November 1, 2015 |
DEATH APPARENTLY becomes me. So - boo - I'm dead again. At an editor's request, again. I'm sensing a problem. Last year, it was as a zombie for Eastern State Penitentiary's Terror Behind the Walls, which technically made me one of the undead, but whatever. It was one of the best times I've had on this job. Probably that's a problem, too. This time, I'm getting dolled up dead in advance of today's Day of the Dead, Dia de Los Muertos , celebration at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
December 17, 2013 |
After he graduated from the youth program at his Hindu temple, Sapan Modi said, he was unsure how to keep contributing to South Jersey's Indian community. On Sunday - in a ballroom buzzing with a success 25 years in the making - he may have found his answer. "This might be the next phase where people can give back," Modi, 27, said as he and 600 others dedicated the Indian Cultural Center in Evesham Township. "I can't contribute $20,000. But I can contribute my time. " South Jersey's burgeoning Indian community has been working to build the center for more than two decades.
December 3, 2013 |
EVESHAM A table saw was screeching last week at the new Indian Cultural Center in Evesham, workmen were balancing on scaffolding, the concrete floors awaited carpet, and that lavender wall paint had to go. So, will the 20,000-square-foot center on Route 73 be anywhere near ready for its "housewarming" ceremony on Dec. 15? "It will. It will," said Jay Parikh, a Marlton software engineer who is handling communications for the center. "Trust me. " Situated on 18 acres just south of Ardsley Road, the center will feature a large assembly hall capable of seating 570, as well as classrooms, game rooms, two kitchens, and a library.
December 24, 2012 |
Just a rocket's throw from the Gaza Strip, the Israeli desert town of Netivot has struggled for years with economic-development and safety concerns when missiles fall. Since 1997, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, under a program of U.S.-Israel community partnerships, has donated about $500,000 a year to the city of 30,000. A new link in that partnership - to be highlighted on Monday at a conference in Netivot - compounds traditional checkbook charity with innovative venture philanthropy.
November 9, 2012
Theater B. Someday Productions: Problem Child A couple trying to get their child back from Social Services encounter a series of problems. Closes 11/17. Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Ave.; 215-427-9255. www.bsomeday.org . $20. Cape May Stage: Poe, Times Two 1-man theatrical adaptations of the Poe stories 'The Cask of Aomontillado' & 'The Black Cat.' Closes 11/16. Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank & Lafayette Sts., Cape May; 609-884-1341. www.capemaystage.org . $35; $30 seniors; $15 students.
July 6, 2012 |
IN WHAT Mayor Nutter described as a "fantastic choice," the National Constitution Center announced Thursday that boxing icon Muhammad Ali will receive this year's Liberty Medal. Ali, 70, was lauded by Constitution Center president and CEO David Eisner for being an "ambassador for peace around the world and a humanitarian and philanthropist. " Eisner said that Ali "embodies how far we've come as a nation and how far we continue to go if we fight for the liberty of each individual and group.
September 2, 2011 |
MELANIE Sarachman was a caring and loving mother, but her motherly instincts were not confined to her family. As an important cog in the wheels of the Human Resources Department at the Einstein Medical Center, Melanie - with a reputation of going above and beyond her duties - also took care of her fellow workers. "Some say that she spoiled those with whom she worked by bringing her motherly caring to the office," her family said. Melanie Sarachman, who was active in the Ukrainian community of Philadelphia, an avid tennis player and devoted family matriarch, died Aug. 28. She was 66 and lived in Northeast Philadelphia.
September 2, 2011 |
This weekend through Monday, the nonprofit Mount Airy Cultural Center will present its 21st annual Tony Williams Scholarship Jazz Festival, with performances by young people and local musicians. Festivities begin at 3:30 p.m. Friday with a free hour-long jam session in the lobby of the Embassy Suites Hotel, featuring the Mount Airy Cultural Center Faculty Band with the center's founder, alto saxophonist Tony Williams. At 7:30, the youth jazz group the Young and the Restless will perform.