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March 17, 1991 | By Marjorie Keen, Special to The Inquirer
What's in a name? Early this month at the Fairview in West Sadsbury, more than 100 fairgoers watched a promenade of bridal fashions, sampled hors d'oeuvres and wedding cake, and looked over a score of wares tied to tying the knot. Robert Fair Caterers of Exton, Wilmington and Cherry Hill had produced the bridal fair not only to display wedding goods and services, but to show off the "area's newest banquet hall, the Fairview. " Locally, the hall is known as the Religious Education Center of Parkesburg's Our Lady of Consolation Roman Catholic Church.
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April 13, 1998 | By Richard Sine, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
As Christians throughout the area were celebrating the resurrection of Jesus yesterday, the parishioners at St. Michael's Church were also celebrating another rebirth: the reopening of their church hall, which had burned more than a year ago. It was an Episcopalian Easter like most others yesterday at St. Michael's, with fidgety children decked out in their confectionary Sunday best, worshippers misting up during Communion and its haunting hymn,...
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May 22, 2003 | By Rita Giordano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Down in the mosh pit, bodies collide like atoms in a particle accelerator. Black T-shirts slam into black T-shirts in a crazy blur of studs, spiked hair and kids laughing. Kinetic, frenetic energy fueled by the music - loud, strong, and heavy on horns and drums. Josh LaPergola of the South Jersey ska band Dirty Larry wails into the mike: Seventeen years is not enough To say that I am ready for this I am not ready to grow up . . . On the dance floor, a boy jumps into a girl's arms, legs and feet are flying all around, and fists punch the air. Tulip wallpaper notwithstanding, the Haddonfield United Methodist Church hall is rocking.
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February 4, 1998 | By Linda Loyd, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
One of the nine white men on trial on charges of assaulting a black Grays Ferry family last year outside their rowhouse took the witness stand yesterday and denied that he attacked Annette Williams and her son and nephew. William Franz, 30, who has been identified by two of the victims, said that by the time he exited nearby St. Gabriel's church hall, the fight was over. Franz, dressed in a charcoal gray business suit, told Judge Albert J. Snite Jr. that when he and his family got outside, police were talking to a crowd of whites.
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January 7, 1991 | BY GEORGE REYNOLDS/ DAILY NEWS
Though the holidays are over for most Philadelphians, the congregation of St. Andrew's Russian Orthodox Cathedral celebrated the beginning of Russian Christmas at the church hall last night with the traditional Christmas Eve meal and a vigil service. Christmas will be observed today, beginning with the Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m., followed by a reception in the church hall, during which the choir will sing the traditional Russian and Ukrainian Christmas carols known as koliady.
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May 15, 1990 | By Leon Taylor, Daily News Staff Writer
A 119-year-old church in the city's Juniata Park section was destroyed early today by a four-alarm fire that broke out in the church hall, fire officials said. The fire at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Kensington Avenue near Castor broke out shortly before 1:30 a.m., officials said. It spread quickly from the hall to the adjoining church, breaking through the roof. "The church hall is a complete loss," Fire Commissioner Roger Ulshafer said while some 125 firefighters were battling the blaze.
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April 20, 1989 | By Marie Green, Special to The Inquirer
Faced with a contingent of about a dozen persons from the Kemblesville United Methodist Church, the Avon Grove school board on Tuesday night revised its proposal to lease classroom space in the church hall and agreed to pay the full two-year rental fee up front. In addition to voting to pay the full $10-per-square-foot price in one lump sum - a total of $38,840 to rent the hall basement for kindergarten programs starting this fall - the school board agreed to separate utility costs from the fee and pay the church an extra $300 a month, with a re-evaluation of the utilities schedule at the end of the first year.
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December 22, 2012 | By Genaro C. Armas and Joe Mandak, Associated Press
HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. - A man fatally shot a woman decorating for a children's Christmas party at a tiny church hall and killed two men elsewhere in a central Pennsylvania township Friday before he was fatally shot in a gunfight with state troopers. The shootings began about 9 a.m. in Frankstown Township, and investigators were processing five crime scenes within about a 11/2-mile radius, authorities said at a news briefing Friday afternoon. The troopers were responding to a 911 call of a shooting in the township when they heard calls reporting at least one other shooting elsewhere, state police spokeswoman Maria Finn said.
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March 5, 2004 | By Dominic Sama FOR THE INQUIRER
Switzerland will issue a pennant-shaped commemorative Tuesday to mark the centennial of the International Football Association Federation, an organization of soccer teams from virtually every nation. The 100-centime stamp is inscribed with the organization's famous acronym, FIFA, and two soccer balls within a circle. Switzerland was one of the seven founding members of the fraternity that convened in Paris in 1904, along with Belgium, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Spain and Sweden.
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August 6, 2004 | By Dominic Sama FOR THE INQUIRER
A career change from portrait painting to landscapes and still-lifes may have raised the profile of Martin Johnson Heade during his lifetime. After his death, he was nearly forgotten, but his art was revived in the 1940s and later by loyal patrons. Heade (1819-1904), who will be honored with a 37-cent commemorative in the American Treasures Series Thursday, was born in Lumberville, near Doylestown, son of a prosperous farmer and lumber-mill owner, Joseph Cowell Heed (the family's original name)
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July 21, 2013 | BY OSCAR CASTILLO, Daily News Staff Writer castilo@phillynews.com, 215-854-5906
LAST YEAR, the annual mission trip for the Eastern Orthodox Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania, based upstate in the coal region, headed 600 miles south to Spruce Pine, N.C., in Appalachia. There, parishioners helped build handicapped ramps for disabled people. This year the group, organized and led by the Rev. Daniel Mathewson of St. Mary's Orthodox Church in Coaldale, came to Philadelphia's Grays Ferry neighborhood to spruce up the building and grounds at the 100-year-old Assumption of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church at 28th and Snyder.
