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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)
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.
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....
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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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.
SPORTS
March 17, 2016 | By Jack Goodwillie, Staff Writer
Upper Dublin swimmer Michael Jensen became a dual champion Wednesday at the PIAA Class 3A boys' swimming and diving championships at Bucknell University in Lewisburg. Jensen won the boys' 200-meter freestyle in 1 minute, 33.9 seconds to set a PIAA record. He also captured the 200-meter medley relay along with teammates Wyatt Amdor, Devon Polak, and Alex Flynn. They finished in 1:30.99. Next year, Jensen will swim for the University of California-Berkley, according to College.Swimming.com.
SPORTS
March 10, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
The start of the basketball season was a different experience for Morgan Goldenbaum. And it most definitely was not how she planned the start of her final year in a Neshaminy uniform. In her first three seasons, the Redskins collected 19, 18, and 14 wins, capturing Suburban One League National Conference titles in her first two years. But after Dec. 8 of this season, Neshaminy was 0-3, dropping its first three games by 10, 12, and 14 points. "It was upsetting not winning and thinking my senior year we were going to have the worst season out of any of my four," the guard said.
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.
SPORTS
March 6, 2016 | By Trevor Newcomb, Staff Writer
Nicole Kaiser didn't lead Upper Dublin in scoring on Friday, but she still managed to be the hero for the Cardinals. With 1.8 seconds left in the game, Kaiser made a jump shot after receiving a pass, giving her team the 40-38 win over Archbishop Carroll in the first round of the PIAA Class 4A tournament. She finished with 10 points in the game played at Cheltenham, and Allison Chernow made three three-pointers in the second half to lead the Cardinals with 11 points. Upper Dublin had battled back from scoring only one point in the first quarter.
SPORTS
February 26, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Possession after possession, the shot went up for the Perkiomen Valley girls' basketball team. Sometimes the ball would hit the backboard. Other times it bounced off the rim. The shots went up on Wednesday night at Council Rock South for the Vikings. But it wasn't until the third or fourth try that the ball finally went in. Second-chance points and great rebounding helped P.V. edge Upper Dublin, 30-29, in the District 1 Class 4A semifinals. It was the 13th win in a row for the Vikings (27-2)
SPORTS
February 6, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
It started out as a joke in Morgan Funsten's math analysis class, a running gag between a student and her teacher. Now in his fourth year as Upper Dublin's girls' basketball coach, Funsten has a miniature net in his classroom. Every day, Becca Watson sat in that class - which is basically pre-calculus - with a question for him. "Should I try out?" the senior recalls repeatedly asking, mimicking an elbow-jabbing motion as she reenacted the encounter. When Watson - who plays soccer and also runs track - would ask Funsten, he'd throw her the miniature basketball to take a shot.
SPORTS
January 31, 2016
BASKETBALL SUBURBAN ONE AMERICAN Upper Dublin 54, Upper Merion 26: Josie Barrett scored 12 points, Allison Chernow added 11, and the host Cardinals cruised to their fourth consecutive conference title. Ashley Barber had nine points and eight rebounds. Maggie Weglos scored five points and dished out seven assists. INTER-AC LEAGUE Notre Dame 31, Episcopal Academy 29: Katie Mayock sank a pair of foul shots with 1.2 seconds remaining to give visiting Notre Dame the edge. She finished with six points.
SPORTS
January 18, 2016 | By Jack Goodwillie, Staff Writer
A fourth-quarter scoring surge from Irisa Ye and North Penn helped the host Maidens hold off Upper Dublin, 42-35, on Saturday afternoon in the Suburban One League Challenge at Central Bucks East. After the Cardinals tied the game early in the quarter, Ye went on to score half of her 12 points to seal the win. In other Suburban One League Challenge action: Kyra Scaliti had six points and nine rebounds for host Central Bucks East in its 42-29 victory over Wissahickon. Jayda Campbell led all scorers with 16 points and Truman defeated Hatboro-Horsham, 48-44, at Council Rock North.
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