April 22, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Carnival Cruise Lines prices have taken a dip this spring, according to pricing data, and some industry observers blame headlines about problems on several Carnival ships. Todd Elliott, owner of Cruise Vacation Outlet, said his agents had seen a drop in price of 20 percent or more for equivalent cruises. "Rates are far lower than I have seen in a while; for example, the Carnival Dream, seven nights, Eastern Caribbean out of Port Canaveral, May 4 is $299 per person," he said.
July 4, 1998 |
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.
June 10, 2008 |
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.
May 19, 1986 |
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.
August 16, 1989 |
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.
July 5, 1987 |
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.
January 24, 1993 |
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.
May 28, 1986 |
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.
June 26, 1997 |
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.
February 26, 1999 |
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.