January 8, 2012 |
Adam Aron, 57, treasurer of the Abington High Class of 1972, became co-owner and CEO of the 76ers on Oct. 18. Friday was the home opener. Evan Bayh, former governor and senator from Indiana, arrived early and was about to give his lifelong friend a hug when Aron waved him off. "Hold on. I'm on the phone with Dr. J. " Aron was the host, the celebrity, living a boyhood fantasy, CEO of his hometown team. He was operating on "nine levels of adrenaline," and hadn't slept more than five hours a night in months.
August 23, 2011 |
She sounds a little like Snooki, J-Woww, and the Situation, and, like several Jersey Shore party animals, she lives in Staten Island, but Laura Flynn-Amato occupies a different reality. The animals that come into her life are wretched and helpless, but at least not drunk. She plucks them from their misery, and, with lots of assistance, some from Philadelphia-area people, gives them new life. Flynn-Amato's the title character in a warmhearted documentary whose homey style (everyone's called only by first name)
July 14, 2011
Kenny Woods needs a job. He's a high school graduate (Lansdowne's Penn Wood High, Class of 2006) with experience in the janitorial (he worked for a janitorial company) and food fields (McDonald's grill cook, Fresh Grocer hot-foods server). He's handy with electrical wiring and likes to work on cars. Best of all, he's not a murderer! "I like to help people," the 22-year-old West Philly father of two said. His dream job: To be a hip-hop entertainer. Woods writes music and lyrics, can sing and rap freestyle and has made two CDs. But reality being reality, he'll take whatever job he can get. He's hoping to land work involving car repair or electrical wiring.
August 13, 2010
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Unless life pushes you beyond a normal daily experience, it is not likely to feel very fulfilling. Challenge and change are necessary components of joy. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You'll be even more curious than usual about other belief systems. By studying other systems, you further develop your own. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You laugh at those who suggest that you should let your heart defy logic. These days, your heart and will lead the more reasonable side of you around without any trouble at all. CANCER (June 22-July 22)
August 4, 2010
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Ad guru Paul Arden was your sign mate. His advice applies to you: "If you get stuck, draw with a different pen. Change your tools, it may free your thinking. " TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You need a starting point. Anything will do. Take someone else's idea and respond to it. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Some will be unclear about how things work. You see the system and figure out quickly how to make it run in your favor. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You can make your group great.
July 27, 2010
Nickname: Whit. Age: 42. Neighborhood: North Philly. Job: Photographer. Education: Bachelor's degree from DeVry Institute of Technology. Back in the day: "I was a corporate guy for 11 years. " If his life were a reality TV show, it would be called: "In Search of a Big Butt and a Smile. " Claim to fame: Being a beauty, fashion and music photographer. Gives back by: "Teaching young people photography. " Dream job: "Shooting Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista.
July 26, 2010
Age: Not saying. Job: Forklift operator at the Pennsylvania Convention Center; a member of Laborers International Union of North America, Local 332. "I set up all the trade shows. I can do it from scratch. " Neighborhood: Wynnefield. North Philly gal: Reared at 20th and Poplar. "I grew up a total tomboy. I just happen to love high fashion and stuff like that also. " It's not easy: "I wind up going on a lot of dates where men perceive you to be one way because of how you look .
July 22, 2010
Nickname: Kat. Age: Not saying. Neighborhood: Havertown. Job(s): "I'm editor-in-chief of Phillyin.com, a Philly lifestyle Web site featuring events, dating, sports stories, interviews with upcoming Philadelphians, etc., told through the perspective of four Philly writers. I also co-host two on-demand dance shows, 'Dance Club Divas' and 'Gametime Girls,' as well as model and act for local agencies. " This girl gets around: "My work brings me all over this city. I'm somewhere new every day. The city of Philadelphia is both my office and my playground.
July 22, 2010
Age: 26. Neighborhood: Center City. Job: Producer, "The Preston and Steve Show" on WMMR (93.3-FM). If her life were a reality TV show, it would be called: "It's Always Happy Hour in Philadelphia. " Nominated by: "Don't know, but I love them!" (Actually, it was Mark Maggi of McFadden's and Daily News columnist Dan Gross.) Kids: "Nope. " Giving back: "My radio show hosts a five-day on-air food drive around the holidays, and a blood drive in the spring. I also help out where I can at various charity events around the city.
May 26, 2010 |
Seun Olubodun 28, of Northern Liberties Hipster meets old school (as in 1600s) in a line of ultra-soft apparel. www.duke-winston.com Seun Olubodun was never into fashion. In fact, he was kind of a slob. But when he started working at a Web design company in Old City after graduating from Temple University, Olubodun noticed that most of the people around him were pretty spiffy. "I would walk around and notice men's fashion and I realized I didn't dress well," he said.