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May 18, 2005 | By Adam Fifield INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Soupy Island exists in a time warp. With its old, wood-covered slide, its grand carousel featuring 52 hand-carved horses, and its stately pavilions, the place evokes a mix of nostalgia and wonder. But the Sanitarium Playground - its official name - is no ghost town. During the months of July and August, the 16-acre park along the Delaware River in West Deptford teems with as many as 500 children a day. And there is always soup. Each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, when the sprawling playground is open for general admission, children line up at a soup kitchen for Saltines and a bowl of Campbell's vegetable beef or chicken noodle.
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September 1, 1988 | By Douglas J. Keating, Inquirer Staff Writer
Despite the presence of three billed stars, the production of Carousel at the Valley Forge Music Fair doesn't turn very smoothly. What keeps this Rodgers and Hammerstein musical popular is not the story line, which is ultimately unsatisfying, but its fine score, peppered with such favorite songs as "If I Loved You," "June Is Bustin' Out All Over" and "You'll Never Walk Alone. " The very ordinary voices of the three stars make none of these songs memorable, and the vocal efforts of the entire company are thwarted by an annoying sound system that somehow manages to muffle and echo voices at the same time.
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July 4, 1993 | By Bill Ordine, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Bill Kromer remembers visiting the carousel of his youth as if it were yesterday. It sat on an amusement pier in Ocean City, N.J., surrounded by the attractions of a bygone era - the "scary house" and the "pretzel ride" - with the surf roaring under sun-bleached wooden planks and seagulls crying overhead. More than anything, though, Kromer remembers the music from the carousel organ that resonated for blocks. "It was like a magnet. The music seemed to call out to you, 'Come ride the merry-go-round,' " said Kromer, 64, of Wayne.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 2001 | By STEPHEN GARY For the Daily News
When a farmer built something 100 years ago, he built it to last. And I mean to last. One of the things that got heavy use in the barnyard was the trough used for watering cows and horses. Many farmers out in Lancaster County created their water troughs out of solid hewn red sandstone. Ray Burkholder has spent more than 40 years collecting red sandstone water troughs, rain spouts, porch post rests, pillars, steps, walks, land markers and more. At 11 o'clock Saturday morning, Witman Auctioneers will put the Burkholder collection up for bid. The highlight of the sale will be a rare pair of red sandstone pillars with wrought iron gates, designed by famed architect Sanford White.
NEWS
July 16, 1989 | By Nancy Reuter, Special to The Inquirer
The Haddon Heights Summer Theater will raise the curtain on its second season this week with a production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel. The show will be presented Thursday through Saturday and July 27 through 29 at Haddon Heights High School, Second and Garden Streets. The summer theater was started last year by Scott Glading, a teacher at Haddon Heights High School, and is under the auspices and funding of the borough's Board of Education, said Lynda Glading, Scott's wife and an associate producer of the summer theater.
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October 26, 2002 | By David Iams FOR THE INQUIRER
Carved wooden animals will be the focus of two auctions next week: carousel horses and related mounts next Saturday at Chadds Ford and decoys tomorrow in the Shore community of Belmar. The carousel critters are being offered by Gordon Riewe Auction Associates of Lapeer, Mich., and Ken and Barb Weaver of Spring City at "an Auction Under the Big Top" starting at 11 a.m. at the William Bunch Auction Gallery. The two companies decided to move the sale from Michigan to the Chadds Ford site "because this is where the market is," Ken Weaver said yesterday.
NEWS
March 18, 1992 | by Jonathan Takiff, Daily News Staff Writer
Onkyo has grabbed the brass ring with three new carousel CD changers (two in the upscale Integra line) that sound great and run performance rings around rival models. Carousel changers are the most favored form of CD players today, for good reasons. They're more flexible than single CD spinners, and lots easier to use than magazine-style CD changers. A music lover can sprinkle a set of discs around the carousel's motorized tray, hit one button and walk away. The tray slides back into the player and automatically commences play, with enough material stockpiled for a full evening's worth of music.
NEWS
July 17, 2014 | By Clark Mindock, Inquirer Staff Writer
SEASIDE HEIGHTS - In a light-blue Ford Falcon convertible, Floyd Moreland used to drive across the country in the 1960s from Berkeley, Calif., to Seaside Heights. Every summer, he was drawn back to work on the carousel, built in 1910, housed on what is today known as Casino Pier. It was his seasonal job to operate the carousel, from high school through graduate studies. He was paid $1.25 an hour. He couldn't give it up. He loved the carousel, which now bears his name, and still does.
NEWS
December 14, 2014 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
The wooden animals, sanded and painted to resemble the 109-year-old originals they replaced, are waiting for visitors at the end of a restored railroad line in Pottstown. The horses, giraffes, and reindeer on the Derek Scott Saylor Memorial Carousel are part of a merry-go-round meant to be more than an amusement. The attraction - and the similarly restored old train that will drop visitors at its doorstep - are the centerpieces of a downtown revitalization effort for a slumping Montgomery County borough taking steps toward a comeback.
NEWS
August 23, 2011 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Norma Bergstrom Menghetti, 87, of Newtown Square, a veterinarian who helped restore a historic carousel, died of complications from cancer Friday, Aug. 19, at Wellington Terrace in West Chester. Dr. Menghetti grew up in Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J., and in Spinnerstown, Bucks County. She earned a bachelor's degree from the Teachers' College of Columbia University. Since she had experience caring for horses and working on farms in Bucks County, her professors at Columbia encouraged her to become a veterinarian, her daughter, Linda Dempsey, said.
