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June 16, 2000
Today is Bloomsday, and we're not talking cherry blossoms. June 16 is the date when Leopold Bloom, hero of James Joyce's epic novel "Ulysses," made his odyssey through Dublin, Ireland. So what, you may say. Well, "Ulysses" is one of the most influential books of the 20th century. Funny, irreverent, full of barely comprehensible word play - and the original manuscript resides not in Dublin but in our own wonderful and underappreciated Rosenbach Museum at 2010 Delancey Place, repository of an amazing collection of rare books and art. Today from noon to 6, in front of the Rosenbach, a variety of Philadelphians, including Police Commissioner John Timoney, radio host Marty Moss-Coane and TV personality Ulysses "Ukee" Washington, will read from "Ulysses.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 1991 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
In Dublin's fair city, the girls are so . . . waifish. At least The Girl With Green Eyes is. This 1964 feature starring the delightful Rita Tushingham as a stray cat of a girl rescued by writer Peter Finch is a mood piece as memorable for their performances as for the Dublin locations. "The Girl With Green Eyes" will be with "Waltz of the Toreadors," a comedy starring Peter Sllers, tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Film Forum/Philadelphia, Philadelphia Center, 509 S. Broad St. (w) Tickets are $4; $3 for members and full-time students.
NEWS
May 20, 2009 | By Toby Zinman FOR THE INQUIRER
Inis Nua, dedicated to contemporary drama from Ireland, England, Scotland, and Wales, presents Mark O'Rowe's Made in China, a stunningly nasty play about Dublin's thugworld. The accents are thick (what did he say?), the slang is low (what does that mean?), and the violence is vicious: If the three actors - all giving terrific performances - live through the run, it will be thanks to their skill and courage and the brilliant fight choreography of J. Alex Cordaro. A thug named Hughie (Jered McLenigan, whose honeyed baritone serves him well here, creating a sense of humanity crucial to his character)
LIVING
November 12, 2000 | By Dianna Marder, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Cass Kimrey likes to tell about how her son went all the way to Ireland to meet the girl next door. Jim Kimrey, 35, a sergeant in the Philadelphia Police Department and a saxophonist in the Avalon String Band, is the prototypical South Philadelphian - carrying on in his father's footsteps as a police officer and a Mummer, living in his grade-school parish, and remodeling the home his paternal great-grandfather bought after emigrating from Lithuania....
BUSINESS
March 9, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, Staff Writer
Philadelphia drugmaker Spark Therapeutics Inc. has acquired for $15.1 million a private, Ireland-based gene-therapy company. Spark, spun out of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, said Monday that it bought Genable Technologies Ltd. for $6 million in cash and 265,000 shares of Spark stock, valued at $9.1 million based on Friday's closing price. Additional financial terms were not disclosed. Spark said Genable's potential treatment, RhoNova, will target a common form of a rare inherited retinal disease, which impacts about 30,000 people worldwide.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 15, 2011 | By Howard Shapiro, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - In April, as part of an Irish theater festival in which several professional Philadelphia companies took part, a curious little play called Dublin by Lamplight , with all the actors in clownface, opened in Center City in the large space at Broad Street Ministries. Now Inis Nua Theatre, the company that staged it, has reopened the production Off-Broadway, at the suite of theaters called 59E59. The setting by Meghan Jones has been scaled down to fit the New York space, and the six-member cast includes two new actors.
NEWS
March 5, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
DUBLIN - Somewhere in Ireland, a burglar has the heart of a saint. Officials at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin said yesterday that they're distraught and perplexed over the theft of the church's most precious relic: the preserved heart of St. Laurence O'Toole, patron saint of Dublin. O'Toole's heart had been displayed in the cathedral since the 13th century. It was stored in a heart-shaped wooden box and secured in a small, square iron cage on the wall of a chapel dedicated to his memory.
NEWS
March 14, 1997 | By Jen Gomez, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Board of Commissioners unanimously approved Tuesday the appointment of Paul A. Leonard as township manager, officially bringing an end to Gregory Klemick's 12 years of service in that role. For the last year, Leonard has performed some of the manager's duties, serving as deputy township manager, a position created to ease the transition. Klemick resigned Jan. 1 because he has multiple sclerosis. "Greg was hardworking," board Chairman Richard R. Rulon said in an interview.
NEWS
October 9, 1995
With his broad smile, deep eyes and wild hair, does anyone look more the Irish poet than Seamus Heaney? With a poetry rooted in the history of his native land, with verse that rises and falls like the lush landscape, does anyone sound more the Irish poet than Seamus Heaney? And yet, as befits the latest recipient of the world's most prestigious literary award, Mr. Heaney's work transcends nationality and place to touch a universal longing. His poems "exalt everyday miracles and the living past," said the Swedish Academy as it awarded him the 1995 Nobel Prize for Literature last week.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 2011 | By Toby Zinman, For The Inquirer
The Pride of Parnell Street at Act II Playhouse in Ambler is a love story. Like so many Irish plays, it's told in monologues, making it seem more like storytelling than like conventional, dialogic theater. Sebastian Barry's couple, Janet (Kittson O'Neill) and Joe (David Whalen), live a rough, tough, hardscrabble life, financed entirely by robbery, punctuated by violence. So it's surprising only to Janet when Joe beats her up after the Irish football team loses an important match.
