December 28, 2012
Friday-Monday Catch the train The Morris Arboretum's fantastic Garden Railway Display features model trains on a quarter-mile of track with loops, tunnels, and nine bridges (including a trestle bridge you can walk under). But it's just about at the end of its run, finishing on New Year's Eve. Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Ave. Admission: $16; $14 seniors; $7 students and ages 3 to 18; children under 3 and members free. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Monday. Information: 215-247-5777.
December 23, 2012
A 73-year-old Bensalem woman whose body was recovered Thursday from the Delaware River accidentally drowned, Bucks County Coroner Joseph Campbell said Friday. It was not immediately clear, he said, if alcohol was a contributing factor in the death of Jean Carson. Toxicology results will not be known for a month. Carson, a legal secretary, attended a Wednesday night Christmas party at a house on Haunted Lane in Bensalem. She was last seen smoking near the Neshaminy Creek, which runs behind the house and flows into the Delaware.
October 18, 2012 |
Rana Walker had recently finished breast cancer chemotherapy and was healing from a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery when she first laid eyes on him. Kevin Savage was tall, good-looking, and 13 years younger. He had come to her aid when she was lost in the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. As Savage, a telemetry technician, guided her through the long corridors, Walker, 45, never thought he was doing anything but being helpful. At the time, dating wasn't exactly at the forefront of her mind.
October 17, 2012 |
The front lawn of Dave Sulock's house in Haddon Heights was looking like a Halloween-theme bicycle showroom. But the real fun was out back. Upward of 100 cyclists, a few walkers, and even a driver or two partied there under the stars as they kicked off the third annual "Tour de Heights. " By the time the 2012 tour finally wound down early Sunday, some in the crowd had cycled onward to three more backyard bashes within a few blocks of each other on the east side of the White Horse Pike.
September 13, 2012 |
COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio Amish man who fired a shot into the air that killed a 15-year-old girl driving a horse-drawn buggy more than a mile away will go to jail for 30 days, a prosecutor said Wednesday. As part of an agreement with prosecutors, Marion Yoder, 28, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a misdemeanor count of negligent homicide, said Steve Knowling, the prosecutor for Holmes County in northern Ohio. A judge sentenced Yoder to the maximum 180 days in the county jail, but suspended all but 30 days of the term.
August 21, 2012 |
It was a Sunday in the park for children in West Philadelphia, a day of free cotton candy, popcorn, hot dogs, and pony rides. Five barbers gave dozens of boys free haircuts, and the girls got complimentary manicures and jewelry-making lessons to craft their own bracelets. About 300 youngsters who came to Malcolm X Park at 51st and Pine Streets received complimentary school backpacks filled with notebooks, pencils, glue sticks, folders, and paints - everything they might need for the first day of classes.
May 31, 2012 |
One possible reason for our current employment woes may be that Ed Rendell holds every conceivable job. Law partner, Penn professor, sports columnist, MSNBC commentator, Eagles analyst, energy adviser, professional speaker, board member, and, for a few weeks earlier this year, potential chairman of The Inquirer and Daily News. Now, the former governor has written a book, A Nation of Wusses , although written may be too taxing a verb. Dictated seems more likely.
December 20, 2011 |
Upper Darby police had an uninvited guest at their Christmas party, and she ended up getting arrested. Officers from the bicycle patrol unit and their wives were waiting for a table at Ruth's Chris Steak House in Center City on Sunday night when Sgt. Jim Reif noticed a patron sticking her hand into someone else's purse. "The next thing I hear is, 'You are locked up,' " said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael J. Chitwood, who was seated nearby. "Her hand was right in the handbag.
December 15, 2011 |
WE KNOW the holiday season is more about giving than getting, but let's keep it real. It sure is nice to get cool stuff for Christmas. And it's even better when it's unexpected. So, without further ado, can I get a "Ho, ho, ho!" to announce the winners of the Daily News ' My Favorite Things holiday gift giveaway. Ten lucky people are about to get some really good stuff. We may be bragging, but we're giving away VIP cheese baskets from DiBruno Bros., luxurious Hudson Park throws from Bloomingdale's, leopard-print robes from the Klimpton Hotel chain, soap from duross & langel, wine totes from Open House and more.