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January 16, 1986 | By John McDonough, Special to The Inquirer
The Mount Holly Council has hired a Pennsauken-based planning firm to conduct a feasibility study on creating a cultural center in Mount Holly's downtown. The study, which will be conducted by Resources Equity Corp., is another step in the council's quest to revitalize downtown. About three years ago, the council hired a Philadelphia architectural firm to devise a downtown plan. That study "gave general direction for downtown revitalization," township manager Barry Larson said in an interview Tuesday.
BUSINESS
March 18, 1986 | By GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer
While developer Bill Rouse tries to lure a rock 'n' roll museum to Penn's Landing, another development team is working to roll Beethoven over to 30th Street Station. Houston developer Gerald D. Hines hopes to build a cultural center and make it the centerpiece of his proposed $1 billion commercial development atop the 60-acre railyard just north of the station. The Hines organization, in partnership with Philadelphia developer Leonard Fruchter, hopes to attract the Philadelphia Orchestra and a host of cultural groups to anchor the proposed facility.
NEWS
December 7, 1989 | By Nancy Phillips, Inquirer Staff Writer
Concerned about conditions at the township community center, the Upper Merion Board of Supervisors has hired a Philadelphia engineering firm to inspect the building and recommend repairs. At their meeting Monday, the supervisors agreed to pay $2,900 to O'Donnell and Naccarato Inc., to analyze the structural safety of the 19th-century building. The building, in Valley Forge Industrial Park, houses the township's cultural center, which has occupied the space rent-free since 1968.
NEWS
February 18, 1988 | By Sergio R. Bustos, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Northeast Philadelphia Cultural Council is looking for a few good members. A recruitment drive to attract new charter members has just begun, and the cultural council hopes to bring its membership to at least 500 by the end of the year. The cultural council, which has grown from 30 to 250 members since its founding in the fall of 1985, hopes to capitalize on the interest and attention given to the future of the property at Philadelphia State Hospital. In December, Gov. Casey announced that the hospital, also known as Byberry, would close within two years.
NEWS
December 17, 2013 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
September 19, 1986 | By Thomas Hine, Inquirer Architecture Critic
The developers who have proposed a cultural center on the west bank of the Schuylkill yesterday said they will proceed without the participation of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Although the orchestra never indicated publicly that it was interested in being part of the cultural center over the Amtrak yards and the Schuylkill Expressway north of 30th Street Station, the developers of the site had made an orchestra hall the centerpiece of their plans, and they continued to woo orchestra officials in a series of informal meetings over the last six months.
NEWS
March 25, 1999 | By Gaiutra Bahadur, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
It is a neighborhood with two identities, a coming together of commerce and calm between Route 73 and the White Horse Pike. Single-lane roads wind past houses with verandas, fountain displays and ceramic gnomes peeking out from front lawns. Yellow signs warn vehicles to watch for children. But trains from a New Jersey Transit line run through the neighborhood, rattling its quiet at regular intervals. A printing warehouse, a lumberyard and a barbershop attest to its Planning Board designation as partly a C1, or mixed-use commercial, zone.
NEWS
June 19, 1991 | By David Everett, Inquirer Washington Bureau
First it was American movie studios. Then it was Rockefeller Center. Now, the Japanese have a more startling target in their sights. A U.S. aircraft carrier. A Japanese business group wants to lease a decommissioned carrier, whose future otherwise would be the scrap pile. The ship is the USS Oriskany, which was commissioned in 1950 and fought in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. The plan is to tow the carrier to Yokohama harbor near Tokyo and convert it into a nonprofit American trade and cultural center.
NEWS
April 12, 1996 | By Pheralyn Dove, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
People who observe the Greek Orthodox faith are in the midst of Holy Week preparations for Sunday's most sacred of Christian services - Easter Mass. For St. Sophia's Greek Orthodox Church, this Holy Week is particularly significant because it is conducting services in its newly built million-dollar cultural center on South Trooper Road. St. Sophia's has moved from its modest quarters on Centre Street in Norristown to this 8-acre tract in Jeffersonville, bordering the rolling lawns of Valley Forge National Historical Park.
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November 1, 2015 | By Helen Ubinas, Daily News Columnist
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.
NEWS
December 17, 2013 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
December 3, 2013 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
December 24, 2012 | By Michael Matza, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
July 6, 2012 | BY Sean Carlin and Daily News Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
September 2, 2011 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, morrisj@phillynews.com 215-854-5573
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 2011 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
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.
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