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BUSINESS
July 28, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Upper Dublin Township has received a $2-million state grant to construct a new ramp from the Pennsylvania Turnpike directly onto Commerce Drive to reduce commute times for users of the Fort Washington Office Park, township officials said Tuesday. An additional Commonwealth Financing Authority grant of $250,000 was awarded to to help fund the construction of a paved walking and bike trail to the Fort Washington SEPTA train station and other Commerce Drive road improvements, the officials said in a release.
SPORTS
July 20, 2016 | By the Inquirer Staff
Upper Dublin High graduate Michael Sowers was one of five Team USA players named to the all-world squad at the Federation of International Lacrosse men's under-19 World Championships, which ended with a U.S. title on Saturday. Bill Leahy, the head coach at La Salle High and an assistant manager for Team USA, was the team's Graham Lester Spirit of Lacrosse Award recipient. Faceoff specialist Christian Feliziani, of Episcopal, and midfielder Dox Aitken and defender Noah Lejman, both of Haverford School, also played on Team USA. Sowers, an attack, was joined on the all-world team by teammates Jared Bernhardt (midfield)
SPORTS
June 16, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, STAFF WRITER
Southeastern Pennsylvania dominated the PIAA boys' lacrosse state playoffs this year. Springfield (Delco) tripped up La Salle in the state final to win it all, and Strath Haven made it to the semifinals, where it lost to Springfield. Upper Dublin and Avon Grove also made it to the quarterfinals. Here is our 2016 all-area boys' lacrosse team: PLAYER OF THE YEAR Michael Sowers, Upper Dublin Hyperbolic prose would just get in the way. Sowers amassed statistics that astound on their own. The Princeton-bound attacker ended his career with 594 points, most in state history, and 402 assists, said by Lacrosse Magazine to be the most in U.S. boys' high school lacrosse history.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 31, 2016 | By Toby Zinman, For The Inquirer
Sean O'Casey is an iconic figure in Irish drama, and his trilogy about the Dublin of the 1920s - The Shadow of a Gunman , Juno and the Paycock , and The Plough and the Stars - features his most famous plays. The last of the three is the new production of the Irish Heritage Theatre (a coproduction with Plays and Players), commemorating the 100th anniversary of what is known as the Easter Rising, a failed attempt to free Ireland from British rule. All, set in Dublin slums, provoked riots when they were premiered at the Abbey Theatre.
SPORTS
May 29, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
Upper Dublin hit only four balls to the outfield Friday afternoon and none went in the direction of Seth Leuz. "I was just chillin' out there," the C.R. North rightfielder said. "I should have gotten a lawn chair or something. " Offensively, Leuz was very much part of a 14-hit attack that propelled the visiting Indians to a 10-0, six-inning rout of the Cardinals in a PIAA District 1 Class 4A quarterfinal in Fort Washington. The 5-foot-10, 190-pound senior went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and two runs from the No. 5 hole as C.R. North moved closer to its second straight district title and third in the last seven seasons.
SPORTS
May 28, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, STAFF WRITER
Only seconds remained in the third quarter of the District 1 boys' championship game Thursday at West Chester Henderson when seniors Nick Venacchio and Michael Sowers helped Upper Dublin seize control - and its first district championship. The Suburban One champion Cardinals led Ches-Mont champ Avon Grove by just two goals before Sowers maneuvered behind the net and deftly found Venacchio, who caught the ball in traffic and fired in one motion for a goal just before the buzzer. The Cardinals never looked back and flew away with a 12-7 victory against the Red Devils, who had won three of the last four district titles.
SPORTS
May 20, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
Upper Dublin placed fourth in the PIAA District 1 Class 4A baseball tournament and earned a berth in states four years ago. Now, with a big boost from one of the school's most versatile athletes, the Cardinals are in position to equal or surpass the 2012 success. A four-year starter and two-way player on the diamond, Cole Swiger was part of District 1 championship teams in golf and football. He was a high jumper and 4x400 relay participant in indoor track and field. "He's always been a great competitor," Upper Dublin skipper Ed Wall said.
NEWS
May 4, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
An Upper Dublin High School English teacher has been charged with having a months-long sexual relationship with an 18-year-old male student. Rose Marie Limuli, 39, of the 1500 block of North Line Street in Lansdale, was arrested Monday and charged with a dozen third-degree felony counts of institutional sexual assault, which outlaws sexual relations between a teacher and a student, even if the student is 18 or older. Investigators said the events happened from December until March 31, when the Upper Dublin Police Department became aware of the allegations, according to a police statement issued Monday.
SPORTS
April 13, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
When Upper Dublin senior Michael Mullen shoots a lacrosse ball, the 6-foot attacker doesn't get cheated. In the first quarter of Monday's 21-1 destruction of visiting Upper Merion, Mullen ripped a shot about 10 yards left of the goal that whizzed past the goaltender, squirted through a black, chain-linked fence and bounced down bustling Susquehanna Avenue. "That happens all the time, especially with him," said Upper Dublin senior Allison Silk, a team manager. "Last week, he hit a car. " Monday's missile spared passing vehicles and finally came to rest about 100 yards away from the field, nestled near a sewer grate.
SPORTS
April 9, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, Staff Writer
Within the 5-foot-8, 165-pound body of Michael Sowers is a heart that refuses to quit and a spleen that nearly derailed his football and lacrosse dreams. Last week, the senior attacker for Upper Dublin, who is believed to be the all-time assist leader in U.S. boys' high school lacrosse history, was named to the U.S. men's under-19 national lacrosse team. To understand the significance of the accomplishment, however, you need to consider his bout with mononucleosis during football season.
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