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December 22, 2012 | By Genaro C. Armas and Joe Mandak, Associated Press
HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. - A man fatally shot a woman decorating for a children's Christmas party at a tiny church hall and killed two men elsewhere in a central Pennsylvania township Friday before he was fatally shot in a gunfight with state troopers. The shootings began about 9 a.m. in Frankstown Township, and investigators were processing five crime scenes within about a 11/2-mile radius, authorities said at a news briefing Friday afternoon. The troopers were responding to a 911 call of a shooting in the township when they heard calls reporting at least one other shooting elsewhere, state police spokeswoman Maria Finn said.
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January 8, 2012 | By Susan Snyder and Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writers
In September, the mood at Holy Cross Parish School in Mount Airy was upbeat: The school was celebrating its 100th anniversary, and a pictorial tribute on the school website ended with the words: "Looking forward to our next 100 years!" But unless the school principal and parish priest can change the minds of officials in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Holy Cross will not be around for even one more year. The 145-student, K-8 school is among 45 elementary schools in the archdiocese selected for closure.
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July 28, 2011 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Doris Forwood Gicker, 78, of Garnet Valley, a church volunteer, died of heart failure Monday, July 25, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del. Mrs. Gicker began teaching Sunday school at Elam United Methodist Church in Glen Mills when she was in her teens. For the next 60 years, she led classes of mostly 5- and 6-year-olds every Sunday morning and taught in Elam's vacation Bible school. At the church's Christmas bazaar, she was in charge of the needlework table. The hand-sewn holiday decorations, aprons, and tea towels; crocheted baby sets; and knit items were made by church women during Wednesday gatherings in her home.
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May 27, 2011 | By Virginia C. McGuire, For The Inquirer
Gone are the urinals from the men's room, the fake Roman columns out front, and the wet bar. But in the tin-toy-factory-turned-milk-bottling-plant-turned-church-turned-catering-hall, the ballroom still stands. And the Bodiford family, living in the 19th-century Port Richmond building since 2005, use it for, among other things, flamenco dancing and trapezing. But like the rest of the house, it's a work in progress. For the last six years, the Bodifords - parents Clarence and Lhianna and daughters Xia, 8, and Mahlon, 3 - have been slowly converting the 7,800-square-foot space on the corner of Ann and Tilton Streets: The former men's room is now a dressing room.
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April 4, 2010 | By David O'Reilly INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Forgive St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church if "Great and Holy Friday" seemed a noisy mix of solemnity, festivity, and practical necessity, but it was the congregation's first Holy Week in its new Elkins Park church. And with Easter, or Pascha, just around the corner, there were chocolates and candies to wrap, eggs to dye, crying babies to console, Jesus' tomb to venerate, and even a newly arrived cookstove to shove through the kitchen door. The church moved in last month. This is Resurrection Sunday for both Eastern Orthodox and Western Christian churches - an alignment that happens only rarely because the churches use different liturgical calendars to calculate holy days.
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August 6, 2004 | By Dominic Sama FOR THE INQUIRER
A career change from portrait painting to landscapes and still-lifes may have raised the profile of Martin Johnson Heade during his lifetime. After his death, he was nearly forgotten, but his art was revived in the 1940s and later by loyal patrons. Heade (1819-1904), who will be honored with a 37-cent commemorative in the American Treasures Series Thursday, was born in Lumberville, near Doylestown, son of a prosperous farmer and lumber-mill owner, Joseph Cowell Heed (the family's original name)
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March 5, 2004 | By Dominic Sama FOR THE INQUIRER
Switzerland will issue a pennant-shaped commemorative Tuesday to mark the centennial of the International Football Association Federation, an organization of soccer teams from virtually every nation. The 100-centime stamp is inscribed with the organization's famous acronym, FIFA, and two soccer balls within a circle. Switzerland was one of the seven founding members of the fraternity that convened in Paris in 1904, along with Belgium, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Spain and Sweden.
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May 22, 2003 | By Rita Giordano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Down in the mosh pit, bodies collide like atoms in a particle accelerator. Black T-shirts slam into black T-shirts in a crazy blur of studs, spiked hair and kids laughing. Kinetic, frenetic energy fueled by the music - loud, strong, and heavy on horns and drums. Josh LaPergola of the South Jersey ska band Dirty Larry wails into the mike: Seventeen years is not enough To say that I am ready for this I am not ready to grow up . . . On the dance floor, a boy jumps into a girl's arms, legs and feet are flying all around, and fists punch the air. Tulip wallpaper notwithstanding, the Haddonfield United Methodist Church hall is rocking.
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September 2, 2002 | By Sandy Bauers INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mark Terry smiled at the people circled around him and announced pleasantly, almost vacuously, "Flowers are pretty. " Then he looked expectantly to his left, to Maria Jarrell, who was nodding emphatically. "Yes," she said, "flowers are pretty. And lemonade makes a good sunscreen. " OK, so nobody guffawed at this point. But someone did titter. And the comedy troupe was just warming up anyway. It was audition night for We're No Angels, a suburban group plugging away in the trenches of improvisational comedy since 1996.
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