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July 4, 1998 | By Lisa Shafer and Richard V. Sabatini, FOR THE INQUIRER
The teenage Reithoffer sisters of Montoursville, Pa., already knew tragedy too well. Tricia and Krystal Reithoffer were friends with many of the 16 French club students who died two years ago this month when TWA Flight 800 exploded off Long Island, killing all aboard. Vocally talented Krystal sang at several funerals of her Montoursville High School classmates, a family spokesman said yesterday. Tragedy struck the sisters again - this time in the most direct way possible - on Thursday evening in Levittown at a traveling carnival show operated by their father.
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June 10, 2008 | By Ellen Dunkel FOR THE INQUIRER
In December, Pennsylvania Ballet debuted its splendidly refurbished Nutcracker. Six months later, it has staged the local premiere of another ballet that, while much shorter than the holiday classic, is equally whimsical. The delightfully witty Carnival of the Animals, first performed Friday night at the Academy of Music, was choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon (who choreographed Swan Lake for the Pennsylvania Ballet in 2004) and set to a story written by actor John Lithgow. Lithgow appeared on stage to narrate the first three performances.
NEWS
May 19, 1986 | By Suzanne Gordon, Inquirer Staff Writer
A traveling carnival packed up its roller coaster, ferris wheel and petting zoo yesterday after city officials told them to move from a city-owned parking lot that will be needed this week for graduation and trade-show activities at the Civic Center. The carnival, Goodings' Million Dollar Midways, was scheduled to open May 29 at the lot on Civic Center Boulevard - the former site of Philadelphia General Hospital - but it arrived in town early May 13, according to Bob Boris, the Civic Center's executive director.
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August 16, 1989 | By Louise Harbach, Special to The Inquirer
The Medford Lakes Council was so pleased with the success of police in keeping down crime during the borough's annual canoe carnival that it presented Police Chief Roger N. Smith with a special commendation. "Chief Smith did an excellent job of coordinating the police to handle the crowds and ensure the safety of our residents and guests," Mayor Michael Levinsky said. "So many people told me afterward how much nicer this year's carnival was. . . . The rowdy crowds weren't present this year.
NEWS
July 5, 1987 | By Lillian Micko, Special to The Inquirer
A day-long carnival to benefit a former Laurel Springs girl who needs a liver transplant was announced at Borough Council's work session last week. Councilman Joseph D. DiDonato said at Monday session that the event for 18-month-old Sherri Warner would be held Saturday, Oct. 3, under the sponsorship of Laurel Springs civic groups. He said the estimated cost of the liver transplant was $400,000. Mayor Jack Hagen added that family members were contributing toward the $200 weekly bill for the child's medication.
NEWS
January 24, 1993 | By Gail Gibson, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Rev. Steve Aiken thought that a carnival - complete with rides and cotton candy - would be a good way to raise money for his work with troubled teens. But officials in Towamencin last week said there would be hoops to jump through before he could bring a Ferris wheel and carnival announcer to town. Towamencin's Zoning Hearing Board would have to approve Mr. Aiken's proposal to hold a Youth Quest carnival from April 27 through May 1 in the parking lot of the Lansdale Village shopping center, just past the western edge of Lansdale.
NEWS
May 28, 1986 | By Oliver Isaac Mackson, Special to The Inquirer
It was Henry Clay Loudenslager Day Thursday in Paulsboro, and 300 children at the Loudenslager Elementary School played beneath parachutes, ran obstacle courses, painted their faces, and just plain had fun. The carnival at the school was held for about two hours in observance of Loudenslager Day, which was proclaimed by the Borough Council on March 4. May 22, the day of the carnival, was the 134th anniversary of Loudenslager's birth. Loudenslager was the subject of three months of biographical research last year by seven of the school's fifth graders: John Woodard, Nicole Ruffin, Mary Lou Jones, Robin Montgomery, Marquishia Campbell, Scott Raively and Amy Foster.
NEWS
June 26, 1997 | by Mister Mann Frisby, Daily News Staff Writer
A Tacony teen on trial for stabbing a popular student athlete to death last spring will worry another day as a Common Pleas jury ponders whether she is guilty of a crime that could put her in prison for life. The jury resumes deliberations today after Judge James A. Lineberger answers the panel's request to again explain the legal definitions of first-degree murder, third-degree murder and voluntary manslaughter. The prosecution contends Diedre Frazer, 19, is guilty of first-degree murder for the premeditated, malicious murder of Christa Lewis during a brawl in Russo Park, at Torresdale and Cottman avenues.
NEWS
February 26, 1999 | By John Corr, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Two Chester County synagogues will hold carnivals on Sunday to celebrate Purim, a lighthearted holiday on the Jewish calendar. The carnival at Or Shalom Synagogue, 835 Darby-Paoli Rd., Berwyn, will be from 10 a.m. until noon, and parents as well as children are invited to come in costumes and compete for prizes. Tickets for carnival games will be a quarter each; there will be several booths and plenty of treats. Proceeds go to the synagogue's religious school. The carnival at Congregation B'nai Jacob, Starr and Manavon Streets, Phoenixville, will begin at 11 a.m. and last about 90 minutes.
NEWS
April 11, 2013 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman and Bob Warner, Inquirer Staff Writers
A traveling carnival operation that was supposed to open Thursday to raise money for NAACP scholarships is still looking for a venue, after losing a bid to set up on city land in Hunting Park. "We don't allow carnivals," said Michael DiBerardinis, the deputy mayor in charge of parks and recreation. "Historically they've presented problems to us - there was a homicide attached to one at Russo Playground in the early 2000s . . .. No matter how well they're run, there's a lot of wear and tear and usually damage to the facilities, with all this heavy equipment and the crowds.
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March 3, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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June 8, 2014 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
April 18, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
TRAVEL
November 25, 2013 | By Bob Ecker, For The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
August 11, 2013 | By Alfred Lubrano, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
July 19, 2013 | By Sean Carlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
June 3, 2013 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 2013 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 11, 2013 | By Ellen Dunkel, Inquirer Staff Writer
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)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 9, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
ACTOR John Lithgow 's next role? Ballerina. Lithgow, the Tony Award-winning actor known for his time on sitcom "Third Rock," is the narrator of the Pennsylvania Ballet's performance of "Carnival of the Animals," running May 9-12 at the Academy of the Music. Lithgow collaborated with choreographer Christopher Wheeldon on the story of a little boy who hides in the Museum of Natural History and imagines all of his friends as animals. "It's a wonderful notion, being locked-in," Lithgow said, adding that when he films in museums, he'll often wander off so he can experience the exhibits in peace and quiet.
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