December 19, 2015 |
ARIES (March 21-April 19) (sssss) You're a ball of fire and energy this weekend. Your enthusiasm nearly overwhelms some people yet draws several admirers. You really have the pick of the mix, but you might not like your first or second choice. Do not hesitate to walk away politely. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) (sss) You might feel as if you need to retreat tonight and for most of the weekend. It is not that you are not desirable but you have had enough of all the parties, happy moments, etc. You need some rest otherwise you could be a grumpy flirt tonight, tomorrow, and Sunday.
November 27, 2015 |
Nurtured by a third-generation Montgomery County Christmas tree farm, a Fraser fir measuring 18 1/2 feet tall and 11 feet wide will reach national heights Friday when it is delivered to the White House. Brothers Jay and Glenn Bustard, along with their mother, Virginia, are scheduled to present the tree - this year's official White House Christmas tree - to First Lady Michelle Obama at 11 a.m. It will be on display in the Blue Room. Planted in 2001 at one of Bustard's Christmas Trees' farms, in Lehighton, Carbon County, the Fraser fir was cut down Monday.
April 6, 2015 |
About to coach in her first women's Final Four, Dawn Staley took time out the other day to tell people on Twitter that she had finally taken down her Christmas tree. It had been a running joke between Staley and her 25,000 followers about her still having the tree up. After a suitable pause, after one Gamecocks fan noted her inspiration was enough to take their own tree down, came Staley's next tweet: "APRIL FOOLS on taking down the xmas tree . . . Gotcha!!!" Laughing emoticons took up the rest of Staley's 140 characters.
January 3, 2015 |
The two uniformed police officers were walking through Camden's Liberty Park neighborhood late Wednesday afternoon when residents urgently flagged them down. A house was on fire, with children trapped inside. Sean McMahon and Aaron Roselli, officers in the Camden County Police Department, ran to the house on the 800 block of Atlantic Avenue, where neighbors were breaking windows and trying to get upstairs. "The smoke was extremely thick," McMahon said. "It was overwhelming. " A mother and her young son and daughter would ultimately be saved by officers, who helped them jump from the burning home, police said Thursday at a news conference.
December 30, 2014 |
ON FRIDAY night, Dec. 19, Maryann Trombetta, president of the Port Richmond Town Watch, joined her fellow neighbors and residents of the river-ward community at Campbell Square Park, on Allegheny Avenue, the main street of Port Richmond. Bundled up in two pairs of socks, a hoodie, jacket and gloves, Trombetta took to the streets as part of a city-wide "blue out" to show support for not only the Philadelphia Police Department but police departments and officers across the United States.
December 28, 2014 |
Don't toss that Christmas tree just yet. For city residents who don't mind keeping their trees until Jan. 5, the Philadelphia Streets Department has a recycling program to help prevent those Douglas firs and Virginia pines from ending up in a landfill. From Jan. 5 to 17, city residents can drop off their trees (free of decorations) at one of four sanitation convenience centers - 3033 S. 63d St. in Southwest Philadelphia; Domino Lane and Umbria Street in Upper Roxborough; State Road and Ashburner Street in Holmesburg; and 2601 W. Glenwood Ave. in North Philadelphia.
December 26, 2014 |
Partly thanks to mankind's remarkable historical propensity for ignorance and violence, these are not our darkest days. But even if most of us are immeasurably better off than we were millennia or centuries ago, a passing familiarity with the strife on America's streets and depredations abroad can make the present day look dim. And in an astronomical sense, these are our very darkest days - of the year anyway. The long nights of early winter, with fleeting glimpses of sun and months of freezing ahead, are the literally dark days from which all metaphoric meanings of the phrase spring.
December 20, 2014 |
READING - For weeks, people have been coming to see the Christmas tree Reading saved. Matt Marino has seen them out the frosted windows of Pauline's Soups, the restaurant at the corner of Fifth and Penn Streets that he and his family own. Across the street, tourists have gathered to take photos and selfies next to the pathetic tree that became an international story. The locals who pass often shake their heads or roll their eyes. Some curse. Others laugh. For some, the tree's depressing appearance has been a reminder that their town - among the nation's poorest - can also be depressing.
December 9, 2014
ISSUE | JUSTICE Stanch protests Why not just completely dispense with grand juries ("Grand jury clears officer in N.Y. death; protests follow," Dec. 4)? Instead, have all such decisions made by a permanent panel consisting of the president, the attorney general, various members of Congress, and, of course, countless social advocates. After all, they know what is fair and correct without wasting time hearing all the facts. By eliminating grand juries, we also could have eliminated the anarchy that followed two recent decisions on deaths involving police.
January 13, 2014 |
The other day, somebody asked me if I was "task-oriented. " I replied, "Proudly. " I have no problem being task-oriented. In fact, I love being task-oriented. You know why? It gets things done. So what if I have a gaping ulcer? Every bowel needs a little ventilation. In my opinion, life is full of tasks, and only the task-oriented have the proper orientation to get all the tasks done. You can take a test to see if you're task-oriented, in the privacy of your own home.