August 13, 2016 |
The limo driver texted the Freedoms that Coco Vandeweghe was on her way, and indeed, she arrived shortly before Thursday's 24-18 World Team Tennis loss the Washington Kastles at the Pavilion at Villanova. Vandeweghe did not play Thursday night, but it wasn't for lack of effort. She had just competed in the Olympics and had flown from Rio to California on Wednesday and then flew from San Diego on Thursday, arriving 20 minutes before the match began. The 24-year-old Vandeweghe was obviously hoping for a longer stay in Brazil during the Olympics.
November 6, 2015 |
When I showed up with my bag of groceries at Wiggins Prep Elementary School in Camden, my plan was to teach these fifth graders how to make a healthy quesadilla. When I mentioned the Mexican fast-food favorite, I got blank stares. "Don't you go to Taco Bell or other take-out Mexican restaurants?" I asked. They all shook their heads no. "Then I am going to introduce you to quesadillas," I said, thinking I was lucky they didn't know the greasy, cheesy, high-fat, panfried ones, to compare with the oven-baked ones we were making with whole-wheat tortillas, lean meat, and apples.
September 3, 2015 |
On East Somerset Street, in a clean and roomy paddock next to a tire shop, in the shade of a giant weeping willow, lives a fat and contented pony - the Pony of Port Richmond. His name is Albert, but everyone calls him Coco. Coco does not bite or kick. He is patient and gentle with the neighborhood children and the many passersby who stop to gawk, who abide by the sign on the tire shop's gate: "Please, do not feed the animal (Horse). Thank You. " He does not flinch even when the cargo trains rumble past, or when the red rooster whose coop abuts his paddock crows.
January 31, 2014 |
Sister St. Francis Coco, 93, a domestic worker and teacher, died Sunday, Jan. 26, of a stroke at Assisi House in Aston, Delaware County. The former Marie Theresa Coco was born in Boston, where she worked at the original Filene's Basement before deciding to enter the convent. She was a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 62 years. Sister St. Francis was responsible for domestic work in the various convents where she lived. She was a quiet, spiritual woman who spent much time in prayer.
June 14, 2013 |
PASTOR WILLIE Singletary was headed to Grays Ferry yesterday, mulling the eulogy for his aunt who perished in the Market Street building collapse, when he heard on the radio that the veteran city employee who had inspected the property killed himself. "It's another tragedy, another loss," said Singletary, as he stood outside the City of Refuge church at 27th and Wharton streets, shaking his head. But yesterday, Singletary's focus was on his aunt, Juanita Harmon, a grandmother of nine, a woman of grace and grit, who lived every minute of her 75 years.
April 19, 2013 |
"RENOIR" aims to do for the great Auguste Renoir what "The Last Station" did for Leo Tolstoy. It's a lovely, painterly period piece that mimics the colors of Renoir's art, but one that never manages to find the warm, beating heart of the man. His paintings inspired passion in art galleries and museums, and in those who surrounded him and tended to his needs as he soldiered on, ravaged by old age, hell-bent on capturing more "beauty" at the expense of...
January 14, 2013
THE Daily News Pet of the Week is CoCo, a 3-year-old pit-bull mix at the Pennsylvania SPCA. Coco is happy-go-lucky and affectionate. She weighs about 55 pounds and has a graham-cracker-colored coat. She has been spayed, has had her current vaccinations and comes with a month of free pet insurance. For more information on CoCo, contact the PSPCA, 215-426-6300, stop by 350 E. Erie Ave., or visit pspca.org.
December 25, 2011
An Intimate Life By Lisa Chaney Viking. 464 pp $27.95 Reviewed by Elizabeth Wellington Women's wardrobes would be oh-so-cumbersome, not to mention boring, without the contributions of the great Parisian designer Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel. Chanel gave us the little black dress, gaudy layers of pearls, and the fitted tweed suit. Most important, she popularized predecessor Paul Poiret's early-1900s frocks that featured straighter silhouettes and shorter hemlines.
April 15, 2011
Courteney Cox and David Arquette haven't been bashful about playing out their divorce in the public eye. While most stars try to cut the cord with as little media attention as possible, Cox and Arquette are blabbing all over the airwaves about their marital strife. Usually it's the wacky (or the face-slappingly irritating) Arquette who is running his mouth, but now Cox is in on the action, too. The couple, who announced their separation in January, are on the talk-show circuit supporting "Scream 4," which hits theaters today.
November 11, 2010 |
'The most anticipated television event since television's last most anticipated event," screamed the TBS billboard, ever so ironically, not only in Times Square and a few million other places across the country, but throughout cyberspace. The object of the hoopla, Conan O'Brien, joked Tuesday that the best thing about the debut of his new show, Conan , might be that all that TBS promotion would be ending. Professional critics gave decidedly mixed reviews to the first-night festivities.