July 16, 2015 |
Naomi, the oldest of six, always assumed she'd have a bunch of children. In her community of Modern Orthodox Jews, that's just what people did. She just didn't figure on having them with a female partner. Then Beverly crossed her path. The two were sophomores at the University of Maryland; one afternoon, as Naomi was leaving a grueling three-hour Hebrew class, Beverly approached and spontaneously offered her a Fig Newton, which happened to be one of Naomi's favorite cookies. "I thought, 'This beautiful human,' " Naomi remembers.
March 3, 2015 |
Flyers defenseman Nick Grossmann, injured Saturday in a 4-2 win over the New York Rangers, said he will find out Monday if he suffered a concussion. Grossmann was injured when a second-period shot by the Rangers' Rick Nash struck his left shoulder and head. He underwent testing and will be reevaluated Monday, when he will learn if he is cleared to play Tuesday against visiting Calgary. "It's too soon to tell," Grossmann said Sunday while he participated in the Flyers Wives Carnival at the Wells Fargo Center.
June 8, 2014 |
There's that excruciating moment of doubt before the adrenaline kicks in that comes just after you've decided to seat yourself on that Tilt-A-Whirl, gigantic roller coaster or dangling-feet swing ride. But it's too late to change your mind and exit when that safety bar slams down. And within seconds you're off, whizzing five, six, then seven stories above all those tiny people on the beach and boardwalk. This isn't too bad, you think. The view's pretty good and then — slam.
April 18, 2014 |
The men and women who run in the collegiate events at the Penn Relays face so much more at the carnival than the opportunity to compete on the track at Franklin Field for precious seconds out of a three-day, 36-hour, 250-event spectacle. There are distractions and changes from a normal track meet that tend to throw off newcomers and athletes who aren't tough-minded. Coaches like to see how their runners handle the commotion and difficulties at Penn, experiences that prepare them for future meets.
November 25, 2013 |
QUEBEC - The happy group of 15 came pouring around the bend; men and women, some young, some older, dressed in boots, hats, gloves - and bathing suits. Walking single file through the snow, they approached a small mound and were greeted by the famous master of ceremonies, Bonhomme, as Quebec City's annual Winter Carnival's Snow Bath officially opened. The huge audience, suitably dressed for the minus-4-degree C weather, began taunting and laughing at the would-be "snow bathers. " Playful snowballs immediately began to fly between the audience, participants, and even Bonhomme.
August 11, 2013 |
It was a day of fun and games for children whose lives are usually anything but. On Friday, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children held a back-to-school carnival at Lighthouse Field, across the street from the East Erie Avenue hospital in North Philadelphia. The carnival looked like any such event being held in the area these days, where children are offered backpacks filled with school supplies, along with food and a chance to play in the sunshine. But St. Christopher's sits in the First Congressional District, one of the poorest, hungriest places in the United States.
July 19, 2013 |
As the temperature approached 100 Wednesday, 7-year-old Mackenna Titzell was given the OK. At her command, gates opened and four 14-week-old pigs raced around a small oval track before running back into a trailer. This isn't your run-of-the-mill carnival or festival. There's the backdrop of a Ferris wheel and the slight aroma of funnel cake, but the antique tractors and lawn equipment made it clear Wednesday: the 67-year-old Burlington County Farm Fair was underway. Dave Fiemster's Hot Dog Pig Races, is one of a number of vendors and attractions at the fair, which officials expect will draw more than 100,000 people before it ends Saturday.
June 3, 2013 |
The shrieks and laughter from children flying high above the ground on tall swings lit up Maria Aguilar's face Saturday as she walked into the carnival at the Haddon Farmer's Market on Mount Ephraim Avenue in Camden. Aguilar, arriving with her husband and three young children, had never seen anything like it in the city since moving there 10 years ago from her native Mexico. That's because there hasn't been a carnival with a Ferris wheel, merry-go-round, and bumper cars in Camden in nearly two decades, said Keith Ludwick, who contracted for the show to come to the market in Fairview from Wednesday through Sunday.
May 24, 2013 |
The Hatboro Summer Fun Festival and Carnival continues at Miller Meadow through Memorial Day, where families can have fun while supporting a good cause. There will be rides, games, musical performances, and other activities. Gates open Friday at 6 p.m. and the evening will culminate with a fireworks show. Saturday through Memorial Day, carnival gates open at 2 p.m. On Sunday at 6, a Hatboro's Got Talent showcase is open to all ages, with prizes or cash awards. Proceeds from the carnival will benefit the Enterprise Fire Company of Hatboro and the revitalization project of Elm Street Hatboro.
May 11, 2013 |
Pennsylvania Ballet revived Carnival of the Animals on Thursday at the Academy of Music, and it continues to be a delightful, colorful piece that, like ballet, transforms characters into other beings. Written and narrated on stage by John Lithgow, and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon to music by Camille Saint-Saëns, Carnival is the story of a boy, Oliver Pendleton Percy the Third (the personable Lucas Tischler, notable in winters past as both Fritz and the Nutcracker Prince)