August 2, 2016 |
Gregg Deininger from Folsom, N.J., smiled proudly at "Pinky," his gleaming pink-and-cream '55 Chevy 210, and pulled out a photo of the gutted, rusted wreck it used to be. "Found it in a junkyard in Williamstown 20 years ago," he said. "It had a tree growing out of it where the motor used to be. " His wife, Suzanne, confirmed that first encounter. "I said to him, "What do you want that wreck for? It's got a tree growing out of it. " Deininger said, "Had to cut the tree down to get at the car. " The couple laughed together, as they have for 50 years, since he was 18 and she was 14, traveling the road of life in their vintage Chevys.
March 28, 2016
Dutch treat Delaware. More than 15,000 tulip bulbs, representing 100 flower varieties, have been planted in this town's parks and public places. They're expected to bloom during a stretch of April, when visitors can grab a trolley tour or see new exhibits at local museums. On the first weekend, kids' activities and special events. Lewes Tulip Celebration , Lewes, April 7-16. www.leweschamber.com Spring powwow New Jersey. Experience Native American culture, with dancers, drummers, and singers from throughout North America, at Raritan Valley Community College.
January 24, 2016
Name: Likebucket.com. What it does: You create a "bucket," a tool that helps you scan and collect trip ideas from online articles and travel websites such as TripAdvisor, Foursquare, Airbnb, and Facebook Places. It also gives you the option to note the place with a pin that includes photos, ratings, reviews, a map, and a spot for you to add your own notes. What's hot: The Chrome app extension is an easy way to add destination hot spots and activities to your "bucket. " When you're reading an article, click the blue-and-yellow bucket, and it'll add it to a list that you can name and edit.
October 31, 2014 |
ARCADIA, Calif. - The $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic, America's richest race, is typically run almost exactly 6 months after America's most important race, the Kentucky Derby. In the early days of the Breeders' Cup, which began in 1984, Derby winners were prominent among Classic winners. Who can forget Tom Durkin's wonderful 1987 Classic call, "the Derby winners hit the wire together" when 1986 Derby winner Ferdinand held off 1987 Derby winner Alysheba. The great Alysheba won the 1988 Classic.
September 22, 2014 |
PARX CASINO is always open. The racetrack across the parking lot will open early today - 10 a.m., probably even earlier if there is a long line. There might be lines outside then, and definitely inside all day. The Kentucky Derby winner is running at Parx. California Chrome, making his first start since finishing fourth in the June 7 Belmont Stakes, will be in post position No. 1 in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby, scheduled for 5:40 as the finale of a broadcast on The Comcast Network (4:30 to 6 p.m.)
September 22, 2014 |
They packed the apron in front of the glass-encased grandstand and surrounded the paddock, filling the steps up to the jocks room, straining to get a look at reigning Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome. He was about to contest the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby, the first reigning Derby winner to appear in the race. Once the race began, Bayern's jockey said he couldn't see California Chrome. As Martin Garcia pointed out, he wasn't turning around to look back. The crowd at Parx Racing, estimated at 16,000, got a thrill early Saturday evening, but it was from Bayern, trained by Bob Baffert, who led from the gate to the wire and set a track record over the 11/8-mile distance.
September 22, 2014 |
The crowd came out to Parx Racing to see a star on Saturday in the 35th running of the Pennsylvania Derby, and California Chrome looked perfect for the role of a Hollywood hero as he walked regally around the paddock, accepted Victor Espinoza onto his back, and stepped onto the track to play his part. And then they ran the race. Someone messed with the script, just as they had in June at the Belmont Stakes, when Chrome wasn't able to parlay wins in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes into Triple Crown immortality.
September 21, 2014 |
A red alert for slots players heading to Parx Casino in Bensalem: Saturday afternoon, you may not get your favorite parking spot. Just up Smarty Jones Way from the main casino building, 20,000 people are expected to pack the racetrack to watch reigning Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome compete in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby. Extra tellers were being hired, a press room was added to the ground floor, and the parking lots are expected to fill up, although attendance isn't expected to near the record 28,692 set in 1983.
September 20, 2014 |
Steve Coburn, a lifelong westerner, had never been to Philadelphia before this week, so he put his pearl-gray Stetson on his head and took his wife, Carolyn, to see the Liberty Bell on Wednesday. The line was pretty long and stretched down the block, so Coburn went around the side to see whether there might be another way in. Not really, but he came to a glass wall and right there was the Liberty Bell, and they both got a good, long look at it. "People were standing in line a long time to get their picture taken next to it, but I saw it. I even saw the crack," Coburn said.
September 19, 2014 |
IN THE END, it is still a horse race. It just happens to be the most important race in the history of Pennsylvania racing and the first time a Kentucky Derby winner has run in the state after winning the Derby. The stakes are high for tomorrow's $1 million Pennsylvania Derby at Parx, with many questions. Is California Chrome the same horse that so dominated his peers all winter and spring? Is he better? If he wins and looks good doing it, how cool will the Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita be, with Chrome against unbeaten Shared Belief, last year's 2-year-old champion, who is scheduled to run in the Sept.