May 31, 2016 |
Some died in 1918 on a French battlefield. Some returned home to eastern Pennsylvania. But all the men of the American Expeditionary Forces' 314th Infantry, 79th Division, who fought in World War I's bloody Meuse-Argonne Offensive, are gone now. The memory of their courage and their sacrifice, kept alive since the Great War's end - first by the veterans themselves, then by the Descendants and Friends of the 314th - was honored Sunday at the Washington...
February 14, 2015 |
Peter Beckett Pakradooni, 75, of Wynnewood, a businessman and contributor to fraternity life in Philadelphia, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, at Lankenau Hospital of heart failure. Mr. Pakradooni worked in his family's business, International Printing. The business was started in Old City by his grandfather, Haig H. Pakradooni Sr., the Persian consul in Philadelphia. When the firm closed in 1983, the younger Mr. Pakradooni joined Packard Press in Philadelphia, and later, Smith-Edwards-Dunlap Co., where he was vice president until his death.
October 26, 2014 |
The decision by Central Bucks High School West to scrub the remainder of its football season has left its two remaining opponents - and about 3,500 students and their families - dealing with the ripple effect of the last-minute cancellation. Underclassmen from the two opponent schools looking to impress college scouts, substitutes trying to gain more playing time, seniors who covet every second they spend on field - as well as the marching band, color guard, cheerleaders, and fans - will have one fewer game this season.
May 6, 2014 |
In flowing black dresses and black-patterned tights, the color guard team from Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School performed an elegiac, emotional production at the Wildwoods Convention Center on Sunday. To David Phelps' cover of "Bring Him Home" from Les Misérables , they spun and danced. To the number they called "My Last Wish," they twirled black-and-purple flags and flung sabers and wooden muskets high in the air, catching them with precision before the piece ended as a long red banner rippled across the dancers.
July 6, 2012
Saturday-Sunday Free museum fun The African American Museum in Philadelphia, National Constitution Center, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and Philadelphia Museum of Art are offering free general admission to Bank of America or Merrill Lynch cardholders this weekend. For more information, go to www.museums.bankofamerica.com and see museum websites for individual hours. Friday Exploring chemistry's golden roots Explore the beginnings of chemistry and science at the Chemical Heritage Foundation at the opening celebration of its new exhibit, "The Alchemical Quest.
January 16, 2012 |
Although she is only 15, Fatimah is already planning her future, which includes a career as an OB/GYN. She also dreams of becoming a billionaire. Passionate about dogs, she hopes to have some one day. Like other girls her age, she delights in shopping. Fatimah has a wide variety of interests, including cooking, drawing, dancing, crocheting, filmmaking, skating, and swimming. She is enrolled in regular classes in school and especially likes biology. She is a member of the school's cheerleading squad and also is a color guard.
September 15, 2011
D ELRAY BEACH, Fla. - The usual star, willing or not, of the Bykofsky Family Florida Follies is the patriarch, 95-year-old Syd, with the hot car and the hot girlfriend. (One's a Lincoln, the other dated Lincoln.) This visit the spotlight fell on Kimberly Haft, 12, who had something to say about 9/11 - something simple yet profound. I don't say this just because she is my eldest grandniece. Earlier this year, while still a sixth-grader at Olsen Middle School, in Dania Beach, Fla., she and her class attended a 9/11 play at a nearby high school.
August 28, 2008 |
Late one chilly night last November, Deptford High's band returned from Baltimore's Ravens stadium with its first national championship. Months of drills, training camps and pep talks had finally paid off for dozens of young competitors. But when one of the victors bragged to a Deptford cheerleader, she didn't believe him. "You can't win a national championship," the cheerleader said. "You're a marching band. " Even fresh off a national title, it's not always easy being in a band.
April 11, 2008 |
Herbert Keyser Zearfoss, 78, of Villanova, a five-term Pennsylvania state lawmaker, lawyer, and insurance executive who reveled in historical organizations that transported him back in time, died of heart failure Tuesday on the concourse at Suburban Station. Mr. Zearfoss was heading for the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania on Locust Street - one of the dozens of historical organizations to which he belonged. Mr. Zearfoss grew up near the small town of Montandon, on the east bank of the Susquehanna River, in Northumberland County.
October 25, 2007 |
On a crisp fall evening, four local high school bands marched and made music for the sheer joy of it Saturday at the first Avon Grove High School Showcase of Bands, as about 1,200 family, friends, faculty and band members in the stands cheered each performance. The bands participating were the Avon Grove High School Red Devils Marching Band, Unionville High School Indians Marching Band, Oxford High School Marching Hornets, and Garnet Valley High School Marching Jaguars. Avon Grove band director Dwight Weaver said the event's purpose was to let students play for each other and without the stress of competition.