor, a retired chemistry teacher at Philadelphia-area colleges, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, in her sleep after surgery for breast cancer in Houston. For many years, Dr. Dalton taught organic chemistry at Swarthmore College, Bryn Mawr College, and Temple University. She had a passion for teaching the serious, focused postbaccalaureate students who returned to college to complete the requirements for medical school. "She enjoyed helping them pursue their dream of becoming a doctor," said her son Aaron.
December 6, 2013 |
Marcena Moore, 91, of Philadelphia, whose zest for music and astronomy was equaled only by her love of travel, died Sunday, Dec. 1, of respiratory failure at her home. Mrs. Moore was the controller of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia from 1970 to 1996. Under the council's aegis, she led several trips, which kindled her passion for travel, her family said. Mrs. Moore's travels included visits to all seven continents, including a voyage aboard a Russian icebreaker to the Antarctic.