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December 14, 2014 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
The wooden animals, sanded and painted to resemble the 109-year-old originals they replaced, are waiting for visitors at the end of a restored railroad line in Pottstown. The horses, giraffes, and reindeer on the Derek Scott Saylor Memorial Carousel are part of a merry-go-round meant to be more than an amusement. The attraction - and the similarly restored old train that will drop visitors at its doorstep - are the centerpieces of a downtown revitalization effort for a slumping Montgomery County borough taking steps toward a comeback.
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October 21, 2014 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Under the bright lights of Bucks and Montgomery County stadiums over the decades, Charles "Bud" Hollenbach could be found stalking the sidelines as an offensive backfield coach for the Pennridge High Rams and later cheering on the team as a passionate fan. He had reason to be proud. His son Jeff starred as a quarterback at Pennridge and now coaches the team. Hollenbach's grandson Sam also starred as quarterback for the Rams. "Sports were part of his whole being," Dick Yoder, 69, of Green Lane, said Sunday.
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September 6, 2014 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
The hand-carved carousel in Seaside Heights, a longtime boardwalk staple that was set to be sold in an auction, is back from the dead. Borough officials introduced an ordinance Wednesday that would allow Seaside Heights to acquire the 104-year-old ride, coined the Dr. Floyd L. Moreland Historic Dentzel/Looff Carousel. The owners of Casino Pier - who were planning to sell it - would receive oceanfront property in exchange, according to the ordinance. The man whose name the carousel bears said Thursday he was "ecstatic" about the plan.
NEWS
July 17, 2014 | By Clark Mindock, Inquirer Staff Writer
SEASIDE HEIGHTS - In a light-blue Ford Falcon convertible, Floyd Moreland used to drive across the country in the 1960s from Berkeley, Calif., to Seaside Heights. Every summer, he was drawn back to work on the carousel, built in 1910, housed on what is today known as Casino Pier. It was his seasonal job to operate the carousel, from high school through graduate studies. He was paid $1.25 an hour. He couldn't give it up. He loved the carousel, which now bears his name, and still does.
SPORTS
January 20, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
So Penn Staters, you're still ticked at Bill O'Brien for bolting to Houston after just two years - but perfectly fine with James Franklin's leaving Vanderbilt after three seasons and poaching every Vandy recruit he can get? It's natural if that, in fact, is exactly how you feel. That's certainly Franklin's position. Franklin makes it clear that he doesn't really buy into the idea that his recruits are actually going to a school for a particular education only available at that school.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 2012 | By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: Our circle of friends have babies born within a few days/weeks of our child. This is a great situation for us as they have built-in playmates. The only negative is one couple who are obsessed with trying to compete with the rest of us. First it was who was finding out the gender first, then it was who was going to deliver. Now that the babies are here, it's about the weight of the babies/who has teeth first/who rolled over first, etc. What is the best way to handle such silliness?
SPORTS
September 20, 2012 | By Emily Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Penn State backup quarterback Shane McGregor remembers standing in awe on the sideline at Beaver Stadium two years ago as an 18-year-old quarterback nailed throw after throw. The big freshman on campus was Rob Bolden, a four-star recruit with a strong arm, good size (6-foot-3, 210 pounds), and solid footwork. In the 2010 season opener against Youngstown State, Bolden completed 20 of 29 passes for 239 yards and two touchdowns. "I remember turning to my teammates and just saying, 'Wow,' " McGregor recalled.
NEWS
July 22, 2012 | Michael T. Dolan is a writer from West Chester
When faced with an autumnal deadline, and winter's arrival just beyond that, summer sneaks its blessings into sun-soaked days and shouts to the world: "Live now!"   We join with the waves until one day in early September when they return to the ocean and come back too cold to hitch a ride. Fireflies, crickets, and cicadas seize these fleeting summer nights in a romantic game of Marco Polo. And carousels come to life in traveling fairs and boardwalk escapes. Horses chase their tales to the calliope music, an eternal gallop against time.
SPORTS
June 14, 2012 | By Ed Barkowitz, Daily News Staff Writer
THE FIRST THING Jeff Carter needed to do after winning the Stanley Cup was shave that scraggly beard. He looked like a guy trying to look like an Amish guy. The second thing he needed to do was give the Kings his ring size ... or should that be ring, sighs? The next thing he needs to do is plan his day with the Stanley Cup. It's a terrific hockey tradition, and Carter should consider bringing it to Sea Isle, the wonderful Jersey shore town where the Toronto-native still owns a home.
SPORTS
April 13, 2012 | BY ALEX LEE, Daily News Staff Writer
IN ONLY the third game of Villanova's 2011 football season, true freshman Chris Polony got the call to start at quarterback. Right from the first series, it was clear he wasn't ready. Playing against Monmouth, he fumbled his first snap, threw an interception and completed only two of eight passes for 12 yards. Polony was pulled in the second quarter; the Wildcats lost, 20-9. That was Villanova's third straight loss to start what would be a nightmarish 2-9 season. The Wildcats were an extremely young and inconsistent team, largely because they played three different quarterbacks throughout the year.
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