December 10, 2013 |
The Haddonfield Public Library wasn't even officially open yet Thursday, but Dorothy Peppard already had 29 preschoolers' amazingly full attention as she read them tales of animals' wintertime adventures. Funny voices, inflections, warm smiles - she had the storytelling thing down. During the next several hours, Peppard, head of children's programs, spun her magic for toddlers, more preschoolers, and a bunch of kindergartners, who got history slipped in with their listening pleasure.
November 9, 2013 |
PHILADELPHIA It might be considered the low-budget sequel. But reputed Philadelphia mob boss Joseph Ligambi and the federal authorities who have pursued him for 13 years both hope this time brings blockbuster results. Ligambi, known as "Uncle Joe," returned to court Thursday for his second trial in as many years on racketeering conspiracy charges. His nephew and alleged consigliere, George "Georgie Boy" Borgesi, sat by his side. Eight months ago, a federal jury deadlocked on the most serious counts against them after a marathon, four-month trial involving 12 other mob defendants.
October 28, 2013 |
If there is one certainty to Michael Vick's career, it's that he keeps coming back. He returned from imprisonment and injuries. He rebounded from being a backup and an expected castoff. One of the qualities that his teammates often mention about him is his ability to get back up after the hits he takes. Vick will be back in the Eagles lineup on Sunday against the New York Giants. He missed only two games, and there was speculation that if Nick Foles had thrived in Vick's absence, Vick might not be back.
October 18, 2013 |
When blogger Joey Sweeney took over Philadelphia's dormant 215 Festival of authors and musicians last year, he didn't do it for money. The 215 Fest and its dedication to all things literary and boozy was once a necessity for smart, pop-conscious writer/readers and listeners thirsty for knowledge, song, strong drink, and a commitment to literacy, things Sweeney figured should always be part of this city's character. With 2012's packed houses, he found an amazing sense of goodwill toward the 215 Fest, confirming what Sweeney calls "a real void in Philly for small, curated literary events in the post-Borders, lonely Amazon age. " This week, Sweeney's local website, Philebrity.com, will again curate the 215 Fest, with events at diverse venues held beyond downtown, in the bars and book-nooks of Northern Liberties and South Philly, with name authors such as Nicholson Baker and Cari Luna, and with special readings like those from Philly's notable Irish writers.
October 18, 2013 |
Even though he did not face the Pittsburgh Penguins when he was with the Flyers at the end of last season, goalie Steve Mason is well-versed on the fierce rivalry. The teams usually play wildly entertaining (read: high-scoring) games, and they will meet Thursday at the Wells Fargo Center. "I've seen all the playoff series and the heated regular-season games that this organization has had against them," Mason said after Wednesday's practice in Voorhees. "I think you always want to measure yourself against the best players in the world, and they definitely have a couple of them and a great supporting cast.
October 18, 2013 |
STATE COLLEGE - Just six games old, the book on Christian Hackenberg's collegiate career is still a rather short one. But in the next three-and-a-half seasons, the quarterback might not be able to match the chapter he wrote Saturday night. Led by Hackenberg, the Penn State offense pulled off the improbable as it went 80 yards in 23 seconds to tie Michigan on a last-minute drive that now holds a special place in the program's long history. It was a standout moment for the 18-year-old, who has put together a nice resume at the halfway mark of his true freshman campaign.
September 22, 2013 |
COATESVILLE James Kennedy squeezed into a car with eight other young men, all armed with rifles and shotguns. They drove the old Chandler to a jailhouse in their hometown of Coatesville and stationed themselves across the street, joined by about 40 other armed young men. With their guns pointed toward the building and an understanding that night could be their last, they all had one goal: preventing the lynching of a 16-year-old black boy accused...
July 14, 2013 |
More than a dozen ladies met Wednesday night in Montgomery County to bond over cervezas , guacamole, and guns. "Hi, I'm Adrienne, and I first picked up a gun in January," said Adrienne Nicotera, 34, introducing herself as the local organizer of A Girl and a Gun Women's Shooting League. "We want to show it's not just a men's sport. ... And we're going to have a lot of fun. " Nicotera, a nurse and new mother from Abington, considers herself a novice, but loves shooting so much that she launched Pennsylvania's first chapter of A Girl and a Gun. The club began in Texas just two years ago and now has 48 chapters in 19 states.
July 2, 2013
S & K of Ocean City L.L.C. d/b/a Blue Water Marina , 435 E. Melrose Ave., Westmont; Chapter 11; no schedules available. Phoenix Enterprises Unlimited L.L.C. C/O Helen Emrick , P.O. Box 150, Maple Shade; Chapter 7; no schedules available. SOURCES: The Legal Intelligencer, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey.